Upper Eyelid Surgery



Surgery: Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)

An upper eyelid surgery will remove excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids resulting in a less tired look and heavy feel to the upper lids.

The incisions will depend upon the surgeon’s technique but generally will be in the normal fold of the lid and will usually extend out to the side by a centimetre or more.

Apart from the creases and wrinkles on any excess skin that is removed, this procedure won’t improve other wrinkles around the eyes. These may be improved by laser resurfacing or chemical peels.

Upper eyelid surgery cannot be performed at the same time as laser resurfacing, chemical peels or LASIK vision correction.


How old do I have to be to have this surgery?

You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.

How soon can I have this surgery?

We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.

How long does the operation take and will I be asleep?

This procedure takes 1 ½ - 3 ½ hours for upper or lower eyelid surgery or 3 – 4 hours for both upper and lower eyelid surgery. This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.

Where will the incisions be?

The incisions will placed following the natural contours of the eyes. They may extend 1cm or more from the outside of the eye.

Will there be scaring?

Scaring will be present where the incisions were made. These may fade to fine lines or may remain obvious after healing is completed. How your scars will appear depends on how your body heals.

How long will I be in hospital?

This is an outpatient procedure as doesn’t require admission.

How long do I have to stay in Thailand?

The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 10 nights after surgery. This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.

Why can’t I leave sooner?

For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.

Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?

Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have

What are the risks associated with an eyelid surgery?

There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Risks can include unfavourable scarring, temporarily blurred or impaired vision, dry eyes, difficulty closing your eyes, lid lag (usually a pulling down of the lower eyelid but is often temporary), Ectropion (outward folding of the eyelid), bleeding or hematoma, poor wound healing, infection, fluid accumulation, numbness and other changes in skin sensation, pain which may persist, skin discoloration and swelling, possibility of revisional surgery and risks associated with anaesthesia. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.

How should I prepare for surgery?

When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.

What should I do after surgery?

The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery which may include wearing a compression garment. Exercise, strenuous activities and dental treatment after neck lift surgery is not recommended. Stretching the skin can cause scarring.

When can I start exercising?

Usually exercise and normal physical activities can resume in about 6-8 weeks after surgery however please ask your surgeon about this as it can vary from case to case.

How much does this surgery cost?

To get a free estimate for this surgery please click here

How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?

To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here

Can I see before and after photos?

Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here

Can I talk to a past patient?

Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning surgery through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.



Brent W from Christchurch, New Zealand

I had heard of Stunning Makeovers through some type of advertising in the past and was very pleased with your service. Transfers were great and on time, hotel very nice and well located.

I am very pleased with what I had done. I am now 56 and have had people think I am in my early to mid-40s. No one in my family or friends picked up on anything being done. Thank you very much.

Rita F from

I was impressed with the video I watched of you being interviewed by a television program hence choosing Stunning Makeovers.

The surgeon is very caring, listened to my concerns and was able to explain to me exactly what he could achieve for me. Nurses were very kind and gentle. They attended my every need and looked after me exceptionally well. The service is faultless; I can’t think of anything that I was not happy with. Furthermore, the hotel was great. The location was fantastic and we were able to get around the city easily by the BTS.  The hospital was very organized and the services provided even before surgery were unbelievable.

I was so impressed with how everything ran so smoothly beginning with the airport pickup, the transfers to the hospital, the interview with the surgeon, the care and attention from the nursing staff and everyone at the hospital.

I would return for more surgery/dental treatment as I am considering more dental work and maybe liposuction in the future.

I definitely would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others. The service provided was as promised, there were no hidden costs and the facilities chosen were great. 

I am very satisfied with Stunning Makeover’s services. Thank you again for making my dream come true. My results have been outstanding.  I am very pleased with the results and have had many compliments. 

Ian M from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning Makeovers has a good reputation because they offer very good prices and attentive service as well as follow up.

The surgeon was very to the point and factual, nursing and support staff were all good and the facilities at the hospital were good and well-run!

I would return for more surgery and am happy to recommend Stunning Makeovers to others.  

Susan C from

The doctors were fantastic and very professional. The nursing and support staff, service along with the facilities 100%. Could not ever get that service here in Australia and I would know because I work in a hospital.

Everything was organised for me and went according to plan. No stress!

Definitely return for more surgery/dental treatment and I would highly recommend Stunning Makeovers as I have talked to other patients in Thailand that went through other companies which do not compare to Stunning Makeovers with such efficiency.

No company runs 100% service, but on this occasion I would say your company did! Just want to say thank you Paul for all your help and great service.


Rita F from

Surgery went extremely well and I am ecstatic with the results. Everything you organisedwent without a hitch. The hospital was great, the surgeon was fantastic and all the nurses who looked after me were so kind and beautiful.

I am very impressed with how everything was organised and I would definitely recommend your services. So thank you again for making my dream come true. 

Charlene from Auckland, New Zealand

It's amazing how much just one day of recovery makes! My partner has already finished with his consultations so he's been enjoying playing tourist. I get the last of the stitches out this morning then continue recovery.

We wanted to say that there are no words to express how grateful we are to have had Mary (group trip coordinator) beside us on our journey.  Having someone take away any added stress for us during an emotional and trying time has been incredibly and sincerely appreciated. Such a genuinely caring person is an asset for Stunning Makeovers. Thank You Paul

Donna P from Tauranga, New Zealand

My friend had recommended Stunning Makeovers to me. All the staff and international support team where great. The service was fantastic and well above expected.

Service was great. It was good to have all the shuttles pre booked   Nice to get messages after surgery

Dr Theera was great and he did a great job and was very reassuring.

I found the hotel was in an excellent spot once you got to know the city. I would certainly stay there again and the staff where great.

I’m very pleased and looking to come back. 

Sarah L from Auckland, New Zealand

When I contacted Stunning Makeovers from their website with an enquiry they responded more promptly than the other company I approached.

The surgeon was good. His actual surgical work seems great; I'm happy with the results so far.

The nursing staff were very friendly and competent. The hospital's service was great, always very organized and fast with great facilities; very clean and modern. Overall a good experience - the international patient care team were especially helpful. 

I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others consideringit was cosmetic surgery in a foreign country. Organizing it was a fairly easy and stress-free process through Stunning Makeovers.

Brenda R from Auckland, New Zealand

Hi Paul,  everything went perfectly with my surgery, hotel and travel arrangements, they all fell into place beautifully so thank you and all your team very very much.

I was very pleased too with all the nursing staff and coordinators and doctors. I had a lovely time at the Hotel and having the shops and trains at my fingers tips just topped it all off. I felt relaxed safe and confident in my surroundings. 

Many thanks, I have no hesitation  in recommending your company to anyone thinking of heading to Thailand for surgery. 

I chose Stunning Makeovers because I liked the idea of not having the stress of organising everything myself and going with a reputable organisation made me feel more confident.

I am very, very satisfied with Stunning Makeovers service. Everything ran perfectly smoothly  - hotel, transport and flights.

At the hospital, I was very well supervised after my surgery and felt safe. My surgeon spoke excellent English as did most of the immediate staff. He had good references and had done many ops like mine.

Nursing and Support staff were all great, helpful and cheerful and would go out of their way to assist as much as possible.

The service was excellent, a top job and the facilities were all lovely, modern and clean.

I would you return for more surgery and am now considering dental treatment for next year.I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others unreservedly, no hesitation.