Eyelid revision, or secondary blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to correct problems or issues that have arisen from the initial surgery. These can include unsatisfactory outcomes in terms of aesthetic and function, rising crease, dropping eyelid, and contour abnormalities. Eyelid revision surgery is far more difficult and complicated than the initial surgery mainly because of the excess scar tissue that has already developed at the surgical site.
Due to the complex nature of this procedure, it is crucial for patients to work with an oculoplastic surgeon who specialises in this type of surgery and who has years of experience and advanced surgical skills. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists (eye specialists) who received additional training in surgical procedures that deal with the eyelids, tear ducts, and eye socket.
Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia have several highly trained and qualified oculoplastic surgeons. While some are working at hospitals’ ophthalmology departments, there are those who run their own private practices.
In Singapore, medical travellers can easily find highly competent oculoplastic surgeons who have studied, trained, or practiced in Western countries. Some of them are even accredited by highly trusted medical organisations including the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Since Singapore is a first-world country, it has many hospitals with dedicated ophthalmology departments that are fully equipped with the same diagnostic and surgical technology found in the United States and United Kingdom. By combining the expertise of oculoplastic surgeons with advanced surgical equipment and sophisticated medical facilities, medical tourists in Singapore can expect the highest standards of care. The same high quality of care can also be expected from surgeons and Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited medical institutions in Thailand and Malaysia for a much lower cost.