BLEPHAROPLASTY (COSMETIC EYELID SURGERY)
Deformities around the eyes and excess skin make the individual look old and tired. For this reason, the most commonly performed surgeries as rejuvenation surgery are eyelid surgeries. In addition, excess skin in the upper eyelids negatively affects vision by narrowing the field of vision. Excess fat in the lower eyelids leads to bags under-eyes, causing the individual to look tired and old.
In the upper eyelid surgery, the surgical incision is hidden by making it through the eyelid fold. The surgery takes approximately 40 minutes. Local or general anesthesia is preferred depending on the patient’s condition. If the surgery is performed under local anesthesia, the patient is discharged on the same day. If performed under general anesthesia, the patient is hospitalized for one night.
There are two approaches to the lower eyelid. In patients who are young and do not have excess skin but have fat herniation in the form of a bag under the eyes, an incision is made through the eyelid. In patients who are older and have excess skin and sagging lower eyelids, an incision is made under the eyelash line. None of these incisions leaves a significant scar under normal conditions. The lower eyelid surgery takes about an hour. It is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is discharged after one day of hospitalization.
After the surgery
After both surgeries, bruising and edema may occur. Pain is generally not expected. Bruises disappear within ten days. While 80% of the edema resolves within 10 days, 20% resolves increasingly within 6 months. Thin tapes are placed on the incision. It is recommended that these tapes remain for a week. These tapes help edema regress rapidly. The sutures are removed at the end of the first week. Patients can take a bath on the fourth day after the surgery and return to their normal life at the end of the first week.
Lower and upper blepharoplasty can be performed separately or as a single operation.
Routine follow-ups are planned as the first week, second week, first month, third month, sixth month and the first year.
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