The eyes are one of the most important parts of our body. The first thing almost everyone, men and women, pays attention to on the other person, is their eyes, so beautiful eyes have always played an important role in making a good first impression.
Unfortunately, the effect of aging manifests itself in our eyes as well as in our other organs. With the effect of other factors such as aging, stress, smoking, dehydration, air pollution, and gravity, the skin becomes loose. This excessive loose skin, which is more common in dry skin, causes sagging in the eyelids as well as in the face and body.
Droopy eyelids can make the person unhappy due to aesthetic concerns, as well as excessive excess skin on the upper eyelids can cause functional problems by restricting the field of vision. In this sense, eyelid aesthetics (blepharoplasty) should not be considered only as a cosmetic surgery. This surgery is preferred by many men and women and although it makes the eyelids look younger and more attractive, it also has the characteristics of a functional surgery since it is also performed for a need.
What is aesthetic eyelid surgery?
Aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which makes younger eyelids possible, is generally applied when the eyelids descend above the eye as a result of the weakening of the muscles and sagging of the skin due to age. This surgery is generally applied to patients over the age of 35, though it can also be preferred by younger patients with genetically low eyelids. So what is blepharoplasty? How does it work? Is it a permanent solution?
After the general measurements of the patient are taken before the operation, the problematic area is examined. Another issue that is curious here may be whether there will be a scar after the operation. Patients do not have to worry about this because the eyelid is the area of our body with the thinnest skin and blood circulation is very fast. In this way, recovery takes place in a short time and the surgical incision remains as a very small and indistinct scar. Surgery scars disappear completely within 6 months after the surgery in most patients.
Blepharoplasty is usually applied to the upper eyelid or both the upper and lower eyelids, but it is technically possible to apply only to the lower eyelid. The procedure applied to the upper eyelid consists of the removal of excess fat, muscle and skin determined before surgery. The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the preference of the doctor and the patient. Patients may experience temporary problems such as blurred vision, tearing, or difficulty closing their eyes for the first few days. These will pass as the swelling goes down.
Finally, how long do aesthetic eyelid surgery last? Blepharoplasty is a very permanent procedure. If a general number is given, it can be said that the results will last up to 10 years. However, you shouldn’t forget that aging is a natural process and although we can postpone this process with surgical intervention, it is impossible to eliminate it for good. It is always very important for patients to go into the procedure with realistic expectations in order to be satisfied with the results of the surgery. To get more information about the surgery and to ask all your questions about plastic surgery in Turkey, you can call our clinic right away and get a free consultation from our doctors.