Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is an operation to restore the area where the effects of aging are first seen. The symptoms of facial aging are distinguished by the effects of muscle movements around the eyes on the skin and surrounding tissues.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is preferred first among all facial aesthetic surgeries. Blepharoplasty is also a plastic surgery of the eyelids. 

It consists in carrying out an operation to correct the area around the eyelids by removing fat deposits and excess skin.

With this intervention, you can achieve an excellent rejuvenating effect, eliminate the protrusion of the eyelid and make the eyes more “wide open”. In particular, it is possible to change both the incision and the shape of the eyes (canthoplasty).

Over the years, sagging in your upper eyelid; wrinkles and under eye bags in your lower eyelid may make you look older, tired. In the early 40s, such problems were especially common.

All the skin sagging, wrinkles, under eye bags around the eyes that arise are removed by cosmetic eyelid surgery. 

Over time, with aging, the subdermal adipose tissue decreases. The resulting decrease in adipose tissue leads to sagging of the skin. In the process, the eyelids can not resist gravity and begin to sag.

Flabby skin in the eyelid area can affect the eyes and reduce the quality of vision, making the face look older. Fat deposits that appear with aging under the eye area can also be removed by surgical intervention.

The drooping eyelid is solved by cosmetic eyelid surgery and the patient is given a younger and healthier appearance.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is an operation performed on the lower and upper eyelids, in which excess skin tissue is removed. Depending on the need, the tissue around the eyes can be tightened to give the eyes a younger and firmer look.

At the same time, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is also applied to treat accidents or diseases that have been performed. The scar formed after the operation is invisible because it is located in the eyelid fold and disappears over time.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be repeated, if necessary, in previous years.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)Who is Suitable for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) is applied in women and men. Various criteria determine your eligibility for cosmetic eyelid surgery. 

  • Suitable female or male candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery have healthy facial tissue and facial muscles. 
  • These candidates do not have a serious eye disease. 
  • If you have glaucoma (eye pressure) or retinal (intraocular tissues) detachment, you are not a suitable candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery. 
  • If you have a low amount of tears, dryness and redness in your eyes, you should not neglect the use of artificial tears for your dry eyes after the surgery. 

Your doctor and your doctor’s team will inform you in detail during your examination and in the next process.

Since substances such as vitamin E, garlic, cherry, ginseng, green tea, cinnamon, herbal teas, flaxseed, resveratrol (red wine extract) will cause thinning of the blood at least 1 week before and within 2 weeks after the operation, it is recommended not to use these substances.

Why do Eyelids Droop?

The skin in the eyelid starts to droop naturally due to aging and the effect of gravity. Some problems such as sagging, loosening, color change and fine wrinkles emerge in the drooping eyelid.

Besides these, if the person is exposed to sun and air pollution, if he/she consumes alcohol and smokes, the effect of aging around the eye accelerates.

Genetic factors also play an important part in eyelid drooping. Some people may have low or droopy eyelids due to genetic factors. In such cases, it is hard for women to wear eye makeup and their face always looks sulky. 

Thanks to cosmetic eyelid surgery, you can permanently get rid of these effects and have younger and tighter eyelids.

The Indications for Blepharoplasty are the Following Situations:

  • drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) 
  •  the presence of under-eye “bags”;
  • “Fatty hernia” of the upper eyelid, which makes the eyelids swollen;
  • wrinkles around the eyes;
  • overhanging of the upper eyelid, which interferes with normal vision;
  • volvulus of the eyelids (entropion);
  • congenital defects of the eyelids;
  • excessive severity of nasolacrimal grooves;
  • sagging of the lower eyelids;
  • asymmetry;
  • the presence of redundancy of the skin of the lower eyelids;
    • drastic weight loss;
    • addictions;
    • biological changes in the body (for example, associated with hormonal disorders);
    • improper cosmetic care of the skin around the eyes;
    • lack of rest and sleep, schedule disturbances;
    • previously unprofessional plastic surgery. damage to the skin around the eyes of a mechanical nature.
      The formation of deep wrinkles and sagging eyelids can occur not only as a result of age-related changes. There are other reasons that can cause eyelid deformations:
    • In any case, eyelid blepharoplasty helps to eliminate defects associated with deformation of the eyelid and skin around the eyes. In addition, plastic surgery helps patients who have a reduced quality of vision.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)Contraindications to Blepharoplasty

Not in all cases, eye surgery can be performed. There are a number of contraindications for surgery: 

  •  Diabetes;
  •  Problems with blood clotting;
  • Severely increased intracranial pressure;
  • Oncological neoplasms;
  • Infections in the acute phase;
  • Myopathy;
  • Anemia;
  • Arterial hypertension;
  • Inflammation of the eyelid (blepharitis)
  • Inflammation of the cornea (keratitis);
  • Thyroid disease;
    recovery period after any operations performed on the eyes;
  • for women – the period of menstrual bleeding.

Before plastic surgery of the eyelid, the doctor examines the patient’s anamnesis and prescribes the necessary examinations of his health status. This is necessary in order to find out if the person has contraindications to the operation.

During the diagnosis, the doctor determines the degree of structural changes affecting the periorbital region. This will allow him to understand what is the best technique for correction to use and how much intervention is needed.

What Age is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Recommended?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be made from the beginning of the aging process. Most of the patients who want to have cosmetic eyelid surgery are aged 35 and over. However, because some people genetically have drooping eyelids, it can also be made at earlier ages.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery does not stop aging. It gives a young and healthier look to your eyes for 7-8 years. Over time, your eyelids may naturally start to form wrinkles and droop again. For keeping the surgical eyelid results life long, you may need to repeat botox every 6 months.

In medicine today, it is customary to distinguish four stages of age-related deformation of the periocular skin: 

  • Primary changes (initial stage). There is a slight weakening of the muscles and light hernias.
  • Secondary stage, to the already existing signs of age-related changes, excess skin formations in the eyelid zone are added, affecting the adjacent areas of the cheek.
  • Third stage, structural deformations in the periorbital region are already clearly visible. The grooves in the area of ​​the eyelids and cheeks are clearly visible. The so-called “skeletonization” effect also appears, which contributes to the visual highlighting of the lower rim of the orbit. The eyebrows are drooping and there is an excess of skin around the eyes.
  • Fourth Stage; The most significant changes take place in the fourth stage. The shape of the eyes undergoes severe deformations due to the fact that the muscle tone of the lower eyelid worsens, the upper eyelids drop, paint bags appear, etc.

Since the operation is performed in the eye area, it is important to perform it in a specialized clinic. For an experienced plastic surgeon, it is not difficult to correct deformities of any stage, since changes of any degree can be dealt with the help of eyelid surgery.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

As already mentioned, an eyelid lift is carried out in order to remove excess skin and fat, raise the outer corners of the eyes and eyebrows, improve muscle to lifting, depending on which area is subject to plastic surgery, can be performed using the following types surgical intervention:

  • Lower eyelid surgery. It is prescribed if there are “bags” under the eyes and deep folds on this part of the face are clearly visible. The area of ​​the temples is necessarily tightened and the muscles are strengthened so that the most effective and long-term results are achieved.
  • Upper eyelid surgery. It is performed if the upper eyelids are drooping, fat and excess skin are pulled down, which affects the normal viewing angles. Excision of excess skin and fat is complemented by a forehead lift and lifting of the upper eyelid muscle. Plastic surgery of the upper eyelids takes about 40 minutes on average and may involve the use of both local and general anesthesia
  • Circular blepharoplasty. During the operation, both the upper and lower eyelids are corrected.
  •  Transconjunctival blepharoplasty. It is prescribed to patients at a young age, when there is still no excess skin, but there is a need to eliminate excess fat deposits. In this case, incisions are made on the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane of the eyelids).

Experienced Plastic Surgeons Perform All Types of Blepharoplasty.

How is Eyelid Surgery Made?

The procedure is applied by removing the excess skin and fat in the lower and upper eyelids. The right amount of the removed tissue is a factor directly affecting the patient’s look. It is very important that the surgeon is a specialist in the field. 

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is made under local anesthesia. The incision for the upper eyelid is made from the area below the folding part of the eyelid. For this reason, no scar is seen when the eye is open. In the lower eyelid, on the other hand, no scar is seen with an incision right below the eyelashes. Eyelids are the area where the least scar is left. 

Before cosmetic eyelid surgery, the other problems affecting the eyelid functions are very important.

Anesthesia: General anesthesia or local anesthesia is possible, which is given to the patient with sedative drugs.

The Location of the Incisions: on the inside of the lower eyelid, directly under the eyelashes or along the crease of the upper eyelid. Wounds are sutured using special, very thin surgical sutures.

The period of Rehabilitation. Sutures after blepharoplasty are removed on day 5-7. It is not recommended to overextend your eyes during the first week. After one to two weeks, bruising and swelling disappear. For about 10-14 days, light makeup is allowed. The primary effect after eyelid surgery is noticeable in 2-3 weeks. The full result will appear in a couple of months.

Side Effects; temporary bruising, swelling, pain in the eye area, watery eyes, photophobia.

Risks: possible infectious complications, the occurrence of eye asymmetry, conjunctivitis, the inability to completely close the eyelids, too long healing.

Result: predictably medium or long-term, which depends on the individual characteristics of aging of the body and skin in, and make the look open and expressive. But there are several ways to fulfill the tasks assigned to the plastic surgeon.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

In cosmetic eyelid surgeries, local or general anesthesia is decided by considering the patient’s condition during the examination. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is the application in which the patient can return to his normal life in a short time.

As a result of the examination, if there are procedures to be combined with the special condition of the patient and the application, general anesthesia may be preferred depending on this.

It is appropriate to perform the methods applied in cosmetic eyelid surgery with local anesthesia. It is possible to calm down the patient and perform the surgery together, by giving some sedation (so that the operation time will be prolonged and the patient will not get stressed) in patients who have both upper eyelid and lower eyelid aesthetics.

In this way, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will be performed in a healthy way by relaxing the patient with sedation. The anesthesia method to be applied will be specified by your doctor during the examination.

What is ”Fox Eye” Cosmetic Surgery?

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)Today, many women, men and women want to have striking looks. ”Fox eye” cosmetic surgery is an application that is applied to people over the age of 18, who complain of low eyebrows and tired expressions in the eyes.

With the ”fox eye” cosmetic surgery, the outer junction corner of the lower and upper eyelids is surgically lifted and a youthful appearance is obtained. 

It is performed in combination with upper and lower cosmetic eyelid surgery. The effect is permanent and long lasting. 

The most appropriate thing during the examination is to discuss the problems around your eyes that you are not satisfied with with your doctor and decide on the most appropriate solution for these problems. 

The same eye area problems in patients can be treated with different methods. Before deciding on ”fox eyes” cosmetic surgery, the important thing is whether your eye structure and face are suitable for this application in terms of cosmetic eyelid surgery. After discussing with your doctor, you can decide whether this procedure is right for you.

What Must be Paid Attention to in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

The problems such as eyelid drooping or looseness of eyelid skin must also be solved during the procedure. Otherwise, complaints such as position disruption or watery eyes may develop after the operation.

Cosmetic eyelid surgeries take 1.5-2 hours on average. This period may be longer with the other procedures to be applied depending on the patient’s problem. It is not a painful procedure. Slight pains to be felt after the eyelid surgery can be taken under control with the prescribed painkillers.

What is Waiting for me After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

  • The patient will feel tightness and swelling after the operation. 
  • The swelling will recover almost 2 weeks later. 
  • The sutures will be removed 5-7 days after the operation. 
  • After the removal of the sutures, the swelling, bruise in the eyelid and the area surrounding it will gradually disappear. 
  • You can rapidly get back to your everyday life and will be able to perform your daily activities far more easily. 
  • After the operation, you need to avoid daily activities for 3-5 days and heavy activities to challenge you for 3 weeks. It is very important to avoid bending, lifting and heavy sport exercises as they lead to an increase in the blood pressure.

Does the Eyelid Operation Leave any Scar?

Scars of the cosmetic eyelid surgery are hidden between the natural folds of the eyelid. Thus, a person making eye contact with you cannot easily see the surgery scars.

The cosmetic upper eyelid surgery is made by making an incision into the natural folds of the eyelid. Thanks to this incision, fat accumulations are cleaned, eyelids are reshaped, muscles are tightened, excess skin is removed and drooping is eliminated.

Scar of the lower eyelid surgery, on the other hand, is hidden right below the eyelash line. Thanks to the incision made from right below the eyelash line, drooping skin there is removed and the lower eyelid is cleaned from accumulated excess fat.

After the cosmetic eyelid surgery, you should not rub your eyes and protect the incision sites against blows.

Make-up After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

You can apply make-up 7-10 days after cosmetic eyelid surgery (you can apply concealer or foundation around the eyes). Make-up should not be applied on the area where the incisions were made for 5 days. You can apply make-up after your doctor informs you and approves you during your follow-up visits.

Which Problems Can we Solve with Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

It is aimed to create a young, rested and lively appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgeries. Along with cosmetic eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty), rejuvenation procedures can be performed on the surrounding tissues such as eyebrows, middle face from the same incisions made. 

The successful results of the procedures are permanent for long periods of time with the applied care. Drooping eyelids spoils the natural and aesthetic appearance of the eye.

However, vision may become difficult in a person and their skin takes on a saggy appearance. Some patients may have fat deposits that appear as swelling on the eyelids. These fat deposits make a person uncomfortable.

It is aimed to give the eyelid a smoother appearance by removing it with cosmetic eyelid surgery. On the other hand, the most common problems on the lower eyelid are fine and excessive wrinkles.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) gives a firmer look to the lower eyelid, treats excess skin around the eyes and under eye bags of patients, allowing the person to get a healthier and younger appearance.

Post-Operative Recovery Period of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

After your cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), swelling, slight bruising and a feeling of tightness occur. To reduce these, special creams recommended by your doctor should be applied around your eyes and cold compresses should be applied.

Your surgical sutures will remain for 5 to 7 days. Then your swelling and bruises will gradually disappear. On the 2nd day after the cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), your eyelids are kept closed with small bands until you take a shower, and if fat filling was applied during the surgery, the bands should remain for 7 days.

After your surgical sutures are removed, you can return to your daily life very easily. Your complaints will end 2 weeks after your cosmetic eyelid surgery. You can return to your daily life immediately after blepharoplasty, but it is important to avoid bending, lifting and heavy sports that will increase blood pressure for 1 week.

Your doctor and your doctor’s team will share with you information about your postoperative follow-up, medications required for possible bruises, swelling and tightness, and the care of your eyelids after cosmetic eyelid surgery.

How Much Does Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will increase your self-confidence by making you look younger and vigorous than you are. Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) does not stop your aging process, but it helps you look younger.

The recovery process after blepharoplasty varies from person to person. Some swellings heal within a week and return to their daily and business life. 

If you are considering having cosmetic eyelid surgery, you should make sure that you do research on this subject and make sure of your own decision. After cosmetic eyelid surgery, you should apply the care recommended by your doctor regularly and completely.

Care after cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is very important. For a long-lasting and beautiful result, you need to apply your care completely after cosmetic eyelid surgery.

The price of cosmetic eyelid surgery istanbul varies according to the scope of the procedure to be applied to the patient and the surgical technique to be used. In this way, no patient pays more for the same amount of work. 

For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. After your examination is done in line with your demands, your treatment plan is created, and as a result, you will learn a clear price.

However, you can contact us directly at +90212 241 46 24 to learn about cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) prices turkey and for information about blepharoplasty in Istanbul.