Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery (Blefaroplasty)
With ageing and the effect of gravity, skin loosening, excess and sagging occur in the eyebrows, upper and lower eyelids, and there may be bagging, especially in the lower eyelids, with the forward herniation of the fat tissues. In addition to causing an aesthetic appearance disorder, this situation can prevent the person from seeing by closing the front of the eye with the drooping upper eyelids. Excess skin is removed with aesthetic eyelid surgery, and the membrane in front of the herniated adipose tissue is strengthened and/or the excess fat mass is removed. In this way, both a beautiful appearance is obtained and the person can see comfortably. On the upper eyelid, a scar remains along the lid. However, since this trace will be suitable for the lid fold, it can only be seen when viewed very closely. On the lower lid, a trace remains just below the eyelashes, the continuation of the trace looks like a normal skin line on the side. Most of the time, this procedure is performed with local anesthesia, but sedation can also be applied according to the patient’s preference. According to the patient’s current complaints, only the upper or lower lids or both lower and upper lids can be operated at the same time. The operation takes an average of 1-1.5 hours. Early period after surgery usually passes on at ease. There may be swelling and bruising around the eyes. Dry eyes, burning sensation, blurred vision may occur. Tears may increase, eyes may be disturbed by light for a while. The patient may not be able to close his eyes completely in the first days. These are expected events that occur spontaneously within the first week. Surgery usually gives satisfactory results. The person can return to work after 7 days.