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Blepharoplasty in Turkey

Blepharoplasty In Turkey is an article that aims to give you all the information you do not know about Blepharoplasty In Turkey and its process. We kindly shared the main headings with you;

  • What is Eyelid Surgery(Blepharoplasty)?
  • How are eyelids affected due to aging?
  • What are the signs of eyelid aging?
  • At what age is the eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed?
  • What are the purposes of eyelid surgery?
  • What should be considered before Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
  • How to prepare for eyelid surgery?
  • Are blepharoplasty surgeries performed under general or local anesthesia?
  • How long does eyelid surgery take?
  • Lower Blepharoplasty In Turkey
  • Upper Blepharoplasty In Turkey
  • Recovery After Blepharoplasty In Turkey
  • Will there be any scars after blepharoplasty?
  • Is eyelid operation possible without surgery?
  • Blepharoplasty in Turkey Treatment Summary (Cost, Duration, Hospital Stay, etc..)

What is Eyelid Aesthetics (Blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a set of surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgeon to remove sagging skin and excess muscle tissue and to tighten the tissues around the eyes, applied to the lower and upper eyelids.

With the advancement of age, sagging of the skin naturally occurs due to the effect of gravity. Parallel to this process, findings such as bagging on the eyelids, loosening of the skin, discoloration, relaxation, and wrinkles occur. Factors such as exposure to sunlight, air pollution, irregular sleep, excessive smoking, and alcohol use accelerate the aging process of the skin.

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How are eyelids affected due to aging?

Weight-bearing skin and fat tissues hanging over the eyes can narrow your field of vision, and parallel wrinkles may occur on your forehead as a result of involuntary eyebrow lifting to overcome this. Headaches in the evening and decreased visual acuity due to drooping skin over your eyes are other functional consequences of the aging eye area. In addition to these, eyelid surgeries can be planned only for aesthetic reasons due to the tired, angry and sleepy appearance caused by wrinkles and sagging around the aging eye area.Specific types of blepharoplasty and their uses (upper, lower, combined, etc.)
Recovery process and expectations (timeline, swelling, discomfort, post-operative care)
Cost range and factors that influence it (location, surgeon experience, technique)
Potential risks and complications (dry eyes, scarring, asymmetry, etc.)
Alternatives to blepharoplasty (non-surgical procedures, fillers, etc.)
Choosing the right surgeon and clinic (qualifications, experience, patient reviews)

What are the signs of eyelid aging?

The skin is normally elastic. But as you age, its elasticity gradually decreases. As a result of the loss of elasticity in the facial skin, the excess skin is first collected on the eyelids. Therefore, the first signs of aging appear on the eyelids. Changes due to aging in the eyelids cause a tired, dull, and old appearance in the person. Some of the signs of aging seen on the lower and upper eyelids;

  • Bagging and discoloration under the eyes
  • Drooping upper eyelid
  • Wrinkles and sagging of the eyelid skin
  • Crow’s feet lines around the eyes
  • It can be listed as a tired facial expression.

The excess skin on the eyelids causes drooping of the upper eyelid. This lowness can sometimes be so much that it prevents vision. In this case, it is necessary to treat this condition functionally. Sometimes, drooping eyebrows and forehead accompany droopy eyelids. In this case, there is an aesthetically worse appearance.

For those who want to have blepharoplasty surgery for aesthetic or functional reasons, eyelid surgery can be performed only on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid, or both can be applied depending on the need. Blepharoplasty is often performed together with a brow lift, forehead lift, and endoscopic midface surgeries.

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At what age is the eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed?

Eyelid surgery is mostly performed by individuals over the age of 35. Because the signs of aging on the eyelids often begin to appear after these ages. But anyone with a medical need can have it done at any age. Surgery cannot stop the ongoing aging of the eyelids, but it lasts for 7-8 years. After the operation, the tired facial expression of the person leaves its place to a lively and serene appearance.

What are the purposes of eyelid surgery?

With eyelid aesthetics, sagging upper eyelids can be lifted, puffy bags above and below the eye can be removed, so that a rejuvenated and vigorous appearance can be achieved around the eye. With this surgery, patients are provided with a sharper and more impressive gaze. Tired, angry, or sleepy appearances, which are common complaints of patients, are corrected by eyelid operations.

What should be considered before Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Due to the risk of increasing bleeding tendency during surgery, the use of drugs such as aspirin and antibiotics should be discontinued at least 15 days before the procedure. The use of cigarettes and other tobacco products should also be stopped 2-3 weeks ago, as they delay wound healing. Herbal supplements should not be taken during this period, as they may cause unexpected effects.

How to prepare for eyelid surgery?

Although eyelid surgery is a relatively simple procedure compared to other cosmetic surgeries, researches on your general health status, wound healing characteristics and eye health are meticulously performed in preoperative evaluations, in case of any eye complaints (eye pressure, eye dryness, lenses and glasses). use), an ophthalmologist consultation is definitely required. You must inform your doctor about all the medications you use before the surgery, especially blood thinners, and all the surgeries you have had.

Are blepharoplasty surgeries performed under general or local anesthesia?

Eyelid aesthetic surgery, which can also be performed under local anesthesia, can also be performed under general anesthesia as a result of the joint decisions of the patient and the physician.

How long does  eyelid surgery take?

While only the upper eyelid surgery takes about 20 minutes, it can take up to 1 hour when the upper and lower eyelids are operated together. You are usually discharged on the same day after the surgery.

Lower Blepharoplasty In Turkey

Lower eyelid surgery is among the most frequently used and experienced operations in blepharoplasty in Turkey. The lower eyelid is a complex structure that integrates with the cheek, and our eye organ can experience a very troublesome process in faulty operations. For this reason, patients who want to have this surgery should definitely seek a doctor who has a very serious experience in this field.

Lower eyelid surgeries are generally in demand due to sagging of the lower lid, bags, dark circles and tired eye appearance. With a detailed pre-operative evaluation, the source of the bagging, laxity in the structures stabilizing the lower lid, lid-eye relationship, disturbances of the ciliated edge of the lid, and the state of the tear drainage system starting from the inner corner of the lower lid should be evaluated in detail.

After the evaluation, the most suitable technique for the patient is planned out of many possible techniques and the details are shared with the patient.

The removal or replacement of fat bags that impair the aesthetics of the lower lid is preferably performed with an incision made from the inside of the eyelid (the pink tissue called the conjunctiva). In some suitable patients, it is possible to get a good result with an incision made just below the eyelash line, but it is necessary to pay attention to very important tricks.

In line with the pre-planned plan, which and how much of the 3 adjacent fat tissues in each valve will be intervened, and what amount of fat tissue will be replaced are carried out in accordance with the experience of the surgeon during the operation. In some patients, it is possible to get rid of both the bags and the spaces that cause the rings permanently by shaping them without removing any fat and transferring them to the spaces between the lid and cheek.

Excess skin is the mildest problem on the lower lids, the skin should be removed as little as possible or not touched at all. Lower lid surgery is sometimes thought to consist of skin removal, and unnecessary skin removal may cause both not correcting the main problem, as well as aesthetic and functional problems that cause serious damage to the eye surface by causing outward turning and drooping of the lower lids.

The looseness of the valve ligaments must be determined beforehand and necessary release and tightening should be done at the last stage of the surgery. In the meantime, suspending the fat tissue of the cheek or mid-face lift is often required, and these procedures prevent the eyelid from moving away from the eye, outward bending, and sagging after the surgery, as well as providing a perfect integrity in the lid-cheek transition.

With his experience, the surgeon will place the outer corner of the lid a little higher than the level he has planned for the long term, and will ensure that it is in the ideal place 2 weeks after the operation. There are many alternative methods for this process. If there is age-related elongation in the lid, it is possible to raise the outer corner and suspend the lid corner with special techniques without making an incision in patients who do not have such a situation, by shortening the lid.

Since the lower lid surgery is mostly performed without skin incisions and hidden incisions, there will be no surgical scar. It is not necessary to close or bandage the eye after surgery.

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Upper Blepharoplasty In Turkey

Upper eyelid surgery are often underestimated and perceived as a simple skin removal and stitching. However, upper blepharoplasty in Turkey includes many fine details from the planning stage to the surgical technique.

The patient’s problem should be thoroughly evaluated and before the operation, whether only the skin or both the skin and subcutaneous tissue will be removed, if the subcutaneous tissue is to be taken, which part and in what quantity, the areas of fat herniation and collapse are predetermined, whether there is accompanying tear gland sagging, The presence of concomitant true drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), whether there is a droopy eyebrow that needs to be treated, and the presence of eye surface and ciliated lid margin disorders should be evaluated in detail.

After the patient’s detailed surgery plan is drawn, the level of the hidden incision and fold is meticulously marked on the operating table, and the amount of excess skin is meticulously measured. Carelessness at this stage can lead to very important problems such as scarring, eye closure due to excessive skin intake. Then, the patient is put to sleep and local anesthesia is applied. After sterile staining and covering, the planned tissue removal is performed using the cutter preferred by the surgeon. At this stage, the experience of the surgeon is of great importance in terms of the aesthetic result of the surgery. Most of the time, sagging that is not removed even though it is necessary, or tissues that are removed unnecessarily cause the patients to be operated again.

If necessary, droopy eyebrows, lid ptosis, lacrimal gland sagging are also corrected simultaneously during upper eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery. Many patients may not get the necessary efficiency from blepharoplasty surgery due to these additions that are not made even though they are necessary.

At the end of the blepharoplasty surgery, the incisions planned in a hidden fold are closed with surgical sutures. Eyes do not need to be closed or taped.

Recovery After Blepharoplasty In Turkey

After eyelid surgery, antibiotic ointment and ice are applied to the operation area and the patient is observed in the room for 2-3 hours. There is no need to cover or tape the eyes. If no problems are observed, the patient is discharged on the same day and ice is applied intermittently for 48-72 hours.

It is recommended to apply an antibiotic eye ointment to the wound site in the morning and evening for about 1 week. Swelling and bruising are normal and may last from 1-2 days to 1-2 weeks, depending on the patient’s structure and the type of surgery. It is not recommended to lean forward, lift weights, and take long walks in the first days, as the recovery will be fast and smooth, depending on the rest and restriction of activity for the first 2-3 days.

For the first 4-5 days, it would be appropriate not to touch the wounds with water. Stitches 6-7. It is taken on days, after which no special treatment is needed. After 4-6 weeks in any incision, a rapid remodeling phase begins after the wound becomes redder and tighter, and the already obscure scars become invisible within weeks.

It is recommended to stay away from the sea, pool and heavy sports for the first 2 weeks, and if heavy activities are gradually increased starting from the 10th day, the recovery will be better. Under normal conditions, patients can easily return to their desk jobs after the 3rd day, and to their work that requires activity after the 1st week. 

Will there be any scars after blepharoplasty?

There are many techniques in eyelid surgeries. Since an experienced surgeon will perform surgery without skin incisions or hidden incisions as much as possible, there is no possibility of scarring or it is close to zero.

However, these conditions should be carefully evaluated before and after the surgery, as non-operative factors such as the genetic structure of some skin types, some systemic diseases, drugs used, excessive UV exposure, smoking, trauma to the wound will also affect the scar.

Is eyelid operation possible without surgery?

There are some non-surgical eyelid procedures that we prefer for milder eyelid aesthetic problems that do not require surgery, for patients who do not want to have surgery yet, or for those who have had surgery and would not be suitable for further surgery due to their age and anatomy. After evaluating the patient’s condition and deciding what type of treatment would be appropriate, botulinum toxin, filling, mesotherapy and device-based procedures are among the possible treatments.

With a meticulous application of botulinum toxin, it is possible to shape the eyebrows and raise the eyelid a little, as well as to open the lines. It is also a useful application for faster healing of surgical incisions and support for eyebrow lift surgeries.

Filling applications around the eyes offer many alternative possibilities in eyelid aesthetics. Raising the eyebrow, filling the collapsed areas in the upper eyelid, filling the pits in the lower eyelid are the main ones. In cases where there is no bagging on the lower lids that would require surgery, fillings made with the appropriate technique and using the right material are very effective in removing dark circles and tired eye appearance.

Filler applications around the eyes also provide effective solutions for collapses caused by unnecessarily removed adipose tissues during surgery on the upper lids, or in the upper lids that appear deep after trauma or hereditary.

Mesotherapy applications for dark color changes, stains and lines around the eyes are effective in correctly selected patients and can provide non-surgical application in eye contour aesthetics. Most of the time, these applications can be preferred in combination with surgery.

Device applications in eyelid aesthetics are also among the methods that can be used in suitable patients. Plasma applications, which are frequently mentioned among these applications and erroneously touted as laser application, do not have an effective eyelid aesthetic or lid lift ability for everyone and under all conditions, contrary to what is advertised; However, in some properly selected patients, 1-2 years of skin tightening and wrinkle removal effects are available.

They are not effective against bags, true drooping of the lids (ptosis). They are valuable in cases where there is a fear of surgery or which do not require definite surgery. Another new technology in this field is bipolar radiofrequency devices and it can be useful in tightening the skin, subcutaneous tissues and partially adipose tissue in a patient group that does not have excessive bagging, that is, does not require definitive surgery.

Both of these devices available in our clinic can give satisfactory results in the selection of the right patient. Contrary to the fact that the procedure requires local or topical anesthesia and has similar characteristics to the surgery with the length of the post-procedure swelling process, there are some advantages over surgery in terms of skin incision, no stitches and no bruising.

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Treatment Summary

Operation Number 1 session Time to return to work 7-14 days
Operation Time
2-3 hours
Recovery 3-4 weeks
Anesthesia Local or General Anesthesia Persistence of Results Permanent
Sensitivity Time Only in operation time Hospital Stay 3-4 hours
Package Price  EUR 1500 for (4 Eyelids) for more information

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