Our eyes are the mirror of our soul, with the help of them, we can convey our inner world to the outside and to the people around us, without the need to speak, and it is one of our most important organs in perceiving our outer world. At the same time, eyes have always been the symbol of beauty throughout history, and lovers and poets have arranged compositions and poems about the beauty of eyes for hundreds of years.
For this reason, the beautiful and young appearance of the eyes has a superior role in the perception of the person in front of us and in making us feel young and beautiful. In addition, one of the organs that show the earliest signs of aging in our body is the eyes, which appears with the appearance of an old and tired eye, which occurs due to skin sagging around the eye (especially on the eyelids) and fat hernias or depressions. In addition, headaches occur as a result of narrowing of the visual field due to skin drooping especially on the upper eyelids, impaired concentration and the patient’s efforts to lift the eyelids with force.
What Does Blepharoplasty Mean?
This term is the surgical operation performed to correct the skin sagging and fat hernias or irregularities in the upper or lower eyelids.
What is done in blepharoplasty? What to Fix?
In upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty (or a combination of both), skin sagging and fat hernias or irregularities present in the eyelids are removed, and the cause of narrowing in the visual field is removed and younger eyes with a beautiful and aesthetic appearance and therefore a younger face, In addition, a more rested expression is obtained by getting rid of the tired eye appearance.
How Is Blepharoplasty Applied? What is the Process?
upper eyelid surgeryBefore the surgery, drawings are made on the eyelids and these drawings are planned so that the incisions made during the surgery are lost within the natural lines of the eyelid.
After drawing, the operation can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and the operation takes 1-2 hours. In this operation, excess skin and, if necessary, excess fat tissue or irregularity are corrected, then the incision is closed with appropriate sutures and the surgery is completed by applying dressing to the eyes.
lower eyelid surgery No special drawing is required beforehand. Small drawings are made during the operation, the operation is performed under general anesthesia and the incisions are made 2-3 mm below the lower eyelash, the operation lasts 1.5-2 hours. In this operation, the excess skin and, if necessary, the excess or irregularity of the adipose tissue are corrected, then the incision is closed with appropriate sutures. and the surgery is completed by applying a dressing to the eyes.
Postoperative: The closed dressings on the patient’s eyes are opened after 4 hours and the operation area is checked. The patient is usually discharged on the evening of the operation day, but it is recommended that the patient stay in the hospital for one night, application of ice to the eyes is recommended to relieve edema and swelling around the eyes after the operation, it is recommended that the patient does not tire his eyes for two days, and watching television, reading a book, looking at a computer or phone screen It is recommended to stay away from eye-straining activities such as driving.
Existing skin sutures (if any) in the eye are removed after 5 days.
When Do Edema and Bruises Heal After Blepharoplasty?
Edema after blepharoplasty usually resolves within 48-72 hours (ice application accelerates recovery). Bruises heal in about 7-10 days.
Will there be a scar after blepharoplasty?
Since the incisions made in both upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty operations are planned to be lost within the natural lines on the eyelid and skin, these incision scars become invisible after the wounds heal.