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Blepharoplasty in Tunisia: what is aesthetic surgery of the eyelids?

Blepharoplasty in Tunisia is a facial plastic surgery procedure that aims to repair defects in the eyelids. It involves removing excess skin and fat in order to rejuvenate the eyes and obtain a more vibrant look. Eyelid surgery in Tunisia can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or on all four at the same time.

The defects that blepharoplasty in Tunisia treats are generally due to old age. Indeed, with age, the eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them weaken. An excess of fat accumulates on the eyelids. This can result in sagging upper eyelids (requiring upper eyelid surgery), or bags under the eyes (requiring lower eyelid surgery).

The results of drooping eyelid surgery are among the most durable in plastic surgery* and result in immediate eye rejuvenation.

Blepharoplasty in Tunisia at low cost prices

For many people considering eyelid surgery in Tunisia, cost is naturally a very important factor. Blepharoplasty surgery in Tunisia; its price varies depending on the type of technique used and the extent of the procedure. It may be worth noting that eyelid surgery in Tunisia is less expensive than many other types of cosmetic surgery.

Prices range from 1600€ for a 2 eyelid blepharoplasty to 2700€ for a 4 eyelid blepharoplasty combined with a neck and face lift. If you are considering this operation, ask your medical advisor for a detailed estimate. The cost of eyelid surgery in Tunisia includes a combination of various fees, including:

  • Plastic surgeon fee
  • Anesthesia
  • Operating room
  • Post-operative follow-up visits
  • Stay at the clinic
  • Hotel stay
Interventions Price Stay
2-lid Blepharoplasty 1600€ 4 nights / 5 days
4-lid Blepharoplasty 1850€ 4 nights / 5 days

What causes sagging eyelids?

This area of the face is often one of the first parts to show signs of aging (bags of fat, drooping eyebrows and wrinkles under the eyes) because the eyelid skin and underlying fascia are very thin. There are a number of different factors that can cause a person’s upper or lower eyelid to sag. These factors usually include genetic factors such as skin thickness, as well as environmental influences such as sun exposure and whether or not the person is a smoker. Sagging eyelid skin is such a common concern that eyelid surgery in Tunisia is consistently among the top facial cosmetic surgeries in Tunisia.

A fatty pocket under the eye is usually due to a hereditary factor and increases with age. The appearance of these pockets is related to a slackening of the skin around the eyes. To reduce wrinkles and eliminate bags under the eyes, an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty is recommended to obtain a rested and rejuvenated appearance.
Eventually, this surgical procedure treats and reduces dark circles.
This operation requires a minimal incision that does not leave a scar.

Blepharoplasty in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start

The first step in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids is the pre-operative assessment. The surgeon asks you questions about your general health. He or she will then evaluate your eyelids and eyes to determine what type of surgery you need (droopy eyelid surgery, laser blepharoplasty…). Afterwards, he or she will discuss your expectations with you to see if they are realistic or not. He or she should also tell you about the risks and inform you of the recovery time and cost of eyelid surgery in Tunisia.

How does plastic surgery of the eyelids in Tunisia take place?

Blepharoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It depends on the number of eyelids to be operated on, the type of changes to be made and the patient’s preferences. Eyelid surgery in Tunisia generally lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours. The duration of hospitalization is 1 day.

The surgeon begins by making incisions, making sure that they are hidden in natural folds. This is to prevent future scars from being visible.

  • The skin incisions of the upper eyelids are concealed in the crease that is located halfway up the eyelid (between the fixed and mobile parts of the eyelid).
  • The skin incisions of the lower eyelids are placed 1 to 2 mm under the eyelashes. They can sometimes extend a little outside.

It is from these small incisions that the excess fat, muscle and skin will be removed. Once this removal is done, the incisions are stitched with very fine threads. In the case of a lower blepharoplasty, a re-tensioning of the eyelids may also be required in order to tighten the lower eyelid margin.

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After-effects of eyelid surgery in Tunisia

Blepharoplasty in Tunisia is rarely painful, but you may feel a sensation of discomfort, tension in the eyelids and a slight irritation of the eyes. The latter are watery during the first days which can cause visual disorders. Treatment with a moisturizing eye drop can be prescribed to relieve these symptoms. It should be noted that it may be difficult or impossible to close the eyelids completely during the first few days.

Edema (swelling) and bruising of the eyelids usually occurs for 4 to 7 days.

It is recommended to rest and avoid physical exertion during the first few days.

Possible complications

  • – During the consultation, the anaesthesiologist will carefully explain the potential anaesthesia risks. Please note that anaesthesia of any kind can cause reactions in the body that are sometimes unpredictable, some of which are easier to control than others. The likelihood of these complications is greatly reduced in the hands of a competent anaesthesiologist experienced in a surgical context.
    Techniques, anaesthetics and monitoring methods have enormously improved over the last thirty years, and are very safe, especially when the operation is performed in a nonemergency situation on a healthy person.

    With regard to the surgery: Choosing a qualified and competent plastic surgeon that performs this type of surgery regularly limits the risk of complications, but does not eliminate them.
    Fortunately, true complications after rhinoplasty are extremely rare in an approved surgical setting. Done carefully, the vast majority of procedures go smoothly and patients are very satisfied with the way the procedure turns out.
    Although blepharoplasty complications are uncommon, they are possible, and may include:
    •    Haematomas: usually not serious; they will be drained if they are too large.
    •    Infection: easily treated with local treatments
    .•   Healing abnormalities
    •   Epidermal cysts: most disappear spontaneously.
    •    Tearing disorder
    •    Ptosis: (difficulty fully opening the upper eyelid): very rare, except after age 70
    •    Lagophthalmos: (incomplete upper eyelid closure): common the first few days following surgery
    •    Ectropion (lower eyelid is rolled outward): often a temporary condition and will disappear with regular massages to soften the eyelid for the first few weeks.

    Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another depending on the patient’s body shape.