Description of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery (also known as
blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery to remove and reshape excess skin, fat or
muscle from the eyelids, either upper or lower. It basically
tightens sagging skin around the eye area. However, It’s not just about aging
problem or looking younger, you might be a suitable candidate for this
procedure if your eyes’ vision is affected by sagging skin.
How it is performed?
As with most surgery, patient firstly have blood test
done before procedure. The surgery can be done under local anesthesia,
sometimes with small doze of sedation or under general anesthesia (if general
anesthesia will apply, anesthesia test is also required). During
blepharoplasty, the surgeon cuts along the fold
of the eyelid to remove sagging skin as well as muscles and excess fat.
After the removing session, incision is closed
with tiny stitches by surgeon.
Days of Stay
An upper eyelid surgery generally takes about one to
two hour. On the other hand, surgery on the lower eyelid may takes a bit more
than the upper. These can be performed in an outpatient settings separately.
Nevertheless, general anesthesia is preferred way for lower eyelid procedures.
Our hospital, Lokman Hekim Esnaf Hospital,
allows patients to rest for about 1-2 hours after the procedure to observe and
give them time for recovery. However if patient wants both at the same
time, surgery is done under general anesthesia and it require one day stay at
hospital. Fit to fly document will be given in 1-3 day.
Risks and Success Rates
Complications and bad results rarely
occur after eyelid surgeries. Bleeding, infection, dry eyes or an inability to
fully close the eyes might arise sometimes. However most
of the patients have a very pleased result after the blepharoplasty.
There is a short recovery time after blepharoplasty
when compared with other procedures. Bruising and swelling usually begin to
disappear within 48 hours following operations by using wet cold compresses or
gauze which reduce these effects around the eyes. The tiny stitches are usually
removed in sixth day and most people return to normal activities after seven to
ten days following blepharoplasty. Though, it is
important to avoid doing activities that increase the pressure in your head
within two weeks after the eyelid surgery.
Price USD$1,800-4000 – Book Now!
Author: Op. Dr. Rıza İnan KOCAARSLAN
October 2019 at 08:02 UTC
Last Updated: 10 February 2020 at 10:02 UTC
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