Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery used to remove the fat deposits and
loose skin that may form on the lower eyelids with age. An incision is made along the lash line, smile
creases. Excess fat, muscle and skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incision.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty generally takes about one to three hours to complete, depending on the
technique used and the extent of repair.
Care After Surgery:
After surgery, the physician will lubricate your eyes with ointment to reduce dryness in this area. Your
vision may be blurred temporarily from the ointment. The first evening after surgery, you should rest
quietly with your head elevated. It will help to apply cold compresses to your eyelids. Your blood
pressure should be monitored to avoid bleeding complications that can affect vision and limit
activities from mild to moderate gradually. You should wear dark sunglasses for a couple of weeks to
protect your eyes from wind and sun irritation.
Stitches will be removed within the first week. Bruising, swelling and discoloration around your eyes
will gradually subside for several weeks. Within the fist week you will be permitted to use make up to
conceal any discoloration if desired. You will receive eye drops to help relieve burning sensation and
itching as well. For the first week you need to avoid activities like watching TV, wearing contacts and
using computer. For the first 3or 4 weeks, you should avoid any activity that increases blood flow to
the eyes, including bending, lifting, crying and sports.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty eliminates the appearance of tiredness and wrinkles beneath the eyes
cause by old age. It gives you a more youthful appearance and the results will last for many years. We
guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical corrections,
patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Complications are rare; however there are risks associated with any medical procedure. Possible
complications include: infection, bleeding (rare) but can cause loss of vision, prominence of the scars,
asymmetry in healing or scarring, dryness, decrease sensation in the eyelid, difficulty closing the eyes,
or any reaction to anesthesia and in rare instances blindness. You can help minimize certain risks by
following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your eyelid
surgery. Pre-existing conditions can also put you at risk. They include thyroid problems such as
hypothyroidism, insufficient tear production or dryness of the eye, elevated blood pressure or other
circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Types of anesthesia use:
General or local anesthesia with mild sedation
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be
performed on an outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications
taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be
performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation
and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic
steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to
surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as
they can increase bleeding.
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. For promotional package prices and other promotion, we ask 50% deposit
of the total surgery to lock in your surgery date. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt.
Please inform us your flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.