Eyelid surgery (technically known as blepharoplasty surgeries) is the process of stretching the areas around the eyes that support these issues by removing excess fat, muscle and skin tissue from the lower and upper eyelids. With this surgical application, upper and lower eyelids, bagging due to excess fat accumulation, wrinkles around the eyes are corrected and the person’s old tired appearance is gained a young and vigorous appearance.
When should we have surgery
Aesthetic eyelid surgeries are generally required after 35 years of age, surgical risks are low, and aesthetic surgery results are striking. It can be applied to any physically and psychologically healthy individual. Those who have thyroid gland problems, tear glands problem and dry eyes, and those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and serious heart disease increase the risk of complications.
It is important to plan the surgery before surgery. For this reason, your doctor should tell you the technique of surgery and give you the information you should and should not do for the surgery. Drug use, smoking, alcohol, the effects of some vitamins on surgery should be explained to you. Also, if necessary, an ophthalmologist examination is requested with the ophthalmological examination to be performed before surgery.
Surgical applications can be done with general or local anesthesia. Surgical incisions are made from the upper eyelid wrinkle line for the upper eyelid, just 2-3 mm below the lashes for the lower eyelid or just below the eyelid. Besides, for patients without skin sagging and muscle and skin intervention, this intervention can be performed through the lower eyelid. These incisions can be made using classic scalpel or laser. The patient is sent home on the same day or the next day, by looking at the patient’s physical condition and findings in the area after surgery.
In the first two days after surgery, both eyelid and contour swell. To reduce these swelling, ice is applied to the eyes on the first day after surgery. Also, antibiotics and pain-relieving medications are given. The patient is also protected against dry eye with eye drops and eye protection with antibiotic eye creams. After the patient is discharged, the home rest is recommended, especially in the first two days. It is recommended that the patient comes on the 5th day to get the control and stitches on the 3rd day. The patient is given a massage from the 7th day. Patients are invited to check-ups first, then monthly.