What Causes Drooping Eyelids?
Droopy eyelids, medically known as blepharoptosis, is a condition caused by weakness or damage to the upper eyelid muscles. This condition is characterized by the upper eyelid falling below its normal position as a result of the eyelid muscles not working properly.
Eyelid drooping may be congenital or may occur later. While congenital droopy eyelids are usually caused by muscle weakness, subsequent drooping of the eyelids may be due to age-related changes, eye injuries, neurological diseases or eye surgeries.
Age-related drooping of the eyelids occurs due to the aging of the muscle tissue. This condition usually occurs in advanced ages and is a natural consequence of aging. With the advancement of age and the effect of gravity, sagging of the skin may occur. As a result of these reasons, findings such as bagging on the eyelids, discoloration, loosening, loosening of the skin and wrinkles occur.
In addition, factors such as intense exposure to sunlight, irregular sleep, air pollution, excessive smoking and alcohol use accelerate the aging process of the skin. The upper or lower eyelids, which have been adversely affected by these processes, can be restored to their old and lively appearance by blepharoplasty surgery.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to correct the shape, size and position of the upper and/or lower eyelids. This procedure is generally applied for aesthetic purposes, to correct the appearance problems caused by age-related droopy eyelids, bags or wrinkles around the eyes. It can also be a solution to eye health problems such as narrowing of the visual field due to droopy eyelids.
To Whom Is Eyelid Aesthetics (Blepharoplasty) Applied?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid aesthetics) procedure is usually applied to patients between the ages of 30 and 60. However, in some cases, it can also be applied to younger or older patients. Blepharoplasty surgery can be applied to patients with sagging upper eyelids, bags and wrinkles. It can also be applied to patients with bags or excess adipose tissue on the lower eyelids. However, people who experience droopy eyelids or bags due to other health problems can also have blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
How is Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty can be performed separately for the upper or lower eyelids, or for both. For the upper eyelid, surgical incisions are usually made at the natural folds or lash line. For the lower eyelid, the incisions are usually made in the skin under the eyelashes or by entering from the inner surface.
During the procedure, excess fat and muscle tissue is removed or the eyelid is reshaped. To correct bags on the lower eyelids, fatty tissue is usually removed or repositioned.
After the procedure, the eyelids are stitched and the eyelids are bandaged. During the healing process, edema and bruises may occur and pain may be felt. During the healing process, it is recommended to apply ice to the eyelids and keep the face up. In addition, it may be necessary to use special solutions to wash the eyelids for a certain period of time and to protect the eyelids from sunlight.
How Long Does Eyelid Surgery Take?
Upper eyelid surgery performed under local anesthesia takes an average of 30 minutes, while lower eyelid surgery takes approximately 1 to 1-5 hours.
Eyelids are anatomically more complex than other aesthetic and functional parts of the face, so the operation requires a very meticulous planning and surgical technique. The most important factor affecting the duration of eyelid surgery is whether another procedure will be performed on other parts of the face in addition to the blepharoplasty procedure.
Before After Eyelid Aesthetics
What should be considered before the operation?
Before eyelid surgery, the patient should inform the doctor and anesthesiologist who will perform the operation, all the details about the drugs he uses and his general health status. One week before the operation, the use of foods and beverages such as blood thinners, herbal tea and fish oil should be stopped, and special herbal cure applications should not be performed. It is recommended to stop smoking and alcohol consumption at least one week before the blepharoplasty surgery. This helps make the healing process more comfortable and faster.
Edema and bruises may occur after the procedure. Therefore, it is recommended to apply ice to the eyelids and keep the face up. The healing process may vary depending on individual factors and the extent of the procedure. After the eyelid procedure, it is recommended to avoid heavy physical activities. During the healing process, it is also important to follow the doctor's recommendations. As a result, in order for the eyelid aesthetic procedure to be successful, certain steps must be followed before and after the procedure.
Eyelid Aesthetics Prices
Eyelid aesthetic prices; It varies according to the experience of the doctor, the price policy of the hospital or clinic, the quality of the materials used in the operation and whether an additional procedure will be performed on the patient. You can contact us for more detailed information about eyelid aesthetics (blepharoplasty) prices.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Aesthetics
Eyelid aesthetics is not a risky surgery, but rarely, the risk of infection in the eyelids may occur. There may also be bruising and bleeding under the eyes. However, these are normal and will decrease over time.
In eyelid surgeries, the incision scars remain in the upper lid at the fold of the lid, and on the lower lid at the bottom of the eyelashes. These scars are not visible on the upper lid from about the 1st month, and on the lower lid they fade completely from the 2nd month.
The operation for both eyelids takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour on average.
After upper eyelid surgery, patients usually return to their normal lives within a week. There is no pain after the procedure, but there may be burning, tearing and dryness in the eyes. Stitches are removed 5 days after the procedure.
Eyelid surgery is an easy operation, but since the eyelid is a sensitive area, it is normal to have swelling after the procedure.
Eyelid aesthetics are usually performed by people over the age of 35 with signs of aging. However, surgeries performed for medical reasons can be performed on people of all ages.