What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, also commonly referred to as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure renowned for its transformative effects on appearance and confidence. This surgical intervention specifically targets rejuvenating the eyelids by eliminating sagging skin, reducing puffiness, and enhancing overall eye aesthetics. As we age, the natural elasticity of the skin around the eyes diminishes, resulting in drooping eyelids and under-eye bags. Blepharoplasty effectively reverses these signs of aging, restoring a youthful and revitalized look that radiates vibrancy.

There are numerous motivations behind individuals opting for blepharoplasty. Primarily, many seek to enhance their appearance and recapture their youthful allure. Drooping eyelids and under-eye bags can impart a tired, sad, or aged appearance, which blepharoplasty efficiently addresses, bestowing a refreshed and vibrant look. Moreover, blepharoplasty holds the potential to enhance vision for those experiencing obstruction due to sagging upper eyelids, thus further improving both aesthetics and functionality.

There are several reasons why individuals choose to undergo blepharoplasty. For many, the primary motivation is to improve their appearance and regain their youthful look. Droopy eyelids and under-eye bags can make a person look tired, sad, or older than they are. By undergoing blepharoplasty, these concerns can be effectively addressed, restoring a more vibrant and refreshed appearance. Additionally, blepharoplasty can also improve vision in individuals whose sagging upper eyelids obstruct their field of vision.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery

Droopy eyelids, medically known as ptosis, occur when the skin and muscles around the eyes weaken, causing the upper eyelids to sag. This can create a tired and aged appearance, making you look older than you are. Moreover, droopy eyelids can make it difficult to apply makeup effectively and may even obstruct your vision, affecting your daily activities.

The impact of droopy eyelids goes beyond physical appearance. Many people with sagging eyelids experience a decrease in self-confidence, feeling self-conscious about their tired and aged appearance. They may avoid social situations and become hesitant to engage with others, leading to a negative impact on their overall well-being. Fortunately, upper blepharoplasty can address these concerns and help you regain your confidence.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery

Lower blepharoplasty surgery offers a range of benefits that go beyond simply improving your appearance. It can help reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, puffiness, and dark circles, giving you a more refreshed and well-rested look. Additionally, this procedure can tighten loose skin, smooth out wrinkles, and improve the overall symmetry of your eyes. By addressing these concerns, lower eyelid surgery can enhance your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the lower eyelid area. The surgeon will make incisions either on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) or just below the lower lash line (subsidiary approach) to access the underlying tissues. By carefully sculpting and repositioning the tissues, the surgeon can create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before and After

Does eyelid surgery leave a scar?

Blepharoplasty Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is generally designed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat. When performed by a skilled surgeon, the goal is to achieve natural-looking results with minimal scarring. However, like any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of scarring.

The extent of scarring can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s healing process, the specific techniques used during surgery, and the surgeon’s skill. In most cases, surgeons make incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize the visibility of scars. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable.

To reduce the risk of noticeable scarring and promote optimal healing, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully. This may include keeping the incision sites clean, avoiding activities that could strain the eyes, and attending follow-up appointments for monitoring and care.

Overall, while some scarring is possible with eyelid surgery, most patients are pleased with the improvements in their eyelid appearance and find that any residual scarring is minimal and well-hidden within the natural contours of the eyelids

Recovery Process and Aftercare Tips For Blepharoplasty

The recovery process after blepharoplasty can vary from person to person, but there are general guidelines to follow to promote healing and minimize complications. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Applying cold compresses and taking prescribed pain medication can help alleviate these symptoms. It is essential to keep the head elevated and avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting during the initial recovery period.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions regarding wound care, including the use of antibiotic ointments and the cleaning of incision sites. It is important to follow these instructions diligently to minimize the risk of infection and ensure proper healing. Avoiding direct sunlight, wearing sunglasses, and using sunblock can protect the delicate skin around the eyes during the healing process.

Potential Risks And Complications of Blepharoplasty

Like any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty carries some risks and potential complications. While these are relatively rare, it is important to be aware of them before undergoing the surgery. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and asymmetry. In some cases, there may be temporary or permanent changes in eyelid function, such as difficulty closing the eyes completely or excessive tearing.

To minimize the risk of complications, it is crucial to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, follow all pre-operative and post-operative instructions, and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments. Being transparent about your medical history, medications, and allergies during the consultation process is also vital for a safe and successful surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Side Effects

Eyelid surgery, potential risks like infection, formation of scar tissue, and alterations in sensation. Choosing a proficient surgeon and following post-operative guidelines diligently are crucial steps in reducing these complications.”

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FAQs

There will be bruises around incision lines after the procedure and they will be gone within the first week of the operation. You do not need to use any special makeup concealer to cover the bruises. You may use a high UVA sunscreen to protect your incision lines and eye area.

Most of our patients prefer face-lift with eyelid surgery at the same time. Not only does a patient get a chance to have several procedures in one sitting, but they also can have very reasonable discounts.

Yes, it is possible to have both operations on the same sitting.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients are as follows:

  • You should apply ice to your eyelids for at least 20 minutes every hour while you are awake during the first 24 hours post-op
  • You will be bruised and swollen for at least 5 days after operation. Using ice will minimize bruising and swelling
  • The sutures will be removed after one week
  • You should avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing products for one week after surgery
  • You will be given a prescription for narcotic pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • You should limit exercise to walking
  • You should not lift any item over 2 kilos, bend or stoop for two weeks after surgery
  • Weight lifting, running, or other aerobic activities may result in bleeding

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon about what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:
You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history

  • You should avoid taking any products containing aspirin and ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication one week before surgery. If you are on medication, please inform your surgeon accordingly
  • You should avoid any contact with any of the nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chew, or nicotine patches one week before surgery
  • You should avoid alcohol consumption one week before your procedure
  • You should not eat anything or take any fluids eight hours before the operation. Any food, water, coffee, juice, or liquids are not allowed to be taken in the morning of the operation. The only exception is medication that you should take with a small amount of water before the procedure
  • You can brush your teeth
  • You are not advised to wear any make-up and hair sprays/conditioners. Please remove your nail polish
  • You should not wear any jewelry or body piercings

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for eyelid operations:
First Day:

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of the customs zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will meet your doctor in person. Your surgeon will explain to you the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on how the new look of your face would be. You will have an opportunity to discuss your preferences and expectations from your operation.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you for eyelid operation.
  • Then your procedure will start and will last for one to three hours.
  • Within an hour after the procedure, anesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness.
  • Most facelift surgery patients require a cold eye mask after the procedure to soften the tissues as well as prevent swelling and bruising. You may be given a cold eye mask after the procedure.
  • Your doctor performs an initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.

2nd day:

  • This will be another healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform a check-up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital.
  • You will move to your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day.

3rd and 4th days:

  • You are advised to continue resting in your hotel room.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping, attending a cultural or sightseeing tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

5th day:

  • You will visit your doctor in the hospital for the last checks, removal of the dressing, and stitches on your eyelids.
  • Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in throughout your recovery period.
  • You will be ready to go back home after the fifth day.

There will be little scarring and bruising after the procedure. The bruises will be gone within the first week and scars will fade out to a white line and it is going to be invisible in about six months.

The ideal age to undergo blepharoplasty can vary depending on individual circumstances. Generally, most individuals opt for the procedure in their 40s or 50s when signs of aging around the eyes become more prominent. However, there is no fixed age limit, and the decision should be based on individual concerns and the advice of a qualified surgeon.

Blepharoplasty can significantly reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, but it may not eliminate them. Depending on the severity of the bags and the underlying causes, additional treatments or techniques, such as fat repositioning, may be required for optimal results.

Anyone who is generally in good health, who is uncomfortable with eyelid sagging, and who is a candidate for surgery may be suitable for eyelid aesthetics.

Yes, usually the results of eyelid aesthetics are long-lasting. However, since the aging process will continue, sagging may occur again over time.

After eyelid aesthetics, the results are usually immediately noticeable, but as the healing process is completed, the results become more pronounced, this process may take several weeks.

It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully and observe the symptoms. Rest and regular wound care are important to speed up the healing process.

After eyelid aesthetics are performed with modern techniques, scars may be minimal and heal over time.

When you can return to work depends on your job and the recovery process. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations.
Usually, make-up should be avoided for a few weeks after surgery. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations.