Blepharoplasty is surgery of the eyelids to correct droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. These not only make you appear older, but may also interfere with vision. A face lift would be required to remove crow's feet, wrinkles or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure or in conjunction with other facial surgery, such as a face or brow lift to help bring back your youthful appearance.

How will surgery be performed?

Droopy upper eyelid conditions are corrected through incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid, allowing removal of deposited fat as well as muscle and tissue tightening. Removing excess skin is also an option.

Lower eyelid conditions may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line allowing removal of excess skin. A trans-conjunctival incision (one hidden inside the lower eyelid) is an alternative technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and also to redistribute or remove excess fat.

Incisions are made so that the scars will be well concealed within the natural eyelid structure.

What kind of anaesthesia will be needed?
Local anaesthesia combined with an intravenous sedation.
How long will surgery take?
Usually one hour for two eyelids or two for both eyes. You can usually return home on the same day.
Will I feel pain afterwards?
Moderate pain can be expected.  Your surgeon can prescribe medication to alleviate the initial feeling of dryness in the eye and the experience of irritation or itching which may be felt.
How long is recovery?

Once completed, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied to your eyes. In some cases, the eyes may be loosely covered with gauze.

Rest is advisable following your operation, your FVH surgeon advising on how much is needed. Recovery times vary depending on the individual, usually between one and two days. You may choose to rest at FV Hospital or in your hotel, potentially leaving hospital on the same day.

Other considerations include:

  • You should avoid reading in low light.
  • You may not wish to work on the next day if your eyes are too swollen.
  • Contact lenses should not be worn for two weeks or more. Your FVH surgeon will advise.
  • You should not do any strenuous actitivity or drink alcohol for three weeks.
Will there be bruising and swelling?
Some bruising and swelling, disappearing after a few weeks.
Will I have to remove the stitches?
This simple procedure is undertaken five to seven days following surgery by your FVH surgeon when you return for the scheduled post-operative consultation.
Will there be scars?
Scars heal very rapidly, disappearing completely within a few months while the aesthetic results should be apparent in a matter of weeks.

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Blepharoplasty/ Eyelid surgery (Upper & Lower Eyelids) & Leisure Combo

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Ear & Leisure Combo Package
Are you searching for a safe, reliable and high-quality destination for your surgery or medical treatment but at the same time want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of a travel hotspot? Look no further! We have the most suitable packages for you right here in Vietnam!
We can offer you the most professional surgery/ treatment + relaxing leisure combo programs, in conjunction with Buffalo Tours, a leading and award-wining tour operator in Vietnam. Packages can also be tailor-made to your own special desires.
Please note that all of our packages & prices are estimates only and that durations can vary, depending on the timing of your admission, your surgery/treatment and your condition to fly back home. In some cases your doctor might restrict you from certain activities and the below package might not be suitable for you.

Below follows an example of a package:

  • Day 01
    Arrival, welcome and airport pick-up by Buffalo Tours Representative. Transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel 5* ( for check-in and rest.
    Overnight at Renaissance.
  • Day 02
    Transfer to FV Hospital for first consultation(s)/tests.
    After first consultation(s)/tests, transfer back to Renaissance, stay overnight.
  • Day 03
    Transfer to FV Hospital for Surgery. After surgery, transfer to Thao Dien Village ( for relaxation.
  • Days 03-05
    Relaxation at Thao Dien. Free use of health club facilities including fitness room, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, etc., during opening hours. Enjoy 10 per cent discount on all other services at Spa Authentic.
  • Day 06
    Full day “Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai temple” trip.

    Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-coloured dragons of all shapes and sizes. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.

    The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American/Vietnam war must have been like.

    In the morning at 8.00am, we’ll drive to Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch, we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to Ho Chi Minh City around 5.00pm.

  • Days 07-08
    Check out of Thao Dien. Transfer to Long Hai beach, around 2.5 hours drive from HCMC.
    Arrival in Long Hai, check-in Ho Tram Osaka resort (
    Relax at Ho Tram resort.
  • Day 09
    Transfer back to HCMC. Check-in Renaissance Riverside Hotel.

    Evening – “Bonsai Dinner Cruise” programme. Itinerary:

    Exclusive outdoor dining on the Saigon River
    Board the Bonsai, a replica of a Vietnamese Emperor’s dragon boat, for a memorable evening of dining and entertainment on the Saigon River. An extensive European and Asian Buffet, featuring show cooking by our executive chefs, will be served all evening, accompanied by a live performance.

    Embark Bonsai junk at Bach Dang pier at around 7.00pm. Complimentary welcome cocktail served on board.

    Scenic cruise along the Saigon River from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The junk’s two open sides provide uninterrupted views of HCMC’s illuminated sky line and the unique Saigon River way of life.

    Our carefully selected musical programme is the perfect relaxing accompaniment to the Bonsai’s intimate dinner cruise. After dinner you can also enjoy soft drinks at the stylish cocktail lounge on the upper deck.

    Choose from either a Euro-Asian buffet, or set menu options.
    We will then return to Bach Dang and disembark at around 9.30pm.
  • Day 10
    Morning - transfer to FV for post-discharge consultation. Note: this date could be changed depending on doctor’s advice.

    Afternoon – Spa treatments and dinner

    Sen Spa provides the perfect retreat from the stresses of travel and city life. Inspired by the traditions and rituals of Asian cultures, we offer you a unique environment in which to relax and rejuvenate.

    Release stress and refresh with spa treatments such as a herbal steam bath, aromatic hot and cold jacuzzis, two-hands massage, and more.

    After your treatments, you will be transferred to the relaxing Thao Dien Village riverside complex for a delectable Vietnamese dinner.
  • Day 11
    Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Blepharoplasty Surgery

  • Upper Eyelids: US$1,450
  • Lower Eyelids: US$1,450
  • Upper & Lower Eyelids: US$2,050

The package includes:

  • Pre-operative consultations and tests
  • Hospitalisation
  • Surgical procedure
  • Doctor fees
  • Regular treatment and tests during hospitalisation
  • Discharge treatment
  • Follow-up consultation