Structural and age-related sagging and bagging may occur in the upper and lower eyelids. The skin hanging from the top of the eyelashes narrows in the visual field, causing your eyebrows to be raised constantly and the confusion on your forehead to become evident. With the aesthetic process to be performed, both the eyelids are improved and the visual field is relaxed.
Technically, upper and lower eyelid surgeries are different from each other. When removing more sagging skin from the upper eyelid, the fat tissue causing more bagging from the bottom is removed and a smaller amount of skin is removed.
Upper eyelid aesthetics are usually performed under local anesthesia. Lower upper eyelid aesthetics can be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the patient´s condition.
The amount of sagging skin on the eyelids and bagging due to adipose tissue are evaluated. If there is sagging down the side edges of the eyelid (almond eye), the bone structure will also be suspended.
If you have previous surgery, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic diseases such as goiter, allergy to any medicine or food, you should definitely inform if you have medications you have to use. If you are smoking, you should quit before surgery, and you should not drink until the stitches heal afterwards.
Hospital and Operating Room process
If only upper eyelid aesthetics will be performed, it can be performed in sterile conditions in the clinical setting. If the patient´s pain threshold is high, the hospital operating room can be preferred. Local anesthesia is done and the procedure is completed in 20 minutes. For preventive pain relief and antibiotics are prescribed. You do not need to worry because stitches dissolving in the tissue are used. You can take a shower after 2 days.
If the operation is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital operating room, preoperative examinations are prepared on the same day or 1 day before. You should not eat or drink anything 8 hours before the surgery. If the results are evaluated by the anesthesiologist and there is no obstacle, your surgery can be performed. The patient will not feel any pain during the procedure as it is performed under general anesthesia. The average operation time (lower + upper eyelid aesthetics) is 1 hour and the time spent in the operating room will be longer after the patient is put to sleep and awakened.
In the postoperative service, you will be given antibiotics and pain medication. You will be discharged the next day by making a control examination and being called for a check-up on the 3rd day.
Will there be bruise and swelling?
Although it varies from person to person, there may be bruise and swelling, especially in the lower eyelid. While it may be less in younger patients, it may be more in older people and people with weak thin skin.
Is there a stitch mark?
Since the seam line is made from the upper eyelid fold, and the lower eyelid is made from the bottom of the eyelashes, after the healing, a clear scar disappears over time.
Will my eyelids hang again?
Since the excess skin structure is removed, the eyelids do not sag again, but it can be perceived as eyelid sagging because the forehead and eyebrow area relax and hang down.
Is there a eyelid aesthetics with laser?
In the surgical sense, there is no operation called eyelid aesthetic procedure with laser. The procedures for skin tightening can never be as effective as surgery.