During the aging process, loss of skin elasticity often results in eyelids stretching, and the muscles supporting them weaken. This can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes. As a result, the excess skin and fat that gather below your eyelids may make your eyes appear puffy, tired and aged.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the upper, lower eyelids or both. In Malaysia, eyelid surgery is a popular choice of surgery among both men and women. Many people choose to undergo this procedure to address issues such as sagging skin, puffiness from lower eyelids and bags under the eyes.
Before the surgery, you will undergo a consultation with the plastic surgeon who will assess your eyelids and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
During the procedure, an eyelid surgery may be performed on the upper eyelid and lower eyelid, or both:
The surgeon will make incisions along the fold of the eyelid. He will then remove excess skin, muscle and fat from the eyelids, and if needed, tighten the muscles. The surgeon then closes the cut with fine sutures to create a natural eyelid crease.
The surgeon makes a cut just below the lashes in your eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid without visible incision, a technique that is perfect for patients who need fat removed or added. He then removes or redistributes excess fat, muscle and sagging skin, then closes the cut.
Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and the extent of the procedure. The surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete, and you can go home the same day.
Before your surgery, you’ll have to take note of the following precautions:
As with other forms of surgery, patients can expect some pain and discomfort such as bruising, bleeding, watering eyes, swelling around the eyes, puffy, numb eyelids, however these are all temporary and can be managed with ice packs and pain medication.
Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within 1-2 weeks following the surgery. Take the following steps to help you recover from surgery:
Eyelid surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure. It’s done under local anesthetic and takes just 1-2 hours. Patients can expect the lower end of their procedure to cost as little as RM7,500 to RM12,300 in Malaysia. At Premier Clinic, the package price for eyelid surgery starts from RM8,500 and the exact price may vary depending on factors such as the type of procedure, the type of correction needed, and the experience of the surgeon performing the surgery.
Eyelid surgery can improve your appearance, make you look younger and enhance your field of vision, all of which can lead to a happier, more confident you. If you wish to undergo eyelid surgery to get rid of the tired, sleepy appearance or to get an accurate quote, get in touch with our Bangsar branch clinic today for an appointment with our surgeon.
Eyelid surgery doesn’t change the true shape of your eyes, but it can make your eyes appear bigger as it gets rid of excess skin and encroaching tissue from the corners.
Lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty can potentially improve the look of dark circles if they are caused by shadowing due to bulging fats. However, if dark circles are caused due to pigmentation, eyelid surgery will not cure it.
Yes, in most cases, you are put to sleep for eyelid surgery. Some people prefer to be awake during the surgery. In that case, local anaesthesia is used.