With aging, the most obvious change occurs around the eyes. Having skin piles on the upper eyelid, thin lines called crow’s feet around the eyes, and bags on the lower eyelids cause the person to look more tired, sleepless and old. For this reason, the surgery performed for eyelid rejuvenation is called blepharoplasty.
How is eyelid surgery done? : It is marked what to do before the operation, how much skin and fat should be removed. After the necessary drawings are made during the operation, the excess skin on the upper and lower lids and the fat tissues that cause the protrusion are removed. If necessary, the cheek lid transition is made more tense and softer by making oil injection together with it. The incision on the upper lid is made approximately 1 cm above the lash line, and the incision on the lower lid is made at the level of the lash line.
Who is this surgery for? : It is generally applied to people with bags and drooping lids after the age of 35. Upper eyelid surgery is an operation preferred especially by men. Stacking of the skin on the upper eyelid forces the opening of the upper eyelid, and patients who constantly use their forehead muscles to open it better have a headache at the end of the day.
What should be done before the operation? : Smoking and aspirin-like drugs should be stopped at least 3 weeks in advance. It is recommended not to take nutritional supplements or drugs such as pain relievers, ginseng, co-enzyme Q10, green tea.
Is anesthesia needed? : These operations are performed under general or regional anesthesia in the operating room environment. It takes between 1-2 hours. If oil injection will also be made, the time will be longer by half an hour.
Is it a painful procedure? : Usually there is no pain, but bruising and swelling are disturbing. In order to reduce this, it is necessary to apply cold regularly for the first 24 hours. Within 2-3 days, bruises and swellings decrease.5. The stitches are taken on the day. It is necessary to protect from the sun for the first 3 months.
Is there any problem during or after the operation? : If it is not done with a good planning, the patient may not be able to close his eyes, pull the lower eyelid down, deformity of the eye shape, and dryness in the eyes. It is an operation that provides very good results when done carefully.