Eyelid Surgery in Iran
Iran Blepharoplasty Package
There are various reasons that make Iran a destination for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, such as board-certified plastic surgeons, experienced ophthalmologists or oculoplastic surgeons (the plastic surgeons who are also specialists in eye surgeries), state-of-the-art medical centers, competitive prices, as well as amazing tourist attractions and friendly people.
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What Is Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty?
Various factors such as aging, genetics, or prolonged sun exposure make the eyes look older. Eyelid plastic surgery, or eye lift, also known as “Blepharoplasty”, is a surgical procedure to reposition or remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids, improve puffy and droopy eyelids, and in some cases correct eyelid depression. The main purpose of this cosmetic or therapeutic eyelid surgery is to rejuvenate and repair the area surrounding the eyes so that the appearance of the eyelids improves and the eyes look more beautiful and younger.
Cat eye surgery in Iran is a recently popular procedure. It is also known as Canthoplasty which is a cosmetic procedure performed to repair or reshape the outer corner of the eye, offering almond-shaped eyes.
Another cosmetic procedure is Epicanthoplasty or inner corner fold removal. Epicanthoplasty in Iran is more popular among the Asian population and makes the eyes larger by lengthening the inner parts of the eye.
Double eyelid surgery, also known as East Asian blepharoplasty or oriental eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgery to create a double eyelid fold or an upper eyelid crease for people without a crease in their upper lids.
Age Limit for Blepharoplasty: You Should normally be older than 35 years.
Duration of Your Stay in Iran
Blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids: up to 1 week after surgery
Blepharoplasty on both of the upper eyelids & lower eyelids: up to 1 week after surgery
Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Iran
The cost of Blepharoplasty in Iran varies, depending on the expertise of the surgeon, the level of services, and the type and severity of the surgery. It also depends on whether you wish to have only the upper or lower or both upper and lower eyelids corrected.
Blepharoplasty cost in Iran for both eyelids starts from $1300.
Eyelid Surgical Procedure
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The Upper Blepharoplasty is performed to fix drooping upper eyelids and the Lower Blepharoplasty, sometimes called Eye Bag Removal, is done to remove the eye bags and fat under and beneath the eye. The two procedures can be carried out either separately or combined.
In Upper Blepharoplasty, the surgeon usually hides the suture between the natural folds of the eyelid in the crease of the upper lid, and in Lower Blepharoplasty, the suture is concealed under the lower eyelashes so that it will not be visible.
The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia, and there is no need for hospitalization. In very exceptional cases, the surgery may be performed under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s health condition and the surgeon’s diagnosis.
Eyelid surgery is mostly performed on both right and left eyelids to ensure symmetry.
Blepharoplasty in Iran is usually a low-risk and satisfactory surgery.
Blepharoplasty will not eliminate dark circles under the eyes or wrinkles. Sometimes, the surgeon may suggest you combine it with other cosmetic procedures such as a brow lift, facelift, filler injections, laser resurfacing, or rhinoplasty to get the best results.
It is also worth mentioning that blepharoplasty is different from ptosis. Ptosis is a deformity due to a muscle impairment that makes the upper eyelid droop over the eye. It can sometimes limit normal vision. The surgeon tightens the muscle above the eye so that the patient gets better eyesight.
Laser Eyelid Surgery in Iran
The surgeon shall determine whether a laser eyelid surgery or a regular one is better for you. While laser surgery reduces the risk of scarring, pain, or bruising, it may increase swelling.
Who Can Undergo Blepharoplasty
People with hooded or droopy eyelids
People with drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
People with baggy lower eyelids, whose puffiness under their eyes has caused unpleasant changes in their faces
People with excess hanging skin on the upper eyelids that interferes with the peripheral vision
Who Are NOT Good Candidates for Blepharoplasty
People who are younger than 35 years of age.
People with systemic diseases
People who do not have realistic expectations from blepharoplasty
A thorough eye examination should be done before surgery, including tear film assessment, visual acuity test, assessment of the extraocular movement, motor and sensory testing of the facial and ocular nerves, and examination of the condition of the eyebrows and their symmetry.
Avoid taking blood thinners such as aspirin and the like, according to your ophthalmologist’s direction, from 10 days to 2 weeks before surgery.
Avoid smoking at least 6 weeks before the operation for better healing.
Be sure to inform your ophthalmologist about your medical history including previous surgeries, routine medications (including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or any herbal supplements) you are taking, or your medical conditions such as drug allergies. Tell the doctor if you have circulatory problems, diabetes, thyroid problems, eye problems, or other serious medical conditions.
Eyelid Surgery Aftercare
Your eyelids may feel tight, sore, or painful as the numbing medicine (anesthesia) wears off. You may experience pain and discomfort for a few days after the surgery. Redness and dry eyes are also normal. Surgeons might prescribe eye drops to help. The discomfort is usually mild and easily controlled with pain medicine.
If you have any severe pain or reduced vision, be sure to call your ophthalmologist.
It is generally recommended to use a cold compress for 24 to 48 hours and keep your head raised higher than your chest (use several pillows during sleeping). After 48 hours, if you have bruises, use a warm compress. These measures help to control swelling and bruising of the surgical site.
The rate of bruising and swelling of the surgical incision site varies among individuals. You shall expect to see swelling and bruising after a few days. They will usually resolve between 2 to 4 weeks. But if they persist for a long time, you should see your doctor to have your condition checked.
The eyelids have mild secretion or adhesion 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. The use of appropriate eye drops helps to eliminate these discomforts.
In the first days after surgery, some complications such as excessive tearing, light sensitivity, and temporary vision problems (such as mild blurred or double vision) may occur which are gradually resolved.
The stitches are usually removed 6 to 8 days after surgery. In some cases, the specialist may apply self-absorbing stitches that do not require removal.
Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activities, bending over, and swimming for 10 to 14 days. Specifically, avoid activities that make you move your head abruptly or that increase the blood pressure in your head.
Avoid activities that may make the eyes dry, such as watching TV, reading, and using a computer for the first several weeks. Take frequent naps.
Avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses for at least one week after the surgery. It will reduce the risk of infection and also helps reduce swelling. Incisions will also be healed within 2 weeks.