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Eyelid Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Under-eye bag or sagging formations may be observed in the eyelids, due to excessive weariness of the eyes at early ages. An eyelid surgery is done to solve such a problem.

Eyelid skin is very sensitive. It is attached to the moving muscles located under it. The surgical procedure that involves the correction of the deformities of the upper and lower eyelids as well as sagging skins is referred to as blepharoplasty (eyelid plastic surgery). Eyelid surgeries are referred to as blepharoplasty.

Why is an Eyelid Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Performed?

Eyelid plastic surgeries are done with intent to enable you to look younger and have a better sight and rested looking eyes. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed by plastic surgeons. It is a surgical procedure carried out due to certain health conditions, in which people experience the problem of impaired vision due to sagging skin. People may complain about appearance of excess fatty deposits in their eyelids. Besides excess fatty deposits, also excess skin and muscles are removed during surgery.

People who suffer from eyelid deformities consult plastic surgeons mostly due to the fact that such a condition causes them to look older. Some people also suffer from vision problems, with increasing age. People have this medical operation with intent to avoid vision problems and look younger.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

In eyelid surgeries, dark circles around the eyes and under eye bags are also eliminated to a certain extent. But it is not possible to completely eliminate the dark appearance of the skin with a lower eyelid surgery.

For the elimination of this type of dark circles, certain medical solutions such as fractional laser and PRP applications are utilized.

Who Perform Eyelid Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

The person who performs the eyelid surgery should be a plastic surgeon. The surgeon’s experience in eyelid surgeries is of great importance. Plastic surgeon, who has a good practical experience, plans the amount of the adipose tissue to be required during the eyelid surgery. With their experience, they successfully touch the eyelids in an aesthetical way. Lower or upper eyelid surgeries are performed under local anaesthesia. However, sometimes they can also be performed under general anaesthesia, depending on the doctor assessment. Eyelid surgeries are the operation that shows the fastest healing process among plastic surgeries. It is one of the easiest operations.

What is the Purpose of Eyelid Surgery?

Changes can be observed in the course of time, depending on the genetic characteristics and age. These changes can be classified in two groups:

1. Changes caused by the sagging and wrinkling skins.
2. Eye bags formed by fats in the eyelids.

Does an Eyelid Surgery Leave Scar?

  • Since the incision for the upper eyelid is made in the eyelid folds, no scar is seen when the eyes are open.
  • And since the incision for the lower eyelid is made under the eyelashes, it leaves no scar.
  • Eyelid surgeries are the operations leaving the scar in human skin to the minimum extent.
  • Blepharoplasty usually takes an hour.
  • It is usually performed under local anesthesia.
  • But it can also be performed under general anesthesia, based on the assessment of the surgeon.
  • After the surgery, you can feel a tension in your eyelids. It is a normal postoperative process.
  • When discharging you, our doctor will give you the required drug prescription.
  • You should properly use the drugs written in the prescription. The drugs should be taken for the specified period of time and at the specific intervals.
  • The dates of your postoperative controls will be specified during your discharge from the hospital.
  • At the end of the surgery, there will be dressing bandages on your eyelids.
  • Next day, the dressing bandages will be replaced by new ones. Your physician will inform you of the subsequent control dates.
  • Bruising and swelling may occur in the healing process.
  • When bruises and swellings begin to disappear, you will begin to see better.
  • Sutures are removed five to seven days after surgery.
  • After the removal of the sutures, the swelling and bruises will gradually disappear and you will begin to see and feel better.
  • Excessive tear secretion may occur in the first few weeks.
  • The eyes may become sensitive to light.
  • Temporary changes such as blurred vision and diplopia problems may appear.
  • You can return to your normal daily life within a week.
  • You may be sensitive to sunlight and wind in the first weeks. Wearing sunglasses is the best prevention method in this regard.
  • It is especially important to abstain from doing heavy sports activities.
  • After the surgery, you will have rested eyes that do not look tired.
  • In the first days, your eyes will be sensitive due to eyelid surgery. Do not rub your eyes strongly when washing your face in the morning or for any other reason.
  • Although it is a simple operation that can be done easily, it involves a surgical procedure. It involves incision.