The first signs of aging usually occur on the face and these symptoms are most obvious around the eyes. Due to aging and lifestyle factors, resulting in eyelid miscarriage, under-eye bags and wrinkles around the eyes called goose feet to cause the person to look older, unhealthy and tired than they are. For this reason, eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly preferred operations by people who want to have a healthier and younger appearance.
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a type of plastic surgery that aims to remove deformations and function losses in the eyelids and also to make the eye area look younger and healthier. This surgery removes the sagging and excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the under-eye bags and wrinkles around the eyes, thus improving the appearance of the eyes.
Sagging and excess skin on the eyelid affects people both in terms of aesthetics and health. The excess skin on the eyelid can sometimes reduce the person's field of view, leading to results that may also adversely affect vision function. Therefore, eyelid surgery is a surgical method that is often used for health as well as improving appearance.
Who Is Suitable For Eyelid Surgery?
As a result of losing skin elasticity due to aging and lifestyle factors, sagging and wrinkles occur around the eyes and eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be applied to anyone who suffers from this appearance or who has health problems related to these situations. Although this operation is mostly preferred by people aged 35 and older, it can also be done at an earlier age due to genetic conditions.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
In our center, a surgical plan is determined by our specialist surgeons according to the patient's facial structure and the requirements of the area to be applied. In accordance with this plan, the patient is taken to surgery by making the necessary drawings before the operation. The operation process is completed by removing excess skin, loose muscles and fat tissues from the area according to the lower or upper eyelid surgery.
In order to achieve aesthetic or functional reasons and in accordance with the patient's needs, eyelid surgery can only be applied to the upper eyelid or lower eyelid or both.
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Upper Eyelid Surgery
In upper eyelid surgery, excess skin and muscle tissue in the problematic area is removed by cutting. The incisions are made from the fold line of the eyelid to avoid the surgical scar. This procedure is completed in an average time of 1 hour with local anaesthesia.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The fat pillows located on the cheekbones droop downward due to aging occur. In the lower eyelid aesthetic, which is applied for the correction of these sags, the procedure is done endoscopically by hanging the pillows instead. If the desired result is not achieved in line with this procedure, lower eyelid surgery is performed. The surgical incision is made just below the eyelashes. The excess and sagging skins are removed and the procedure is completed. Lower eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 2 to 4 hours.
Recovery Process After Surgery
The recovery time after surgery varies according to the surgery, but in general patients can return to work after 2-3 days. Swelling and bruises disappear within a week; 1-2 weeks later, your eyelids regain their normal appearance.
Eyelid Surgery in Turkey
The eyes are one of the most important structures that emphasize the face, so every year 150 to 200 thousand people have eyelid surgery. At this point, Turkey is one of the most preferred countries in eyelid surgery with its dedicated and experienced surgeons and the latest surgical techniques. The most reliable eyelid surgery is performed in comfortable, hygienic and fully equipped JCI-accredited hospitals in Turkey that offer superior service quality and affordable cost advantage in aesthetic and medical treatments.
Rejuvenate with Luviacure Eyelid Surgery
As with all aesthetic operations, eyelid surgery requires experience. Therefore, Luviacure, our UK-based professional company, combines its expert staff and superior service quality with additional services to deliver a comfortable and reliable surgery process. As soon as the patients arrive in Turkey, our patient specialist will welcome them at the airport and accompany them to the hotel where they will be staying. In addition, with our aftercare service, we continue to be on hand to control and, if any, meet the expectations and demands of our patients during the surgery recovery process.
You can contact us to get information and consultation on eyelid surgery and other aesthetic operations.
ITINERARY FOR EYELID SURGERY
Day 1: Arrival in Turkey
When you land in Turkey, someone will greet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel that has been arranged and booked for you. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you might have the option to be taken to the hospital the same day for your first consultation with doctor face to face. This is an option; you can choose to spend the rest of the day at the hotel when you first arrive.
Day 2: Operation Day
When you first visit the hospital, you will be introduced to your doctor, where he will ask you some preliminary questions and carry out some tests. According to the results, he will evaluate your medical condition then make you a personalised treatment plan. Once the doctor has determined your treatment plan, he will share the details with you allowing you to discuss it with him including your desires, operation’s benefits, risks, recovery times, typical results, complications. Eyelid surgery is typically performed between forty-five minutes and four hours depending on the kind of treatment. Upper eyelid surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, and it takes approximately one hour. Lower eyelid surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes between two and four hours.
Day 3: Back to Your Hotel
You will be discharged from the hospital during the day and taken back to your hotel to rest post-operation. Your Patient Specialist will help you to from your vehicle and ensure you settle back in the hotel safely. You will then have some space to begin your healing process in the private space of your room. Healing from this surgery is a slow and gradual process. If you experience any kind of discomfort, pain, swelling or numbness you can reach your Patient Specialist 24/7, they will be happy to help.
Day 4: Resting in Your Hotel
On the fourth day, you need to stay in the hotel and have some rest. You should follow the instructions that the doctor suggested for you to get the optimal results from your surgery. If you experience pain, blurred vision, swelling or bruising don’t hesitate to contact your Patient Specialist 24/7 and they will be happy to help.
Day 5: Back to Your Country
You will be taken to the airport to return home by VIP vehicle. After you arrive home, your recovery process will be followed here. When you arrive back, you can always contact with your Patient Specialist whenever you have a problem, question or concern.