Eyelids are one of the areas where aging shows itself and attracts the most attention. Eyes are our most important organs supplementing beauty and youth and giving meaning to the face. Due to their thin and porous structure, wrinkles, bagging and sagging are frequently seen on the eyelids and their surroundings. The losses and sagging in the neighboring face tissue have an impact on lower and upper eyelids as well.
If there is only sagging and bagging on the eyelids due to herniation of the fat tissue, the herniated fat tissue, and excessive skin is removed with blepharoplasty operation and the muscle in the eyelid which has lost its tonus is tightened.
In time, other facial structures change together with eyelids as well; eyebrows together with forehead fall onto upper eyelids, a certain trough called tear trough forms between lower eyelids and cheeks. This deformity arises due to sagging of the cheeks and loss of subcutaneous tissue.
Blepharoplasty operations may not be able to resolve these problems by themselves. A more natural and harmonic look in terms of anatomical parts of the face could be obtained by combining other aesthetic operations (such as eyebrow lifting, forehead lifting, middle face lifting, fat graft).
General rules apply for Blepharoplasty operations are; stop taking or regulating Aspirin and other blood-diluting drugs least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) herbal teas, not taking any alcohol within 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoke 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the recovery period after the surgery.
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Okan Morkoc
General anesthesia, sedation anesthesia or local anesthesia could be used. Blepharoplasty operations take 1-2 hours. The patient could return to home (hotel) the same day. Pain and tension could be felt for the first 1-2 days but these could easily be relieved with painkillers. Eye functions should not be forced for the first few days. Edema and bruises could appear around the eye in the first week after the operation. When patients have combined operations, bruises and edema could take longer to disappear. There are no restrictions at the end of one week. He/she should be protected from sunlight for 3 months. It takes 1-3 months for the eye appearance to take it’s final shape.
The incisions in blepharoplasty operations are done at the fold area for the upper eyelids while they are done just under the eyelash bases for lower eyelids, the scars become indistinct in time.
- Stay in Turkey : 4 – 6 Days
- Stay in Hospital : No stay
- Operation Type : General anesthesia, sedation anesthesia or local anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 1 – 2 Hours