What is Blepharoplasty?
As we age, loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin occur due to external factors such as sun rays, gravity, smoking and alcohol consumption, stress, sleep disturbance and air pollution. Blepharoplasty, or more commonly known as eyelid aesthetic surgery, is a plastic surgery operation applied to the eyelids and around the eyes to eliminate undesirable results such as sagging, wrinkles and bagging.
Why is Blepharoplasty Done?
Our skin begins to lose its elasticity over time. With this loss of elasticity, the eyelids droop and the excess skin is collected in this area. Drooping of the upper eyelid can cause a decrease in vision. Sagging of the lower eyelid causes bagging and discoloration on the skin. Over time, wrinkles form on the corners of the eyes, which we call crow’s feet. All these sagging and wrinkles give the face an old, tired and unhappy look.
With blepharoplasty surgery, a more lively, vigorous and youthful appearance is created on the face of the patient.
Forehead – temple stretching and eyebrow lifting operations help partially and indirectly to correct these sagging and wrinkles on the eyelids. In most cases, blepharoplasty surgeries are done in conjunction with forehead, temple lift and brow lift surgeries. You can have more information about forehead, temple and eyebrow lift surgery through our services section.
Who are the Candidates for Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid aesthetics) surgery can be performed on any patient over the age of 18 who has no physical or mental health problems. However, blepharoplasty is more preferred after the age of 35, as the sagging of the eyelids, bags and wrinkles around the eyes begin to become evident after the age of 35.
Patient candidates considering blepharoplasty (eyelid aesthetics) surgery should first seek the opinion of a specialist plastic surgeon. As Soyep, we pay attention to the following issues regarding the patient during the examination:
- The realism of the patient’s expectations about the surgery
- Patient’s mental health
- The patient’s medical history and diseases, if any
- If the patient has allergies
- Medicines used by the patient
- The patient’s use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs, if any
- The patient candidate should quit smoking, alcohol and blood thinners such as aspirin at least 15 days before the surgery.
As a result of the examination, our doctors decide whether the patient needs surgery and, if necessary, what kind of surgery will be performed after diagnosing these problems.
Blepharoplasty is done by 2 methods. The first and classic method is eyelid aesthetics made from the outside of the eyelid.
The second method is done with an intervention to the inner part of the eyelid. This method is called transconjunctival eyelid aesthetic surgery. As Soyep, we apply this method because it leaves less scars and the post-operative recovery process is easier.
With blepharoplasty, excess skin and muscle tissues under and over the eyes are removed. Some of the fat packs under the eyes are removed and the rest is spread into the under eye pit.
After the Operation
After blepharoplasty (eyelid aesthetics), redness and swelling occur in and around the eye. You can apply an ice press to reduce this swelling and redness. Bandages over the stitches are removed within 3 days. Stitches are also removed after 1 week. During this time, swelling and redness are greatly reduced.
Operation Process Overview
|Operation time||1 hour|
|Length of Stay in Hospital||No hospitalization|
|Type of Anesthesia||Local or General|
|Recovery Time||7 day|
|Hospital||Acıbadem International Hospital|
|Result Time||2 weeks|