The skin of the eyelid is very thin. It's attached to the moving muscles under itself. Blepharoplasty is the surgical modification of the eyelid in order to remove the deformations and sagging in the Lower Eyelids and the upper eyelids.
Blepharoplasty is also called eyelid surgery. It's an operation performed by plastic surgeons in order to give a more youthful appearance to the eye in the lower eyelid and upper eyelid.
Eyes are our communication organs. Since it's hardly noticeable that one has had this surgery, persons who have undergone blepharoplasty are thought to be seeing the life more optimistically by their environment following the operation. They are thought to be more genial.
Why is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasties are performed in order to have a more youthful appearance, see better and have well rested looks. Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic surgery and it is performed by plastic surgeons. It's an aesthetic surgery performed for health purposes since some people experience difficulty in vision due to the sagging skin.
People can have visual complaints due to excess fat in the eyelids. While the excess fat is removed during the surgery, the excess skin and muscles are also removed.
Individuals who complain about deformations in their eyelids apply to plastic surgeons mostly because such deformations make them look older. For some people, visual problems develop with ageing as well. Individuals undergo this surgery in order not to experience visual problems and to look younger.
Blepharoplasty for Lower Eyelid
In Blepharoplasty, dark circles around the eye can be removed to a certain extent if they are related to the lower eyelid bags. However, the dark look of the lower eyelid skin cannot be modified. Medical solutions are applied for the bruises under the eye. These bruises can be removed through Dermaroller applications. For detailed information see the section titled "Dermarollers" in our medical aesthetics section of our website.
Who performs the Blepharoplasty?
The person who performs blepharoplasty should be a plastic surgeon. The practical experience of the doctor in eyelid surgeries is very important. Plastic surgeons, who have a good practical experience, plan the amount of fatty tissue to be removed in eyelid surgeries very well. With their skills, plastic surgeons give a successful aesthetic touch to the eyelids.
Lower Eyelid or Upper Eyelid surgeries are performed with local anaesthesia. Sometimes general anaesthesia can also be used depending on the doctor assessment.
Blepharoplasties are the surgeries which demonstrate the fastest healing process among aesthetic surgeries. These are the easiest operations.
What is the Purpose of Blepharoplasty?
Changes can be observed in time depending on the genetic characteristics and age. These changes can be divided into two groups:
Changes which occur as a result of the sagging and wrinkling skin,
Bagging formed by fats which are found in the eyelids.
Does a Scar Occur in Blepharoplasty?
No scars are seen while the eyes are open since the incision for the upper eyelid is performed in the region where eyelid folds.
No scars are seen since the incision for the lower eyelid is performed in the region under the eyelashes.
Blepharoplasties are the operations which leave the least scar in human skin.
Can Blepharoplasty and Rhinoplasty be Performed Together?
Blepharoplasty and Rhinoplasty shouldn't be performed together. In Rhinoplasties, bruises and swelling can develop around the eye after the operation. Oedema can develop. Therefore, Blepharoplasty and Rhinoplasty should be performed at different times.
Can Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift Surgery be Performed Together?
Blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery can be performed together. When the upper eyelid surgery and the brow lift surgery are performed together, a more youthful appearance is given to the face. The upper eyelid surgery and the brow lift surgery will give a more youthful appearance to the face and the upper eyelid will be even tighter.
Which Aesthetic Surgeries can be Performed Together with the Blepharoplasty?
Plastic surgeons consider the surrounding regions as a whole while assessing our expectations in our visual appearance.
Brow Lift Surgeries can be performed together with the Blepharoplasty in order to give a more youthful appearance to the face.
Sagging can occur in your cheeks. Therefore, it may be necessary to lift the cheeks or the midface during the lower eyelid surgery.
Cavities or sagging can occur in your cheeks. In this case, cheek implant surgery can be recommended to you together with the Blepharoplasty. Both the blepharoplasty and the cheek implant surgery can be performed in the same operation.
Temporal brow lift surgery can be suggested.