Double Eyelid Surgery in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Double Eyelid Surgery in Pattaya

Last fact-checked: 23 February 2020

Discover double eyelid surgery in Pattaya – the former quiet fishing village that now attracts millions of visitors each year not only thanks to its raucous nightlife and beaches but also a growing medical tourism sector. 

Enhance the look of your eyes with this specialist surgery in Thailand with the help of Medical Departures. 

Why Would I Consider Double Eyelid Surgery in Pattaya?

For predominantly Asian clients looking to change their single upper eyelid into a "double creased" eyelid, Pattaya, like other popular medical tourist destinations in Thailand, offers quality, reliable care at safe, hygienic and modern facilities. In the midst of this tourist location, visitors are assured that all the services and facilities, especially when booking through a reputable agency like Medical Departures. 

Pattaya has a good number of first-class hospitals. It is used to catering for tourists - so why not medical tourists? As a global healthcare destination, the number of visitors has been increasing steadily over the last decade. This is partly because of the costs (it is considerably cheaper than at home for most Westerners); partly because traveling abroad for medical procedures is now considered a viable option and partly because the quality of the care here is comparable (if not better) than at home.

The top medical facilities in Pattaya are modern and contemporary and equipped with the latest technologies. Coupled with the legendary Thai service and doctors who are well qualified with international affiliations of professional organizations such as ISAPS, and you have the perfect setting for a medical vacation.

Patients are drawn here from across the world, and what’s more, they usually have such a great experience that they come back for more work, as well as letting their friends and relatives know. This is why global healthcare is increasing, and if the services were in any way lacking then international clientele would soon stop coming.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

It’s always worth your while doing a little of your own research before you commit to going abroad for surgery. Find out what’s involved in your procedure. Ask friends or people you know if they’ve had it and what their experience was. Read patient testimonials online. All these things help you build up a picture so you can work things out for yourself.

Booking with Medical Departures helps because we run our own background checks. We do onsite clinic visits and verify doctor credentials, including qualifications and professional memberships. We also obtain real patient reviews which we publish on our site, alongside high definition clinic photographs. This all helps you make your own well-informed decision and can help to put your mind at ease.

View high-definition photos, read patient reviews and compare prices for double eyelid surgery at V Plast Clinic (Pattaya), one of our top partner providers in the area that offers this surgery to international visitors. 

How Long Does Double Eyelid Surgery Take?

The procedure for double eyelid surgery is reasonably short – 30 minutes to an hour – and you should only require mild sedation or local anesthetic. An overnight stay in hospital is not normally required.

There are two basic techniques for this surgery, as outlined below:

  1. The incision technique, where a cut is made across the upper eyelid. Loose skin, fat and tissue are removed and then the wound is stitched, forming a natural crease;
  2. The non-incision technique, where a fold is made in the eyelid and stitched to form the double eyelid.

The problem with this latter technique is that it isn’t permanent, and after a few years it may well need to be done again. For this reason, the incision technique is now the most popular type of the two methods.

What Is the Expected Recovery Time From Double Eyelid Surgery?

Immediately after surgery, you can expect your eyes to feel bruised and sore, although you will be given pain medication to ease the discomfort. The swelling and bruising should reach a peak after a couple of days, and then will slowly start to subside. If you don’t have dissolvable stitches, these will be removed between five and seven days. After that, you will be able to apply make-up to disguise the bruising and swelling, which will take up to three weeks to disappear... thank goodness for sunglasses!

You will be advised not to exert yourself too much, avoiding strenuous activities for six weeks. Your eyes will gradually settle down over the next few months and will be completely healed between six months and a year.

How Much Can I Save on Double Eyelid Surgery in Pattaya Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

In Pattaya, double eyelid surgery is about AUD $3,900 (EURO €2,600; UK £2,100; US $3,000; CAN $3,900).

This can be compared to the Australian, for example, where the price of similar surgery is around AUD $8,000 (EURO €5,300; UK £4,200; US $6,000; CAN $7,800). [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]

How Do I Get Started?

Book directly online through our site or connect with our Customer Care Team via phone, email or online chat to discuss your options for double eyelid surgery in Pattaya - or anywhere else in the world at our background-checked partner clinics. 


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