Eyelids Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids. The skin gradually loses its elasticity as it ages. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excessive skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin on the lower eyelid causes wrinkles and bulges. On the upper eyelids, an extra fold of skin can hang over the eyelashes and get in the way of your sight. Eyelids surgery is mostly done for cosmetic reasons. However, it’s an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision. It’s a certain way to fix all these issues at once and restore your young appearance.

The patients’ eyes look brighter and clearer and this combined with trimmer eyelids will give them a more youthful appearance. Thus, the patient looks fresher and brighter rather than tired and stressed. Studies show that these physical improvements make the patient feel more confident and self-assured and boost their self-esteem.

Eyelid surgery is performed by reducing eyebags from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.

If the patient previously had a surgery on their upper and lower eyelids, our surgeon generally works on their upper lids first. He cuts along the fold of the eyelid, removes some excess skin, muscle and fat, and closes the cut.

On the lower lid, an incision is made just below the lashes in your eye's natural crease or inside the lower lid, excess fat, muscle and sagging skin is removed or redistributed, then the incision is closed.

Our doctors in Turkey will be helping and guiding you throughout this process with every detail explained carefully. For further information or if you would like to find out what method of procedure is best suited for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pre-Op Instructions

  • Do not take any aspirin, aspirin containing medicines or anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks prior to surgery. These drugs cause bleeding that may result in blindness. If you still need to take medication due to a terrible ache, please consult your doctor before taking any kind of medication. 

  • Do not use Vitamin E or C supplements or any other herbal remedies for two weeks prior to surgery. 

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the evening before surgery. 

  • Do not wear eye make-up on the morning of surgery. You will be bruised and swollen for at least 10 days post-operatively, so plan your social and professional schedule accordingly. 

Post-Op Instructions

  • It is normal for you to feel soreness. For the first couple of days following the surgery, the incisions should be treated with ointment to keep them lubricated. Cold compresses can be placed on the eyes to reduce swelling as well. Eye drops will be necessary to help keep the eyes from drying out.

  • During the first 24 hours following surgery you will need to apply ice to your eyelids at least 20 minutes/hour while awake.
  • In the first week after procedure, patients should avoid any activities that may dry up the eyes, including reading, watching television, wearing contacts and using a computer. Patients may feel well enough to resume normal activities around the 10th day of recovery.
  • Keep your head elevated as much as possible during the first few days to minimize swelling and bruising.
  • For the first couple of weeks after surgery, dark sunglasses are recommended to protect the eyes from the sun and wind. Patients will notice that their eyes tire easily for the first several weeks, so frequent naps are recommended.
  • Throughout the first three or four weeks following the surgery, any activities that increase the blood flow to the eyes should be avoided, including bending, lifting, sporting activities, and even crying.
  • Avoid sun exposure, sun lamps or tanning beds for 6 weeks after surgery.
  • During your healing process, do not drink alcohol or smoke.
  • Keep activities to a minimum for 3-5 days.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks, including swimming. Your discomfort will subside after the first few days.
  • Be patient and give your body enough time to heal.
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