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The Benefit Of Eyelid Surgery Abroad 

Eyelid surgery abroad will help you transform the tired and aging look you developed over the years. Unfortunately, some patients are more likely to develop eye bags sooner than others due to genetics, stress, or insomnia.

Many patients travel overseas to treat and remove eye bags because the procedure is cost-effective compared to their local country. If you travel abroad to have eyelid surgery, you will experience many benefits, including:

You get the chance to recover in 5-star facilities

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

It is safe to have the procedure abroad. 

You will find the surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.

You have access to innovative treatment options. 

Traveling abroad for treatment will open other possibilities or introduce better, more effective treatments.

Easy Visa Process 

Medial tourism hubs like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary facilitate the visa process for international patients. In these destinations, the visa is obtained immediately via an online procedure that will only take you minutes to complete.

Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment

Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery.

After treatment, you will periodically receive tips and guides to help you with the recovery period.

Tips For Choosing The Best Blepharoplasty Clinic Abroad 

  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan. 
  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment. 
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients if possible. 
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment.  

Ideal Candidate For Upper Eyelid Surgery Abroad  

You're an ideal candidate for double eyelid surgery if you're experiencing:

  • Sagging of skin around the eyes
  • Loose skin from the upper eyelid
  • Have difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses

Eye Bag Removal Surgery Cost Abroad

The factors that affect the cost of eyelid surgery abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost
UK

$2500 - $7300

USA

$4000

Turkey

$1800 - $2200

Australia

$1800 - $3000

 

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The eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is not recommended for patients suffering from one or more of the following:

  • Dry eye syndrome 
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Detached retina 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Diabetes 
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Hypertension 

How Long Should You Stay In The Hospital After The Surgery? 

Usually, an overnight stay is not required

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

1 to 3 hours

How To Prepare For The Surgery?

Patients should avoid smoking for at least a month before and after going in for blepharoplasty surgery. Blood thinners, herbal teas, and vitamins are prohibited at least 2 weeks before the eyelid surgery.

These measures are taken in order to limit potential side effects such as bruising and swelling during the blepharoplasty surgery recovery period but also to ensure the results of the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Timeline 

The blepharoplasty surgery recovery period lasts around 2 weeks. Alcohol consumption is prohibited for at least 2 days before and after the blepharoplasty surgery. Patients can use water or a special type of gel to keep their eyes region clean during the blepharoplasty surgery recovery period.

Eye drops can be used by patients with dry eyes. Steri-strips may also be used during the blepharoplasty surgery recovery period, in order to provide better support to the eyelids. In around 3 to 5 days the sutures are removed and in around a week the patient may begin using makeup around the eyes.

Blepharoplasty Procedure Complications 

Blepharoplasty complications can include: 

  • Over removal of fatty tissue 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Scarring 
  • Hematoma 

Patients can experience some pain, swelling, and bruising during the blepharoplasty surgery recovery period. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling and bruising. Painkillers can also be used to soothe discomfort.

Other side effects can include an increase in sensitivity to light, teary eyes, dry eyes, and an itching sensation in the eye region after eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Treatment Success Rate

The average blepharoplasty surgery success rate is over 95%, with 97% of patients recommending this procedure to family or friends. Blepharoplasty surgery results last around 10 to 15 years, but some patients may require revision surgery during this period.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Every eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is different because each individual has different skin types and underlying tissue. Individuals tend to have age differences as well, so patients opting for eyelid surgery have different needs and expectations – this requires a multitude of techniques in order to ensure that these expectations are met in full.

Eyelid lift procedures fall into three main types of surgery, depending on the placement and type of incision applied. Here are the main types of eyelid lift procedures:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed in order to improve the functionality of the eye. With age, the upper eyelid will start to lose its elasticity and begin to droop, affecting the eyelid’s functionality and ultimately impairing vision. Activities such as writing, driving, or reading are much harder for patients with droopy upper eyelids.

While this procedure is very effective at correcting the eyelid’s functionality, it also provides patients with aesthetic benefits. This procedure usually lasts between one or two hours and the recovery period usually lasts between one and two weeks. The benefits of this procedure will last around eight to ten years or even more.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is the second-most common procedure, also called lower eyelid blepharoplasty. While upper eyelid surgery was performed in order to improve the functionality of the eye, lower eyelid surgery is mostly cosmetic, with the goal of improving the appearance of the eye region.

This procedure will diminish the bags under the eyes and tighten the skin underneath the eyes, removing any wrinkles. Lower eyelid surgery is recommended for patients wishing to improve the look of their eye region.

The procedure usually lasts about one or two hours, with a recovery period between 10 days and up to 2 weeks. As with upper eyelid surgery, the benefits of this procedure will last around eight to ten years or more.

Combined Eyelid Surgery

The third main type of eyelid surgery is called combined eyelid surgery or combined blepharoplasty. This procedure is used to fix any problems in both eye areas, including the lower eyelid and the upper eyelid. Combined eyelid surgery is mostly cosmetic, rejuvenating the appearance of both eye sections.

When combined with a brow lift, the results tend to be more pleasing due to the fact that any wrinkles above the eyes are eliminated as well. This procedure usually lasts between one and three hours, with a total recovery period of between 10 days and 2 weeks. 

After the procedure is done and the recovery period is completed, patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance that lasts around eight to ten years.

While these are the three main types of eyelid surgery, other procedures can be performed for different defects or problems in the eye region, including benign cysts removal. A consultation with a professional plastic surgeon is the best way to find out which solution is better suited to fulfill your needs and expectations.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August 2022.