With growing older, drooping and swelling in the upper eyelids, bags and drooping in the lower eyelids cause a tired appearance to the face. In some people, this appearance may occur at an earlier age, regardless of age or due to genetic susceptibility.
Clearing up of bags and sagging with blepharoplasty helps to give the face a dynamic and younger appearance. If necessary, it is possible to provide holistic rejuvenation in the eye area when these operations are combined with temporal lift, almond eye surgery, fillers or fat fillings.
The incisions made on the upper eyelid are hidden in the upper eyelid crease. Meanwhile, the bagging that occurs on the upper eyelids can be treated. It is operated in a 45-minute procedure under the conditions of the clinic. The scars are very acceptable level due to the high healing potential of the eyelid. It is recommended to sleep with a high pillow for a few days after the operation. Return to normal life is fast.
Operations for the lower eyelid can be operated from the inside or outside of the eyelid, depending on the deformation in this area. While there is no trace from the outside in the operations made from the inside of the eyelid, the incisions made from the outside are placed under the eyelashes, so their visibility is very low. Contrary to the upper eyelid, general anesthesia is preferred for lower eyelid surgery. When there is a need, mini face lift is also added at this time. It will be beneficial to sleep with a high pillow after the operation. Healing is fast and bruises usually disappear in 5-7 days.
As plastic surgeons we are able to improve both upper and lower eyelid appearances. Cosmetic eyelid surgery -also known as blepharoplasty- is a very effective treatment modality to gain fresh and youthful look. In comparison to other surgeries of face blepharoplasty is less invasive, heals faster, returning to daily and worklife is also faster. Final scarring results are mostly accepted as excellent because this area has one of the best healing potentials of human body. We are using dissolving stitches which do not neccessiate removal.
Deformed eyelids usually consists one or more of the following features; loose or excess skin and muscle, excess fat tissue also known as eyebags. It is possible to address all of those deformities for upper and lower eyelids.
Many applications for eyelid surgery comes from patients older then age of 40. However younger patients apply to our clinic complaining that they have tired and aged eye look. Due to the genetic reasons people may need to have cosmetic eyelid surgery in younger age
This surgery is relatively much easier for patients. It can be done under local anesthesia with no pain and takes nearly 30 minutes. Dr. Ogan will be prescribing eyedrops and eyecream to speed up healing with minimum discomfort. There will be minimal swelling and bruising increasingly for first 2 days. Most of the swelling and bruising will be gone in day 4-7 which is the postoperative day that you can turn back to your daily life. Applying icebags for 10 minutes every hour in the first day after surgery will help you to get minimum swelling and bruising. You can ged rid of your puffy upper eyelids in 30 minutes!
Lower eyelid cosmetic surgery is relatively more complicated when it is compared to upper eyelid surgery because of its variable deformities and close relationship with middle face volume and characteristics. This surgery can be performed under local anestesia to general anestesia according to which structures will be addressed. It is possible to remove excess skin by lifting lower eyelids while removing fatbags. In some patients a groove between cheek and lower eyelid evident. It is also possible to make it smoother with lower eyelid surgery. As plastic surgeons we are also able to rotate outer eyelid corner upwards which can give you “foxy eye” look.
If the patient does not have any excess skin on lower eyelid but only fatbags, then he/she may be a candidate for transconjunctival blepharoplasty which also means no scar lower blepharoplasty. This technique allows us to remove fat bags from inner surface of the lower eyelids with less invasive approach and shorter recovery Dr. Ogan will be prescribing eyedrops and eyecream to speed up healing with minimum discomfortIf you are interested in aesthetics, Rhinoplasty and Lip Lift you should definitely read our articles.