The skin loses elasticity with age, and starts to sag. This can impact eyelids in the form of drooping, color changes and wrinkles. The operation aims to correct such complaints.
Eyelid aesthetics can be performed when:
- the eyelid has wrinkles and sags,
- a patient has crow’s feet,
- there are color changes and bags under eyes,
- the eyelids start to droop,
- the face has a tired expression.
What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
- This operation aims to correct signs of aging around the eyes and is usually preferred by individuals aged 35 and older. We would like to note that this operation does not stop the aging of the skin. However, the tired look will be replaced by a rejuvenated face.
- The patient may need to restrict using some specific medication in order to prevent bleeding during surgery.
- After the surgery, the patient may temporarily develop blurred vision, tearing, and the inability to close the eyelids during sleep.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
This operation consists of removing excess skin that causes sagging from the eyelid. The incision will be at the skin fold of the eyelid, and the scar will not be visible. The operation is performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. However, if the procedure is combined with forehead stretching and eyebrow lift, the outcome will be significantly better.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
This procedure consists of the removal of excess skin that results in the sagging of the lower eyelid. The operation is performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. The incision will be just under the eyelashes and will be unnoticeable within 1 year.
After Eyelid Surgery
It is normal to have bruises and swelling around the eye for a few days after the operation. Cold compression will help reduce these complications. We also recommend resting and sleeping in an upright position instead of lying down to reduce any bruising and swelling.
You should try and avoid sun exposure and physical activity immediately after the surgery.