Eyelid aesthetics (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid aesthetics (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic-surgical operation designed to restore the appearance of the eyelids to their former aesthetic form. The upper and lower eyelids can be treated separately or together.

Who is suitable for this operation?

Individuals with discomfort over excessive drooping skin in the upper eyelids or a visual field which limits vision

Those who have eyelids due to excessive fat accumulation and complain of swelling

People with sagging lower eyelids

People who have discomfort from excess skin and excessive wrinkles in the lower eyelids

People who experience loosening of the lower eyelid, which is dependent on a white part of the eye under the iris (ectropion status)

How is the operation performed?

The upper eyelid aesthetics are usually performed under local anesthesia. Lower eyelid surgery may also be performed under local anesthesia. However, your doctor may be able to recommend general anesthesia because of the longer duration and perceived pain risk. If the lower and upper eyelids are to be operated together and the general health of the patient is stable, general anesthesia may be preferred.

Incisions; the incision is made on the upper eyelid above the skin fold line, and the lower eyelids are placed 1-2 mm below the eyelashes. Because the incisions are very well camouflaged, the scars are virtually invisible.

During eyelid surgery, excess skin, muscle and adipose tissue are removed, slackening and swelling are eliminated. If necessary, too large and sagging lacrimal glands can be fixed with sutures to the previous original site and swellings can be removed. If there is an unpleasant build-up of fat in the lower eyelids and the skin quality is stable, the eyelid surgery can be performed by making an incision from the inner part of the eyelid (ie the red tissue touching the eye) to only the fatty tissue to remove. In this case, there are no scars on the visible part of the eyelid).

The healing process after eyelid aesthetics

Swelling and bruising around the eye and eyelids, which may vary from person to person in varying amounts, are seen after surgery. To suppress this, immediate cold application, anti-bruising creams and anti-inflammatory plastic must be used after surgery. The cold application must be applied sparingly in the first 24 hours and the sculptures for a week. Antibiotic therapy is also carried out against the risk of infection. Existing skin sutures are removed after one week. 2 days after eyelid surgery you can go out in sunglasses. The eyes should be protected from excessive light and dusty environments. In case of possible irritation, the soothing drops recommended by ophthalmologists may be used.

What are the risks and complications of a blepharoplasty operation?

The aesthetic surgery of the eyelids has its own risks and complications as with any other surgery. Although these are very rare complications, it is in your own decision to compare the benefits of surgery with the risks. These risks can be summarized as follows:

Complications of anesthesia

Swelling and bruising on the eyelids

Bleeding from the cutting lines

Dryness on the eyes

Sensitivity to the sun and bright lights

Development of an infection


Difficulty in opening the eyes (depends on the swelling)

The eyelids can not be completely closed (is temporarily dependent on the swelling)

Sensory changes in the eyelids, numbness

Pain of various proportions, second surgery due to undesirable aesthetic results

Unwanted scarring

Eyelid aesthetics is one of the most effective surgeries that gives the face a young look. It can be performed at almost any age, the duration is short, is usually trouble-free after the surgery and a laughing aesthetic procedure. Therefore, it is an almost indispensable part of facelifting operations.


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