Eyelids consist of skin, muscle and fat layers from the outside to the inside. With the effect of environmental factors such as genetic factors, age and sunlight, the eyelid skin loses its elasticity and loosens. The muscle layer under the skin also loosens and begins to fall and sag with the effect of gravity. Fat pads, which are in the deeper plane and normally add a full and lively appearance to the eyelids, also begin to herniate forward. Thus, sagging and bagging occurs on the eyelids.
If there is drooping of the eyebrows, the excess skin on the upper eyelids becomes more evident. The make-up applied to the eyelid disappears under the excess skin fold. In advanced cases, the excess in the upper eyelid may reach dimensions that make it difficult to see.
How is Eyelid Aesthetics Performed?
Eyelid aesthetic applications are usually performed under local anesthesia and when the person is in deep sleep, but general anesthesia may be preferred when necessary. While the skin incisions are designed to fit the lid fold for the upper lid, incisions made just below the eyelashes are used on the lower lid, so that the scars are hidden so that they cannot be noticed. In cases where there is no excess skin and therefore only the bagging will be corrected, bag aesthetics or removal of bags from the eyelids can be performed without leaving any traces with incisions made on the inside of the lower lid. Your surgeon will enlighten you about which incision is suitable for you. Although the operation times may vary, it is around 2.5 hours for the upper and lower lids on both sides, and 1.5 hours only for the lower or upper lids.
Why is Eyelid Aesthetics Important?
There are three things that plastic surgeries and aesthetic applications generally aim for. The patient can feel better and communicate more effectively and powerfully, eliminate aesthetic problems accompanied by functional disorders, and eliminate the deformation that occurs with aging. Eyelid aesthetics is a very necessary application that serves all these three purposes. Because over time, the eyelid that falls on the eye can damage the visual function and cause loss of function, as well as making the person look tired and unwilling, and it also deals a great blow to communication. In addition, bringing the droopy eyelid, which is seen as one of the signs of aging, back to its youthful appearance is one of the ways to get the years back for men or women.
Can Almond Eye Appearance Be Provided with Eyelid Aesthetics?
It is possible to change the axis of the eye opening during eyelid aesthetics, thus obtaining a slightly slanted eye appearance, which is considered more attractive by some people.
Eyelid Aesthetics – After Blepharoplasty
After the operation, thin tapes are attached to the incision line and a dressing is applied around your eyelids with moist cotton or gauze. Ice application around the eyes in the postoperative period is very important in terms of reducing the bruising and swelling that may occur. During this period, it is necessary to keep the head elevated and avoid heavy physical activities, especially for the first day. Depending on the type of anesthesia received, you can return to your home 3-4 hours after the operation. If dissolvable sutures were not used while closing the incisions in the lid, your sutures will be removed between 5-7 days after the surgery. Especially in the early postoperative period, it is quite normal to have a stinging sensation in the eyes and tightness in the lids. Again, in this period, if bruises around the eyes are formed, sun rays should be avoided as much as possible.