Eyelid OPERATION, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin or fat from the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both to improve hooded or drooping eyelids or eye bags. Eyelid surgery can treat loose or sagging skin and wrinkles on the upper and lower lids, fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids, Bags under the eyes, and excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
Eyelid surgery procedure
Your surgeon will examine you and perform the appropriate medical examinations including a vision examination.
Your eyes will be photographed from different angles. These photos help with planning the surgery and assessing its immediate and long-term effects.
It’s important to discuss your expectations for the operation with your doctor.
You should quit smoking several weeks before your surgery.
A blepharoplasty can be done under a local anesthetic.
Surgery on the upper eyelids generally takes about 1 hour, and involves making an incision along the eyelid crease in the natural skin fold of the eyelid, removing excess skin, fat or muscle, and then closing the incision. The scar will usually be hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid.
Surgery on the lower eyelids generally takes up to 2 hours, involves making an incision either just below the lower eyelashes or on the inside of the lower eyelid, repositioning or removing fat from the bags under the eyes, and sometimes also a small amount of skin, and supporting the muscles and tendon of the eyelid if necessary, then closing the incision.
The surgeon will usually apply thin, sticky strips called suture strips to support the eyelids after surgery. These are usually removed up to 1 week later.
Most patients can go home the same day.
It takes about a week to recover from the operation.
Bruises, scars, and redness take several weeks to fade, so it is recommended to put a cold bag on your eyes.
Eyelids should be gently wiped with eye drops or ointment prescribed by the doctor in advance.
Avoid smoking, swimming, and strenuous activity.
What should I expect during a consultation for eyelid surgery?
During your eyelid surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your surgical goals
- Your medical condition
- Allergy to medication
- Previous medical treatments
- Previous surgeries
How should I prepare for eyelid surgery?
You should stop smoking, adjust your current medications, avoid taking aspirin, and get a medical examination.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
- You have a realistic look
- Individuals without serious eye conditions
What are the risks of eyelid surgery?
- Difficulty closing your eyes
- Pain, which may persist
- Unfavorable scarring
- Swelling and bruising
how long eyelid surgery recovery eyelid surgery?
You will need to rest for about two weeks, you can go back to your normal life
Can you get your eyes done in Turkey?
Every surgery has risks, so we advise you to ask if the surgeon has experience
before, and is the Turkish Ministry of Health licenses the hospital, and if there are pictures of other patients they performed (before and after)
Is blepharoplasty high risk?
The potential risks of eyelid surgery are: infection, bleeding, difficulty closing your eyes, and other eyelid problems
What is upper Bleph?
is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin or fat from the eyelids