Eyelid Surgery

Our faces and expressions reveal our age. Our facial expression affects our social life, our facial expression draws our first image in our social life and enables people to make the first judgment about us. The appearance of the eyes also determines the expression of the person, with droopy eyelids you may have a more tired expression. Although the saggy appearance of the eyelid often develops with age, in some people, the eyelids appear structurally low and baggy. This saggy look gives an older look. For a more aesthetic and expressive facial expression, the appearance of the eyes is an essential factor. Droopy eyelids can restrict the field of vision by affecting peripheral vision due to the tissue surrounding the eyes. With eyelid lift surgery, this vision restriction can be eliminated and you can gain a younger and more aesthetic appearance. With the help of blepharoplasty, you can have more young, alert, and impressive looks.

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid Surgery, known as Blepharoplasty, is an operation to surgically remove excess tissue and fat from the eyelids, which is applied to the lower or upper eyelids, and applied to the double eyelid at the same time. With the operation on the lower eyelid, the appearance of the eye bag is removed. Thanks to the eyelid operation performed on the upper lid, the person's vision is enlarged, and the tired and aged appearance is reduced. The incision made on the eyelid for surgical operation is made at the natural eyelid crease to provide a natural harmonic appearance

How is eyelid surgery done?

The first step is anesthesia. During the surgical procedure, sedatives are applied for the patient to have a safe and comfortable operation. The patient can choose under general anesthesia or sedation if she/he wishes. The second step after the patient is sedated is the opening of the incision. The first incision line to be opened on the eyelid is made in a region that is compatible with the natural structure of the eye, which is the fold area of the eyelid, in such a way that it can be hidden in good harmony with the eye anatomy. This incision on the upper eyelid is made over the natural eyelid crease. In this way, the incision is made in the area where the eyelid is folded and the accumulated adipose tissue is removed. By removing the fat tissue and excess skin, a tight muscle in the eyelid and more open broad vision are provided.
This incision on the upper eyelid is made over the natural eyelid crease. In this way, the incision is made in the area where the eyelid is folded and the accumulated adipose tissue is removed. By removing the fat tissue and excess skin, a tight muscle in the eyelid and more open wide vision are provided. If you only suffer from excess tissue in the lower eyelid, you can only get rid of excess fat without cutting the skin, thanks to the transconjunctival incision made on the inner side of the lower eyelid. Thanks to this technique, scars are not formed. In this technique, excess skin and tissue are not removed, only the fat inside the lower eyelid. The last step is to close the incision. At this stage, sutures or skin glue are usually used. If sutures are used, sutures are removed and dressing is done after 1 week. If the lower eyelid changes color, your doctor may recommend a laser or chemical peel to improve the eyelid color.

Can eyelid surgery do without surgery?

There are various non-surgical methods for people who do not like the appearance of their eyelids, but these methods do not give permanent results and can be preferred according to the patient's needs. A non-surgical blepharoplasty can be done by injecting fillers under the eyelid skin. In this way, it provides renewal and a youthful appearance around the eyes for a certain period. Due to the fillers injected into the eyelid, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and under-eye bags can be reduced. With the reduction of these appearances, a younger and more aesthetic appearance is gained. In a non-surgical blepharoplasty, there are no incision scars and stitches. In this treatment method, hyaluronic acid fillers, which generally act as natural fillers, are used.
Thanks to non-surgical blepharoplasty, you may experience minimal redness and swelling, and these symptoms will be replaced by a healthy eyelid appearance in a few days. If your vision is limited or you have very dense adipose tissue and saggy skin, non-surgical blepharoplasty may not be suitable for you. In consultation with your doctor, you should determine the approach that best suits your facial anatomy and needs.

How to tighten eyelid skin without surgery

There are Non-Surgical treatment possibilities for the droopy eyelid. The first of these is hyaluronic acid fillers. Another option is Botox. Hyaluronic acid is a temporary skin filler. It is found naturally in the body and its amount decreases over time, leading to the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin, which are symptoms of aging. Hyaluronic acid interacts with water to make the skin more hydrated, giving it a youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers show their effect from the moment they are injected. It reduces the appearance of under-eye bags and removes dark circles, especially when injected into the lower eyelid and its surroundings. In the HA Filler injection, the area is anesthetized by applying topical numbing agents or anesthetic creams to the predetermined area. In this way, the patient has a comfortable and painless experience.
Botox is another method for non-surgical eyelid lift appearance. Botox is a toxin suitable for medical use, obtained from botulinum toxin. It can be used for a wide variety of purposes by reducing facial expressions and muscle movements for aesthetic or cosmetic purposes. Botox reduces the saggy appearance of the eyebrows and upper eyelids by making the eyebrows more raised. Botox also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and supports a youthful appearance.

What to do before eyelid surgery?

In an eyelid lifting operation, first of all, as in every surgical operation procedure, the person must be over 18 years old and your doctor will evaluate whether the patient is suitable for the operation. Necessary laboratory tests and physical examinations are performed. As a result of the evaluation, people who are suitable for eyelid lift surgery first stop using various drugs with the advice of the doctor. It is recommended to quit smoking at least 3 weeks before the incision heals, the results of the operation are better, and the skin around the eyes is healthy.
It is recommended to leave the blood thinner aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs used for active infection, and daily supportive herbal substances. Such substances can increase bleeding and bruising. In addition to all these preparations, the operation should be performed by fully equipped, experienced, and licensed doctors. Make sure that the operation is performed in a medical center or hospital. You may need a companion as you will be under the effect of anesthesia for a while after the operation and you will have bandages. You should plan the companion and return to the normal life process before the operation.

What is the recovery process like after eyelid surgery?

For the effect of the sedative or anesthesia preferred during eyelid lift surgery to pass, the patient waits for a while in the recovery room and becomes stable. After the operation, the recovery time and the process itself vary from patient to patient. After the operation, some side effects such as sensitivity to light, tearing eyes, swelling, bruising and puffy eyelids can be seen. It is natural to see side effects after the surgical operation.
First of all, you should postpone your daily activities for a short time after the operation and you may need a companion to accompany you after the operation. After the operation, bruising first occurs on the eyelid, this bruising leaves its place to swelling over time, and finally, the healing process continues with the formation of scar tissue. Although the bruising on the eyelid varies from person to person, it goes away within 1-2 weeks. The swelling that occurs afterward decreases for 8 weeks and leaves its place in the healed scar tissue. You can return to your daily life within 5-10 days after the operation.
The scar formed after eyelid lift surgery is in the natural eye fold area, but there will be a scar. Reducing the appearance of this scar depends on your care after the operation. You should rest for a while after the operation. A person who will accompany you and fulfill your responsibilities during this rest and initial recovery period should be with you. After the operation, you should reduce the bruising and swelling by applying cold compresses for the first 3 days with the help of ice packs. You should clean the operation area and reduce the possibility of infection. You should not rub your eyes or wear contact lenses for at least 2 weeks.
As recommended before the operation, you should stop smoking, smoking will delay the healing of the skin and increase your risk of post-operative side effects. After the operation, you should be examined by your doctor, and have your sutures removed and checked. You should not use blood thinners, you should not use any supplements and drugs that your doctor does not allow, unless necessary. After the operation, you should regularly consume the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. The most important thing in this process is to wait patiently until you get a permanent and final result and show the necessary attention to your eyelids after the operation.

When are the results seen after eyelid surgery?

Although the first results are seen immediately after the operation, the final result may take approximately 6 weeks, although it varies from person to person. As after every surgical operation, the recovery period and process vary according to the patient's attention and health status during the recovery period. If you have had an operation on the lower eyelid, the results of your operation are permanent for a lifetime because the unwanted excess fat and skin tissue are removed. If you have had an upper eyelid operation, you will get a permanent result between 5 and 7 years, depending on the postoperative period. The upper eyelid may need re-operation, even after a long time, due to both aging and the fact that gravity causes a saggy skin appearance over time.
There are a few ways you should do to improve your results after the operation. Thanks to these ways, your skin's elastin, and collagen levels increase, and skin health is improved. One of them was to stay hydrated. Because of regular and sufficient water consumption, the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin is supported. You should have a balanced and regular diet and provide your body with the nutrients, protein, and minerals it needs. Especially with the use and consumption of vitamin C, your skin health will be better. Another essential point is the use of sunscreen. Thanks to the sunscreen, there will be no color change around the scar and the eye area will be protected from the destructive effect of sunlight.

How much is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid operations vary according to the medical center where the surgery is performed, the experience of the doctor, the quality of the material used, and the location. Global eyelid operation fees range from $1500 to $2500. Eyelid Lift Surgery in Magic Touch Turkey center, which will be performed in Turkey and includes the whole package, varies between 1500$ - 2500$ depending on the needs of the patient

Eyelid Surgery in Turkey

Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our face that reflect our emotions. Our eyes give away our tears. Saggy eyelids, crow's feet, dark circles under the eyes, and wrinkles that form around the eyes as you age give a tired and old look. If you want to gain a more alert and youthful appearance and you can also have a comfortable and enjoyable experience in Turkey,  Eyelid surgery in Turkey may be the solution for you.
If you want to come to Turkey for Eyelid Lift Surgery, your consultant, who will greet you from the moment you step into Turkey and accompany you throughout your entire experience, will place you in your hotel. Your guide will wait with you at your hotel 24/7 to respond to your needs and transport you to our center where the operation will be performed, accompany you during the operation, and then guide you throughout your touristic trip. Because of your consultant's accompany, you will have the operation with a pleasant, safe experience and good results with your eyelid surgery in Turkey. You will achieve the look of your dreams with help of Magic Touch Turkey. Eyelid Lift Surgery will give you the look of your dreams with fully new technology equipment, experienced and skilled doctors, and an expert team in our Magic Touch Turkey center.
Snapshot
PROCEDURE: : Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Along the grin creases and lash line, incisions are performed. Fat, muscle, and skin that isn't needed are removed. Finally, the wound is closed with tiny sutures.
LENGTH: : 1 to 2 hours (depends on both upper&lower eyelids done together or separately)
ANESTHESIA: : Local with IV Sedation.
IN/OUTPATIENT: : Outpatient 
SIDE EFFECTS: : Temporary blurred vision, eyes are sensitive to light and may feel dry or watery. 
RISK: : Temporary problems with excessive tearing, blurred vision, dryness, burning, stinging, gritty sensation in the eye(s). 
RECOVERY: : 7 to 10 days. 
RESULT LASTS: : 5 to 7 years but also depends on the aging process. 
Overview

Eyelid Surgery is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia without hospitalization after the operation. Before the operation, smoking should be stopped, the consumption of various drugs should be stopped with the doctor's advice and the patient's general health status is evaluated by the surgeon for the operation. In this pre-operation meeting, your doctor will inform you about the operation and the post-operative process. The operation begins by cutting the lower or upper eyelid along the natural eyelid line. The operation is performed in approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

If necessary, adipose tissue and excess saggy skin are removed by cutting. Afterward, the incision is sutured and dressed to provide a natural appearance. The patient is taken to the recovery room to rest and stabilize. When the effect of anesthesia wears off, the patient is checked and discharged. It is natural to have bruising, swelling, and scarring after the operation. Swelling and bruising decreased 2 weeks after the operation. The scar disappears 2 months after the operation. You can see the results from the first day and the final result will appear in 6-8 weeks.

Itinerary

You can find an example surgical schedule for a Eyelid surgery below:

1st Day
Your first day starts with your arrival at the hospital in the early morning. After meeting your plastic surgeon, you will be briefed about your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss your expectations and the possible results of your surgery. After creating the road plan, you will be asked to fulfill the rest of your payment. As a preparation before the surgery, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your overall health and go through your medical history. At this stage, you will be asked to complete multiple lab tests to confirm you are fit for surgery. Usually, this surgery will take between 60 to 180 minutes. After the surgery is completed, you will be placed in your room for a rest to remove the effects of anesthesia. Once you regain your consciousness in your room, your doctor will perform the first check-up after your surgery. You will spend the first day at the hospital for close observation.

2nd Day
Your second day will start with the second check-up by your surgeon. According to your status, your surgeon will allow you to leave the hospital. After prescribing your medicine and providing the necessary instructions for your post-operative care (such as wearing a gel-filled eye cooling mask), you can go back to your hotel and rest.

3rd, 4th, 5th Day
During the third, fourth, and fifth days of your recovery, you will be advised to continue resting in your hotel room. If you feel comfortable, you can have short walks, go out for dinner or go sightseeing. Do not forget that you have to follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid plans that contain a lot of activity.

6th Day
On the sixth day of your recovery, you will be asked to visit your doctor’s private office for a final check-up and postoperative care. At the end of your check-up, your doctor will inform you about how to continue your prescribed medication, medical dressing care, and recovery period. After you leave the doctor’s office, you will be free to continue your stay in Turkey or go back to your country.

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