Blepharoplasty Procedure – Meaning, Indication, Recovery Time, Cost in Philippines

  posted by: Gretchen



One of the many popular cosmetic plastic surgeries to improve how people look is a procedure called blepharoplasty.  This is used to treat or enhance drooping eyelids by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Rhinoplasty is to nose while blepharoplasty is to eyelids.  To understand it further, we’ll try to explain how it really works.

Blepharoplasty befor and after

What is Blepharoplasty ?

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery or brow lift performed under a general or local anaesthetic which lasts up to 3 hours. As mentioned above it is done to remove excess fat, muscle, and skin from dropping eyelids.

Two Kinds of Blepharoplasty

  • Transconjunctival: The surgeon makes an incision inside the lower eyelid. The surgeon removes the excess fat only.
  • Transcutaneouus: The surgeon makes an incision through the skin which involves the upper and lower eyelids.

Are There Scars After the Surgery ?

It’s natural to see scars after the operation but it will be less noticeable after several months.

How Long is the Recovery Time ?

It actually depends on the ability of the surgeon to perform the surgery. But normally you will look fine in two weeks. The swelling will be gone easily if given proper care. You can put ice on eyes for faster recovery. Others recommend that you sleep with your head elevated.

How much Does it Cost in the Philippines ?

The price of this cosmetic surgery in the Philippines is affordable but sad to say I cannot give the figures.  I can only assure you that it’s a lot cheaper compared to other countries.  To get more information about the procedure and its cost you can make inquiries to reputable doctors like Dr. Rino Lorenzo.

If you think you really need to get through this just to enhance your physical appearance, then go but be careful.  Have it done with a reputable doctor. Good luck!


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