Blepharoplasty: Cost & Recovery Time and More

  • 08 Mar 2020
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Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Iran

What is eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is a medical term for eyelid surgery, and it originates from the Latin word “blepharon”, which means eyelid; And “plasty” means molding. So blepharoplasty is the molding of the eyelid skin. If you want a more youthful appearance in your eyes, blepharoplasty is a good option for you. Every blepharoplasty operation is different, and it is adapted uniquely to the patient’s anatomy and requests. During blepharoplasty, either the extra skin of the upper eyelid is removed, which is also known as an eyelift, or lower eyelid bags will be eliminated. If you want one intervention that you can do at a single point in time and never repeat it, blepharoplasty is a good option for you.

What are the under-eye bag treatment options?

The eyes are the most important aesthetic feature of the face. With the help of eyes, emotions can be determined, and a part of facial expressions are rendered only through one’s eyes. Eyes are the first part of the face to show the early signs of aging. If you have bags under your eyes, and your eyes look puffy and tired all the time, the fat that is surrounding your eyeballs, has started to come to the surface of your skin.

There are two Treatment options for puffy eyes. The first procedure is to inject a filler, below where the fat is pushing out, to decrease the puffiness; So that a smooth contour from the lower eyelid to the cheek is created. The second method is to remove the fat with surgery with a procedure that is called blepharoplasty. Depending on the patient’s situation and what they desire, both filler injection and blepharoplasty are very convenient and depending on the patient’s anatomy, either filler or blepharoplasty can achieve a satisfactory result.

What causes dark circles and bags under eyes?

Reasons for getting dark circles and lower eyelid bags can be lack of sleep, salty diet, smoking, excessive sun exposure, genetics, frequent rubbing, or the stretching of skin that happens through time. Process of aging results in thinner skin and, consequently, in the loss of volume in the skin and around the eyes. The orbital fat that is inside the eye, moves forward with time, which leads to worsening of the under-eye bags. But they could be surgically corrected with blepharoplasty.

Planning blepharoplasty with your doctor

A general plastic surgeon does not have training in oculoplastic surgery, so you must consult an eye specialist for your blepharoplasty. After a comprehensive exam that might take about one hour, your doctor will come up with an individualized blepharoplasty treatment plan. Eyelid surgery is very often done with just local anesthesia. It means that blepharoplasty can be done is your doctor’s office or in a clinic. Your upper eyelid is simply numbed, and then blepharoplasty is performed. Basically, the excessive skin and fat of the upper eyelid are removed, to improve the overall appearance.

The upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure

There exist more than fifty upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgical techniques, and that is why the treatment plan for every patient needs to be individualized. The procedure of upper eyelid blepharoplasty is basically very simple. The basic method for almost every technique in an upper eyelid blepharoplasty is as follows: first, the upper eyelid is marked precisely by your doctor; Then, Lidocaine is injected in the upper eyelid for local anesthesia, and a blade is used to remove the extra skin. Once the extra skin is removed, the upper eyelid is stitched together. The stitches will be removed in one week after blepharoplasty.

The lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty also, has multiple techniques, like small incisions that are made from the inside of the eyelid, which results in faster recovery. The process involves eyelid contouring from the inside. This method of blepharoplasty results in a significant difference in the overall appearance.

In The procedure of lower eyelid blepharoplasty, a shield is placed on the eye to protect the eyeball. The lower eyelid is injected with lidocaine for local anesthesia. Then the extra fat is removed, in very small amounts, from the under of the eye, and then, the remaining necessary fat is repositioned and contoured under the eye. So everything is done from the inside, and no incision is made from the outside. But In specific cases of blepharoplasty, a small amount of skin should also be removed to achieve the desired results.

Blepharoplasty recovery time

The recovery after either lower eyelid blepharoplasty or upper eyelid blepharoplasty is generally a very easy recovery. The only complication is that most patients get bruising around their eyes. The impact that the patients get on their appearance after blepharoplasty, as compared to the easy procedure of blepharoplasty and the time of recovery, is very significant. Therefore, the outcome of blepharoplasty is certainly worth the investment of time and money.

Blepharoplasty cost

In the United States, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty alone, without the facility fees and anesthesia, will cost about $4,500, and the lower eyelid blepharoplasty’s price is around $5000. With other expenses like facility fees and anesthesia, a blepharoplasty in America, for both upper and lower eyelids, costs $13000 dollars. In India, depending on the type of blepharoplasty, the surgeon, the facility and the city, the cost for blepharoplasty alone starts from $1,700. In Korea, the estimated price for blepharoplasty is $1950.

Blepharoplasty in Iran

In the field of plastic surgery, Iran has the most professional and experienced plastic surgeons, the most professionally equipped clinics and hospitals, and the most ideal and affordable prices. The high quality of medical services and the inexpensive cost of any plastic surgery in this country, make Iran one of the best candidates for blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery in Iran is the forth frequent cosmetic surgery done by the best Iranian plastic surgeons. Blepharoplasty’s cost in Iran is comparatively lower than any other country in the world, and the quality of plastic surgery in Iran has a great reputation among Europe, United States, and all of the Middle Eastern countries.

Blepharoplasty cost and service with MedTourIran

MedTourIran, one of the most experienced facilitators of medical tourism in Iran, collaborates with the best plastic surgeons and best clinics in Iran. In every procedure that takes place with the collaboration of MedTourIran, a great emphasis is placed on safe and high-quality medical practice. MedTourIran is with you in every step of your medical trip. Free consultation, visa, transfer, accommodation, pre- and post-operative care, treatment, and follow-up are all considered in MedTourIran’s $1800 package for eyelid surgery. Choosing MedTourIran as your medical trip facilitator means that you will not have any concerns regarding how to get a visa, which hotel to choose, how to use city transportation, how to speak the language, or how to keep yourself safe. MedTourIran has already thought of all the potential inconveniences for you and is ready to welcome you into this beautiful country, Iran.

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