Lower eyelid surgery in India, also called blepharoplasty, is a plastic surgery operation to get rid of wrinkles and puffy eyes and aesthetically enhance the eyes. Read on if you’re interested in the procedure and looking for information:
What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty resolves functional (like blocking of vision and excessive pain) and cosmetic problems (like asymmetrical eye shape in the face) in and around the region from the eyebrow to the upper portion of the cheek.
Objectives of Lower Eyelid Surgery in India :
The process includes the following objectives:
- Restoring accurate functioning of affected eyelids
- Restoring aesthetics in the eye area (by casting off excess skin from the eyelids)
- Smoothing the underlying eye muscles
- Tightening the support structures
Who Needs Lower Eyelid Surgery in India?
People with noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, and puffy bags under the eyes are ideal candidates for lower eyelid surgery in India. If friends or family often ask if you’re tired or haven’t slept well, despite being well rested, it is probably a signal to consult a physician.
As we age, the tissues and muscles around the eyes weaken. Sometimes fluid may accumulate over time, causing bags under the eyes. Similarly, the fat surrounding the eyes move towards the lower eyelids, making the eyes look puffy and baggy.
However, age isn’t the only reason for puffy and baggy eyes – it could be due to genetics or lack of sleep. But we do not recommend the procedure if you smoke or vape, as it could hamper recovery.
How Long is the Lower Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time?
Generally, lower eyelid surgery recovery time ranges from 24 to 48 hours, although patients complain of bruising and swelling immediately after surgery. Doctors recommend cool compresses to reduce bruising and swelling around the eyes. We also recommend avoiding physical activities such as walking and running to prevent infection.
Thin bandages are generally placed over the incision sites while the stitches remain for about a week. You may need a follow-up visit to remove some self-absorbing stitches in a few weeks. It would take a few weeks for the swelling and bruising to fade away.
Lower Eyelid Surgery Side effects:
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications of blepharoplasty. Possible lower eyelid surgery side effects include:
- Inability to close your eyes
- Dry eyes
- Abnormal eyelid position
- Double vision
- Lack of vision
How Much Does Lower Eyelid Surgery Cost in India?
Lower eyelid surgery cost in India depends on the type and complexity of the procedure. Generally, the price ranges from INR80,000 to INR2,00,000, depending on the hospital, the number of incisions, and the experience of the lower eyelid surgeon in India. At Richardsons Dental And Craniofacial Hospital, we offer affordable treatment compared to other countries, but you can determine the actual cost during your first consultation with your doctor.
Visit the Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital to learn more about lower eyelid surgery costs in India, and schedule an initial consultation.