What is blepheroplasty?
Eyelid aesthetics or blepharoplasty is a set of surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgeon to remove sagging skin and excess muscle tissue and to tighten the tissues around the eyes, applied to the lower and upper eyelids. With the advancement of age, sagging of the skin naturally occurs due to the effect of gravity. Parallel to this process, findings such as bagging on the eyelids, loosening of the skin, discoloration, relaxation, and wrinkles occur. Factors such as exposure to sunlight, air pollution, irregular sleep, excessive smoking and alcohol use accelerate the aging process of the skin.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed? Excess skin on the eyelid (lower or upper lid) is marked. If local anesthesia is used, the eyelids are anesthetized, and in general anesthesia, the patient is put to sleep. An incision is made in the fold of the upper eyelid and under the eyelashes in the lower eyelid. Excess sagging skin tissue is removed, if any, the fat tissue that causes bagging is removed. Bleeding is controlled and the incision is sutured. The incision is covered with thin strips of tape, and the entire eye is not closed. The stitches on the eyelids are removed in the 1st week. Controls are made in the 1st week, 1st month.