A blepharoplasty is a highly skilled eyelid surgery procedure, but if you are already looking at blepharoplasty cost in Thailand, it might be time to re-evaluate the reasons why you want the procedure, and the importance you place on a long lasting and skilful procedure. Many surgical procedures are advertised as being cheaper in Bangkok Thailand, but of course, this introduces an entirely new element of risk. Let’s have a look at the value of having your blepharoplasty done in Australia.
The eyes are known as the window to the soul but due to the thinness of the skin around the eyes, they can be the first facial features to really show premature signs of ageing. During eyelid surgery, your plastic surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin from your eyelids, to open your eyes up, lift them and make them look younger.
Why Do The Eyes Show Signs Of Ageing
As we get older, the skin loses its natural elasticity and volume and tends to droop and sag. This happens when gravity pulls down on the skin around the eyes and in some cases, the upper eyelid might even fall over the eye and interfere with your vision. Sometimes the extra weight can come from the muscles of the forehead and eyebrow, which can put extra weight onto the upper eyelid.
In the case of the lower eyelid, the skin below your eyes can also lose tone and volume, causing wrinkles to develop. The lower eyelids can also become puffy as the fat pads bulge out beneath your eyes.
Why A Blepharoplasty In Australia Is Always A Safer Option
While the standard of work may be really good in Bangkok Thailand, patients always need to manage their risk, and going overseas for a cosmetic procedure is always going to attract more risk than having that same procedure done in Australia.
You can communicate with your surgeon easily
Being able to pop into the practice when it’s convenient, or pick up the phone for some advice is absolutely essential with any kind of surgery. The distance between Bangkok Thailand and New South Wales is a very real consideration once you are home.
You are covered if anything goes wrong
Between your private insurance and your surgeon’s professional cover, you have some recourse and options available to you in the event that something does go wrong in the course of your procedure.
If you happen to be in Bangkok Thailand and you do have an unexpected problem it will be a very expensive problem that you would need to cover out of pocket.
Cultural and language factors are less of an issue
Diving into another culture, language and even ideals of plastic surgery is very risky. A local surgeon who speaks your language would have a much better rapport and ability to deliver on your expectations.
Managing Your Post-surgical Needs
Being able to recover and recuperate in the comfort of your own home is always preferable to recovery in a hotel or guest house. After your eyelid surgery you may experience some side effects before you start healing, which may include
- Pain and discomfort
- Swelling, bruising and tenderness
These are relatively standard side effects after eyelid surgery and can be expected in a straightforward procedure with no complications.
However, it is also possible that some complications could occur which would impact on your healing and recovery, and which could also have an impact on your travel plans:
- Too much skin removed from the eyelid
- Asymmetrical eyelid surgery
- Temporary changes in vision
What To Expect After Eyelid Surgery
Some pain and discomfort around your eyes can be expected after your surgery, and this will improve as the days pass. Some patients also experience bruising and swelling around their eyes. Your surgeon will probably recommend that you sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling and discomfort while you heal.
Your eyes may also feel sensitive, dry or itchy in the days after your surgery. You probably won’t feel like doing social activities and will need to administer eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated. If you normally wear contact lenses, you probably won’t be able to use them for at least two weeks after your eyelid surgery.
Weighing Up Value Vs Blepharoplasty Cost in Thailand
Blepharoplasty is an elective procedure and the matter of cost always comes up. However investing in a high quality local procedure performed by an experienced and qualified professional surgeon, where your rights are protected by local regulatory frameworks is always preferable to taking a number of unmitigated risks and traveling to a foreign country for an intimate surgical procedure.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article the eyes are the window to the soul, and the facial feature that other people make immediate contact with first, and the most often. Eyelid surgery is a procedure that is worth doing once and doing correctly and, while it is possible to have revisional surgery, this is not ideal. And can be avoided if the relevant checks and balances are carried out.
With any surgical procedure, it’s always best if you are not rushed into action or making decisions. When you have flights and hotels in Bangkok Thailand to book, more expectations need to be managed and the surgery suddenly isn’t the focus of the exercise.
Do you still have questions about blepharoplasty cost in Thailand, and why you should be considering a local procedure? We’d love to assist you. Please contact our practice for a confidential appointment: (02) 9158 6375.