Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is a type of surgery that alters the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The aim is to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes and to improve vision obscured by drooping eyelids. Blepharoplasty can alter draping skin that obscures or blocks the vision, loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid.

Eyelid lift

Method

Eyelid surgery requires local anaesthesia. The surgeon makes precise markings to indicate where excess tissues will be removed in the upper and lower eyelids. For the upper eyelid, the surgeon will make an incision hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. For the lower eyelid, the incision will be hidden just below the lashes. Alternatively, when excess fat is being removed, the incision can be placed inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival incision). In most cases, there is virtually no detectable scar. Less tissue is removed in patients with dry eyes to avoid exposing more of the eye to the air, which can cause symptoms to worsen. Patient must be aware that there are several Do’s and Don’ts to follow about 2-8 weeks before the surgery date. Please ask your surgeon for specific instructions. eyelid surgery usually takes about 1 hour. After surgery, the patient will be sent to the recovery room for observation for 1-2 hours.

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Risks and Complications

Possible risks and complications are hematoma, nerve damage, infection, anaesthesia complication, scarring, severe swelling, numbness, infection, asymmetry, dry irritated eyes, difficulty closing eyes, injury to eye muscles, temporarily blurred vision or rarely loss of eyesight, general appearance dissatisfaction, psychological and social risks.

Additional pre-operative investigation/s and consultation/s

Patient from 50 years old and above, additional consultation with a specialist is required for medical clearance with possible additional investigations. The pre-operative evaluation will be performed by a cardiologist. Patient regardless of age who has other medical problem, an additional consultation with a specialist is required and possible additional investigations.

Length of stay in hospital: 1-day outpatient visit

Recovery

After surgery you may temporarily experience blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes, watering eyes, light sensitivity, double vision, redness where the cuts were made, puffy, numb eyelids swelling and bruising similar to having “black eyes” and some pain. Wound check appointment will be 2-3 days after discharge day wherein the nurses will open the dressings, clean the wound and check for any signs of infection and other problems. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon will be 1 week after discharge. The stitches will be removed on that day. Post-op care involves rest as much as possible, ambulate in moderation, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol intake, avoid straining, avoid heavy lifting, avoid exposure to hot areas that will cause sweating, avoid saunas, avoid steam rooms, avoid swimming etc. Ask for your surgeon’s advice for specific instructions.

What is included in the price estimation?

Pre-operative investigations based on ASA class, surgeon’s fee, procedure fee, local anaesthesia fee, medical supplies, equipment and facilities related to the procedure, home medications, follow-up appointment, stitch off and dressing as ordered by a doctor only. (staff will provide appointment slip), additional home medications related to the procedure on the follow-up appointment, transportation on arrival, pre-op date, admission date, dressing change appointment, follow-up and departure only. (Airport-Hospital-Hotel)

What is excluded?

General anaesthesia, Pre-operative investigations will be done once patient will request for general anaesthesia and additional charges will be applied. Pre-op investigations related to other medical problems, specialist consultation fee for underlying diseases or any regular consultation with other specialist from 1,250 THB per consultation, hospital stay, additional follow-up, laboratories or medications related to underlying diseases and complications, additional food for patient and family, outside calls, services and materials not included in the package, extra bed for watcher or relative, daily wound dressing(In case the patient cannot change dressing daily by himself/herself and wants to do in the hospital), transportation services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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Hospital Details

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