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Eyelid surgery IN TURKEY

What is Eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. 

  • Eyelid surgery is performed to repair droopy eyelids, remove excess skin, muscle, and fat, and can be both a cosmetic and functional treatment.
  • For those seeking aesthetic enhancement, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes.
  • For patients with impaired vision due to droopy eyelids, this surgery can remove the obstruction and improve vision.
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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Procedures

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The procedure varies depending on the specific issues being addressed, such as removing excess skin, eliminating bags under the eyes, or lifting drooping eyelids.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

  • Anesthesia: Usually performed under local anesthesia, sometimes combined with sedation.
  • Incision: Made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid.
  • Removing/Reshaping Tissue: Excess skin, and possibly muscle and fat, are removed or repositioned.
  • Closing Incisions: The incision is closed with fine sutures, which minimizes scarring.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

  • Anesthesia: Typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia.
  • Incision: One of two approaches is used:
    – Just below the lower lash line (subciliary incision) for removing excess skin.
    – Inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) for removing or repositioning excess fat.
  • Correction: Removal or repositioning of fat, and sometimes muscle and skin.
  • Closing Incisions: Incisions are closed with sutures if necessary.
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Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery and aftercare are crucial aspects of the healing process after eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. Proper care ensures optimal healing and the best possible outcomes. Here’s what to expect and how to care for yourself after the surgery:


Immediate Post-Op (First Few Days)

Expect some bruising and swelling. Eyes may feel tight, sore, or itchy. Vision might be temporarily blurry due to lubricating ointment and swelling.

First Week

Swelling and bruising will peak and then begin to subside. Stitches are usually removed about a week after surgery.


Several Weeks

Most of the swelling and bruising will diminish. You may start to notice the results of the surgery, but minor swelling can persist for several months.

Aftercare Instructions

  • Rest and Elevation: Keep your head elevated higher than your chest for several days to reduce swelling.
  • Cold Compresses: Apply cold compresses or ice packs to reduce swelling and bruising. Do this carefully and as directed by your surgeon.
  • Eye Protection: Wear darkly tinted sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from sun and wind.
  • Avoid Straining Your Eyes: Limit activities that can dry out your eyes, such as reading, watching TV, or using a computer, especially in the early days of recovery.
  • Medications: Use prescribed eye drops or ointments. If pain medication is prescribed, take it as directed.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and swimming for a few weeks as advised by your surgeon.
  • Sleeping Position: Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest for a few days.
  • Cleanliness: Keep the eye area clean and gently wash as directed by your surgeon.
  • Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes: Rubbing can cause damage to the delicate tissues that are healing.
  • Smoking: Avoid smoking as it can hinder the healing process.
  • Sun Protection: Protect the eye area from sun exposure. Wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen to prevent scars from darkening.
  • Patience with Results: Final results may take several months to become apparent as the swelling fully subsides.
Recovery from eyelid surgery requires patience and diligent care. Following your surgeon’s specific post-operative instructions is key to a smooth recovery and achieving the desired aesthetic results.