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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat--usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes - features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, it won't remove crow's feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. While it can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift.

If you're considering eyelid surgery, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don't understand.

Eyelid Surgery procedure:

During the blepharoplasty procedure, the surgeon makes incisions that follow the natural lines of the patient's eyelids. This helps to minimize the appearance of scars. For the upper eyelids, the incision is made in the creases of the upper lids. For the lower eyelids, the incision is made just below the lashes. Obviously, if you are only having an upper blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty, only upper or lower eyelid incisions will be made. Your plastic surgeon may extend the incision into the laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes in order to reduce their appearance. Using these incisions, your plastic surgeon will separate the skin from the tissue underneath. The excess fat is removed and sagging skin and muscle is trimmed. Your plastic surgeon will close the incisions using very fine sutures.

In situations where a patient has a pocket of fat (bags) under their eyes but does not have sagging skin, a special type of blepharoplasty, known as a "transconjunctival blepharoplasty" may be performed. In this procedure, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, since only fat and not excess skin will be removed. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is usually performed on younger patients who have more elastic skin.

Depending upon whether you are having an upper blepharoplasty, a lower blepharoplasty or both upper and lower lids done, the surgery will last between one and three hours. If you are having other cosmetic surgery procedures done at the same time, you may be in surgery even longer.

Hindrances to Eyelid Surgery:

There are some diseases which increases the risk of eyelids surgeries. Among the diseases are:

  #   Diabetes
  #   Thyroid problem
  #   Blood pressure
  #   Any perennial allergy
  #   Disease of dry eyes

Preparation for the surgery:

  #   A smoker will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery.
  #   Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery.
  #   Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you at least the first night following surgery.

Post operation days:

After surgery, the surgeon lubricates your eyes with ointment and may apply a bandage on to it. Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. If you feel any severe pain, call your surgeon immediately. Your surgeon will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days, and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Many doctors recommend eye drops, since your eyelids may feel dry at first and your eyes may burn or itch. For the first few weeks you may also experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision.

In India the leading doctors going for these kinds of surgeries are:

  #   Dr. Antony Arvind Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. G. Manokaran Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. G. Ravichandran Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. K. Ramachandran Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. K. Shashibushan Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. K. Sridhar Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. M.S. Sundarajan Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. Nirmala Subramaniam Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. Prof. R. Venkataswami Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. R. Murugesan Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. S.Ganapathy Krishnan Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. V. Kalanidhi Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. V. Sethu Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  #   Dr. Bharatendu Swain Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
  #   Dr. Sudhakar Prasad Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
  #   Dr. Purnima Aiyer Apollo Hospitals, Colombo
  #   Dr. Shivaram Bharathwaj Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

Apollo Hospital's Plastic and Cosmetic surgery Department is at par to international standards. It treats deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Eyelid surgeries are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.

(In US $)
Twin Sharing
(In US $)
1) Breast Augmentation
   (Including Implants)
1 Days 4700 3900
2) Face Lift (Face and Neck) 1 Days 3000 2250


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  • These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
  • Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
  • Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
  • Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
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  • Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
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