Individuals who have excessive drooping and sagging of skin around the eyes, which often is due to normal aging
Individuals who have loose skin from the upper eyelid and it droops low enough to impair the vision
Individuals who have difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses, whether from baggy upper or lower eyelids
Individuals without any serious health problems that may prevent surgery
Eyelid Surgery takes 1-2 hours.
Typically, most patients return to normal activities 7 to 10 days after eyelid surgery. The majority of postoperative bruising and swelling dissolve within two weeks.
Eyelid Surgery has a success rate of 91%.
Saggy eyelids can be caused by aging, and this can disrupt one’s vision. If you are one of those people whose eyelids are sagging, you should consider having blepharoplasty –as it is regarded as an effective remedy for sagging eyelids or double eyelid surgery.
For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that is performed when the patient is either under sedation, general or local anesthesia. If you decide to have eyelid surgery, you are advised to strictly follow the pre-operation instructions which will be given to you by your surgeon during the first consultation.
Depending on the complexity of the surgery, eyelid surgery can take 2 or more to complete. Once you have decided to undergo the surgery, we will plan your whole trip and make sure that the whole procedure is tailored in a way that matches your preferences, goals as well as the clinic’s practices.
Below are some of the stages you should expect when you decide to have this procedure.
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your eyelid specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies, and if you’re currently taking any medication.
Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterward, you will discuss the procedure in detail and if you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your face as he/she prepares you for the surgery.
When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given anesthesia. Surgeons usually prefer local anesthesia, but general anesthesia is also an option.
Once you are anesthetized, the surgeon will start the procedure. For the lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will make tiny incisions – in predetermined areas – in a careful manner that minimizes scarring. As an example, the natural creases underneath the lower lids are used for discrete incisions.
Your surgeon then will remove surplus fat and skin through these incisions and may also tighten sagging underlying muscles.
For the upper eyelid surgery, your surgeon will create incisions in the natural upper lid creases after the anesthesia. Then the surgeon will remove the surplus skin to eliminate the droopy effect of the upper lids and any partial vision hindrance. Weak underlying muscles are tightened at this stage, as well.
After the saggy skin is eliminated, the surgeon will lift and reattach the remaining skin for a more youthful appearance in the upper eyelids. After the surgery is terminated, the surgeon will close your incisions with sutures.
You can wear dark sunglasses on the way home after the surgery because you will be sensitive to light.
Ointment used during your surgery may blur your vision, which usually disappears within 24 hours.
You should apply a cold compress every 10-15 minutes as instructed by your surgeon for the first 24 hours after the surgery.
Do not eat heavy foods for the first 3 to 4 days after surgery and drink plenty of water.
You can take a shower down the neck at any time after surgery. Do not take a full shower until your surgeon gives you permission, which is usually 5 days after surgery.
It is important that you rest well for 3 to 4 days after your surgery. Raise your head on 2 to 3 pillows for 2 weeks while sleeping and sleeping. This will help prevent postoperative swelling.
Avoid activities such as heavy lifting and exercise, especially in the first week. Your surgeon will tell you when you are ready for daily and sporting activities.
You should avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You are allowed to wear glasses.
If you have nausea or cold symptoms, tell your doctor so that he or she can prescribe medication for prevention. To avoid sneezing, coughing, and vomiting, it is important to avoid any risk of this type of disease. Because, even if they are reflex movements, they can increase your blood pressure and cause bleeding in your surgical sites.
Eyelid swelling is usually worse in the early morning and heals during the day while sitting or walking.
You should avoid applying eye cream or eye makeup for 2 weeks after eyelid surgery.
Besides your eyes, you may also have postoperative swelling on your cheeks and chin. This will begin to heal 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.
A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior to surgery.
If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.
Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Eyelid Surgery Results Permanent?
Since your eyes will continue aging after the eyelid surgery procedure, especially the upper eyelid surgery may need to be repeated at least five to seven years after surgery. However, if compared with the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid surgery should rarely be repeated.
Will There Be Scars After Eyelid Surgery?
Although plastic surgeons inform patients that there will always be a scar after surgery, the eyelid heals better than any other part of the body because they have the thinnest skin.
Is Eyelid Surgery Cost Abroad Affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the eyelid surgery cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.