Blepharoplasty in Spian

Aging causes the eyelids to stretch and the eyelids to droop and look older. Besides aging, excessive skin sagging around the eyes may reduce your vision as it causes a restriction in the sight. 

Addressing this problem, Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, muscle or fat and repairs droopy eyelids to give a younger, more alert and attractive appearance.

Symptoms to undergo Blepharoplasty

You might consider Blepharoplasty if you are struggling with restricted vision due to droopy or sagging eyelids that are preventing your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids.

There can be multiple reasons for undergoing Blepharoplasty, here are some of the major ones:

  • Baggy or droopy eyelids
  • If excess skin of the upper eyelids is restricting your vision
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes

Factors Influencing the Cost of Blepharoplasty

  • The skills and expertise of the surgeon
  • The hospital or clinic facility
  • The type of surgery
  • The clinic location
  • Customized services
  • Only upper eyelid surgery needed or both upper as well as lower eyelid
  • Considering eyelid lift surgery along with other procedures like facelift, rhinoplasty, mentoplasty, etc.
Treatment and Cost

7

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

2 Day in Hospital

5 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 5000

Hospitals

About the Blepharoplasty (Eyelids)

A beautiful pair of eyes coupled with shapely eyelids can say a lot. But drooping eyelids can make one look older than their age. This is the reason why blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is considered by many to reduce those extra bags of fatigue around the eyes. Not only for cosmetic reasons but blepharoplasty may also be considered for improvement of eyesight and widening of vision.

Due to hereditary reasons, fat percentage pockets may develop that may bulge out around weakened muscles and loose eyelids skin around the eyes. It may also take place because of natural aging. There can be functional problems in the upper and lower lids that can prevent one from having a wider view and cause difficulty in wearing contact lenses or spectacles. All these problems can be rectified with the help of an eye plastic surgery or blepharoplasty.

For the same reason, blepharoplasty is also known as lower blepharoplasty, eye bag removal surgery, and sagging eyelids surgery. Blepharoplasty is usually done for cosmetic reasons. But sometimes this procedure can also be performed for functional reasons. Usually, a team of ophthalmologists and cosmetic surgeons perform such surgeries. An eye lift may be performed but basically, excess fat from both upper and lower lids are removed to make the eyelids look youthful. The skin is stretched in a required way to make it look agile and appealing.

Blepharoplasty can be conducted on a single eyelid or both the upper and the lower eyelids (bilateral), depending on the extent of bags and puffiness around the eyes.

How is Blepharoplasty (Eyelids) performed?

  • Local anaesthesia is administered in the regions around the eyes with the help of a series of systemic sedatives.
  • The patient will remain awake but the region around the eyes would feel numb for the total period of surgery. It can be administered orally or intravenously using a needle.
  • In case of blepharoplasty bilateral, general anaesthesia is administered.
  • The surgeon first makes incisions on the eyelids along the natural crease of the upper eyelid and beneath the eyelashes or behind the lower lid in case of the lower eyelids. These positions ensure that the cuts are not visible after the surgery.
  • The surgeon makes specific and well-defined markings to understand from which regions of the eye loose skin and baggy fat must be removed. In many cases, he would also mark the underlying muscles.
  • The amount of fat, skin, or underlying muscles that must be removed is decided during the preoperative visits where the facial structure, bone alignment in the face, muscle configuration, and eyebrow alignment and symmetry are studied.
  • The instruments or devices employed to remove extra skin, fats or muscles are a scalpel, radio frequency cutting device, surgical scissors and cutting lasers.
  • To reconfigure the areas of eyebrows and eyelids and make them smooth, tissue adhesive glue and sutures are used.
  • To resurface the skin and remove any remaining wrinkles around the eyes and the eyelids, the surgeon may take the aid of carbon dioxide laser. This makes the surface smooth.
  • Incisions in the scalp can also be made to lift the eyebrows simultaneously in case of drooping eyebrows.

Recovery from Blepharoplasty (Eyelids)

  • After the surgery, a topical antibiotic ointment must be applied.
  • Cold packs must be applied to the eyes every hour for 10 to 15 minutes as you are awake.
  • Next day, the frequency can be reduced to a few hours. This will keep the bruises and swelling to its minimum.
  • For faster healing, warm compresses must be applied after 48 hours.
  • Take medications to relieve pain or as advised by the doctor.
  • The sutures in the eyes will dissolve in a week. If not, then visit the surgeon who would have it removed.
  • As soon as the redness in the eyes subsides, one can resume a normal life. Till then rest is advised.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Blepharoplasty in Spain?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery has two distinct sections, the upper eyelid, and the lower eyelid. The surgery may cost nearly 1,887 USD, in Spain, without the assorted costs like travel, stay, hospital fees, doctor, etc.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Blepharoplasty in Spain?

There are several factors that affect the cost of Blepharoplasty in Spain. Such factors are listed below.

  • Apart from the surgery, the overall cost depends highly on the type of hospital that has been chosen by the patient.
  • The running room and recovery room fees also act as an add-on to the cost of the whole surgery.
  • A group of physicians remains involved in the surgery, for example, Surgeons, anesthetists, dieticians, etc. Each incurs a separate charge.
  • The medicine’s price, dressing, the regular diagnostic process, and the post-surgery maintenance cost.

Why should you opt for Blepharoplasty in Spain?
  • Spain is quite well known for Blepharoplasty because plastic surgeons in Spain use latest medical technology. This is why more foreigners are going to Spain for their surgery.
  • Plastic surgery in Spain is 35% cheaper as compared to several other countries.
  • Hotels in the off-season can be very economical.
  • Traveling to Spain is a fantastic reason for an amazing holiday. Traveling to Spain can be coupled with surgery and a holiday, which would also instigate the recovery rate.
Who are the top plastic surgeons in Spain for Blepharoplasty?

Since Spain has already been established as one of the best places in the world to carry on plastic surgery, finding doctors and surgeons would never be a difficult task there. Moreover, Dr. Fakin, founder of Ocean Clinic in Madrid, who is one of the best plastic surgeons, can be found in Spain. There are other noteworthy names of Plastic surgeons who excel in their craft in Spain, and they are Dr. Patricia Gutiérrez Ontalvilla, Dr. Francisco Giraldo Ansio, Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz, and others.

How to choose the right hospital or clinic for Blepharoplasty in Spain?

It is very important to see that the surgeon, whom you have chosen, is associated with which hospital. Then it is recommended to see the infrastructure of the hospitals, the insurance facilities if there are enough emergency facilities available. It is also necessary to check if the hospital has allowed such surgeries before. Even if it has, then how were the surgeries conducted. After considering all these issues, comes the most important one, the cost. Check which hospital is being able to suffice to your financial stronghold, and then proceed towards the surgery.

How to get the process of Blepharoplasty to be done in Spain?

Getting plastic surgery can be safe, as well as risky. So, whenever you are thinking of taking a step like this, you must be well researched and aware of what changes are going to happen in your body. The points mentioned below would give you an overall idea as to how to get the surgery done in Spain.

  • Find a renowned Surgeon who has been practicing this type of surgery and is well experienced. This is necessary because any misconduct in the process may lead to permanent damage or loss of vision.
  • Program and conduct a detailed meeting with the surgeon regarding the surgery and see if you must get this done. Discuss about your past history of medication, medical issues, physical inefficiency, habits, and other need be.
  • The next phase is imaging your eye where the doctor would explain to you, where the incision would be made and from where the fats on the lid will be removed.

After all such physical examinations, you get to the operation table, and your surgery is done. Once the operation is done, you need to constantly keep in touch with the Surgeon and keep him updated about your health after surgery and about complications (if any).

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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