The eyelid is the thin skin fold that covers the eye. It functions to protect the eye and to keep the cornea moist. It forms a protection shield against foreign objects that may come into the eye with blink reflex. Eyelids, which also adjust the amount of light to be received, have an important function for the sense of vision. Especially with age-related factors, droopy eyelids or sagging skin can lead to loss of both aesthetics and functionality. In these cases, with the developments in the field of aesthetic surgery, eyelid aesthetics, which can be done with very advanced technologies, comes to the fore as a treatment method.
As it is known, the eyelid may be subject to skin sagging as the skin loses its elastic structure due to aging. In these cases
Bagging under the eyes,
Aesthetic deformities in the eyelid due to skin sagging,
Drooping of the upper eyelid,
Wrinkles on the eyelid surface,
Lines under the eye called crow’s feet,
The permanent tired facial expression experienced with the loss of elasticity in the eyelid can occur
These symptoms may also cause anxiety in individuals in terms of aesthetics. Sometimes eyelid drooping can reach a level that can negatively affect vision. Eyelid surgery may be necessary in terms of aesthetic concerns or functionality.
What is Eyelid Aesthetics (Blepharoplasty)? How is it done?
Eyelid aesthetics is an operation that can be applied to the lower or upper eyelids. The sagging skin of the eyelids or excess muscle tissue are removed and the tissues around the eyes are stretched. It is applied as a surgical operation by competent and competent plastic surgeons.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid aesthetics are not applied to stop the signs of aging. The aim of the operation is to keep the region young and alive, despite the aging effect of the region up to 7 to 8 years. It is an operation that can be applied at any age, as it is mostly preferred for individuals over the age of 35. In some cases, eyelid aesthetics can become a necessity for young people, regardless of the signs of aging, as it brings visual defects.
After the operation, the patient can stand up within 4 to 5 hours. The patient is kept under control in the hospital for one day and discharged the next day. It may take up to 1 year for the operation to show the full results. During the recovery period of the eyelid aesthetics, nasal pads are removed within 1 or 2 days and the mold is removed in a patient. One patient of the patient can return to his daily life after 10 days of rest. There may be bruising and swelling due to the surgery and this situation decreases after 10 days.
How is eyelid aesthetics applied?
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed by removing the excess tissues and correcting the hardened tissues by entering the area through the incisions made over the eyelid line on the upper eyelids and just below the lower eyelid. It is an operation that takes a maximum of 2 hours. It is carried out meticulously in sterile conditions.
In today’s modern understanding of eyelid aesthetics, it is based on preserving and correcting the adipose tissue instead of removing it completely. The incisions are closed with a sponge. Post-operative dressing is done.
Things to consider after eyelid aesthetics
Eyelid aesthetics is an application that is meticulously performed in expert hands today. It is important to know the following after the operation:
Swelling may occur around the eyes in the days following eyelid surgery,
Postoperative drug treatment should not be interrupted,
The eye should be protected with drops.
During the week following the surgery, the lying position should be adjusted with the head up.
The rest period is 7 to 10 days in the days following the surgery. Sutures are removed approximately 5 days after the operation.
It is recommended that the patient be protected from factors such as sunlight, rain and wind for a month.