Eyelid Surgery

Our social relations begin with an eye to eye contact. Therefore, even small changes around the eyes immediately draw attention. Unfortunately, the negative effects of aging primarily start in the tissue around the eyes. Eye bags and creases formed in the eyelids are due to both the aging process and hereditary. The hereditary forming of the eye bags occurring in younger ages may require surgery earlier.

How does the aging process affect the tissues around the eyes? Actually, everything is related to the gravity in principle. As we all know, the tissues in the forehead region start to proceed downwards with the aging process. This increases the force exerted on the eyelids leading them to sag downwards.

With the weakening of the thin membrane layer around the fat bags in the area around the eyes causes fat bags to bulge outwards due to their own weights.

With the sagging midfacial soft tissues due to the effects of the gravity, deeper creases under the eyes will be included in the process.

The excess skin and fat bags are usually removed together during the esthetic eyelid surgeries. The situation is a little bit different in the lower eyelid. Although in some cases the excess fat bags in the lower eyelid region are resected with the skin, in other cases depending on whether the midfacial tissues have sagged, it is sometimes required to hang the midfacial region upwards, connecting these fat bags in the lower eyelid region with the sagging midfacial fat tissue instead of resecting them.

Your doctor will decide which technique to be used after having a conversation with you. With this intervention, the area around your eyes will have a fresh, younger and vigorous outlook.

How is an Esthetic Eyelid Surgery Performed?

In some patients, with the excessive sagging of the eyelids, some disturbances in the visual field may also occur. I would recommend you to share your expectations on the changes, which you would like to see on your face, with your physician.

What Type of Surgery Will Be Required?

After you have decided on an aesthetic eyelid surgery, you will have to share your intentions with your doctor about the operation openly. Your physician will ask you several questions in detail about your health before the operation.

You must tell your doctor all your health issues. You should definitely inform your doctor of your visual functions, whether you smoke or whether you take medications regularly. Do not forget to tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses.

Aesthetic eyelid surgeries last around 1 to 3 hours depending on whether both eyelids will be operated.

The aim of performing aesthetic eyelid surgeries is to provide a younger outlook in the upper and lower eyelids by removing the excess fat and skin which exist either structurally or are formed in years due to the aging process. These operations can be performed either under general or local anesthesia. However, we prefer general anesthesia with these type of surgeries to maintain your comfort.

The excess skin and fat bags are usually removed together during the esthetic eyelid surgeries. The situation is a little bit different in the lower eyelid. Although in some cases the excess fat bags in the lower eyelid region are resected with the skin, in other cases depending on whether the midfacial tissues have sagged, it is sometimes required to hang the midfacial region upwards, connecting these fat bags in the lower eyelid region with the sagging midfacial fat tissue instead of resecting them. Your doctor will decide which technique to be used after having a conversation with you.

In aesthetic eyelid surgeries, due to the complexity of the issues, one should always remember to evaluate the cheeks, foreheads and temple areas as well, rather than performing interventions focusing on only one area so that the eyes should be considered only as one of parts forming the appearance of the whole face. The outcome will be more effective and permanent with the addition of other operations on the forehead, midface, and on the rest of the face.

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