As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and our muscles begin to weaken, which can create a hooded effect over our eyes, making us look tired and aged. In some more extreme cases, heavy and sagging upper eyelids can also impact a person’s vision. This loss of elasticity can collect as a fold on the eyelid, which can form deep creases and while this is happening, the muscle beneath the skin will weaken allowing fat to protrude creating bagginess. This effect on the eyelid can be a result of hereditary genetics, aging, and stress or severe lack of sleep. It can often appear worse in the mornings as fluid in this area will settle overnight.
Eyelid surgery can help to reduce the negative effects of excess skin and fat building up on the eyelid, in order to create a more alert appearance and reduce any swelling. Different patients require different types of surgeries, with some procedures requiring just the skin to be reduced, and others requiring just the fat to be reduced. For the ultimate outcome, our eyelid surgery in Turkey is best paired with a second procedure such as a face lift, as eyelid surgery will not eliminate any dark circles, crow’s feet or other facial wrinkles.
All of our surgeons that carry out eyelid surgery in Turkey, are specialists in their field, and are specially selected from a strict process to ensure that you are only treated by the very best surgeons. Our surgeons have expansive experience performing eyelid surgery on international patients from a vast range of ethnicities, so you can be certain that your procedure will be carried out with an individualised approach, tailored to your needs.
Longevita’s surgeon has over 40 years of experience with international qualifications. He was trained in the USA and is a pioneer in his field.
Our hospitals are rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
|PROCEDURE:||Incisions is made along the smile creases and lash line. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed. Finally, fine sutures are used to close the incision|
|LENGTH:||1 to 3 hours|
|ANESTHESIA:||Local or general|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Temporary blurred vision|
|RISK:||Temporary problems with excessive tearing, blurred vision, dryness, burning, stinging, gritty sensation in eye(s)|
|RECOVERY:||7 to 10 days|
|RESULT LASTS:||Depends on the aging process|
What is Eyelid or Eye Bag Removal Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can remove extra fatty deposits that create a puffy look in upper eyelid. After the surgery, the patient will have a better look and better vision as fatty deposits may impair vision. Bags under eyes can be fixed by the surgery. Lower eyelid surgery can correct drooping eyelid.
How Eyelid Surgery is Performed
The time it takes to carry out surgery depends on the technique plastic surgeon uses and whether patients undergoing upper or lower eyelids or both. The plastic surgeon makes tiny cuts along the natural lines in eyelids, along the creases on the patient’s upper eyelids and below the eyelashes in the lower eyelid. This means patient’s scars will go through the natural eye folds, thereby helping to hide the scars. Excess fat and loose skin are removed, and the cut is closed by stitches. If only fat is removed and there is no excess skin, the cut may be made inside the lower eyelids, thereby leaving no visible scar. The plastic surgeon may also use a laser to tighten any loose skin and reduce wrinkles. Using a laser this way doesn’t leave a scar, though the skin may be red for a few months afterwards. As a result, drooping eyelid is fixed.
Results of Eyelid Surgery
Stitches are usually removed three to five days after surgery. Patients may need to continue using sterile strips of tape to support their eyelids for about a week. Patients will have some swelling around their eyes after the surgery. Applying a cold compress, such as ice wrapped in a towel can help to reduce the swelling. Patients should not apply ice directly on their skin as this can damage it. Patients who undergo a blepharoplasty may watch TV and are able to read after two or three days after surgery. They may go to work in a week or ten days after the surgery. The scars may however still be visible, but make-up can be used to cover them.
As part of blepharoplasty recovery, the patient must avoid bending at the waist for about five days and strenuous activity (especially activities that raise one’s blood pressure, such as lifting and rigorous sports) for about ten days to two or three weeks. Surgery will leave scars, but they are usually well hidden and normally fade in time. Blepharoplasty may leave the patient with bruises or swelling on their faces, and sometimes the patient may become depressed because of this. These are some of the side effects of surgery, which are completely normal and they disappear in a few weeks when a complete healing takes place.
Limitations of Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery can treat drooping upper eyelids that make the patient look tired or may even restrict eye sight. Lower eye bag removal surgery can correct puffy bags under the eyes. Blepharoplasty surgery remove dark circles from under the eyes.
Risks of Eyelid Surgery
Significant complications from aesthetic eyelid or eye bag removal surgery are uncommon. Potential risks depending on patient include scarring, hematoma, infection, allergic reactions, changes in sense of feeling. After the surgery, there may be a feeling of dryness or irritation in the eye. It is important for patients to follow surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery in order to reduce the potential risks of eyelid surgery or eye bag removal.
Contraindications of Eyelid Surgery
Aesthetic eyelid surgery is contraindicated in following patient groups:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Graves’ disease
- Uncontrolled glaucoma
- Retinal eye disease
- Dry eye syndrome
- Acute blepharitis
You meet your doctor and discuss the details of your eyelid surgery. After you sign your consent form, you have your medical tests. When your suitability is confirmed, you undergo the procedure. The surgery usually lasts for one to three hours. After your surgery, your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery under the supervision of medical staff.
Most of eyelid surgery patients require cold eye mask after the surgery in order to soften the sensitive tissues as well as prevent swelling and bruising.
Day 2, 3, 4 & 5
Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning on the second day before your discharge from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the cold eye mask. You will rest in your hotel as advised on your second, third, fourth and fifth days. You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk around the hotel or you may choose a city tour option in order to visit the attraction points of the city.
You visit the plastic surgeon’s private clinic for final check-up. Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in during your recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your sixth day.
Can I have both upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time?
Yes, it is possible to have both operations on the same sitting.
Will blepharoplasty help me with dark circles under my eyes?
If dark circles under eyes are caused by shadows due to large eye bags, eyelid surgery can improve dark circles.
Will the scars be visible after I heal?
There will be little scarring and bruising after the procedure. The bruises will be gone within the first week and scars will fade out to a white line and be invisible in about six months.
What alternatives are there to eyelid surgery for youthful appearance?
You may have facial injections or botox in order to gain a youthful appearance around the eyes.
How long will the results last ?
The transplanted hair is not subject to the balding process because it is taken from the back of your head which is resistant to hair loss, therefore the results will be permanent. However you may experience hair loss on your natural hair which was not touched during your hair transplant surgery.
Expert Eyelid Surgery Procedures In Turkey
When it comes to performing eyelid surgery in Turkey, the patient can choose whether to have general or local anaesthesia and the final check-up before you fly home will be one week after your surgery. You can see the effect of the surgery immediately, but the final result will be shown around a week after the surgery, after any bruising goes down. Although lower eye-lid surgery is generally permanent, upper eyelid surgery may be needed more than once in a lifetime due to the natural effects of aging and loss of skin elasticity.
Eyelid Surgery Patient Review
Our Turkey eyelid surgery is performed in some of the highest rated, JCI accredited hospitals in the country, by some of the most sought after surgeons in the world. You can receive an identical procedure, with a surgeon of a similar experience and in facilities that either match or better those in the UK, at a fraction of the cost with our cheap eyelid surgery in Turkey.
We are the UK’s top choice when it comes to medical travel to Turkey, and for more information regarding our Turkey eyelid surgery, contact us on 0845 5198 948.