Guide to Eyelid Surgery
The skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the other parts of your face. That is why, it is more resistant to wrinkles and fatigue. Therefore, factors such as advancing age, smoking, stress, wrinkles around the eyes, sagging of the upper eyelid, drooping of the lower eyelid, under-eye bags, and dark circles under the eyes occur. If these complaints, which cause a tired, sleepless, and aged appearance, increase, the need for eyelid surgery arises.
Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat tissues in the eyelids. You should also know that eyelid surgery applied for not only aesthetic purposes but also medical purposes. Sometimes eyelids can sag to the degree that restricts vision. In this case, eliminating the eyelid sagging is the most effective method to increase the quality of vision and field of vision.
Step by Step Guide to Eyelid Surgery and Recovery
The surgery is performed by removing the excess skin by making an incision in the upper eyelid in accordance with the natural eye fold. In the lower eyelid, excess skin and fat tissue are removed with an incision made just below the eyelashes. Depending on the patient's complaint, only the upper or lower eyelids or both the upper and lower lids can be operated on simultaneously. You can leave the hospital the same day after the surgery. The surgery and afterward are very painless. Eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia and lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours.
After the surgery, you should apply ice and eye drops for 3 days. You can wash your face the next day after the operation. If permanent stitches are used, stitches are removed 5 days later. If not used, the stitches will fall off automatically. It is normal to have slight bruising and swelling for 5-7 days. It is possible to return to work within 3 days. Full recovery may take 3 weeks.
The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can both provide cosmetic and medical benefits, especially when it becomes the necessary corrective surgical procedure for patients with certain conditions. These benefits of eyelid surgery are;
• Better vision
• Youthful look
• Less tired look
• Boost confidence
• Fast healing
Who Can Get an Eyelid Surgery?
We strongly recommend that you consult a cosmetic surgeon before deciding on eyelid surgery. You can undergo this procedure, if you have;
• No medical conditions that could impair healing
• Don't smoke
• Don't have a serious eye condition
• Over 30 years old
• Baggy upper eyelids
• Excess skin on the lower eyelids
• Bags under the eyes
You can also have eyelid surgery at the same time with another procedure such as brow lift and face lift.
Does Eyelid Surgery Have Any Side-effects?
The decision to undergo plastic surgery is highly personal and you must decide whether the benefits will reach your goals and whether the risks and potential complications of eyelid surgery are acceptable. Overall, make sure your doctor inform you in detail about the side effects.
The most known side effects can be;
• dry eyes
• skin discoloration
• blurred vision - temporarily
How Much Does Thigh Lift Cost in Turkey?
With its strong healthcare system, Turkey is one of the top countries for medical tourism. Therefore, Turkey is a convenient destination for plastic surgery if you think that you are considering having surgery and eyelid surgery abroad.
You can leave your phone number to us on our website, and the Medco Healthco team will contact you to draw up a free treatment plan and cost estimate.