Human skin has an elastic structure, but its elasticity gradually decreases with age. As a result of the loss of elasticity in the facial skin, excess skin first occurs on the eyelids. That's why signs of age begin to appear on the first eyelids. These symptoms cause the person to look tired, dull and old.
Some changes in the lower and upper eyelids with age:
Bagging and discoloration under the eyes, Drooping upper eyelid, Wrinkles and sagging of the eyelid skin, Crow's feet lines around the eyes, tired facial expression
In people who want to have eyelid surgery due to aesthetic concerns or functional reasons, blepharoplasty surgery can be performed only on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid, or both can be performed depending on the need.
Blepharoplasty is usually performed in combination with brow lift, forehead lift and endoscopic midface surgeries.
How is Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery Performed?
Upper eyelid aesthetics or droopy eyelid surgery, in short, is the removal of excess skin and muscle tissue in the area. By making an incision from the eyelid fold line, it is ensured that the surgical scar is not visible. When applied together with forehead stretching and eyebrow lifting operations, the result will be much more aesthetic.In case of lower eyelid problems such as under-eye bags and under-eye wrinkles, lower eyelid aesthetics, that is, lower blepharoplasty, is performed. The under-eye lid is corrected through the incision made 1.5 mm below the eyelashes. Depending on the type of deformation, the fat bags are taken out, the herniation points are tightened, the skin in front of the bagging is tightened, or the tissues in the area where the bags are formed are distributed towards the upper part of the cheek. The incision is stitched from the lash line area, so there is no surgical scar.
How Long Does the Surgery Usually Take?
The upper eyelid procedure takes an average of 45 minutes. Eyelids are anatomically more complex than other aesthetic and functional parts of the face, so the operation requires meticulous planning and surgical technique.
The surgical procedure on the lower eyelids takes an average of 1-1.5 hours, the most important factor affecting this period is whether any other facial procedures will be performed in addition to the eyelid.
What Should Be Considered Before Surgery?
Before the operation, the patient should inform the doctor and anesthesiologist who will perform the aesthetic surgery, all the details about the drugs used and his general health status. One week before the operation, the use of blood thinners, herbal teas, fish oils should be stopped, and special herbal cure applications should not be made. As in all operations, it is recommended to stop smoking and alcohol consumption at least one week before the blepharoplasty operation. This is very important for the healing process to go faster.
What is the Post-Surgery Recovery Process?
The edema that occurs in the first days of the healing process usually resolves at the end of the first week and the patient can easily continue his normal life in the second week.
Is There Any Scar After Eyelid Surgery?
In eyelid surgeries, the incision scars remain at the full lid fold on the upper lid and at the bottom of the eyelashes on the lower lid. These scars are not visible on the upper lid from about the 1st month, and on the lower lid they fade completely from the 2nd month.
What are the Risks of Eyelid Surgery?
There is no zero-risk surgery, the risk ratio is related to the general health of the patient. For example, the patient's smoking may adversely affect wound healing. Or, previous surgeries in this area or eyelid diseases may increase edema and delay healing. Although rare, in the patient;
Bleeding: It is seen very rarely in some cases, it needs to be intervened. Blurred Vision: It is a condition that can be seen in the first few days, it is temporary. Tears More Than Normal: It is a condition that can be encountered in the first few weeks, it is temporary. Difficulty in Closing the Eyes During Sleep: It is a condition that can be encountered in the first few days, and it improves with the reduction of swelling.