Last fact-checked: 12 December 2019
Tired of having bags under your eyes? Then it might be time to give yourself a lift with a holiday and treatment for eye bag removal. In Johor Bahru, Malaysia you can enjoy the best of both worlds and still end up paying less than you would for the procedure alone at home.
Eye bags form when the skin around our eyes loses its elasticity and becomes loose. This could be down to old age, but other issues, including smoking, sun damage and good old genetics all play their part.
Johor Bahru is Malaysia’s second-largest city and the state capital. It is a rapidly developing location and a regional centre for finance, retail, commerce, tourism, arts and culture. Already a draw for residents from nearby Singapore (which is just over the causeway) and Indonesia, tourism is increasing here as more retail and leisure pursuits spring up, catering for an ever-growing demand. Don't forget to check out the Denga Bay area, which offers 25 km of waterfront activities, including golfing and paintballing.
As more people are looking to save money and looking overseas to exotic destinations, it is only a matter of time before Malaysia becomes one of the most sought-after. The country offers excellent quality facilities, medical expertise and, in these uncertain times, is trusted as a safe destination for a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures.
Malaysia, on the whole, is surprisingly easy to get about be it via public transport or domestic flights, while you shouldn't have too many language problems as most people speak some degree of English in the larger cities. The surgeons and doctors we partner with speak English fluently.
This is one of the most important questions you should ask before you undergo any medical procedure, no matter where it is in the world – even at home – (and how many of us do that?) It's important to remember that any kind of surgery is not entirely risk-free, as we are all unique and our bodies can react differently to certain treatments or drugs. However, you can significantly improve the odds in your favour by ensuring that you choose a trustworthy medical facility.
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Eye bag removal surgery takes between one and three hours. Under anesthetic, the surgeon will make incisions where loose tissue and skin are to be removed. The upper eyelid incision is usually made in the crease, and over time the scars fade so that they won’t be noticeable.
In the lower lid, the incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, so no scar will be visible.
After eye bag removal you are likely to have bruising and swelling around the eyes. You will need to take things very easy for a week or so, careful not to knock the area and refraining from prolonged periods of bending. You may find inflammation and bruising to have subsided enough to fly back home after a few days and then go back to work after a week or so, although you may need to camouflage it with makeup.
You will need to refrain from contact sports and vigorous exercise for six weeks. When having this treatment in Malaysia, make sure you get any holiday activities out of the way before surgery -- with the following days best spent doing very little in and around your hotel.
Eye bag removal in Johor Bahru costs around 50% less than it does in Australia.
For exact prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, check out these three leading clinics in Johor Bahru for eye bag removal:
Ready to book? See below for how to arrange an appointment, or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about eye bag removal in Johor Bahru.
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