Blepharoplasty in Iran

Eyelid Correction And Procedure Details

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed to remove excess skin above or below the eye caused by heredity or aging.

An Overview of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty-before Blepharoplasty-after

Blepharoplasty in Iran is a type of eyelid surgery to remove drooping eyelids. Because over time, with age, the eyelids become damaged skin or muscle or fat and need to be repaired.

Iran has made significant progress in medicine along with other countries in the world. Iranian doctors have often studied in the best universities in the world. Blepharoplasty helps enhance beauty and improves the appearance of the eyes. Our doctors in Medpaltrip will offer you the best quality of services and connect you to surgeons with a stunning history of surgeries.

In this article, we are going to discuss the costs, what blepharoplasty is and why it is performed and its complications.

The Cost of Blepharoplasty in Iran

In general, blepharoplasty is very expensive; For example, the cost of performing bilateral blepharoplasty in the United States is known to be very unreasonable. Blepharoplasty in Iran has a much lower cost compared to other countries in the world. Therefore, Iran has been a destination for many medical tourists in recent years. The lower price compared to other countries paired with the high quality of medical services have made Iran one of the most popular countries for treatment and cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty surgery. Enjoy blepharoplasty services through our travel packages in Medpaltrip.

The cost of blepharoplasty in Iran depends on the following;

  • Whether it is a bilateral or unilateral blepharoplasty;
  • The Center and surgeon.

Take a look at the charts below to compare blepharoplasty prices in Iran with the rest of the world.

Price in Iran vs. rest of the world
Iran : $900
India : $1,100
Brazil : $2,150
Thailand : $2,200
Turkey : $2,800
USA : $4,000

Surgery Details

Blepharoplasty is carried out under local or general anesthesia depending on the procedure. It takes an average of 4 to 5 hours with no clinical stay. The candidate can get ack to work 2 weeks after the surgery.


Local / General


1 - 2 hours

Clinical Stay

Not Necessary

Total Stay

10 - 14 Days

Back to Work

10 - 14 Days


2 - 4 Weeks

Why Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Over time, the skin loses its elasticity; this causes fat layers to accumulate in the upper and lower eyelids, causing the eyelids to droop and get thin. Excess skin on the upper eyelid causes sagging and sometimes reduces the field of vision. Accumulation of skin on the lower eyelid often leads to swelling and wrinkles. Various methods are used to improve the field of vision, the beauty of the eyelid skin and to correct its sagging. These methods include;

This surgery is explained further in this article.

Filler Injection
Injecting the filler material in the different layers of the skin helps remove wrinkles and make the skin smoother.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
These treatments include methods such as microneedling. In microneedling, using multiple small needles in the skin plunge, collagen production is stimulated. 

Ultrasound Therapy
Stimulates collagen production in the skin. 

Skin Creams and Serums
These cosmetic products also gradually increase and stimulate collagen production in the skin.

What is Blepharoplasty?

What is Blepharoplasty?

The eyes are very influential when it comes to one’s facial beauty. Blepharoplasty is often used for cosmetic purposes; however it is also useful for improving the visual field in the elderly whose upper eyelid is partially covering their eyes.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the upper and lower eyelid, improving the beauty of the eyes. It is also called eye lift. 

Keep in mind that blepharoplasty does not cure ocular inflammation caused by the accumulation of interstitial water. Also, blepharoplasty does not eliminate wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. It is most effective when carried out along with other cosmetic procedures such as filler injections, brow lifts and laser therapy.

Canthoplasty in Iran

Canthoplasty in Iran

Cat eye blepharoplasty or canthoplasty is a procedure that is sometimes performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty. The difference is in the shape of the eye. In blepharoplasty, sagging eyelids are removed while in canthoplasty, the eyes take on a cat-like shape.

In Iran, the main purpose of canthoplasty is to enlarge the eyes. This surgery  makes your face younger and more attractive. In canthoplasty, usually the lower eyelid undergoes surgery to recreate the inner corners of the eye.

There are several methods for cat-eye surgery:

Doctors mostly use canthoplasty as a reconstructive surgery. Canthoplasty relieves the tiredness and sagging of your eyes while adding an attractive stretch in them. Although the results of canthoplasty last for a long time, due to various reasons such as aging or improper diet and lifestyle, follow up surgeries may be required

Lateral Canthoplasty
This surgery is usually used to remove drooping upper eyelids and stretch the eyes. However, in some cases, lateral canthoplasty can be used to eliminate drooping lower eyelids

Who is It For?

Blepharoplasty is most common in people over 35; but if the drooping eyelid is inherited in your family; You may need to do this at a younger age. The following people are candidates for blepharoplasty;

  • People with drooping or puffy upper eyelids;
  • People with drooping upper eyelids which reduce lateral vision;
  • People with excess skin in the lower eyelid;
  • With swelling under the eyes;

Blepharoplasty improves your appearance and increases your self-confidence. Before performing blepharoplasty, it is necessary to determine your goals from this operation and to consult with doctors about the goal you are pursuing.

Most people who perform blepharoplasty in Iran are satisfied with their choice. Patients often felt more beautiful and more confident after blepharoplasty in Iran.

Preoperative Preparations

Before performing blepharoplasty in Iran, it is necessary for a cosmetic surgeon and an ophthalmologist to examine you and inform you about the following:

Your medical history
Your doctor will ask you about your previous surgical history, past and current illnesses such as glaucoma, dry eye, blood issues, allergies, thyroid problems and diabetes. He will also ask you about any medications you take. 

Make a list of all the medications you are taking, from multivitamins to herbal medicines, especially blood thinners such as aspirin. Doctors will also ask you about smoking and alcohol consumption.

Your expectations
An honest conversation with your doctor can give you a clear picture of the outcome of the operation. Talk to your doctor about your expectations and ask for his or her opinion.

You Will Take The Following Steps Before Your Procedure

Physical Examination
Your doctor will examine you, which may include checking your lacrimal glands and parts of your eyelid.

Visual Examination
Your ophthalmologist will examine your lateral vision.

Photographing Your Eyelids
Your eye is photographed from different angles. This helps to get a better view of the long-term and short-term effects and allows the surgeon to better plan for surgery.

Before Performing Blepharoplasty in Iran, You Are Asked To:

  • Inform your doctor if you take medications such as aspirin, warfarin with other blood thinners such as ibuprofen and naproxen and ask them how you should change your medication before having a blepharoplasty. Only take medications that your surgeon allows.
  • Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the operation. Cigarettes slow healing after blepharoplasty.

How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

What happens during blepharoplasty in Iran? Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure in Iran and does not require hospitalization. Blepharoplasty in Iran takes about two hours if both upper and lower eyelids require surgery. This is how it is performed; 

  • Blepharoplasty does not require anesthesia and the doctor will inject anesthetics into your eyelid.
  • You will be given a sedative intravenously.
  • If the surgery is necessary for both the upper and the lower eyelid, the surgeon will start from the upper eyelid first.
  • After performing these steps, your doctor will suggest the use of a laser to get a better result, which will be done during the operation if you have already agreed with this suggestion.

Postoperative Care

  • You can leave the hospital in a few hours.
  • You will temporarily experience the following complications after surgery:
    • Due to the lubricating ointment applied to the surface of your eyes during the operation, you may have blurred vision for several days;
    • Small tears that get better in three weeks;
    • Light sensitivity; This complication also improves within a couple of weeks.
  • Numb and puffy eyelids; It gets better during the first two weeks; 
  • Swelling and Bruising around the eyes; This is greatly improved three weeks after surgery;
  • The incision scars disappear after a few months.

Our team in Medpaltrip makes sure your recovery is seamless through consistent follow ups.


  • On the first night after surgery, apply an ice pack to your eyelid for 10 minutes every hour. Do this four or five times a day the next day.
  • Gently clean your eyelids and use the prescribed drops and ointments at the specified time.
  • Avoid pushing, swimming and lifting heavy weights for a week;
  • Avoid heavy exercises such as aerobic exercises such as ropes for a week;
  • Avoid smoking;
  • Do not roll your eyes;
  • Do not wear contact lenses for up to two weeks after surgery.
  • Wear dark-colored sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from the sun and wind.
  • Keep your head above your body for a while to sleep;
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling;
  • See your doctor after about a week to examine and remove the stitches;
  • Be sure to talk to your doctor about taking aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other blood thinners;
  • Use acetaminophen to relieve pain.

Comparison of Methods

Prolonged blepharoplasty is the most effective way to treat upper eyelid drooping and lower eyelid swelling. Blepharoplasty is not possible without surgery and is a surgical procedure; however as mentioned above, there are other methods for achieving similar results. In comparison with the existing methods, it worth mentioning that:

  • The effects of injectables last for several months to a year and require re-injection;
  • The filler has an immediate response, but like other injectables, it needs to be re-injected every few months;
  • The effects of Ultherapy start to surface three months after the procedure and last for up to a year;
  • Multiple sessions are required to eliminate wrinkles around the eyes with the microneedling;
  • Creams and skin serums should be used for a long time to yield results which are definite.


Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, or muscle. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
Iran is known for its advanced medical facilities and skilled surgeons. Many people choose Iran for Blepharoplasty due to the high quality of care, affordable prices, and the opportunity to combine the procedure with a medical tourism experience.
The duration of Blepharoplasty surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the case. On average, it takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Recovery time can vary from person to person, but generally, it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the initial healing process. However, complete recovery and the disappearance of any swelling or bruising may take several weeks to a few months.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with Blepharoplasty. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, dry eyes, temporary or permanent changes in eyelid sensation, and asymmetry. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon before making a decision.
The cost of Blepharoplasty in Iran can vary depending on various factors such as the extent of the procedure, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of the clinic. However, it is generally more affordable compared to many other countries, making it an attractive option for medical tourists.
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