Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Plastic Surgery

Eyelid surgery is the only efficient procedure for removing eyelid excess fat, saggy skin, and baggy under eyes. Blepharoplasty can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Aging weakens muscles supporting eyelids and leads to accumulated excess fat above and below the eyes. This can result in an unattractive appearance and, in some cases, damage to the vision.

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Pasteurno Tehran Hospital

Pasteurno Tehran Hospital

Iran, Tehran
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
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Erfan Hospital

Erfan Hospital

Iran, Tehran
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
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Mostafa Khomeini Hospital

Mostafa Khomeini Hospital

Iran, Tehran
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Mostafa Hospital, as a specialty treatment center, considered its primary mission on patients’ treatment and training by using updated high-tech technology and experienced physicians and staff. This hospital believes in his outstanding com…

Eyelid Surgery in Iran

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How eyelid surgery is done?

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure taking about 2 hours to be performed on the upper and lower eyelid. Your surgeon will probably sedate the eye area or put you under local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable.

For procedures which involve both the upper and the lower eyelids, the surgeon will preferably work on the upper eyelid first. He or she makes an incision on the eyelid to altering the area. Then separates the eyelid skin from excess fat or tissue. some amount of skin, fat or even muscle can be removed to some extent. 

Lower blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery involves a somehow different process. The surgeon might make an incision either inside the eyelid or under the lash line. Through this incision, the surgeon removes sagging skin and excess fat. These incisions are less likely to leave noticeable scars and the bruising will subside in a couple of weeks.

If the surgery includes correcting droopy eyelid that could impair vision, the surgeon uses a technique called Ptosis treatment along with blepharoplasty. 

What can blepharoplasty do?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that counteracts some effects of aging on the delicate skin around the eyes. bags under the eye, droopy eyelid or excess skin around the eyes can be treated using eyelid surgery. By removing the excess tissues around the eye area, blepharoplasty surgery can make your eyes look bigger and more alert. 

Eyelid surgery can also help reduce or eliminate Ptosis symptoms. Ptosis is a condition in which the muscles elevating the eyelid are not strong enough to support it. The condition could occur as a result of trauma or due to genetics. Asians, for instance, are more likely to develop ptosis. The effects of ptosis on the person include grumpy appearance and impaired vision. 

Do I need eyelid surgery?

If you are concerned with droopy upper eyelids or baggy lower eyelids, you can definitely benefit from eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is also an extremely beneficial procedure for people who are suffering from ptosis or impaired vision due to saggy skin. 

Although eyelid surgery can transform your eyes in so many aspects, there are certain restrictions in terms of removing wrinkles. 

But blepharoplasty, on its own, cannot remove crow's feet or other wrinkles around the eyes. So if you are concerned about those areas, you should rely on procedures such as Botox or facelift

A good candidate for eyelid surgery should have the following characteristics:

  • In a good general health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be older than 35 years old (Younger candidates are also eligible when droopy eyelids run in the family)

You can have a free online consultation session with our specialists. Simply provide us with pictures of your under eye area and the medical team will investigate your candidacy.

Why Blepharoplasty in Iran?

In Iran, blepharoplasty is carried out using the latest techniques. Iranian surgeons believe in offering quality medical services while valuing the aesthetical aspect of each cosmetic surgery. 

Furthermore, Iranian proficient specialists and tech-refined medical centers come at an exceptional price too. Getting both of your eyelids done in the US costs you about $3163; and in Turkey, they charge you $2000 for upper and lower blepharoplasty. In Iran, however, eyelid surgery is done at only $1200. 

What you need to do before getting eyelid surgery

Before scheduling your eyelid surgery, you should discuss your desire to undergo the surgery with an oculoplastic surgeon (a plastic surgeon specialized in eye surgeries). While consulting with a specialist, you might be asked to provide the following information:

  • Medical history: the specialist needs to know about your previous or current conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma, thyroid problems or diabetes.
  • Lifestyle: your medical team should be notified whether you take any medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. It is also important that the specialist knows if you use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
  • Expectations: with any type of cosmetic surgery, you probably have certain expectations you wish to fulfill. You can discuss these expectations with a specialist and he or she will provide you with the appropriate approach.

You can have a free online consultation session with specialists through Alomedical platform. 

In most cases, some examinations are required before proceeding with the surgery. Examinations include physical examination, vision examination, and eyelid photography.

After the day of the surgery is scheduled, you should start getting prepared for the surgery by following some tips. 

  • For at least 2 weeks before the surgery, avoid any blood-thinning medication or herbal supplements that encourage bleeding and hinder your recovery. Medications might include warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), naproxen (Naprosyn).
  • Make sure you have somebody drive you to your place. It is also recommended that a person stays with you for the night after the procedure.
  • Restrain from smoking for at least 2 weeks before and after the surgery. Smoking can delay the healing process.

Post operation Recovery Tips and aftercare

Immediately after the surgery, you will start to see bruising and swelling around the area but you shouldn't feel any severe discomfort. The swelling, bruising, and soreness will go away within 2 weeks. Other temporary experiences include:

  • Blurred vision due to the lubricating ointment
  • Dry eyes
  • Numb eyelids
  • Double vision
  • Watering eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchy eyes

In a week, stitches can be removed and the scars will gradually fade away in a few months. You are free to continue doing normal daily activities but there are certain activities you should avoid for at least a week after the procedure. 

  • lifting heavy things
  • straining
  • swimming
  • aerobics
  • jogging

Your surgeon will probably suggest following some post-op recovery tips for a convenient recovery. 

  • The night after the surgery, put ice packs on your eyes every 10 minutes. For the days following the surgery, use ice packs 4-5 times throughout the day.
  • Use the prescribed eye drops or ointments gently on your eyes. Remember to clean your eyes before applying ointments.
  • Do not rub your eyes.
  • Do not wear contact lenses for about two weeks after the surgery.
  • Wear dark sunglasses to protect the sensitive eyelid skin from the sun.
  • Sleep with your head slightly elevated for a few days.

After a week, you can leave Iran for your hometown. You can return to your work and doing more sever activities within 10 days.

Risks and side effects

In extremely rare occasions, blepharoplasty could lead to some complications. Possible risks include hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin), infection, anesthesia-related complications, bleeding, dry eye, eyelids' changing color, inability to close the eye completely. 


Is blepharoplasty safe?

Blepharoplasty is generally a safe procedure with a few complications associated with it. You can always reduce the risks by following very instructions your surgeon suggests both before and after the surgery.

Is blepharoplasty painful?

Thanks to numbing techniques, the procedure will be completely painless. After the surgery, you might experience a mild to moderate pain or discomfort that can be successfully managed using over-the-counter pain killers and ice packs.

Can blepharoplasty cause blindness?

According to this study, the possibility of blepharoplasty leading to blindness is extremely rare.

Does blepharoplasty leave scars?

Blepharoplasty incisions are normally made on the creases that can conceal any scars to some extent. Also, the skin around the eye heals much better than any other area on the body. 

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