Blepharoplasty abroad helps to remove excess skin or fatty deposits from eyelids. Upper and lower eyelids are treated at the same time or separately. The procedure can be combined with other facial surgeries, such as facelift. However, to keep the corrections from affecting one another, they may be scheduled separately.
The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthesia. It takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete. In some cases, intravenous sedation may be given. If a facelift is performed at the same time, general anaesthesia is used.
Blepharoplasty abroad goes as following:
- Before the surgery: the amount of excess skin (around the eyes) to be removed is estimated conservatively;
- If the problem involved bulging fat pads, these are conservatively removed to avoid the “hollow” eye look;
- Lastly, the surgeons brings back the sking together. This leaves small scars; yet these are well hidden in the upper eyelid crease and in the lower eyelid (just below the eyelashes).
Blepharoptosis – a weak eyelid muscle, which may cause an eyelid to droop – can also be treated. With or without the eyelid correction itself.