Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) corrects the tired looks on the face due to droopiness of the upper eyelid and bags under the eye.
In it, the surgeon seeks to remove excess skin and sometimes fat that ‘weights down’ the upper eyelid. The droopiness of the eyelid creates a tiresome, older look in the face that makes patients look aged. Likewise, the presence of saggy bags under the eyes (lower eyelid) amplifies the tired look.
The procedure is sometimes mistakenly called ‘eyelid lift’; however, no ‘lifting’ actually occurs.
A surgical procedure for the eyelids is usually done for cosmetic reasons. There are functional benefits involved, however, relating to enhancing your field of vision.
Eyelifts can correct eyes prevented from opening completely. The removal of tissue and fat that causes droopiness in the eyelid will improve your vision. The surgery will also have you looking increasingly ‘awaken’, attentive, and younger. All scars from the surgery are strategically placed where they are less visible.
All variants of the surgery proceed under anaesthesia, local or general.
Types of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
There are two different types of blepharoplasty available to perform. The surgeon will be the one to inform you about which is the most fitting to your situation.
Nevertheless, eyelid surgery can refer to either a blepharoplasty or a Ptosis repairment.
It’s the most commonly performed variant of the surgery. A blepharoplasty cuts the excess skin around the eyelids away. Also removing pockets of fat protruding from it. Thus, various creases that form from an excess of skin in the upper eyelids go away through the surgery.
When it comes to the lower eyelid, the procedure is identical. In some cases, your surgeon might decide to tighten the skin with a laser instead of excising. Also, incisions for it located below the eyelid or inside of it via a transconjunctival approach. The latter’s scar will be 100% unnoticeable since I’ll be out of the field of vision.
‘Ptosis’ is the medical term that refers to the droopiness of the upper eyelid. The surgeon measures it by the position of the eyelid in relation to the pupil.
The eyelid’s place is just over the pupil; weighing down from excessive skin can put it over the pupil or even below it. Thus, it affects your appearance dramatically.
The ptosis is primarily associated with ageing. Therefore, it mostly is seen among elders. However, it can occur to people below 35 years of age and even to children, affecting one eye or both.
The ptosis repairment surgery exclusively focuses on raising the upper eyelid, surgically correcting the tendon of the muscle that lifts the eyelid properly. The tendon can be permanently stretched by the aforementioned factors. Also, due to damages to the eye and medical conditions such as cataracts.
Preparation for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Please remember to indicate your medical history to our doctor before starting the procedure. After a meticulous evaluation, our surgeon will decide if you are a good candidate for it. Once approved, they’ll explain how the surgery will unfold and the technique involved.
If you are a smoker, refrain from it weeks before and weeks after the surgery, since smoking slows your healing process.
Before your surgery, it’ll be essential that you enlist someone to drive you from the clinic. Due to your reduced vision preventing you from fully functioning, have someone assist you at home.
Please feel free to address all your questions and concern to us. Our experts will gladly provide information to answer all of your inquiries.
Aftercare for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Once the procedure concludes, you will rest in a room for observation for around an hour. Afterwards, your chosen companion will help you from the hospital to start the recovery process.
For the next two weeks, a swollen appearance around your eye will have them resembling bruised black eyes. Your eyelids will also be puffy swelling and give you a numb sensation to the touch.
Blurry vision, dry eyes, and sensitivity to light are also common symptoms that will eventually subside.
For your comfort, it is highly recommended to apply ice packs in the eye zone three to five times each day.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Turkey
Renowned, skilful surgeons and low operational costs are available in Turkey. Due to these two factors, we can perform affordably-priced eyelid surgeries.
With the expertise of our doctors, you will have top-notch results. Our eyelid surgeries have an estimated duration from 1 to 2 hours tops. Operation of both eyelids can take place during the same procedure.
Other than that, since Turkey is rather cheaper than most of the western countries, you can have a nice holiday after having your surgery here. For more information, you can get in touch with us. esteGrande Instagram