What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
As a result of the loss of elasticity in the facial skin, the excess skin is first collected on the eyelids. Therefore, the first signs of aging appear on the eyelids. Changes due to aging in the eyelids cause a tired, dull and old appearance in the person. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to remove sagging skin and excess muscle tissue and to stretch the tissues around the eyes, applied to the lower and upper eyelids. For those who want to have eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for aesthetic or medical reasons, it can be performed only on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid, or both.
In short, eyelid surgery is the process of removing excess skin and muscle tissue in the area by cutting. An incision is made from the fold line of the eyelid so that the surgical scar is not visible. In the lower eyelid surgery, in the same way, the excess fat and muscle accumulated in the skin are removed and the stretched excess skin is removed. The incision is made from the bottom of the eyelashes and is invisible. Both procedures are performed under local anesthesia in clinical conditions. It can be performed simultaneously with combined surgeries such as facelift or rhinoplasty.
Who can have Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) treatment done?
Eyelid surgery can be performed on anyone who does not have an obstacle to the operation in the pre-operative tests and who complains of excess eyelids. Apart from this, if the patient has a chronic illness or a regular medication, he/she should inform the doctor before the procedure.
The process takes an average of 1-2 hours. After the surgery, there are very small stitches on the incision line and these stitches are removed by the doctor after a few days. Since the stitches are in the eye folds, their scars are not visible. It is normal to have swelling or bruising in the application area in the first days. These pass spontaneously in 3-7 days and the patient continues his/her daily life after an average of 1 week. Medications that the doctor will prescribe also help the process to be painless and easy.