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What is Eyelid Aesthetics?

Eyelid surgery is called blepharoplasty. It isessential to eliminate the problems that occur in both the lower and upperparts of the eyelids during the operation. The following conditions, whichoccur due to aging, infection or trauma, can be eliminated with eyelidaesthetics: sagging, bagging, falling, lines and wrinkles.

Depending on the age of the skin and connectivetissue loosening may occur. This is the main reason for sagging eyelids. Thisproblem on the eyelids creates not only aesthetic defects. In cases wheresagging progresses, functional problems that will prevent vision are alsolikely to occur. On the other hand, sagging eyelids can make people look mucholder than they are. In the operation, known as blepharoplasty and popularlyknown as eyelid aesthetics, the sagging skin and excess muscle tissue in thelower or upper part of the eyelid are removed. As a matter of fact, the tissuesaround the eyes are also stretched, giving the face a much younger appearance.

What are the Conditions That Will Require Eyelid Aesthetics?

Aging is one of the conditions that will requireeyelid aesthetics. In addition to aging, accident, infection or genetic factorsmay also create problems that may require eyelid aesthetics. Whatever the reason,eyelid aesthetics are effective in eliminating functional and aestheticproblems. The main situations where eyelid aesthetics are necessary can belisted as follows:

  1. Color change or bagging under the eyes,

  2. Falling of the top cover to create aesthetic and functional defects,

  3. The formation of wrinkles or sagging on the skin on the lower or upper part of the eyelid,

  4. Wrinkles that occur around the eyes, called crow's feet,

  5. A tired and old facial expression.

Aesthetic defects can be tolerated depending onthe psychological structure and preferences of the patients. However, in caseswhere functional problems occur, treatment is necessary. Eyelid aesthetics canbe applied alone, or it can be applied together with brow lift, forehead liftand endoscopic facial surgeries. Eyelid aesthetics, which is more frequentlypreferred by individuals aged 35 and over, is suitable for anyone who does nothave any obstacles for this procedure and has a demand in this direction.Eyelid aesthetics maintains its effect for 7 to 8 years, depending onlifestyle, eating habits and many other factors.

How is Eyelid Aesthetics Performed?

In order to plan the details of the procedure tobe applied before the operation, the patient should be subjected to a detailedevaluation. During the evaluation process, some measurements are made anddrawings are made. If the operation will take place on the upper lid, bothmeasurements and drawings are made on the curved lines of the eye. Duringoperation, cutting is usually done using special laser technologies. However,when necessary, equipment such as cautery or scalpel, which uses heat duringthe cutting process, can also be used. If the procedure is to be performed onthe lower lid, the incision is made either from the lash line or from theinside of the eyelid.

Theanesthesia method during the operation is determined according to theprocedures to be applied. If only skin removal is to be performed, localanesthesia is sufficient. However, if eyebrow surgery is desired in addition toskin removal, then the patient should be placed under general anesthesia. Whilethe average application time of upper eyelid operations is 45 minutes, thisperiod can be up to 1.5 hours in combined operations.

Things to Consider About Eyelid Aesthetics

Even though the permanence period of eyelid aesthetics is considered to be 7-8 years, it may extend up to 10-15 years depending on the lifestyle of the person. Other important details that patients should know about eyelid aesthetics are as follows:

-  Edema, bruising or leakage are the most commoncomplications in eyelid aesthetics. However, when evaluated in general, eyelidaesthetics is a risk-free and safe operation. Edema and bruising go away ontheir own over time.

-  In very rare cases, infections that may causevisual disturbances may occur.

-  Redness and swelling after the operationusually begin to heal after 3 days. Decreased disappearance may take up to 1week.

-  The average time for patients to return totheir daily lives is 3 days.

-  If patients feel pain, this can be controlledwith mild pain relievers or cold compresses.   

Eyelidaesthetics helps individuals achieve a healthy, youthful and aestheticappearance. Of course, in this process, the choice of specialist physician isof great importance.

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