Cosmetic Surgery Tips

Is face filler haram

Is face filler halal? The answer is yes, but it’s not that simple. As a Muslim, you have to consider the following:

  • Is it a medical procedure? If so, then it’s OK. Allopathic or homeopathic medicine is allowed in Islam.
  • Is it permanent? If so, then it’s not OK. You are not allowed to permanently change your appearance or take on the identity of another person.
  • Does it involve changing your body shape? If so, then it’s not OK. A Muslim cannot alter their body shape through cosmetic surgery or cosmetic products like fillers or serums because these are considered mutilation under Islamic law.

Is face filler haram

For the majority of people, the decision as to whether they should have botox, lip filler and other non-surgical treatment on their face is normally a question about preference, rather than anything else.

However, for Muslim men and women, there are some other implications they may need to weigh up before having these treatments.

A common question asked is, are lip fillers and botox halal or haram?

We would love to be able to provide you with definitive answers in your search, but this is a very controversial subject and to avoid offence to our clients and Muslims in general, we will simply put forth both sides of the debate.

We are, therefore, not going to suggest in this article that one answer to the question is right or wrong, but rather the perspective of both sides of the argument.

Is Botox Haram? What about Filler?

There have been cases made for both sides of the argument and we will discuss the two schools of thought below.

The final decision ultimately lies with you, and each individual reading this.

Changes a Human Being, So Are Haram

In the research we conducted to put this piece together, and speaking to some patients, we found that many Muslims consider botox and lip fillers to be haram.

Why? Well, it comes down to the fact that it falls into the category of what is considered forbidden, according to Islamic law. The word haram translated from Arabic means forbidden.

The teachings of Islam are focused on developing inner beauty and not prioritise your outward physical appearance.

muslim lady getting lip fillers

Permanent physical changes, such as cosmetic enhancements and interventions are not permitted because they are seen as altering and changing the creation of Allah.

Though often many temporary improvements and adornments which alter your physical appearance (normally for a special occasion), such as henna tattoos and jewellery, are permitted and even encouraged.

Are lip fillers and Botox considered permanent changes, when the results of many of these treatments last for months or just a few short years? This is one of the considerations that our Muslim clients will have to decide.

Do they contain animal protein ingredients?

Another side to the argument of Botox being considered haram is it contains the protein, albumin.

This is a naturally occuring protein produced in our liver that is found in our blood plasma. Medicinal albumin is also derived from human blood.

Many animal by-products are not permitted in Islam by some scholars, elders, Iman, and Muslim people agree is not permitted in Islam.

But is albumin something that falls under animal protein, when it is derived naturally from humans? This is something else that is up to you to interpret before deciding.

There are also other reasons often given such as:

  • It’s not safe (generally not true)
  • May be considered a disrespectful act
  • Taking for granted the gift that Allah gave them

Are Fillers Halal? They Are Non-Surgical and Temporary

On the other side of the argument, there are those who are followers of Islamic teachings who don’t believe that Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers are haram.

Namely, because this type of treatment offers only temporary results.

Some also consider that this kind of filler, whether it is for your lips, cheeks or another part of your face, contains a naturally occurring component that is found in the human body.

And so, in some people’s interpretation, it’s not adding anything or tampering with the creation of Allah.

Who is Right and Who Knows Best?

When it comes to the decision about what is right and wrong, especially in grey area subjects like the filler treatments discussed above, it is really down to the individual.

While some may consider everything and anything that alters how you look to be haram, there are others that view a temporary procedure as just that, temporary.

Islamic man injected with botox

As is the case with any treatments, patients should think carefully about their goal and reasons why they want to change their appearance.

Are they simply doing it to meet the ever-changing and hard to keep up with beauty standards, or will having fillers or creams used on their lips enhance their beauty enough to improve their self-esteem?

What is Right For You?

This is why patients are always required to have a consultation appointment before they have any treatment that is going to change their appearance. It may be that they have unrealistic expectations.

If you are unsure how you feel about the procedure, it is best that you speak to your trusted follower of Islamic practices including your Imam or parents, who will be able to help you understand the implications of the words found in the law about what constitutes haram and halal.

They will better understand the grey areas and be able to give you further details and research on the reasons why you might want to consider the use of these treatments or avoid them.

As with all matters like this, it is something you need to consider for yourself. You should never have any treatment, for example surgery or fillers in your lips, just to meet the expectations of others.

This article is just meant as one guide on the matter. If you’re unsure, again, speak with a respected elder, brother or sister of your faith for guidance.

Cost of eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the eyelid in which excessive eyelid skin is removed with or without the removal or addition of eyelid fat. 

Blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the eyelid in which excessive eyelid skin is removed with or without the removal or addition of eyelid fat. 

Blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the eyelid in which excessive eyelid skin is removed with or without the removal or addition of eyelid fat. 

The term blepharoplasty was coined by the German ophthalmologist, von Graefe in 1818 to describe eyelid repair surgery. The word ‘blepharoplasty’ is derived from the Greek blepharon, meaning ‘eyelid’, and plastos, meaning ‘formed’.

It is commonly referred to as eyelid lift. However, the term is a misnomer as the eyelid is not actually ‘lifted’ during the procedure. Blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures of the face. It is performed more often in women than in men, most commonly in their fifties. 

Blepharoplasty typically costs a little over $3,000 for the surgery alone, not counting anesthesia and related hospital expenses, according to the latest data.

How can upper eyelid surgery help me?

Blepharoplasty can be done for functional reasons when eyelid folds interfere with normal vision or health of the eye or for cosmetic reasons. The indications include:

  • Tired looking or baggy eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelid that interferes with vision
  • Age-related cosmetic changes of the eyelid

Are there any medical alternatives to eyelid surgery?

The excess skin and fat of the upper eyelid cannot be corrected by medication. However, in patients with severe functional deficits in visual fields who are not fit for surgery, spectacles with a ptosis crutch or taping up of the excess skin may provide some temporary improvement.

Is eyelid surgery safe?

With a skilled surgeon, proper planning, and good patient selection, the surgery usually turns out to be a quick, simple and low-risk procedure. Nonetheless, like any surgery there are potential complications, including:

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Hematoma collection of blood under the eyelid)
  • Loss of vision
  • Raised eyeball pressure 
  • Pain 
  • Scarring
  • Lid lag
  • Insufficient drooping correction
  • Diplopia (double vision) 
  • Asymmetric or unequal eyelid creases

How much does upper eyelid surgery cost?

Eyelid surgery costs mainly include:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Medications cost
  • Medical tests

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, on average, costs $3,163 according to 2018 data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, this cost does not include the expenses for anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related costs. 

The fee varies depending on the type of procedure, the location of the hospital, and the experience of your operating surgeon. Thus, it is wise to consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to ascertain your final fee. You should also ask about any available patient financing plans from the doctor’s office.

Can I claim insurance for blepharoplasty?

Cover for cosmetic surgeries and their complications is usually not offered by most health insurance. However, when eyelid surgery is intended to remove the extra skin impairing eye function or health, it may be covered by insurance. 

Is eyelid surgery painful

Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure. Here are some tips on how to manage pain after eyelid surgery and recover post-surgery.

Feeling pain after eyelid surgery? Don’t fret. Along with swelling and blurred vision, pain is perfectly normal and should subside as you recover.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery. More than 209,000 procedures took place in 2017 alone.

This intervention is less invasive than breast augmentation or tummy tucks, but still carries risks.

Although one can attempt different methods to recover faster and minimize the discomfort, it’s best to wait for a professional opinion. Your doctor will make recommendations based on your specific needs.

In the meantime, there are still a few generally advised strategies to manage pain after eye surgery and prevent complications.

Knowing What to Expect

Over time, eyelids lose their firmness and flexibility. The muscles supporting them weaken and the skin becomes looser. This may lead to droopy eyelids, sagging eyebrows, baggy eyes, and poor vision.

Blepharoplasty can fix these issues and rejuvenate your look. When done right, it can take years off your face and improve your vision.

All types of surgery carry risks and may cause pain or discomfort in the first few days. Blepharoplasty is no exception. After the procedure, you may experience:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Light sensitivity
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Tired eyes
  • Itchy eyes

According to a study published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, pain tends to peak around 4.4 hours after surgery. Likewise, swelling peaks at 17 hours, blurred vision at 8.7 hours, and bruising at 33.6 hours.

The pain is typically mild to moderate and can last for up to seven days.

How to Relieve Pain After Eyelid Surgery

Depending on the circumstances, your doctor may prescribe pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs within the first few days after surgery.

Beware though, that not all pain medications are safe. Some drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, may increase bleeding and affect recovery. Don’t take any medications without your doctor’s approval.

For every hour on the night after the procedure, you may need to apply ice packs or cold compresses on your eyes. This helps reduce pain and swelling.

Makeup products, eye serums, face creams, and other cosmetics contain chemicals that may damage the skin around your eyes; Avoid them for two weeks or so. If you wash your hair, make sure to keep water, shampoo, and soap out of your eyes.

Your doctor may also recommend antibiotic ointments and eye drops. Use them as prescribed. These medications prevent infections and ensure a smooth recovery.

Give Your Eyes a Well-Deserved Break

Your body needs time to fix damaged tissues. That’s why it’s recommended to get plenty of sleep and follow a balanced diet after the intervention.

Also, take some time off from exercising and doing house chores. Your doctor will likely recommend avoiding heavy lifting, high-impact aerobics, jogging, and other intense activities for around a week.

Stop smoking and limit your exposure in the first few weeks after surgery. Don’t drive until you’re no longer taking any narcotics and/or other pain relievers.

Refrain from using the computer, reading, and watching TV for more than a couple of minutes, as your eyes will get tired easily.

Get Rid of Sagging Eyelids and Feel Like Yourself Again

Now that you know what to do after eyelid surgery, it’s time to decide whether the procedure is right for you. Discuss your options with a qualified surgeon. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so you know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Pain is part of the recovery process. If you follow the doctor’s recommendations, you should feel better within a few days.

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