Blepharoplasty (Eyelift)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelift)

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids. As we age, we tend to develop excess tissue around the eyes making them appear ‘hooded’, look old or tired. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat and skin and may also involve the tightening of muscles and tendons that surround the eye. Blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids, opening up the eyes by correcting sagging upper lids and puffy bags under your eyes. It is not designed to remove wrinkles and ‘crow’s feet’. Other treatments are available such as chemical peels, which can help soften such wrinkles significantly.

As we age, excess skin forms in the eye area and the skin loses elasticity. Fatty tissue can accumulate under the skin. Your eyes will “look older” because these aging processes leave the eyes appearing tired, wrinkled, or puffy. Even with a good skincare and eye care regimen, wrinkles, puffiness, and drooping eyelids will catch up to you. Genetic factors and body chemistry can cause these aging effects in younger people. Eye lifts may restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes, and it will open up the eyes by correcting sagging upper lids and puffy bags under your eyes.

This is a very popular procedure for Asian eyes, as it can significantly change the appearance of the eyes by opening them up to appear brighter and larger.

Before surgery, the surgeon marks the incision sites, following the natural lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fat, along with excess skin and muscle, can be removed during the operation In a transconjunctival blepharoplasty (lower eyelid bag removal), a tiny incision is made inside the lower eyelid and fat is removed with fine forceps. No skin is removed, and the incision is closed with dissolving sutures.

Best Candidates for an Eye lift

Both men and women have eye lifts, with the best candidates being those whose eyes are droopy and baggy. But this differs with the person – there have been many cases of older and younger clients. The best candidates for blepharoplasty are physically healthy, emotionally stable, and well-informed about the procedure. Ideal candidates are typically at least 35, but this differs with the person – there have been many cases of older and younger clients. Candidates may be excluded if they suffer from any of the following conditions: dry eye, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, glaucoma, or Graves’ disease. Personal anatomy issues, including bone and supporting structure, may also affect your candidacy.

Preparation for an Eye lift

Before you undergo an eye lift, it is important for you to discuss any medical conditions that you have and to let us know about any medications that you are taking; including any herbal or other non-prescription ones. You have a consultation with the surgeon when you arrive at your destination, where he will have a physical evaluation of the areas to be treated. At this appointment you and your surgeon will discuss your goals, and last queries you have prior to your surgery. From this examination, he can determine the best procedure to use, and then explain it to you in detail, including the benefits and limitations. The surgeon may also recommend a combination of the upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty or submental liposuction, for a better facial profile. It is important to stress the importance of not smoking before an eye lift procedure. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and make complications more likely, including post-operative chest procedures.

Enquire here for your information sheet on preparation steps. We also advise you to read our pre-eyelift surgery preparation for maximum results.

Surgical Procedure

Incisions are made along the line creases of the upper eyelid and possibly along the outer lower rim of the eye’s skin. When removing fatty tissue, but not skin, the surgeon may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty with an incision inside the lower rim of the eye’s skin (for eye bags and excess fatty tissue removal). These incisions often reach the outer corners of the eyes. The surgeon then divides the fatty tissue and muscle from the skin so that excess skin, fat, or muscle can be removed. The procedure leaves no visible scars as it is hidden within the natural creases of the upper eyelid and for the lower eyelid, it is completely hidden.
The blepharoplasty procedure is often performed under local anesthesia—while you are sedated, numbed, and awake—in an outpatient surgery center, surgeon’s office, or hospital. General anesthesia (while you are asleep) may be used. Be sure to discuss the appropriate type of anesthesia with your doctor and the anesthesiologist. Depending upon the number of eyelids and extent of the procedure, time in surgery may be up to three hours. Patients return home typically within hours of the surgery.
You will be required to stay at least one night in hospital.

Recovery and Post-op care

The eyes will often be lubricated and covered with bandages after surgery. Pain and discomfort can be managed with oral medications. You will also be prescribed an antibiotic to prevent infection. Additionally, you will receive a list of instructions to follow for a number of days, including:

  • The proper way to clean your eyes
  • Use of cold compresses (for bruising and swelling)
  • Use of lubricating eye drops (for itchiness or irritations)
  • Head elevation (prevention of blood clots in the upper regions of the face)
  • No makeup
  • No alcohol
  • No television
  • No contact lenses

Stitches are removed about a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling will continue to subside after stitches are removed. Sunglasses and a protective sun block are required for several weeks. Normal activities can be resumed after about ten days. Strenuous activities such as lifting, bending, or exercise can be resumed after about three weeks.
We provide excellent post-care support, with follow-up visits and programs to assist your recovery. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know and we will schedule an appointment with the surgeon. View our recommendations for post-operative recovery.

Recommended length of stay on holiday

10 days is the surgeon’s recommendation, and you will have regular check-ups throughout your holiday.
During your recovery time, and to achieve the best results, we suggest you take part in other programs we offer – pampering programs, or gentle exercise and yoga classes. At all times, we take special care of you to ensure the right programs for your situation. Depending on how you feel, you may also like to take a tour around Malaysia or neighboring Singapore.

Other recommended procedures with an Eye lift

Many people who travel to Malaysia have more than one procedure because of the cost advantages and also for a more balanced look.
An eyelid lift will not remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles nor eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Other complementary procedures, including a facelift or a brow lift/forehead lift will minimize wrinkles, and non-surgical treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels as well as Botox will further brighten the appearance and improve skin quality. Please view our non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments.
Beautiful You Holidays offer great packages for combined procedures. Contact us today for more information and a price.

Your new look

Eyelid surgery will ‘turn back the clock’ by opening your eyes, and make you look more youthful and energetic.

Preconditions and Risks

Following surgery, patients may experience tearing, itchy, burning eyes, dry eyes, light sensitivity, and blurred or double vision, which can persist for several days. These complications can be relieved with lubricating eye drops. There will also be some swelling around the eyes. Scarring is another possible complication. Sometimes patients will have difficulty closing their eyes when asleep: although very uncommon, this complication can be permanent. The lower lids may appear to be pulled down: this rare condition, called ectropion, may require additional surgery. There also may be some asymmetry to the eyes.
We minimize risks and complications by selecting patients carefully and always having the most skilled surgeons, physicians and nurses carry out procedures. However, despite the highest standards, complications can occur. They are rare, and most patients will not have complications, but if you have concerns about possible complications, please discuss these with your doctor.
Please read the preconditions and risks page before embarking on any surgery.

Enquire here for more information and a price

* Please note you will be paying in Malaysian Ringgit. The prices above are based on the exchange rate 3rd May 2014. Your rate will be based on the conversion rate at the time of payment. Please check todays rate on www.xe.com

HOTELS

ROOMS

PRICE AUD

EXTRA’S

Swiss Garden (Apartments)

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

From $120 per night

Breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi,
20% off Food and beverages

MiCasa (Apartments)

1 & 2 Bedrooms

From $145 per night

Breakfast for one, free Wi-Fi

St Marys (Private Company Apartment)

2 Bedrooms

$140 x 1 person, $180 x 2
person per night

Monday – Friday maid service,
free Wi-Fi, Astro

Doubletree Hilton Hotel

Deluxe twin or king

$135 for 1 or 2 person per night

Breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi,
20% off food and beverages

After surgery breakfasts can be ordered in your room (excluding St Marys)

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