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Eye Lift Surgery

Time and gravity can alter our facial symmetry to distort our looks and make us appear older. As aging skin loses its tone and elasticity, more wrinkles, creases and sagging skin appear. A facelift is a surgical method that removes excess facial skin to make the face appear younger. However, the aging face not only loses skin elasticity and develops looser droopy skin, but also loses fat and muscle tone.

A Face lift is one of the more popular plastic surgeries as the results when performed expertly can last up to 10 years or more. There are many depths of variation in face lifts depending on the patients needs such as Mid Face Lift, Face and Neck Lift, Full Face Lift.

Time required

Time in Hospital: 0 Nights
Min time in Thailand: 6 Nights
Procedure name: Blepharoplasty
Common name: Eye Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Upper and Lower Eyes

How Is Eye Lift Surgery Performed?

Eyelift surgery can be a standalone outpatient surgery or can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures.
    • Lower Eye - Excess skin, fine lines and puffiness below the eyes are reduced by removing (or redistributing) excess fatty tissue, skin and muscle. This is done with a scalpel through an incision made just below the lower eyelashes or sometimes through the conjunctiva.
    • Upper Eye – Excess skin is marked in the fold of the upper lid where the incision will be made. The resulting scar will fall into the fold and be nearly invisible.

Recovery and Post Operative Care

Stitches are removed after 4 or 5 days. Contact lens must not be worn for one week or longer post surgery.

For several weeks you will experience bruising and swelling. Ice packs will help alleviate the swelling and bruising after surgery. No heavy exertion or strenuous activity should be undertaken for 2-3 weeks. Sunglasses are required when you go outside in the sun.

Possible Complications

Dryness, burning, itching or excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and possible blurred vision are a temporary inconvenience after eyelid surgery. Temporary eversion (a turning down of the lower lid) may occur but should be back to normal in a few weeks. Dr. Chartchai routinely does a tarsal suspension to prevent this complication. Bleeding and infection are the main risks, but are preventable.

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