Around the eyes; It is one of the earliest aging areas due to its thin skin structure and the use of mimics. In addition, depending on the age of the eyelids; Inward turning (entropium), outward turning (ectropium), drooping (ptosis), under-eye bags and sagging can be seen. All of these conditions can only be resolved with surgery.
- Eyelid Aesthetics / Blepharoplasty
For the sagging of the upper eyelid skin that occurs with age, eyelid aesthetic surgery, namely “upper lid blepharoplasty” is applied. This surgery is performed with local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour for the 2 upper eyelids.
In the first days after the operation, edema and bruising are observed on the lids. While the lid edema is completely gone within the first week, the bruising may take longer. The stitches placed on the eyelid during the surgery are removed after 1 week.
On the lower eyelid, bagging can be observed with age. The removal of these bags is called “lower lid blepharoplasty”. This surgery can be performed with a skin incision from the bottom of the eyelashes or an incision through the lower lid. If a skin incision was made, the stitches are removed after 1 week.
Edema that may occur after surgery resolves within 1 week; however, it may take longer for the bruises to fully heal.
- Lower Upper Lid (Ptosis)
The drooping of the upper lids can be observed in infancy or later in life.
When there is a droopy lid in infants, it should be evaluated first whether the upper lid covers the pupil. If the upper lid covers the visual axis, early surgery is necessary to prevent the eye from becoming lazy. However, if the lid does not cover the pupil, surgery can be performed at a later age (around 4 years).
The most common cause of droopy eyelids in adults is the relaxation/detachment of the muscle that keeps the valve open due to aging. The treatment of droopy eyelids in adults is also performed by surgery.
A droopy upper eyelid narrows the field of vision. Therefore, surgery to correct the lid not only provides aesthetic benefits, but also expands the visual field.