Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery
in Bangkok, Thailand
Upper / Lower Blepharoplasty
Eyes are very important facial components, and bright eyes bring more charm to one’s face. Having an upper eyelid crease is one way to achieve this effect and look more radiant and youthful. In general, many Asians have no or partial eyelid crease. It is often that the fat inside the eyelid (orbital fat) makes the crease look less visible, thus reducing the brightness of the eyes. Blepharoplasty is, therefore, one option to improve personal image.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The Procedures of Blepharoplasty
1. The surgeon marks the appropriate location of the eyelid crease
2. The patient is given a mild sedative to relax during the surgery
3. The surgeon starts to inject local anesthetic specifically in the surgery area
4. Once the local anesthetic becomes effective, the surgeon cuts into the skin along the marked eyelid crease location, removing any excess skin and fat. Then stitches are made to create a new eyelid crease. The wound is closed on the outer skin surface.
5. Two days after the surgery, the face can be cleaned/washed using mild soap.
6. Four days after the surgery, the suture will be removed.
1. Two to four hours after the surgery, a cold pack (or cold towel or gel pack) must be placed over the wound to constrict the blood vessels
2. Sleep and rest with head slightly elevated to reduce swelling for a week
3. The patient must take extra caution when coughing or sneezing to prevent bleeding after the surgery
4. Refrain from smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and eating salty, spicy, preserved/pickled food for 1-2 weeks
5. 24 hours after the surgery, the plaster may be removed and the face can be cleaned with a moist cloth