Eyelid surgery is performed both functionally and for aesthetic reasons. The bagging or sagging of the eyelid, directly affect the facial expression and causes the person look more tired and old. In addition to the sagging of the eyelids, the removal of excess fat tissue in the lower or upper eyelids together with the skin and muscle is also considered as eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is the most common facial rejuvenation procedure. With a well-done eyelid surgery, the person gets a younger look.
How long does the surgery take?
The operation of the upper eyelid only takes about 20 minutes, while the upper and lower eyelids can take up to 1 hour when operated together. After the operation, they are usually discharged from hospital on the same day.
Who needs eyelid surgery?
With the eyelid surgery, the upper eyelids, which are sagging, can be removed, bags with bulging above and below the eye can be removed, thus giving a youthful, vigorous look around the eyes. With this surgery, patients get a sharper and more impressive look. Tired, angry or sleepy appearance of patients with complaints is corrected by eyelid surgery.
How is the healing process?
Edema (swelling) and redness may occur around your eyes after aesthetic eyelid surgery. After 2-3 days, these swellings are replaced by bruises, and during your check-up a week later, while your stitches and bands around your eyes are removed, the bruises are completely gone and you get an almost normal appearance.
After the surgery, eye drops, antibiotics, edema reducing medicines and painkillers will be prescribed by your doctor, In the first week after eyelid surgery, you should avoid activities such as reading a book, using a computer, watching TV. At the end of the first week, you feel good enough to do your normal activities, but you should avoid heavy exercise and activities for four weeks.