Blepharoplasty, with its medical name, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat and muscle from the eyelid. With eyelid aesthetics, the "drooping" or "bulky" appearance that may occur on the upper or lower eyelids is eliminated. The appearance of the eye bag, which has serious effects on the general appearance and can make the person look tired, can be corrected with blepharoplasty, which is a very simple surgical procedure. Eyelid aesthetics is a plastic surgery technique that is becoming more popular every year.


Procedure time

60 to 120 mins

Overnight stay

 1-2 Night


General or local with sedation

Recovery time

3-6 weeks

  • Overview of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    The first place where signs of aging are seen on our face is around the eyes. Usually, symptoms such as loosening, wrinkling and swelling of the skin around the eyes develop first. In some people, depending on genetic factors, changes in the appearance of the eye area can be seen at an early age. With eyelid aesthetics, excess skin and fat on the upper and lower eyelids can be reduced, thus giving the eyes a younger and more awake appearance. Before making a blepharoplasty decision, realistic expectations about the operation should be determined. Wrinkles around the eyes, dark circles around the eyes, skin and fat folds extending towards the cheek cannot be corrected with eyelid aesthetics.

  • How is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Performed?

    The eyelid surgery procedure usually takes an average of 60 to 120 minutes to complete. Patients are usually discharged the same day after the operation. The surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with the use of sedation. Depending on the anesthesia, the patient may feel dizzy for a few hours after the surgery, but this is temporary. During the operation, the treatment area is sterilized, and the surgeon corrects the upper or lower eyelids, or combines the two. The incision area varies depending on which part of the eyelid the patient is not satisfied with. In case of intervention on both eyelids, 2 different incisions can be made. An incision is made on the upper eyelid along the natural crease of the eyelid. The incision scar is hidden and invisible. An incision is made on the lower eyelid, below the lower lash line. . Although this technique does not leave a visible scar, it may not be suitable for every patient. The incision site may vary according to the wishes of the person and what the patient wants to achieve from the eyelid surgery procedure. After the incision is made, the excess skin is removed, the loosened muscles are tightened and stitches are applied. After the surgery is completed, the patients can be discharged after resting in the hospital for a while.

  • Who is Suitable for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

    Eyelid aesthetics is a popular cosmetic procedure for men and women. With aging, the skin around the eyes may begin to lose its elasticity and the muscles begin to loose. This loosening of the muscles causes the fat around the eyes to become more prominent and therefore the eyes to appear swollen. Some people may decide to have blepharoplasty as this abundance of eyelids affects their self-confidence and makes them feel unhappy. Eyelid surgery aims to remove this excess skin and fat and make the eyes look younger. People that suffering from these problems may be suitable candidates for eyelid surgery. The features of the candidates who are suitable for eyelid aesthetics can be listed as follows:

    • Those who have the appearance of loose or drooping skin around the eyelids,

    • Those whose vision is restricted due to excess skin on the eyelids,

    • Those who have eye bags or swelling around the eyes,

    • Those who feel mentally and emotionally ready for surgery,

    • Those whose general health is suitable for the operation,

    • Is the person who wants to have an operation healthy or not?

    • People who do not have a serious eye condition and have realistic expectations from the operation are considered suitable candidates for eyelid aesthetics.

  • What is the Process After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

    How patients will feel after eyelid surgery may differ depending on the anesthesia method used during the surgery. If they use general anesthesia, patients will feel a little dizzy at first. If patients have been given a local anesthetic, the treatment area may feel somewhat numb for several hours. They may also experience a tingling or burning sensation around the eyes as the medicine begins to lose its effect. If this is uncomfortable, patients may request pain medication. It is recommended to have a companion with the patients for the first 24 hours after the operation. Immediately after the operation, patients may feel dizzy or have vision problems, and in this case, it is important to seek support. It is recommended that patients rest for a week after having eyelid surgery. After having eyelid surgery, patients will experience some pain and discomfort around the eyes, including swelling and bruising in the area. These symptoms will disappear within a few weeks. To aid healing, it is essential for patients to clean the eye area with clean water. The surgeon may also recommend some ointments or eye drops. Patients should avoid rubbing their eyes after the procedure as this can disrupt the stitches on the eyelids.

  • What are the Risks and Complications of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

    Any surgical procedure has the potential to develop complications. Therefore, patients should be aware of the main risks of eyelid surgery before deciding on surgery. Complications arising from eyelid aesthetics are rare. Blurred vision is the most common complication after surgery and may occur due to dry, watery eyes or swelling of the eyelids. Blurred vision resolves within an average of one month. Although it is very rare, when the muscles that move the eye are injured, double vision may occur and another operation may be planned to correct the situation. Complete vision loss after eyelid surgery is a very rare complication. In this situation, which is symptomatic of intense pain, double vision and sudden forward protrusion of the eye, patients should seek emergency medical attention. After the surgery, small white bumps and small fluid-filled sacs called cysts may develop along the incision line. These formations heal on their own. After the procedure, there is a risk of infection of the wounds. However, infections are usually minor and not very serious. There is always a risk that patients will be dissatisfied with the final result of the surgery and the appearance of their eyelids. Therefore, it is recommended that all patients choose their surgeon very carefully.

  • Certain Results of Eyelid Surgery

    Although patients can see the effects of eyelid surgery immediately, it may take up to six weeks for the cosmetic result to be fully understood. Since the incisions are made in the natural folds of the eye, the scars after blepharoplasty are usually very faint. After the scars heal, the eyes take on a more youthful and vigorous appearance.


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