The eyes are one of the most prominent features on your face, but they also tend to show the signs of aging the fastest. If your eyes are looking tired, having blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your face by removing any excess skin on your upper eyelids, and smooth any puffiness or creases below your eyes. Remember however, that you want to improve your appearance, and opting for eyelid surgery Thailand may not give you the results you want.
What Is Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?
The objective of eyelid surgery is to lift and rejuvenate the face by making cosmetic improvements to the skin around the eyes. Specifically eyelid surgery addresses:
- Any loose skin in the crease of the upper eyelid that may interfere with vision can be tightened or trimmed back
- Fatty deposits in the upper eyelids can be removed, if they present as puffiness
- Droopy lower eyelids can be addressed. Sometimes lower eyelids can droop to the extent that the white of the eyes can be seen
- Bags or puffiness underneath the eyes.
- Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery can also be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures.
Why Eyelid Surgery Thailand Isn’t Necessarily The Answer?
Cosmetic surgery gives you the chance to correct the premature signs of ageing when it is done well. When it is not done well, or when things go wrong, it is counterproductive and can be unflattering. Sometimes patients forget this when they are reviewing costs and the prospect of eyelid surgery Thailand can be quite tempting. Patients tend to sacrifice quality of work and practicality for something like cost.
Eyelid Surgery Takes Time
Having blepharoplasty eyelid surgery is not a procedure that is done overnight. You do need to consult with your surgeon a few times to finalise it so traveling to another country or going to Thailand is not a practical way to approach it. It’s also always a good idea to think about your decision after your initial consultation too, and not to rush into it.
Once you have consulted with your surgeon, he will give you some recommendations and a cost estimate, which you should always get a second opinion on.
You May Have More Than One Operation
If you decide to have your upper and lower eyelids worked on, you can expect to go through two procedures. Your upper and lower eyelids will be worked on separately, so don’t expect to have it all completed quickly.
You Need To Give Your Surgeon A Thorough And Complete Medical History
All surgeries carry risk, no matter how prepared you might be or how experienced and competent your surgeon is. If you smoke, you should also know that you are at greater risk of complication. Your personal risk factors need to be discussed at length with your surgeon. Sometimes patients may attend their first consultation with an Australian surgeon, and then expect a cosmetic surgeon in Thailand to carry out the procedure. If you do decide to go abroad and have your eyelid surgery done there, you need to consult separately with your attending surgeon.
Some of the risk factors that need to be considered and factored in prior to any kind of cosmetic surgery include
- How well do you tolerate anaesthetic
- If you have a condition that compromises your ability to heal, or if you are a bleeder
- Any other factors that may put you at risk of complications from the surgery
Specific risk factors that need to be considered prior to blepharoplasty eyelid surgery include
- Problems or issues that affect your eyes or vision
- Your perception of what eyelid surgery entails and what your expectations of the procedure might be.
The Issue Of The Language Barrier News To Be Addressed
We take for granted the ability to communicate effectively with same-language speakers but remember, as soon you travel outside of the country, people don’t speak English as well. While discussing your medical history and risk factors with an Australian surgeon is pretty simple, having those kinds of conversations with foreign language speakers may not be.
Infection Control And Medical Standards Are Not The Same
Also remember that you are being quoted a cost for having a procedure done within Australian regulatory guidelines, and the standards are not going to be the same if you travel to Thailand. Matters like infection control and health insurance are much simpler to navigate and understand locally.
And, if you want to know why costs are so much lower overseas, consider that in the event that something does go wrong or is not in line with your expectations, you have recourse when you are at home. The same cannot be said when you go to Thailand. When it comes to medical insurances, you would need to take out additional cover and won’t get the same degree of assistance being in a foreign country. You will need to deal with any problems that arise on your own.
Any surgical procedure should be well thought out and well planned before going ahead. This is particularly true if you do decide to go overseas. But remember not simply to make a decision based on costs alone.
If you’re thinking about eyelid surgery Thailand, you should certainly get a local professional opinion first. To discuss this in greater detail, please contact us for a confidential appointment: (02) 8599 7161.