Monday, January 16, 2006

Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal and/or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons. The procedure is used to improve the appearance of sagging upper eyelids and puffy lower "eye bags". When upper eyelid changes are severe in the elderly, blepharoplasty may sometimes be undertaken to open up the field of vision impaired by overhanging skin.

Blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids, or from the inside surface of the lower eyelid. Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable. Depending upon the scope of the procedure, the operation takes one to three hours to complete.

Asian blepharoplasty
, or double eyelid surgery, is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery among those of east and southeast Asian background. About half of this population are born without an eyelid crease and are called single-lidded. Surgery is used to create a crease above the eye, thus making the eye appear more open and alert and facilitating the application of make up.

Cost here in the Philippines:
25,000-100,000+ pesos
(depending on the eyelid needing reshaping: upper, lower or both)
Asian blepharoplasty: 30,000-40,000 pesos

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