Blepharoplasty in Turkey
Eyelid surgery is a type of plastic surgery for correcting defects in the eyelids or enhancing upper or lower eyelids’ appearance. Also called blepharoplasty or eye lift surgery, eyelid surgery can correct a number of issues in the area surrounding the eyes, including sagging skin above the upper eyelids, puffiness, bags under the eyes, etc.
Eyelid surgery procedure
Blepharoplasty can take from one to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Incisions are made in the areas where the resulting scars would be the least noticeable, either in the creases of the upper eyelids or below the lower lash lines. Excess skin or fat is removed, and sutures are applied.
Blepharoplasty Patient profile
Patients with drooping eyelids, aged skin surrounding the eyes, puffiness, and occasionally blocked upper field of vision generally seek eyelid surgery. Double eyelid surgery is popular with mostly Asian people seeking to create the appearance of larger eyes.
You should be healthy, a nonsmoker, and suffer from no serious eye conditions to have a blepharoplasty.
Your surgeon examines your face to determine if eyelid surgery is the appropriate procedure for your concerns. During eyelift surgery consultations, the following is discussed: surgical goals; medical history; substances used currently, including medications, supplements, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; current health status; the expected outcome; postoperative care and potential complications.
Photographs are taken, and eyelid surgery options are discussed, after which the surgeon recommends an appropriate course of treatment.
It is advised to make full use of the consultation appointment in order to make as informed of a decision as possible. It is essential for the procedure’s success to honestly answer all of the surgeon’s inquiries and openly ask about anything requiring clarification.
Consultation with the Surgeon
The following might be asked of you before having your eyelid surgery:
• Getting tests for health evaluation
• Avoiding nicotine
• Avoiding aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements
• Taking specific medications or adjusting current medication
Postoperative care & recovery
After eyelid surgery, the eyes might be covered with gauze, and thin bandages are placed over the incisions as they heal. The stitches are removed after roughly a week to 10 days.
You are instructed on what medication to use for healing and how to take care of the eye area. As the skin heals, there might be irritation, dryness of the eyes, and mild to moderate pain, which can be treated with medication, cold compresses, and ointment.
Several months are needed for a full recovery, but 7-10 days are required in most cases to return to normal activities and for most of the swelling to go down and bruising to lighten.
During the recovery, the eye area shouldn’t be exposed to sunlight, and dark-tinted sunglasses should be used if exposure to daylight is necessary. The skin should always be handled gently without exposure to any abrasive motion.
It is advised to make inquires with your surgeon concerning the period immediately after the surgery and during recovery. You may have questions about where you will be placed after the surgery, what medications you will be given, and when to arrange an appointment for follow-up care.
The final results of the blepharoplasty should be visible only after the initial swelling and bruising diminish.