Blepharoplasty is the choice of many patients bothered by hooded eyes or under eye bags. If you’re thinking about getting cosmetic surgery abroad in Tunisia, get in touch with Dr.Balti to benefit from more than 10 years in the fields of maxillofacial and facial rejuvenating surgery.


Blepharoplasty, eyelid lift : FAQ

Does blepharoplasty result in visible scars ?

For the upper eyelids, scars are located on the natural fold. After about 6 months, the scars transition from a red or pink color to white and are very discreet. For the lower eyelids, scars aren’t always located on the skin. When they are, their appearance is the same as in the upper eyelids.

How long is the eyelid lift procedure ?

During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin and possibly fat before suturing the incision to restore normal skin tension in the eyelids. This surgical technique takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of eyelids to be treated. This surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay at the clinic after the operation.

Is there an minimum age requirement for blepharoplasty ?

There is no legally defined minimum age required to request this procedure. Moreover, aging affects each patient differently. Certain patients need an eyelid lift at the age of 35 whereas others can wait until 55 to 65 years old to benefit from surgery.

Which type of anesthesia is used for blepharoplasty ?

Typically, general anesthesia is administered for this procedure because it offers more comfort for the patient, but also for the surgeon. If the operation only treats the upper or lower eyelids, local anesthesia may be considered.

Is blepharoplasty going to change the appearance of my eyes ?

The appearance of the eyes isn’t changed by the procedure, only rejuvenated. Hooded eyes are widened, puffiness under the eyes is removed and so is excess skin in the upper eyelids, which refreshes and brightens the eyes area for a younger appearance.