Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
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Eyelid surgery (Eye Lift or Blepharoplasty) is one of the plastic surgeries preferred and quite frequently performed in terms of having very striking result, being its recovery period short and not difficult, and being able to take the person to 10-15 years before. Bag in eyelids can occur sometimes with genetic reasons, sometimes with increasing age, being unable to sleep and fatigue, and these changes occurred in the eyelids can make the persons look more tired, older than they are.
These structural changes in the eyes can assert themselves in form of relaxation, bagging, sagging, wrinkle, striation in the upper and lower eyelids, swelling (herniation) in the lower lid, increase in the wrinkles, change in colors, drooping of eye corners, and dark circles. These differentiations in the eyes make the person feel both older than she/he is, and tired and ill.
Moreover, excessive relaxation and sagging in the upper eyelid may cause restricting in visual field of the patients by restricting the eye aperture, and correspondingly difficulty in looking and seeing; in these situations it is required to perform eyelid surgery in other words blepharoplasty. At the same time, the eyelid surgeries can be combined with the cheek surgeries, neck surgeries, brow lift and facelift surgery.
As in all before surgery periods, on the condition not being less that 7 days not smoking and not using blood diluting medicines like aspirin are very important also in the eyelid surgery. These restrictions should be continued 7 days more after the eyelid surgery, otherwise bleeding can occur and wound healing is affected negatively.
Type of Eyelid Surgery Anesthesia
Upper eyelid surgery can easily be performed under local anesthesia. And the lower eyelid surgery is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. If both upper and lower eyelid surgery is requested, I prefer the sedation anesthesia instead of the general anesthesia. There is no need to stay in hospital; it can be come out of the hospital immediately after the surgery.
Operations Performed In Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery generally takes short time as 20-30 minutes for each lid. Excess skin in the eyelid surgery, underlying muscular tissue, small amounts of tissues from the herniated fat bags are taken out. Then these structures are closed anatomically one by one. Because enough amount of skin excess is removed from the upper eyelid, it suffices almost for life.
However, bag and tissue should never be removed aggressively. Because the suture line will have been placed just in the eyelid fold when the operations to be performed finish, because this region also contains self stria and folds, and very loose tissue; a quite unclear mark occurs, even the mark does not appear at all.
And in the lower eyelid, it is entered just under the lashes with an incision, excessive muscle, eye socket fat and skin as required are removed; if necessary the muscle layer is reinforced to correct the bagging. In lower eyelid surgery, the skin is removed only 1-2 mm. Absolutely it shouldn’t be removed more.
Also, it is required to remove only herniated excesses, not all of the bags in this area. The most important matter in the lower eyelid surgery is reconstituting the muscle as to provide some more tightness. When the tissues are closed and the incision line is closed, the scar placed beneath the lower lashes becomes quite unclear in time. Especially in the lower eyelid surgery, it is necessary not to remove excessive tissue. Even in the young patients, the eyelid surgery can be performed without removing any skin.
After Eyelid Surgery
Because very fine bands will be used in the after eyelid surgeryeyelid surgery period, you can see your around. Eye closure after this surgery is not even a matter of discussion. Applying ice pack on the eyes in the first 24 hours provides swelling and bruises to be less. However, in any case an amount swelling and bruise will occur.
Being very loose of the eyelid skin enables it to swell immediately, but recover in the same speed. In the control to be made after 2 days, the suture line will be cleaned and the bands will be renewed.
Swelling in the eyelids and eye bruise continues for 5-7 days, the person can return his/her work life in 5 days. Women can put on makeup. In 1 month after eyelid surgery, the eyelids becomes in state of not being clear that they were operated; and 6 months after the surgery healing is completed.
Eyelid Surgery Prices
Eyelid surgery prices change depending on whether only upper eyelid or both lower and upper eyelids are to be operated, type of the anesthesia, and the additional procedures. For the eyelid surgery prices, you should come to get examined.