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Upper Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes, which reflect our happiness, sadness, surprise, in short, all our feelings, are unfortunately the area that is most rapidly affected by age, gravity, and sun. With aging, there are accumulations in the upper eyelids and bags in the lower eyelids. Besides, dark circles under the eyes, collapses, and the formation of wrinkles around the eyes otherwise known as crow’s feet are among the changes that develop with age. While these changes give the person a tired, sleepy, and unhappy expression, the accumulation on the upper lids makes it difficult for the patient to open her eyes. This problem can be solved with eyelid aesthetic surgery and more vigorous, energetic, and happy looks can be obtained.

What is the procedure performed in eyelid surgery?

Eye area operations applied in the operating room environment are performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the operation to be performed on the patient. During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin is removed elliptically, and excess muscle and fat tissues are removed if necessary. If there is hollowness around the eyes, it can be filled with fat injection. If there is a drop in the eyebrows, the eyebrow edges are lifted. If the eyebrows are not taken into account, the procedure performed on the upper eyelid may not be sufficient. Incisions in the lower eyelid are made under the eyelashes or through the lid. The aim is to correct the bags and the degraded cheek and lower eyelid relationship.

Is the surgery painful?

If the upper eyelid surgery is to be performed under local anesthesia, there will be a slight pain due to the injection applied at the beginning, but there will be no pain during the procedure. If the upper and lower eyelids are to be performed together, it is usually applied under sedation (light anesthesia) or general anesthesia. In this case, a comfortable and painless operation process is provided.

After the surgery, there may be a mild ache that can be controlled with painkillers.

When can I return to work after the operation?

Although this depends on the process and patient, it is a one or two week period.

How long does the effect of the surgery last? Is it permanent?

The results of eyelid surgeries are permanent. With aging, there will be some changes over the years, but with a healthy diet, not smoking, sun protection, the results of the surgery will last even longer.

Is the scar permanent with this surgery?

The surgery plan is carefully made to minimize the scar. While the incision line on the upper eyelid is formed on the natural fold area of the lid, on the lower eyelid it is applied just below the eyelashes.

Can eyelid aesthetics be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures?

Yes. It can be combined with facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, browlift, facial fat injections, botox, and filling.