Our eyes represent the most impressive and aesthetic part of our face. Over the years, wrinkles, bags, or excess skin at the level of the eyelids occur. In some cases, these signs of aging are a source of discomfort. We refer to a cosmetic surgeon to evaluate eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.
It is a minimally invasive surgery that improves the aesthetic appearance of the eyes by reshaping the eyelids without underestimating their functional importance in eye protection. It is essential to underline that eyelid surgery isn’t a simple operation. It is modeling the eyelid’s excess skin or fat bags.
The first visit with the surgeon is essential to understand the feasibility of aesthetic reshaping. At this stage, the surgeon evaluates any eyelid mispositioning in the form of a lowered upper eyelid (eyelid ptosis) or a soft lower eyelid (as in the case of ectropion, outer eyelid).
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery in Turkey are men and women whose skin begins to sag but retains its elasticity. Eyelid surgery also indicates for men and women whose skin begins to deteriorate but retains its elasticity.
There is no age limit for this type of surgery. Most patients who present for this surgery are between 40 and 60. However, aesthetic eyelid surgery is also successfully applied in people between 70 and 80.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Eyelid surgery in Turkey, like most plastic surgeries, is a personalized procedure. Therefore, detailed information is essential to understand whether the patient is taking medications that could impair the intervention. Follow the steps of eyelid surgery in Turkey:
- Preparation and consultation
Before having eyelid surgery, you should avoid taking substances that can cause side effects. This is the case with drugs like aspirin, which you need to replace with other medications two weeks before and after surgery. Because it is a surgical intervention, it still carries risks.
Eyelid surgery is a surgical technique that restores eyelid youthfulness and gives a natural and weightless appearance. For this, you can prefer local anesthesia or sedation with anesthetic assistance in its presence.
There are different approaches for eyelid surgery, such as upper and lower eyelids:
Upper eyelid surgery: In this method, the surgeon operates on your upper eyelids and removes excess skin and fat through an incision in the upper eyelid crease. In some cases, if there are only fat bags, it is possible to pass through the eyelid conjunctiva, the inner membrane of the eyelid, without needing stitches. Recreating a correct eyelid crease is essential to ensure that the same crease overlaps in a natural and well-concealed position.
Lower eyelid surgery: This method concerns the lower eyelids. The surgeon makes an almost invisible operation with a linear cut just below the ciliary edge in this method. Mixed techniques, which are always minimally invasive, are also possible. The surgeon aims to model the eyelid bags aesthetically.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
The period immediately after eyelid surgery in Turkey characterizes by bruising and swelling of the eyelids. You can reduce this phenomenon by placing ice and taking up semi-sitting positions during the first nights after surgery:
- Taking cortisone during surgery can help reduce post-operative edema.
- You can usually control the discomfort with regular analgesics. The bruises gradually disappear until they disappear entirely in about 5-10 days.
- Especially in the morning, swelling may continue for 15-30 days, depending on the individual predisposition of the patient.
- Scars may remain red and thick for up to several months, then gradually thin and lighten.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Eyelid surgery costs in Turkey vary according to the surgeon’s experience, the complexity of the procedure, techniques, and anesthesia. You can contact us for eyelid surgery prices in Turkey.