Çağrı Sade, MD
What is upper eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from both the upper and lower eyelids along with underlying fatty tissue. Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess. It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids. It can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of the face by reducing or even removing the appearance of tiredness and old age. Eyes appear fresher and more youthful.
Who is a suitable candidate for facelift surgery?
Any one of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery;
– Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
– Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision.
– A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired.
How long does upper eyelid surgery last?
No guarantee can be given by anyone however, results of this procedure are long lasting. Removal of the fat from the eyelids which is often the cause of puffiness and bags, is permenant and this condition should not recur. Skin however continues to age and laxity together with fine wrinkles of the eyelid area may at some time return.
The incision is made in the natural skin fold of the upper eyelids, excess skin and fatty tissue is removed, the muscles and orbital septum (a thin connective tissue membrane) may be tightened and the incisions are carefully closed with fine sutures.
Duration of operation; 15-25 minutes (local anesthesia).
Recommended stay – No overnight stay unless performed in conjunction with multi procedure operation and / nights in Turkey.
What to expect immedaitely after surgery?
Initially, you may feel a tight sensation around the eyes, with minor discomfort that lasts for a day or two. People who have had the procedure are often surprised at how painless eyelid surgery can be. At first the incisions will be red, bumpy and sore, these will eventually sooth out and become almost invisible. Any swelling and bruising usually disappears within 7-10 days (varies from person to person). Vision may be blurred for a few days and your eyes may be sensitive to light. Stitches will be removed at the end of the first week, within another few days cover up make-up can be used to conceal any discolouration.