Eye Lid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
Upper and lower eyelids are one of the most sensitive areas on the face. Factors such as age, mobility and exposure to sunlight might affect the appearance of the eyelids. The skin stretches and muscles supporting the area weakens overtime. As a result, excess fat might be stored in the eyelids. The surgery removes the excess skin and fat as well as fixing the weakened muscles. Patients who suffer from problems such as baggy eyelids, sagging eyebrows and ptosis can benefit from the surgery and achieve a younger, impressive look.
Before Eye Lid Surgery in Turkey
The surgeon will review the medical history of the patient and learn about any conditions and previous treatments. Use of any medication needs to be reported to the surgeon during the examination.
The surgeon and the patient will discuss about the desired outcome in order to achieve a satisfying result. The procedure, possible outcomes and options will be explained to the patient.
General and vision examinations will be made to test if the patient is suitable for the surgery. Measurements and data about the area will be collected and used during the planning process.
During Eye Lid Surgery in Turkey
If the surgery will be performed on both upper and lower eyelids, the surgeon usually starts with the upper lid first.
The surgeon will remove the excessive skin, muscle and fat from the eyelids through a small cut on each side that are closed after the removal.
If the patient is suffering from ptosis, the surgeon provides additional support to the eyebrow muscle during the operation in order to treat it.
After Eye Lid Surgery in Turkey
The patient can leave to rest at home on the same day. Some temporary complications such as blurred vision, swelling, watery eyes and sensitivity to light may occur. In a few days the patient will see the surgeon to get the stitches removed. In about 10 – 14 days, the wounds healed and patients can go back into their public routines comfortably.
Patients are recommended to use ice compress and eyedrops/ointments to reduce the swelling. Avoiding heavy physical activity and rubbing the eyes before complete healing are very important. Patients using contact lenses need to stop using them for about 10 – 14 days. When going out, healing patients are recommended to wear sunglasses to be protected from the wind and the sun.
Eyelid surgeries provide patients with a younger, lively look. The life expectancy of the surgery is determined by the experience of the surgeon and the correct application of the techniques. Successful operations may last a life time. Some patients may have droopy eyelids in years after the operation, and may need to visit their surgeon again for a correction.
Who are good candidates for eyelid surgery in Turkey?
- Loose upper eyelid affecting the vision
- Swollen looking eyelids, causing a tired look
- Excess skin affecting the natural fold
- Dark circles and baggy eyelids
- Wrinkled eyelids