Loss of skin elasticity is one of the effects of the ageing process, and it can dramatically change the way you look. Many people feel that as they age, their face doesn’t reflect how they feel on the inside. They look tired and sad constantly. And it’s their eyes that are the biggest contributor to this expression. Fortunately, eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty Turkey can permanently fix these problems.
What Is a Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?
Sagging skin results in the formation of drooping folds in the upper eyelids. In addition, it forms deep creases in the lower eyelids. Other than that, the laxity of facial muscles and the loss of muscle mass results in the formation of under-eye bags. That’s because they are unable to adequately support the fat pads, which then protrude outwards.
However, eyelid surgery can make the eyes appear rested and give you a youthful appearance. A blepharoplasty Turkey is performed on the upper/lower eyelids or both. Although the surgery serves cosmetic purposes, in cases where a patient has significant vision impairment, it’s medically necessary.
In a blepharoplasty surgery, the surgeon will remove excess skin from the eyelids, remove or reposition fat, and tighten the muscles. The lower eyelid surgery mainly addresses concerns regarding puffiness and loss of volume, for which the surgeon may inject fat into the area. In upper eyelid surgery, mainly droopiness is taken care of.
However, keep in mind the surgery doesn’t involve the areas adjacent to the eyes, so it won’t get rid of crow’s feet or laugh lines around the eyes. It also won’t get rid of any wrinkles that are not in the surgical areas, from where the skin is removed.
What’s Blepharoplasty Turkey Cost?
A lower/upper eyelid surgery cost depends on many factors. Since, in most cases, it’s cosmetic surgery, your health insurance might not cover it, and it won’t be available on the NHS. The only exception to this is when the patient’s upper eyelids significantly block their field of vision in a condition known as ptosis. For cosmetic purposes, the surgery can be very costly at a clinic in the UK.
However, as far as blepharoplasty Turkey cost is concerned, it is 3-5 cheaper than in the UK or Europe. The reasons for it are the currency exchange and the boom of medical tourism, which has resulted in a competitive business landscape. That means better quality services at a lower procedure cost. It’s because of this that many people come to Turkey for their eyelid surgeries.
Who Can Have Blepharoplasty Turkey & Why?
You are a good candidate for eyelid surgery Turkey if you have:
- Drooping eyelids due to loose, saggy skin. Droopy eyelid surgery can improve the vision and appearance of the eyes.
- Bags in the lower eyelids, making your eyes appear puffy.
- Ectropion – a condition in which the weakening of muscles in the lower eyelids makes them turn outwards.
- Loose skin on the lower eyelids. Saggy eyelid surgery will reposition the lower eyelids slightly upwards.
- Asymmetrical eyes due to skin laxity. Uneven eyelid surgery can fix this problem if it is caused by excess fat, skin or weak muscles.
Contraindications for Blepharoplasty Turkey
Plastic surgeons recommend against eyelid lift surgery in the following instances:
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)
- Blepharitis (inflamed eyelids)
- Bulging eyes from thyroid disease (Graves disease)
- Dry eye syndrome
Am I Suitable For Blepharoplasty?
What To Think About Before You Have Blepharoplasty Turkey?
When looking for a clinic for blepharoplasty Turkey surgery, you need to find out if the clinic is registered with a healthcare authority. It’s best if you get the surgery in internationally accredited hospitals.
In addition, you need to ask about the specialization of plastic surgeons. Ask them how many lower/upper blepharoplasty surgeries they have performed and for how long.
To see the blepharoplasty Turkey results, you should also check out the before/after photos. You can reference images of patients to the surgeon. This way, you can look for experienced plastic surgeons.
Other than that, you need to find out the risks and complications of this surgical procedure. Make sure to discuss all your needs and expectations with the surgeon. They may suggest surgery for lower and upper eyelids in addition to others to meet your aesthetic goals.
Lastly, make sure to find out if the surgeon is registered and has insurance against malpractice.
How Best To Prepare For Blepharoplasty Turkey?
When undergoing this surgery for upper and lower eyelids in Turkey, you need to prepare in the following ways:
- Inform the surgeon about the condition of your health and provide them with your medical history. If you have any untreated eye disorder, the surgery will be delayed.
- Discontinue the intake of any blood thinners and steroids. In addition, you should not take any herbal medicines or supplements. All these increase the risk of bleeding during blepharoplasty Turkey. For the same reason, avoid smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs.
- Make sure that you’re not wearing any makeup, jewellery, or piercing on the day of the surgery.
What Does Blepharoplasty Turkey Involve?
An eye-lift surgery can take place under general, local anaesthesia or sedation. Overall, an eyelid operation takes 1-2 hours. Incisions are made on the upper and lower eyelids depending on the kind of surgery you’re undergoing.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
There are 4 different types of eyelid surgeries. You can get one or more of them to achieve your desired results.
Upper or Lower Blepharoplasty Turkey
If you have sagging upper eyelids, the surgeon will make an incision along the natural crease to remove fat and excess skin. In addition, s/he may tighten the muscles underneath. It will rid you of droopy eyelids. In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon can make incisions in two different areas:
Subciliary Incision: this is made along the lower lash line, which doesn’t leave a visible scar. This surgery will fill the hollow areas in the lower eyelids by adjusting the fat pads (or injecting them). It’s best for getting rid of puffiness.
Transconjunctival Incision: Inside the eye along the lash line. This is done when the patient doesn’t have excess skin. Also, this surgical technique may not require any suturing.
Double Eyelid Surgery/Asian Blepharoplasty
As the name indicates, this is more common among Asians. This surgery changes a “monolid” into a “double lid” by creating a crease in the upper eyelid. The surgeon does so by removing a strip of skin slightly above the area from where the crease will form. The surgery can make the eyes look bigger and rounder.
Canthoplasty/ Foxy Eye Surgery
Also known as cat-eye surgery, it gives the eyes the shape of an almond. This cosmetic surgery has two techniques.
Lateral Canthoplasty – the surgeon makes an incision on the outer corner of the eye – the lateral canthus – where the lids meet. Its angle is adjusted to make the eyes look elongated.
Epicanthoplasty – the surgeon makes incisions on the inner corners of the eyes. The aim of this surgery is mainly to increase the size of the eyes.
Keep in mind canthoplasty is not the same as canthopexy surgery which mainly tones the muscles in the eyes by tightening them.
|Upper and/or Lower Eyelid Surgery||Double Eyelid Surgery||Canthoplasty|
|Incisions||Along the crease for upper eyelid. Inside or outside the lash line for lower eyelid.||Slightly above the crease (which is to be made).||The area where the upper and lower eyelids meet on the inner and/or the outer corner.|
|Surgical Time||2 hours||1-1.5 hours||1-2 hours|
|Surgical Goal||Gets rid of droopiness and creases.||Creates a crease in the upper lid.||Makes the eyes bigger and in the shape of an almond.|
|Recovery Time||2-3 months||1-3 months||2-4 weeks|
|Results||Immediate & permanent||Immediate & permanent||Immediate & permanent|
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Recovery & Results of Blepharoplasty Turkey
Usually, blepharoplasty Turkey is an outpatient procedure, so you can go back to your hotel the same day. You may experience redness, dryness, swelling and bruising soon after the surgery. However, it is temporary. Make sure that you’re resting for normal eyelid surgery recovery. You may have to take 5-10 days off work. Avoid reading, using your phone or watching TV for 2-3 days.
Although you’ll notice an immediate change, you’ll have to wait for a few weeks to months for the swelling and scarring to subside to see the final results. The results of the surgery are permanent. However, keep in mind blepharoplasty Turkey won’t stop the process of ageing, so your skin quality will change with time.
Blepharoplasty Turkey Surgery Aftercare
After your lower/upper eyelid surgery in Turkey, you’ll have to stay in the country for 6-7 days because that’s when the surgeon will remove the stitches. In addition, you’ll have Steri-Strips/Omnistrip around the eyes to support the surgical areas. You’ll have them around the eyes for a week. Other than that, if you had an upper blepharoplasty Turkey, the surgeon will provide you with an antibiotic cream that you need to apply as instructed.
You can use cold compresses (don’t directly put ice on your skin) around the surgical areas to reduce swelling. Do not apply makeup for at least 2 weeks. Till then, it’s best to wear tinted sunglasses to conceal the bruising. It will also protect your eyes from the sun and dust. You can start washing your face after the blepharoplasty Turkey surgery but be very gentle and do not use hot water.
Other than that, avoid any vigorous physical activity for at least 2-3 weeks and make sure to sleep with your head elevated. Do not smoke as it can irritate the eyes, and you may have the urge to rub them, which you cannot do. Lastly, do not wear any contact lenses for at least 2 weeks.
Side Effects to Expect After Blepharoplasty Turkey
You may experience a few side effects temporarily after an eyelid surgery Turkey:
Swelling and Bruising: Swelling results from the accumulation of the fluid and bruising from the nature of the surgery. These will go away after a few weeks to months. You can see the final results once these are gone.
Feeling of Tightness: For some time after the surgery, your eyes may feel tight. In addition, you may have difficulty closing your eyes, which can cause dryness. These will go away after some time.
Tearing Up: You may have water running down your eyes as a result of the swelling from the surgery. It will go away after 6 weeks.
Tiny White Bumps: You may see the formation of tiny white bumps along the incisions. This is just scar tissue and will go away on its own.
Light Sensitivity: Your eyes may feel sensitive to light after surgery which is why you need to reduce your screen time and wear sunglasses when going out. You may also have a burning and itching sensation. It will also go away.
Scars: Blepharoplasty Turkey will not leave visible scars. They’ll significantly fade after 1-1.5 years.
What Could Go Wrong After Blepharoplasty Turkey?
During blepharoplasty recovery, you may develop an infection due to different factors. This can affect the results of the surgery. Make sure that you follow your post-operative instructions. Other than that, you may have blurred or double vision after the surgery. Complete loss of vision is extremely rare after a blepharoplasty Turkey surgery.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Blepharoplasty Turkey?
If you’re experiencing a post-op complication after upper or lower blepharoplasty Turkey, you need to immediately get in touch with the Aftercare Department. They offer free consultation online and via phone call. They’ll ask for pictures, which they’ll share with the surgeons to get an assessment. To find out if your recovery from this plastic surgery is proceeding normally, you can read post-operative guides on our website.
Alternatives To Blepharoplasty Turkey Surgery
Many people wonder how to tighten eyelid skin without surgery since they’re looking for non-invasive alternatives. Mostly these include Botox and dermal fillers. These can fill in the troughs and hollows in the lower eyelids and provide a non-surgical alternative for eye bag removal. However, keep in mind that an eyelid lift without surgery won’t yield dramatic or permanent results.
Other Procedures to Have with Blepharoplasty Turkey
Plastic surgeons may recommend surgeries other than blepharoplasty Turkey if you have different aesthetic goals. Droopiness may be exacerbated by sagging eyebrows, so a patient may end up getting an eyebrow lift in Turkey with blepharoplasty.
You can also get a neck lift and facelift surgery as a part of your facial aesthetic surgeries. Other than that, you can also have other plastic surgeries that aim to contour your body. Breast surgery (breast implants, reduction, or lift), and liposuction are very popular among women in this regard.
|Frequency||One-time||Every 3-6 months||Every 4-6 months|
|Procedure Time||1-2 hours||Few minutes (no need for general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia)||Few minutes (no need for general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia)|
|Aim of Treatment||Reduces eyelids||Adds volume to the face||Smooths wrinkles and fine lines for an eyelid lift.|
FAQs for Blepharoplasty Turkey
Is it possible to get both upper and lower blepharoplasty Turkey in the same session?
Yes, you can have this surgery on both eyelids on the same day.
Will I meet the surgeon before the blepharoplasty Turkey surgery takes place?
Yes, we will only proceed with the surgery once you’ve communicated your expectations from the plastic surgery and agreed to the treatment plan.
How long will I need to stay abroad before I’m well enough to travel back to the UK?
After blepharoplasty Turkey, you will have one check-up appointment 6-7 days after you’re discharged from the clinic. In this, the surgeon will remove the stitches. You can travel back home a day after the check-up appointment. So, all in all, you’ll have to stay in Turkey for a week or so after the surgery.