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Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty Surgery

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Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery is a cosmetic procedure to correct the appearance of the upper lids, lower lids or both. Blepharoplasty is combination of Greek words “Blepharon” which means Eyelid and “Plassein” means to Form.

Eyes are considered to be the most attractive part of our face and also said to exhibit the first sign of ageing or any type of stress. This aesthetic procedure thus helps in removing excess drooping skin, muscle and fat located near the eyelids which can change the appearance of face and makes you look younger.

Drooping eyelids also known as Blepharoptosis or Ptosis often affect one or both eyes and can cause obstruction in vision if left unattended. It is broadly classified into 2 types :

One is Congenital Ptosis which is caused due to inappropriate development of eyelid muscle whereas the other one is Acquired Ptosis which happens when muscle of eyelid gets weak or thin.

Drooping or Ptosis can be further classified as follows :

  • Neurogenic Ptosis : It is condition where nerves of eyelids are effected.
  • Mechanical Ptosis : This condition is more obvious with advancement of the age due to mechanical actions of eyelids over the time.
  • Myogenic Ptosis : This condition occurs because of muscle weakness of eyelids.
  • Apo-neurotic ptosis : In this condition weakening of eyelid muscles occurs due to its degeneration.

Are you a Candidate?

You can consider this surgery for yourself if:

  • If you are physically and mentally fit and healthy.
  • If you wish to remove the fat under your eyelid which gives them a puffy look.
  • If you have excess skin or sagging skin under your lower eyelid.
  • If you have droopy eyelids.
  • If you are not lactating or not pregnant or if you are not suffering from any health issues such as thyroid disorder, diabetes or heart disease, etc.


Initially, you would need to undergo pre-operative investigations to check if you are physically fit for surgery. Your mental fitness shall also be evaluated by the surgeon during your face to face consultation. This procedure takes around two hours to complete and is usually done on OPD basis.

Throughout the surgical procedure, you will be given local anaesthesia on eye where surgery has to be performed. Depending on your requirement of eyelid (upper eyelid or Lower or both), the surgeon shall plan the procedure. If both eyelids surgery is required then surgeon will choose to perform on upper eyelid first. He will make an incisions beside the natural fold of your eyelid, which will be just above the eyelashes. The surgeon then cuts or removes the drooping skin, excess fat and muscle. Then the incisions will be closed with the help of fine sutures. On the other hand for lower eyelid, the surgeon will make an incision on the natural crease of the lid. After which the excess skin, fats and muscles will be removed and the incisions will be closed with stitches.

Expected Results

Feedback from many people for Eyelid Surgery is satisfactory, such as a more relaxed and young look and more self-confident feeling. Results of Blepharoplasty may last for lifetime.

Recovery Timeline

After surgery, swelling and pain will be there for couple of weeks but it will be reduced and shall gradually subside in some days. The surgical scars may take months to fade away completely. You would need to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much of sun contact, should wear sunglasses.

Instructions to follow after Surgery

  • For two weeks after surgery, you should avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • You should avoid washing your face or shampooing your hair for suggested duration by surgeon.
  • You will be guided by surgeon for how to clean your eyelids with the help of ointment.
  • You should avoid any harsh forms of exercises for at least 4 weeks.
  • It is also suggested to avoid hot tubs.
  • Avoid using eye makeup for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. And after that, avoid using your old or previous eye makeup products on your eyes which may contain bacteria.
  • If you have habit of using contact lenses, do not use lenses for at least 3 weeks after the surgery.

Cost for Blepharoplasty Surgery

The cost of Blepharoplasty in India may start from around USD 1700 - USD 2400 depending on the choices made by patient. The cost of Eyelid Surgery in India varies according to the surgeon, facility and city where you choose to get the surgery done.

SNo Name of Procedure Cost in India (USD)
1 Comprehensive Evaluation and Investigation 500 - 800
2 Blepharoplasty Surgery 1700 - 2400

Why MedicoExperts?

At MedicoExperts, we understand the significance of your health, well-being and privacy. Our aim is to provide you the best experience for your Blepharoplasty at our top associate hospitals in India. Your confidentiality and privacy of your identity are our ethics and is our responsibility. For your privacy and protection, we maintain a strict non-disclosure policy. We understand that while you choose to travel abroad for your Blepharoplasty, you would surely look for positive results, comfort and confidentiality.

We would also provide you end to end assistance for your medical trip to India and shall provide complete solution for your Eyelid Surgery - right from assisting you with the visa, hotel arrangements, airport pick up and drop, inland transfers, money exchange or sight-seeing and all other concierge services. We thus assure you hassle-free arrangements for evaluations, surgery, recuperation, stay and travel in India.

For more information and getting a tailor made treatment plan for Blepharoplasty in India, please mail us your details and medical history at enquiry@medicoexperts.com for a swift response from our team.

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