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Eyelid Aesthetics

Eyelid aesthetics, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the 3 most common aesthetic types in the world.  Eyelid aesthetics is simply the process of removing excess skin accumulated in the lower and upper eyelids. This excess skin can cause you to have a tired and old appearance and sometimes it can also limit your field of vision.

What Are The Symptoms and Reasons of Eyelid Aesthetics?

Depending on the genetic factors and gravity, our eyelids can lose their flexibility and tightness over the years. The skin is normally has a flexible structure. However, as it gets older, its elasticity gradually decreases. Excess skin as a result of this loss of flexibility accumulates on the eyelids. Therefore, the first symptoms of getting older appear on the eyelids. The aging-related changes that appear on the eyelids cause a tired, dull and older appearance in the person. A part of aging symptoms seen on lower and upper eyelids can be sorted as;

  • Bagging and discolouration under the eyes
  • Droopy upper eyelid
  • Wrinkles and sagging on the eyelid skin
  • Crow’s feet on laugh lines
  • Tired facial expression.


How to Make Eyelid Aesthetics

In eyelid surgeries, local anesthesia, combination of local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia is performed depending on your doctor’s preference and the area to be performed. Blepharoplasty surgery can be applied only to upper and lower lids or both lids. Operation time may vary depending on the method to be applied.  It is known that when the lower and upper lids are operated together, it takes around 1-2 hours. Excess skin to be taken out is marked before the operation. The skin is removed by following the natural eye line, the skin folds are not changed. In eyelid aesthetics, very fine aesthetic stitches are made and it is generally targeted to not leaving any scars afterwards.

How Is The Recovery Period?

Patients are discharged from the hospital the same day after the operation of blepharoplasty. Generally, special tapes are used as dressing, bandage may not be applied. A mild discomfort and pain may be felt after the surgery, but these are easily relieved with oral painkillers. A mild swelling and bruising may occur in the eyes for which ice compress is recommended. Post-operative recovery and return to normal life is usually rapid. The special protective tapes are generally removed on the 3rd day and stitches are removed on the 5th day. As protective tapes do not close the eyes, you can watch television, read books and use computer. Generally patients can go out after 2nd-3rd days but it is recommended for them to avoid heavy exercise for 3-4 weeks.