Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

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The Effect of Blepharoplasty

Also known as Eyelid surgery, this is a procedure that removes fat along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, resulting in a more alert and youthful look.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower lids, or all four at the same time.

Best Candidates for Blepharoplasty

Men and women over the age of 35.

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Temporary blurred or double vision. Infection, bleeding. Swelling at the corners of the eyelids. Dry eyes. Formation of whiteheads. Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring. Difficulty in closing eyes completely (rarely permanent). Pulling down of the lower lids (may require further surgery). Blindness (extremely rare).


The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.

Surgery

Time required: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general

Post surgical side effects

Tightness of lids
Burning, itching of eyes
Excessive tearing and light sensitivity

Blepharoplasty Recovery time

Reading: 2-3 days
Back to work: 7-10 days
Strenuous activity: 3 weeks
Bruising and swelling gone: 2-4 weeks

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your physician at your consultation.
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