Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (Upper/ Lower Eyelids) is surgical modification of the eyelid. Excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced. It can be both a functional and cosmetic surgery.

Blepharoplasty is often done as an elective surgery for cosmetic reasons. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always done for cosmetic reasons, to improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of skin.

Blepharoplasty is sometimes needed for functional reasons. When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may protrude over the eyelashes and causes a loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to improve peripheral vision.

 

Best Candidates for Blepharoplasty

- Must be over 18 year old with good health condition

- Most candidates are over 35, but if droopy or baggy eyelids are common in your family, you might be an ideal candidate at a younger age.

- Aesthetic surgery can improve your appearance.

- Emotion stability is one of the most important factors.

- Eyelid surgery can address the features that cause you to appear older and more tired than you truly are, but the procedure will not remove crow’s feet, smooth wrinkles around the eyes (Filler is a good candidate), or erase dark circles beneath the eyes.

 

Blepharoplasty cost within package

- Medical Equipments and Medical Supplies

- Local Anesthesia

- Medical Treatments

- Doctor fees

- Anesthesia fees

- Nursing services

- Take home medication

- Post op cares

- Transportation pick up (optional)

 

Service Accommodation

- Transportation pick up from airport –hotel-clinic-airport  as well as follow up period (optional)

- Mobile service during recovery with local number.  People can get in touch with you.

- Hotel reservation at least 1 km from Preecha Aesthetic Institute

- Touring services

- Interpreter services  with any language

- Free Wi-Fi

 

Anesthesia :  Local Anesthesia

 

Preparation

- Inform us about any allergies, any serious medical condition(s), and all medications you are

taking (both prescription and non-prescription).

- No Aspirin 2 days before surgery.

- Stop vitamin E Oil 1 day before surgery.

-  Stop smoking 2 days and a month after surgery.

- Tell doctor if you have any serious medical condition(s).

- Stop meal and water starting from midnight before surgery.

- Plan to be in Thailand at least 5-7 days after surgery.

 

On the day before your eyelid surgery, make sure that you have the following items stocked at home:  ice cubes or ice pack

Make sure to shower and shampoo before the procedure and to wash your eyebrows. Cosmetics should not be worn.  Also, be sure that you have arranged for someone to take you to and from the clinic where your blepharoplasty will be performed.

 

Blepharoplasty procedure – the procedure usually takes about 30 – 50 minutes and performed at the clinic by using local anesthesia.

 

Blepharoplasty recovery

Blepharoplasty recovery process may take up to a few weeks.  You will receive instruction for during the home care.  The first two days doctor recommend keeping iced eye pack on the eyes to reduce bruising and swelling.  You are recommended to keep your head higher than the body while sleeping as this will accelerate the recovery process.

The third day after surgery, you are advised to keep lukewarm eye pads for comfort and wearing sun glasses for at least one week is also recommended to prevent irritation that may be caused by the wind and sun exposure.

Wearing contact lenses is prohibited until the incisions are completetely cured, if need them will be advised by surgeon when it is safe wearing them again.

Blepharoplasty, you may watch TV and able to read after two or three days.  You may go to work in five days or a week after the operation.  The scars may however still be visible but one can use makeup to cover them.Scars are usually well hidden and normally fade in time.

Blepharoplasty may leave you with bruises or swelling on face and sometimes you may become depressed from this reason.  These are some of the side effects of surgery, which are completely normal and which disappear in few weeks, after a complete healing.

 

Treatment after surgery during the first 7 days of Blepharoplasty:

- Removing Incisions within 5 days after surgery.

- No heavy exercise 2 weeks after surgery

- Apply Eye Creams to help scar softer and dimmed down

- Wearing contact lenses is prohibited until the incision are completely cured

- Scars are usually well hidden and normally fade in time

- Swelling and bruising can be minimized by keeping the head elevated as much as possible during the first few days of recovery

- The first couple of weeks following the surgery, sunglasses are recommended to protect the eyes from irritation caused by the sun and wind.

- You may notice that their eyes tire easily for the first several weeks of the recovery period, frequent naps are recommended. But completely normal and disappear in few weeks, after a complete healing.

 

Surgery: Time required: 45 minitues

Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia

Blepharoplasty Recovery:

Back to work: 3-5 days

More strenuous activity: after 4 weeks

Fading of scars: several months

 

Surgery Schedule (require 5 days after surgery in Thailand)

Day 1 – Consultation and/or surgery at the same time

Day 2 – Surgery (if require for the next appointment)

Day 3 –Days5 = Stitches will be removed
Day 6 – After removing stitches, you may return to work

 

Set up an appointment with Preecha Aesthetic Institute:

1. Write your question, interest at consult us in program form

2. Via email Consult@pai.co.th

2.1   list your expectations or procedure that you are interest and give us your detail as possible

2.2   email to us

2.3   We will get back to you shortly after receive your question with recommendation from specialize surgeon

 

Once you know your planning date for surgery.

Here is the next step.

3.1   Consultation with us via email for details and procedure

3.2   Plan your available date to be surgery and departure from Bangkok

3.3    We will confirm you for surgery date

3.4    You may start to book your airline ticket

3.5    We will confirm you all detail and hotel booking, if require

3.6    For transportation to be pick up from the airport, we can do for you as optional


Address:

PAI (Preecha Aesthetic Institute)

898/1 Sukumvit 55

Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel: (662) 715-0111-2

 

Email:  Consult@pai.co.th

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Meeting Point (Airport)

The driver will stand by for you at the door number 4 (Meeting point) after exit from customs.  The driver will stand by with your name and PAI’s logo.

 

Hotel

Hotel partner are special offer for PAI.

 

Language

- Thai, Italian, Japanese and English

- Other Language upon request

 

Payment

The payment can be prepared in Cash by US dollars, Euro Dollar, Japanese Yen, HKD, SGD, AUD or pay by Traveler‘s Cheques.

If using credit cards, the hospital will charged 3% for international transaction fee.  This is only for surgery fees.  Hotels are not charged for international transaction fee.

An extra charged for HIV is 30% from total cost.

 

Cost of meal : Cost of living meal per day is 15-20 USD.

 

Passport and VISA

Preecha Aesthetic Institute can issue the letter to clarify with your local Embassy or Passport.

 

Tourist Visa Exemption (30 days without VISA)

Australia, Austria, Belgium ,Brazil ,Bahrain , Brunei Darussalam   ,Canada, Denmark ,Finland ,France, Germany  ,Greece ,Hong Kong ,Iceland  ,Indonesia  ,Ireland  ,Israel  ,Italy  ,Japan  ,South Korea ,Kuwait ,Luxembourg , Malaysia  ,Monaco  ,Netherlands  ,New Zealand  ,Norway  ,Oman ,Peru  ,Philippines  ,Portugal , Qatar , Singapore  ,Spain  ,South Africa  ,Sweden  ,Switzerland  ,Turkey  ,United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom  ,United States of America ,Vietnam.

 

Airport Immigration and Customs

Please present the supporting documents confirming the scheduled operation upon request. Please do not carry any unnecessary drugs or dangerous objects in your luggage.

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FAQs for Blepharoplasty

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty can dramatically reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and saggy eyelids. The area surrounding the eyes can sometimes develop a tired, droopy look, which can be corrected with eyelid surgery. Plus, the procedure can also help with vision problems caused by drooping eyelids.

Will Belpharoplasty correct my crow’s feet?

When performed by itself, blepharoplasty will not correct crow’s feet. However, eyelid surgery is often performed in conjunction with other treatments such as dermal fillers to eliminate crow’s feet and other types of wrinkles.

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest on the human body. The darkness that can appear under the eyes is typically caused by blood circulation underneath the skin. This condition can be exacerbated by exhaustion, illness, poor nutrition, irritation, and other factors.

How long will eyelid surgery results last?

Eyelid surgery is known to have long-lasting, even permanent results; however, it will not stop the natural aging process. Many eyelid surgery patients experience a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their eyes, such as a more youthful aesthetic, which lasts for years. In some cases, blepharoplasty can even improve vision.  

Will there be scarring ?

Scars are common result of any surgical procedure. The incisions made to accomplish the goals of the procedure are barely visible after several months as they are placed within the normal creases and folds of the upper and lower eyelids. In-patients who only need removal of fat from the lower eyelids, the incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid, and will therefore result in an invisible scar.

How long is the recovery?

Patients can typically return to their normal daily routines about seven to ten days following the blepharoplasty procedure. During recovery, the patient must keep his or her head elevated for the first few days. Medication can help with any pain or soreness. Within a week after the eyelid surgery, the stitches are removed.

What type of surgeon should perform my procedure?

The ideal type of physician for blepharoplasty is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. This type of doctor is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is specially trained in plastic surgery of the eyes and surrounding structures of the face. General cosmetic surgeons do not undergo such specialized training in plastic surgery of the eyes.

What are the goals of blepharoplasty?

A properly performed blepharoplasty procedure will brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance. In some patients the procedure will improve vision by removing the excessive skin of the upper eyelids which can hang down and interfere with peripheral vision.

I do not live in Thailand, do I have to come one trip for a consultation and make another trip for the surgery or can I do upper and lower eyelid surgery on the day of consultation or the next day maybe?? Because making 2 separate trips to Bangkok will be difficult for me to arrange.

All surgeries here can make in one trip for consultation and surgery in the next day. You don’t have to make two separate trip to Bangkok.


 

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