Blepharoplasty in the Philippines

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgery that involves the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat to repair droopy eyelids.

Sagging skin around the eyes not only can make you look older, but also impair your peripheral vision. This Blepharoplasty procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.

Blepharoplasty in the Philippines

Why Blepharoplasty is done?

Blepharoplasty may be done if you have:

  • Puffy eyelids due to excess fatty deposits
  • Sagging or excess skin on upper or lower eyelids, which can impair vision
  • Droopy lower eyelids, which cause the white portion of the eye to show
  • Bags under the eye

 

Are there risks involved with blepharoplasty?

Any surgery carries some risks, like infection or reaction to anesthesia. Aside from temporary vision changes and numbness of the eyelid, potential risks associated with blepharoplasty include:

  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Impaired eyelid function
  • Scarring
  • Injury to eye muscle

 

How do I prepare for blepharoplasty?

An initial consultation here in Philippines will be done to take your complete medical history, do a physical examination here in the Philippines, take photographs of your eyes, and discuss expectations about the procedure.

Once the blepharoplasty procedure is scheduled, you will be asked to stop taking any medication (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal supplements) that is associated with bleeding for 2 weeks before and after the blepharoplasty procedure. You will also be asked to quit smoking, as this may impair your healing.

What happens during and after the blepharoplasty procedure?

Involving administration of a local anesthesia, usually takes less than 2 hours to complete.

-During the Blepharoplasty procedure

For the upper eyelid: once an incision is made along the natural fold, the excess skin and some muscle and fat are then removed. The incision is closed with tiny stitches or surgical tape.

For the lower eyelid: an incision is made along the eye’s natural crease below the lashes or inside the lower eyelid.
-After the Blepharoplasty procedure

To protect the eyes and prevent dryness, a lubricating ointment will be applied, which may cause temporary blurred vision. The following precautions should be taken after the Blepharoplasty surgery:

  • No straining, heavy lifting or swimming
  • No strenuous activities
  • Wear protective glasses, especially on sunny or windy days
  • Sleep with head elevated higher than your chest
  • Strictly adhere to the instructions on cleansing eyelids, use of eye drops or ointments

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