The beauty of the eyes and the area around the eyes is important for all age groups. Eyes are the most effective way to communicate. If your eyes look tired, old or angry, you may be giving the wrong impression to others. Factors such as exposure to sunlight, air pollution, irregular sleep, excessive smoking and alcohol use accelerate the aging process of the skin. With increasing age, sagging of the skin naturally occurs – also due to the effect of gravity. The supporting structures around the eyes begin to weaken, as a result of which the skin becomes loose and elasticity decreases. Parallel to this process, findings such as bagging on the eyelids, loosening of the skin, discoloration, softening, and wrinkles occur.
Eyelid aesthetics or blepharoplasty is a set of surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgeon to remove sagging skin and excess muscle tissue and to tighten the tissues around the eyes, applied to the lower and upper eyelids. The delicate skin and muscles around the eyes can be significantly affected during the natural aging process. Eyelid aesthetics is an effective method to achieve a fresh and younger appearance. If you have one or more of the following problems, you could have surgery. Sagging Lower Eyelids Sagging Upper Eyelids Excessive Fat Accumulation in the Eyelids Under-eye Bags Excess Skin Affecting Vision. In eye aesthetics, we carefully evaluate the condition of the eyebrows, skin thickness, the amount of fat on the lids, and the muscle strength that lifts the lid. As a result of this evaluation, we can plan the surgery only in a definite manner.
Upper eyelid aesthetics is the process of cutting and removing excess skin and muscle tissue in the area. An incision is made from the fold line of the eyelid so that the surgical scar is not visible. Upper eyelid surgery is performed with regional anesthesia.
The duration of the operation varies from about 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Healing takes about 2 weeks, after which the eyelids return to their normal state.
The fat pads positioned on the cheekbones when young change their place downwards with the effect of gravity along with the aging process. This causes signs of aging in the form of collapse under the lower eyelid and deepening of the laugh lines around the mouth. The surgical incision is made just below the eyelashes. The skin is lifted and the fat packs are spread to the under-eye pit, the excess skin and muscle are cut and removed, and the procedure is completed.
Lower eyelid aesthetic surgery is an operation that takes about 1-3 hours under general anesthesia and you can be discharged on the same day after the operation. For those who will have eyelid aesthetics surgery, patients with blood pressure disease, bleeding and coagulation problems, use of aspirin and other blood thinners, diabetes, allergy, periodic swelling and edema of the eyelids in case of wound healing should be examined for certain diseases; attention should be paid to thyroid disease, blood diseases and heart disease issues.
After Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery; Applying ice for 20 minutes at appropriate times during the day for 3 days will reduce swelling and bruising. It is necessary to sleep with the head 45-60 degrees above for 3 days after the operation.
A certain amount of edema (swelling) and bruising are expected on the eyelids. Complete Recovery is to be expected in around 15 days. You can take a shower 3 days after the surgery.
It is not recommended to swim for 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
If you use contact lenses, it is recommended to take a break from using contact lenses for 2 weeks after surgery.