Cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid surgery is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines’ medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you’re considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your double eyelid surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
The double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty is an operation which reshapes the upper eyelids for cosmetic purposes. It is popular among Asians and involves creating a crease that divides the eyelid into a top and bottom portion. Although many Asians have this crease, there are also many who do not. The challenge for a plastic surgeon is to enhance the patient’s appearance, not to westernize an Asian face. To retain the patient’s natural Asian look, the plastic surgeon aims to create a crease similar to that which is found naturally in Asians. Otherwise the eyelid will not blend with the rest of the patient’s features and may not look normal. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and it takes around one hour, under local anesthesia, with or without sedation.