Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery In Turkey

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Turkey for aesthetic reasons (cosmetic surgery)

For high self-esteem, we tend to want to look young and fresh. However, increasing sun exposure in particular leads to accelerated skin aging. But even those who avoid the sun are not immune to natural aging. In general, the young, fresh expression decreases with increasing age and often gives way to a sagging and wrinkled, less vital appearance. It is often the area around the eyes that supports this impression.

Drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes can make some people feel older than they really are or feel. Like the rest of human skin, the area around the eyes also changes over the course of life – at some point the elasticity decreases. The nature of the skin in this area is to blame for these natural aging symptoms. Compared to other parts of the skin, the skin here is very thin and also more sensitive.

As a result, one's own gaze appears more tired and slack than before, there is a lack of youthful radiance and the eyes appear swollen. Many people then no longer feel really comfortable in their own skin in the truest sense of the word and decide to have an eyelid surgery blepharoplasty in Turkey in order to look fresher again. This eyelid operation is rarely a medically necessary procedure, which is why the eyelid correction is also one of the plastic-aesthetic corrections, i.e. the so-called cosmetic surgeries.

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Turkey for medical reasons

In the area of the upper eyelid the sagging tissue can actually lead to impaired vision. Medical reasons for blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Turkey would be:

  • Restriction of the field of vision due to overhanging eyelids, especially when looking up or to the side
  • Changed eyelid position after a stroke or other neurological disorders

How To Get Ready For Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty in Istanbul

In blepharoplasty eyelid surgery at Basari Hospital Istanbul, the attending doctor specialized in eyelid surgery first carries out various preliminary examinations, such as a visual field examination. In this way he clarifies whether an eyelid correction is necessary or whether any excess skin, eyelid bags on the eye could also be corrected by laser skin tightening (laser skin resurfacing). Furthermore, the medical history and an examination of the general state of health of the patient will provide information on whether there are any physical limitations that would make surgery unadvisable. Reasons that speak against a blepharoplasty eyelid surgery would be

  • Tumor diseases of the eyelids
  • Eye disorders like glaucoma, retinal detachment, dry eyes
  • Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, blood clotting or thyroid disorders

Finally, a more specific check is carried out to determine whether there is a hanging lid (lid ptosis) or an asymmetry. The eyelid doctor will also check the condition of the skin and the position of the eyebrows. Additional tissue relaxation in the forehead area can be accompanied by a lowering of the eyebrows, which can also reinforce the impression of droopy eyelids. If the brows are very low, the eyelid doctor will probably recommend a combination of eyelid surgery and a brow lift.

If the doctor can rule out any diseases that speak against an eyelid correction, he will discuss the blepharoplasty eyelid surgery to be performed in detail with the patient. He will explain to you exactly what methods are available and how the eyelid surgery will proceed. He will also explain possible risks and complications.

Preparation of blepharoplasty eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery blepharoplasty in Turkey is one of the most common aesthetic operations - it is therefore a routine procedure. Eyelid surgery usually takes about 30 minutes. In the case of somewhat more complex eyelid operations (e.g. if both eyelids are corrected), the duration can increase to up to three hours.

Even before the procedure, the anesthetist will discuss suitable anesthetic methods and ask you about possible sensitivity disorders. As a rule, you will either be given a local or general anesthetic. Eyelid surgery rarely requires general anesthesia.

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Types

Depending on the type of blepharoplasty eyelid surgery you have chosen, either the upper or lower eyelid will be corrected or tightened.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Upper Blepharoplasty in Turkey

During the upper eyelid surgery, the patient's drooping eyelids are tightened. This eyelid surgery is either performed on an outpatient basis or involves a one-day stay at hospital. This eyelid operation usually takes about 30 minutes.

After the skin has been disinfected, the plastic surgeon first draws the area to be changed so that he later knows exactly where to make the incision.

Then he numbs the upper eyelid with a local anesthetic. For the cut, he uses either a scalpel and scissors or a laser or a very fine electric knife, which at the same time obliterates small blood vessels. In the area of the skin fold of the upper eyelid, he removes excess skin, eyelid bags and, if necessary, parts of the ocular sphincter. Tightening of the underlying connective tissue is also possible on request. Furthermore, the removal and relocation of fat deposits is possible. When your eyelid doctor is satisfied with the result, the surgeon carefully sews up the skin incision and makes sure that the skin scar is in the area of the natural skin fold region and is therefore hardly visible later.

Lower Eyelid Surgery Lower Blepharoplasty in Turkey

In blepharoplasty eyelid surgery of the lower eyelids, the excess skin of the lower eyelid, commonly referred to as tear sacs, is surgically removed. But a bulging of the orbital fat tissue due to age-related tissue relaxation can also be a cause. Often it is a combination of both. The lower eyelid surgery is usually also done on an outpatient basis or is associated with a one-day inpatient stay. It usually lasts about an hour.

As with other eyelid surgeries, the surgeon first marks the area that he wants to correct on the patient who is awake and sitting upright. There are two common methods that can be used for lower eyelid correction surgery:

Most common procedure

The eyelid doctor usually starts at the lower edge of the eyelash and makes a barely visible incision, one to two millimeters deep, below the edge of the lower eyelid. He guides this about five millimeters outwards into the laugh lines. He then removes excess fatty tissue and parts of the eye ring muscle and then pulls the skin tight. The underlying connective tissue can also be tightened if necessary.

Procedure with good skin elasticity

In young patients in particular, who have good skin elasticity, there is no need to remove skin. In this case, the surgeon can also make the incision in the conjunctival fold (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). It offers the advantage that no visible scars remain.

Even in patients who only suffer from a protrusion of fatty tissue, access is now from the inside of the eyelid. This has the advantage that there are no visible scars and the wound healing is less risky and faster. Careful hemostasis is important with this method.

No matter which method the eyelid doctor chooses for the eyelid operation the scar is hardly visible later.

Risks of Eyelid Surgery

In general, you can contribute a lot to the success of the eyelid surgery by following the doctor's recommendations exactly. So it is very important that you take it easy during the healing phase and do not subject the incision lines to excessive stress and movement.

As with any medical procedure, blepharoplasty carries risks such as bleeding or infection. In rare cases, complications or unwanted changes occur, such as asymmetry or over- or under-correction. However, these have become rarer due to improved procedures in recent years.

Nevertheless, overcorrection, i.e. removing too much skin, should be avoided at all costs. As a result, the patient could no longer close his eyes in extreme cases and his eyesight is in danger. Therefore, blepharoplasty should always be performed by a plastically trained ophthalmologist.

Other operational risks

  • In most cases, the surgical scar can easily be hidden in a skin fold so that it is hardly visible. Sometimes, however, unsightly scarring or growths occur due to the nature of the condition.
  • Blurred or disturbed vision can also temporarily occur, and a (permanent) altered tear flow is also possible.
  • After blepharoplasty, this area may initially feel numb. This numbness generally disappears within a few weeks to months due to the new formation of small nerves in the skin.

Please note that the risks with a lower eyelid correction are generally higher than with an upper eyelid correction.

Blepharoplasty Recovery Period

Once the surgeon has finished the procedure, you will be taken to a patient room. There you can recover from the operation. It is usually sufficient if you remain on site for a few hours after the operation so that doctors and nurses can check your condition. Patients who have received general anesthesia will need to stay a little longer. It is advisable to organize someone who can help you on the way home after the eyelid correction has been carried out.

After the procedure, the eyes are bandaged with bandages and an elastic compress. You will also receive eye drops to keep your eyes constantly moist. In the beginning, you should rest as much as possible and lie in bed with your upper body slightly elevated. Avoid activities that strain your eyes, such as reading or watching TV. In the first few days after the eyelid operation, you will probably feel a slight pressure or soreness, which can be contained very well with painkillers.

After the blepharoplasty, the eyelids are still swollen for some time and bruising is quite normal. However, the swelling subsides within a few days.

The surgeon either uses self-dissolving threads for the stitches or an appointment is required to remove the threads about a week after the operation.

After seven days you can return to your usual everyday life. After a total of 14 days, it is possible to use cosmetics. However, you should avoid sports and physical exertion in the first three to four weeks after the blepharoplasty.

Obtaining the result of the operation

For best results, you should make sure to protect your eyes from the sun after eyelid surgery. A pair of dark-tinted, large-lens sunglasses can help. In general, good sun protection, plenty of sleep and a healthy diet are the best support for preserving the best possible result of the blepharoplasty operation and slowing down the natural aging process. However, this cannot be stopped in principle, so that another blepharoplasty should be considered if necessary.

However, it should be borne in mind that the repeated operation on the eyelid may be associated with poorer healing and the risk of an unwanted lid misalignment increases.

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Cost in Turkey

Eyelid aesthetic blepharoplasty surgery prices in Turkey may vary depending on the hospital, the doctor's experience, the scope of the surgery, and other surgeries in the combination. Costs of eyelid surgery blepharoplasty and many other aesthetic procedures in Turkey are much cheaper compared to European countries and the US. In order to get information about eyelid surgery blepharoplasty prices in Turkey Basari Hospital, you can contact us by filling the contact form.

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