Surgical application can be done on the upper covers, lower covers or both.
Whether it is applied to improve your appearance or for functional problems related to your eyelids, eyelid surgery provides a more youthful look around your eyes.
Remember that the eyelids are part of the face. The appearance of a sagging upper cap may be due to relaxation of the forehead skin and muscle.
Sometimes loosening of the upper eyelid muscle can cause the sagging eyelid. This is called eyelid ptosis and requires a different surgical treatment.
As your plastic surgeon, we will thoroughly evaluate the anatomy of your face and decide which procedures can address your concerns.
During the surgical treatment of your eyelid, lubrication ointment and cold compresses can be applied, and in some cases, the eyes can be loosely wrapped with gauze after the procedure is completed.
You will be given specific instructions including how to take care of your eyes, how to take medicines to help heal, how to apply or apply creams to reduce the risk of infection, certain conditions to look for in surgery areas or general health, and when to come for control.
During recovery, we may ask you to apply medication, cold compresses and ointments for conditions such as swelling, bruising, irritation and dry eyes. It is possible in rashes in the incised areas.
Try to learn what you can expect during your individual recovery period by asking specific questions below.
Where will I be taken after my surgery is completed?
What medications will I be given or prescribed after the surgery?
Do I need a dressing / bandage after the operation?
When will my bandages be removed?
Will stitches be removed? When?
When can I restart normal exercise and exercise?
When will I come for control for postoperative care?
Until the healing process is completed, you should be well protected from the sun and use dark sunglasses.
The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting. You usually feel little pain in this surgery, but swelling or bruising may occur. Most patients can return to normal life within 10-14 days. However, it may take several months to fully complete the recovery.
Eyelid surgery is expected to permanently correct certain conditions. However, you will continue to grow naturally. This may slightly change the positive status of the surgery results. You can continue to protect your results with continuous sun protection.
Although good results are expected from your transaction, there is no guarantee. In some cases, it may not be possible to obtain optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be required.
It is necessary to follow your instructions after the operation for the success of your surgery. It is important that surgical incisions are not exposed to excessive force, wear, or movement during healing.
I will give you specific instructions to care for the wound areas after surgery.
An eyelid surgery procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. Options include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor recommends making the best choice for you.
Step 2 – Incision
The incisions for eyelid surgery are made through the natural folds of the eyelid area to hide the scars.
The upper eyelid can be corrected through a cut in natural wrinkle on the eyelid. This allows removal of fat deposits or repositioning, tightening of the muscles and removal of excess skin.
The conditions of the lower eyelid can be corrected by an incision just below the lower lash line. Thanks to this incision, excess skin on the lower eyelid is removed. Again, excess fat can be repositioned or removed.
A transconjunctival incision formed inside the lower eyelid is an alternative technique for correcting lower eyelid conditions and redistributing or removing excess fat. With this technique, the skin is not removed.
Step 3 – Closing the cuts
Eyelid incisions are typically closed with stitches or skin glue. Stitches are removed within a week.
Your surgeon may recommend performing a laser or chemical peeling to reduce the discoloration of the lower eyelids.
Step 4 – See the results
The results of eyelid surgery begin to look better when the swelling and bruises gradually decrease, but the eyelid will eventually have a younger appearance.
The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal and you will need to weigh the potential benefits of achieving your goals with the risks and possible complications of eyelid surgery. You can only make this decision yourself.
You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the process, risks and potential complications.
Possible risks of eyelid surgery include:
Bloating and bruising
Bleeding from cut lines
Sensitivity or sensitivity developed against the sun or bright light
Difficulty closing your eyes
Ectropion, rounding out the lower eyelid
Pulling down the lower eyelid, eyelid delay may occur and is usually temporary
Temporary or permanent change in vision and very rarely a chance of being blind
Changes in eyelash skin sensation or numbness
Revision of a surgical intervention
These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.