The skin and the muscle around the eyelids are quite delicate and tend to lose elasticity with time. This, in turn, leads to loose and droopy eyelids. In order to correct this, a blepharoplasty should be done.
So what is a blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid surgery is aimed at adjusting droopy eyelids through the removal of excess fat thereby making the eyelids firmer and younger looking. It can be performed on either one or both of the eyelids for cosmetic or functional purpose.
Blepharoplasty helps reduce excessive fat or skin in the eyelids caused by ageing and weakening of the muscles around the eyes. Also, the surgery helps improve the vision as excessive skin accumulated at the upper eyelids can hinder a clear sight (peripheral vision).
Apart from the surgery improving the sight, it also improves the shape of a patient’s eyes by getting rid of the excessive dropping and dark patches formed around the eyes. This, in turn, enhances patient appearance, making him or her look younger.
Simply put, an eyelid surgery will give you a better, younger, and smoother look. It is ideal for most people from 35 years-65 years.
Cost of a blepharoplasty in tunisia
The price of a blepharoplasty in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least 67% cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
The cost of a blepharoplasty in the UK is around £ 4790. while our price for this procedure is of £ 1580., therefore enabling you to save up to 67%.
It is important to note that the cost of a blepharoplasty in Tunisia with a stay in a 5star hotel is cheaper by 40% to 60% than the cost of only surgery in the UK. The wide disparity in the cost of the surgery is because Tunisia has health care laws that are favorable. These laws encourage heavy investments in clinics and medical equipment. Also, doctors in Tunisia are not required to pay high insurance costs like the ones in the UK.
Our prices include :
- The operation
- The anaesthetics
- All operating theatre charges
- 1 to 2 nights at the clinic
- The surgeon's and the anaesthetist's fees
- Pre and post operative consultations
- Post operation care carried out by a trained nurse at your hotel (if necessary)
- Medication needed during your stay in Tunisia
- All transfers (airport, hotel, clinic, ...)
- 5 to 7 nights at a 5* hotel on a half board basis
- Wellcome, assistance and organization of your stay
- Arrangement of all your appointments
- Reservation of any extra services
How blepharoplasty is performed
Before the surgery begins, the patient will undergo a physical and sight examination. This entails examining the part of the patient’s eyelids skin that is considered excess and the part of the patient’s vision that the droopy skin has affected.
After this, general anesthesia will be given to the patient. A blepharoplasty procedure lasts for 1-2 hours.
The surgeon will carefully mark lines along the natural folds of the eyes in order to reduce the residual scars to the barest minimum. After a cut has been made, the surgeon will extract excess fat, muscle or skin from the tissues in the eyelid(s). The cut is then stitched up in a very small portion in order to make stitches less visible. Sometimes only the upper lid that is stitched, the lower lid is left unstitched–this, however, depends on the technique that the surgeon employs when performing the surgery.
There are various techniques of blepharoplasty, one of which is the technique which involves cutting through the skin right below the eyelashes. After a clean cut has been made, the surgeon raises the skin around the eyelashes up in order to expose the membrane and remove the right proportion of fat and skin that is not needed. Another technique is the “Canthopexy”. This technique tightens the lower lid and places it in a higher position.
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Scars related to blepharoplasty
There are minor scars that the patient will see on their eyelids as a result of the incision after blepharoplasty. These scars will not be glaring to all and it will fade off within weeks or months after the surgery.
The amount of scars on the eyelids depends on the technique employed by the surgeon.
Post-operative effects and recovery
After a patient has successfully undergone blepharoplasty, there are certain things that a patient must be prepared for.
First, patients should take proper care of the incision marks on their eyelid(s). These incision marks may take a week to two weeks to heal after which there will be scars on the eyelid(s). These scars, however, will be less visible. Patients can apply ointment approved by the surgeon on the scar to make it heal faster.
After blepharoplasty, the eyelids are bruised for 1 to 2 weeks. So you may need to wear dark glasses in the meantime. The stitches are removed on the fourth to the sixth day.
Blood test with or without an ophthalmologic test is needed to avoid any side effect before blepharoplasty surgery.
If patients feel aches on the regions of their eyelids they should use analgesics prescribed by the surgeon.
Patients when outdoors should always wear glasses in order to protect their eyes and eyelids from any harsh external condition. Exposure of the eyes to direct sunlight or wind can cause discomfort in the eyes.
Patients are advised to rest at home for seven to ten days after the surgery has been completed.
Results and outcome of a blepharoplasty surgery
Blepaharoplasty gets good results which last several years, and sometimes permanent. The puffiness and bags under the eye will disappear completely but as the skin stretches with age, trace of scars may persist after a year in some cases.
A blepharoplasty enables the:
- Removal of the bagginess under the eyelids
- Removal of dark circles present under the eyes
- Enhancement of the peripheral sight
- Firm and well-shaped eyelids
Before and after blepharoplasty photos
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Advice before blepharoplasty
Before you undergo an eyelids surgery, you will have a consultation session with your surgeon. Your surgeon will advise you on what you should and should not do before surgery.
Some of the major advices before blepharoplasty are:
- Avoid taking medications like ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen at least 15 days before your surgery
- Quit smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery
- Undergo a comprehensive eye examination
- Abstain from alcoholic beverages
- Abstain for illegal substances and drugs
Advice after blepharoplasty
After your surgery, you should adhere to the following:
- Make use of prescribed ointments and eye drops.
- Wear glasses instead of contact lenses.
- Do not rub your eyes.
- Avoid straining your eyes for too long
- Take a lot of rest