Eyelid Surgery In Iran

A fast and affordable solution to droopy eyelids. We offer all-expense blepharoplasty surgery in Iran at fair prices.

Eyelid Surgery
In Iran

A fast and affordable solution to droopy eyelids. We offer all-expense blepharoplasty surgery in Iran at fair prices.

Genetics, trauma, or most probably time all may take their toll on your eyelids.  Then, you start to see sleepy looking eyes in the mirror and may wonder whether there’s a solution for them or not. The answer is yes! You can bring them back to life with eyelid surgery.

Hear about our patients’ experiences in Iran: They have so much to share.

Watch these stories from different patients around the world to see why people choose Iran for their cosmetic surgeries and how AriaMedTour facilitates their medical trip to Iran.

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Before & After Photos

Take a look at ‘before and after’ photos of people who got their eyelid surgery done in Iran.

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Why choose Iran for eyelid surgery?

There are many reasons Iran is a great destination for people seeking blepharoplasty abroad. Well-trained and experienced plastic surgeons, low prices, hospitable people, and wonderful tourist attractions are some of the factors that will offer you a pleasant experience of having eyelid surgery in Iran.

Why choose AriaMedTour?

There is a lot of inconveniences in arranging a cosmetic surgery abroad. AriaMedTour is a professional medical tourism facilitator that help you to have a smooth and hassle-free blepharoplasty experience in Iran without having to worry about things like visa, hotel, city transportation, language, safety, etc.

How much is blepharoplasty in Iran?

The cost of blepharoplasty in Iran depends on factors such as the experience and qualifications of the surgeon, related services, and the type of surgery. While you can find prices as low as $1,000 for upper and lower eyelid surgery in Iran, topflight plastic surgeons in Iran charge you around $2,500 for a blepharoplasty procedure.

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Eyelid surgery in Iran: everything you need to know

If you’re considering Iran for your eyelid surgery, you’re probably curious about what it involves, how it would be like, and many more. So, here is all you need to know about blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery in Iran.

What is blepharoplasty?

Everyone agrees on the powerful effect of eyes in facial beauty. There are some factors, though, that causes the eyes to look older and not so attractive. They are often caused by hereditary or as a part of the aging process. Take droopy eyelids an example. They make you look older, and may also impair vision. Blepharoplasty is the solution.

Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery or eye lift, is a corrective surgery which removes the excess skin and fat from upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty does not change the form of your eyes. It can tighten loose skin around your eyes, though. As a result, you will have a more refreshed look.

a woman eye with upper loopy eyelid and bags under the eyes

Is Iran a right place for eyelid surgery?

If you’re one of those who is bombarded by the big media and never has searched for the truth, traveling to Iran for surgery might be the last option you consider. This is because the media portray Iran as an unsafe country for travelers.

However, this is not true at all. Though located in the neighborhood of Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the country is as safe as many developed countries around the globe.

Speaking of quality, Iran is well-equipped with super-organized modern hospitals and clinics. The staffs are well-educated and a lot of the doctors have attended top western universities or at least have passed fellowships or specialized courses in those universities.

In the field of blepharoplasty, you can easily count on Iranian surgeons as this surgery is the 4th most frequently done surgery in Iran. Plus, some Iranian doctors are well-known across the world for the great work they had done to promote this area.

One example is Professor Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli. Dr. Kashkouli has earned his fellowship in the field of Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery from the UK. He’s been working as the vice president of Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) since 2012.

Furthermore, as the price is one of the deciding factors people take into account when getting surgery abroad, and Iran is ideal in this regard. With the low cost of living and low salaries, this country offers the most competitive prices to the patients without compromising on the quality of healthcare services. Learn more on the exact costs in section ‘cost of eyelid surgery in Iran’.

female iranian plastic surgeons in an operation room

When is eyelid surgery needed?

Blepharoplasty is chosen by thousands of people to improve the appearance of eyes. You can consider blepharoplasty if:

  • You want to treat puffiness and bags under your eyes,
  • You have droopy upper eyelids and can benefit from ptosis eyelid surgery
  • Your droop eyelids impair your vision,
  • You have excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelids and need surgery for your lid deformity
  • You look older or tired due to deformities of the eyelids.

Eyelid surgery procedure in Iran

Blepharoplasty is done under either local or general anesthesia. The surgery lasts for about 1 hour. Depending on your condition, the surgery might be carried out on upper lids, lower lids, or both.

Your surgeon makes precise markings on your skin to determine where and how much excess skin needs to be removed. Tiny and delicate incisions are made in the upper (alongside the crease line) or lower eyelid (alongside the lower crease line or inside the lower eyelid). Then, the surgeon removes or relocates the excess skin or fat, tightens the muscle, and closes the incisions.

In order to achieve the best results, your surgeon may suggest you undergo a brow lift or a facelift at the same time.

eyelid surgery procedure iran before and after

Upper eyelid surgery

There are plenty of reasons as to why upper eyelid surgery may be needed, including:

  • Having a tired or unhappy appearance due to sagging eyelid
  • Lack of contour in the upper eyelid
  • Vision impairment due to droopy eyelids

Most of the time, the condition occurs as a result of aging and muscles’ weakening. But it can also be seen in young people as a hereditary issue. Nevertheless, the surgery is quite common and can easily offer the result that patient is seeking.

Upper eyelid surgery can result in a more youthful and upbeat appearance. The surgery involves making an incision in the fold of the eye and removing the excess skin, fat or muscles.

Lower eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty for the lower eyelid, also known as eye bag surgery, is usually performed to counteract the effects of aging such as wrinkles, excess fat, and sagging skin. By improving the puffy or baggy appearance of the lower lid, lower eyelid surgery can result in a smoother and more youthful appearance. The surgery can also be performed in conjunction with procedures such as facelift.

To ensure tighter skin, the procedure is performed by removing the excess skin and fat and then, sewing the skin back together.

Share your concerns with our healthcare specialists to learn about different options of lower eyelid surgery and whether the surgery is the right choice for you.

Cat Eye Surgery

Another recently popular procedure is cat eye surgery, also known as canthoplasty. The cosmetic procedure is common among young and aged patients alike as it can provide more aesthetically pleasing eyes for both age groups. By altering the outer corner of the eyes, canthoplasty offers a lifted effect and the sought-after almond-shaped eyes. The surgery involves lifting and tightening the skin of the canthus (where the eyelids meet).

Canthoplasty in Iran

An actual patient who has had her canthoplasty in Iran.


Epicanthoplasty or inner corner fold removal is a popular cosmetic procedure among the Asian population. It targets the inner corner of the eyes and helps improve the hooded appearance of the upper eyelids. Consequently, the patient will have larger and more alert eyes.

Cost of eyelid surgery in Iran

Eyelid surgery in Iran is more affordable than anywhere in the world. You would pay something between $1000 and $2,500 for an eyelid correction procedure in Iran depending on whether you want to have both upper and lower lids corrected and the doctor you choose. The same procedure, however, costs around $3,000-$5,000 or more in the US. It costs somewhere between $2,500-$6,500 in the UK.

Eyelid surgery recovery and after-care

You’ll be recovered from an eye lift surgery within 10-14 days. During this period, you shall expect to see swelling and bruising. A cold compress can help the situation.

You may experience pain and discomfort for a few days after the surgery. Redness and dry eyes are also normal. Surgeons might prescribe eye drops to help.

For at least one week after the surgery, avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses. It will reduce the risk of infection and also helps reduce swelling. Incisions will also be healed within two weeks.

Eyelid surgery with laser

When the surgeon makes incisions using a laser to access the fat deposit above or under the eyes, the procedure is called ‘laser blepharoplasty’ or ‘eyelid surgery with laser’. This procedure reduces the risk of scarring. However, laser damages the tissues around the eyes which remain intact in a regular eyelid lift. Patients experience less pain and bruising with laser blepharoplasty, although the swelling increases. By the way, your surgeon shall determine whether you better go with a laser eyelid surgery or a regular one.

Double eyelid surgery

People from East Asia are typically born with monolid eyes, i.e. without a crease in their upper lids. Double eyelid surgery, also known as ‘East Asian blepharoplasty’ or ‘oriental eyelid surgery’, aims at enhancing the appearance of upper lids in these people by creating an artificial crease.

There are two approaches surgeons may choose to go with, in order to create a crease in the upper eyelid. One involves an incision, while the other employs a non-incisional technique.

In the former procedure, a crease is created in the upper eyelid to give more alert looking eyes to the patients. To this end, the surgeon makes several incisions along the eyelid. A small portion of the skin and fat are removed. The incision is then closed.

While there may be some fat removal in this procedure, the procedure differs in nature from a regular blepharoplasty which is done on drooping eyelids.

In the latter procedure, the doctor makes a suture in the upper eyelid. Your skin is not cut. But, a fold/crease is made through sutures which are tied under the upper eyelid.

Double eyelid surgery in Iran is performed by some Iranian plastic surgeons. The cost of East Asian eyelid surgery in Iran is more reasonable than countries such as South Korea and Malaysia.

an Asian girl with brown hair and monolid eyelids

Eyelid surgery vs. ptosis surgery

Before talking about the difference, let us clarify what is ptosis and ptosis eyelid surgery. Ptosis refers to a drooping upper eyelid resulted from a muscle impair. This deformity is not a matter of aging or skin laxity. People are born with this condition.

Ptosis repair or ptosis eyelid surgery is the surgical procedure which corrects this deformity. In this process, the surgeon manipulates the muscle above the eyes.

While eyelid lift addresses both the upper and lower lids, the ptosis surgery only focuses on the upper lid. In a ptosis repair, the surgeon tightens the muscle above the eye to help the patient achieve a better sight. However, in eyelid surgery, the surgeon removes fat and skin from around the eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

You’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you’re suffering from droopy eyelids but you’re in a good health and a non-smoker.

When there’s incision, there would be scarring. For blepharoplasty, scars are noticeable when the surgical area is swollen, i.e. during recovery. After recovery, the scar is concealed within the eyelid’s increases. Plus, it will fade away gradually as time goes by.

There’s always a dark side to every surgical procedure, and that’s complications. However, for blepharoplasty, this side is not as dark as you may think. Infection, hematomas, chemosis, and blindness are some of the complications which rarely happen. According to studies, this surgery is a procedure with high satisfaction and low complication rate.

The surgery, itself, is not painful as it’s done while the patient is put to sleep. The recovery is accompanied by a few days of pain and discomfort.

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March 17, 2023 3:39 pm

Hi. I’m 38 years old and I’ve got these bulges under my eyes, apparently known as undereye bags. I’m healthy and haven’t been diagnosed with any special disease. I’ve kind of had them for as long as I can remember. I mean even when I was younger. But I feel they look more obvious recently. Is there any good solution, preferably a non-surgical one?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Isabella
March 18, 2023 8:43 am

Hello dear. Thank you for your question. Undereye bags are the protruding fat of the eye socket and could occur due to several reasons including an unhealthy diet, allergies, aging, genetics, or as the side effect of another medical condition such as thyroid issues. However, if you’re sure you don’t have an underlying disease, as you describe the puffy appearance under your eyes as a long-term issue, it seems to be genetic which has also been increased as you’ve aged. Luckily, there are several treatments for the puffy appearance of undereye bags, both surgical and non-surgical. In case you prefer non-surgical ones, you can consider fillers to create a smooth contour by adding volume, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing to reduce the wrinkly appearance of the skin around the fat bulges. However, the non-surgical solutions usually offer temporary effects and need to be repeated for long-term results. Moreover, they could be more effective if the bulges are minimal.

A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical solution that helps remove or reposition the fat bulges under the eyes and tightens the skin and muscles which offers permanent and more dramatic results. I suggest you visit a doctor in person for a closer examination and more precise consultation to make sure you can get the result you expect from the non-surgical solutions.

April 4, 2023 8:39 pm

As someone who needs to minimize work absence during recovery, I have a specific concern about my post-operative healing after a blepharoplasty procedure. Could you please provide insights into the typical post-operative recovery timeline for patients in my situation?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Sophia
April 5, 2023 9:42 am

Hello, I understand your concern about minimizing work absence during your recovery from blepharoplasty. I’d be glad to explain the recovery timeline, but you need to notice that every individual is different and may experience a rather different recovery journey depending on their natural healing pattern, the extent of bleeding during surgery, and bruising tendencies. Moreover, the recovery duration can vary depending on the specific aspects of the surgery, such as whether it involves upper or lower eyelids or fat grafts, as well as post-operative care. Typically, You can expect a 7-10 day period away from work and social activities.

Most patients usually feel comfortable going back to work by this time. The remaining bruising would be minimal and could be concealed by makeup. While full recovery can extend up to a year, most healing occurs within two weeks. By two weeks you can expect to look quite normal, however, leaving space for differences in the healing process among different patients, it would be safer not to plan your eyelid surgery just two weeks before an important event where you need to be seen in public. You need to know that nicotine and alcohol negatively affect the healing process, therefore you’d be advised to stay away from drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind usually about two weeks before and after your surgery. If you don’t properly conform to this rule, you may experience a longer recovery. Other recommendations to speed up recovery and minimize bruising and swelling include avoiding blood-thinning medications and herbal supplements for at least 10-15 days prior to surgery, applying cold compresses, and keeping the head elevated for a while after surgery.

Once again, please understand that providing an exact date or guarantee for healing is challenging, and anyone offering such guarantees may not be entirely honest with you.

May 13, 2023 8:39 pm

I’ve been considering blepharoplasty, and I’m curious about the specific criteria that need to be met for insurance to potentially cover the procedure. How likely it is that the insurance pay for my surgery and what are the requirements?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Mia
May 14, 2023 11:47 am

Insurance coverage for blepharoplasty typically hinges on meeting specific requirements to establish medical necessity. However, it’s important to note that lower eyelid blepharoplasty is always considered cosmetic and won’t be covered by insurance at all. To qualify for insurance coverage for upper eyelid surgery, you need to provide proof of the following items:

Visual Field Test: It’s essential to undergo a visual field test administered by an optometrist to document any visual field obstruction. The test will be then repeated by lifting the eyelids using a tape to simulate the post-surgery position of the eyelids and prove improvements in the visual field afterward. Essentially, the goal is to establish that the surgery would enhance visual function, making it a non-cosmetic case.

Eyelid Condition Documentation: Insurance companies generally require Medical photographs of an eyelid droop or dermatochalasis, which refers to excess skin above the eyelid.

Clinical Examination: A documented clinical examination conducted by a surgeon outlining the condition of your eyelid skin, eyelid position, and how surgical intervention can improve your vision is another vital criterion.

June 2, 2023 9:34 pm

I’m 46 years old. I had my blepharoplasty about a week ago and was told that the stitches were dissolvable. Any idea how long these stitches typically hang around before they disappear on their own? And is there anything I can do to help them go away a bit faster?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Charlotte
June 3, 2023 11:49 am

Hi, thank you for your question. The dissolvable stitches from blepharoplasty usually linger for about 7 to 10 days. You can ask your surgeon for more details about the type of stitches and when to expect them to disappear. However, the exact timing could vary from person to person, considering each patient’s natural ability to break them down and how much they are exposed to water and ointments. Anyway, if the stitches take longer than you expect, you can always have them removed like regular stitches.

June 27, 2023 4:04 pm

Hi, I’ve got this thing with my eyes. My right eye is smaller than the left one. It’s been there for a long time. Family and friends keep saying that it’s fine and even cute, but I think it’s quite noticeable and wanna fix this.

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Amelia
June 28, 2023 9:24 am

It’s common for facial asymmetry to develop over time, and uneven eyelids can be a part of that. I recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. Depending on the issue, it could involve surgical or non-surgical options like Botox or filler injections. Choose a board-certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid and facial procedures for the best care.

July 11, 2023 6:24 pm

I’m a 25-year-old dealing with pretty noticeable under-eye hollows and dark circles. One side seems worse than the other, and it’s been bothering me for quite some time. Can you recommend the most effective procedure to address this issue?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Harper
July 12, 2023 9:23 am

Thank you very much for your question. This is actually a common concern and a frequently asked question. First of all, It’s important to understand that completely removing dark circles can be challenging, almost impossible. Still, there are effective treatments to significantly improve their appearance. The second important thing is that finding the best approach to address dark circles and under-eye hollows is a personalized journey as the underlying reason may vary from one person to another. It’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess your specific needs and discuss the most suitable options. Sometimes a combination of procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) along with a fat graft could be used to best address this concern. Generally, the treatments fall into one of the following categories, depending on what causes the dark circle appearance.

Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers can be a quick and effective solution If your issue is attributed to under-eye hollows due to fat loss or changes in the eye socket. Your doctor will recommend the most suitable filler type for the area.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty: In cases where hollowing is accentuated by the presence of eye bags, lower lid blepharoplasty can be recommended. This procedure not only addresses the eyebags but also repositions fat to fill the hollow area, providing a dual benefit.

Laser therapy and skin products: Sometimes the dark circles under the eye are caused by skin hyperpigmentation that can be more challenging to treat. However, there are options such as laser therapy, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), and specialized skin creams that can help improve skin tone and reduce pigmentation.

Ultimately, your unique situation will determine the most appropriate treatment path. Consulting with an experienced oculoplastic surgeon or skincare specialist can provide you with the guidance you need to address your specific concerns effectively.

August 16, 2023 11:41 am

Hello, I underwent blepharoplasty a few years ago to address sagging eyelids. Unfortunately, the results weren’t as expected, and my eyelids have started to droop again. I’ve heard a revision blepharoplasty can help, but I doubt it since the previous one didn’t seem to be helping. Still, I’m desperately looking for good advice. Can you tell me what to do or what should I consider before opting for a revision procedure?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Evelyn
August 17, 2023 10:24 am

I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing a recurrence of eyelid sagging after your previous blepharoplasty. Revision blepharoplasty is indeed a viable option for individuals in your situation. Recent advancements in this procedure have made it more refined and precise. With revision blepharoplasty, the surgeon will carefully assess your current eyelid condition to determine the most appropriate approach. It may involve the removal or repositioning of excess skin and fat, as well as addressing any muscle laxity. The key is tailoring the procedure to your specific needs to achieve a natural and rejuvenated appearance.
Before proceeding with revision blepharoplasty, it’s crucial to have a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon experienced in eyelid surgeries. They will evaluate your eyelid anatomy, discuss your expectations, and provide personalized recommendations. Additionally, they will review your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. Remember, successful outcomes often depend on clear communication between you and your surgeon, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and express your concerns during the consultation. Together, you and your surgeon can work towards achieving the desired results and restoring a youthful appearance to your eyelids.”