What is the purpose of eyelid aesthetics?
Advancing age brings sagging, skin excess and herniation of fat pads on the lower and upper eyelid. This leads to a tired, depressive and older look. In patients with advanced problems, particularly on upper eyelids, it can even cause limitations on patient’s sight. Some people experience such symptoms, even in their twenties, due to genetic predisposition. The most effective method to solve these problems is corrective surgery on the eyelids.
What is eyelid ptosis?
It refers to the condition of the upper eyelids drooping downwards from birth or later in life. It is usually accompanied by excess skin. In such patients, the problem is again the tired and depressive facial expression, and depending on the amount of sagging, limited sight. Usually, the main problem is the inadequate functioning and/or excessive length of the muscle mechanism that lifts the upper eyelid. Depending on the severity of the problem, muscle shortening, or muscle transfer can be performed during the operation. It will be appropriate to perform surgery at the time of diagnosis in children with especially advanced upper eyelid droopiness, as it may cause loss of vision later in life.
How is the procedure performed?
Patients are operated under local or general anaesthesia. Excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from the upper eyelid. Entering through the skin or mucosa of the lower eyelid, fatty tissues causing bags under the eye are removed or moved downwards. If there is an indication, mid-face lift surgery is also added to the lower eyelid surgery. Surgery is completed with aesthetic bands.
Patients are discharged on the same day or the following day. They can return to their daily lives within a few days. Swelling and bruises disappear within a week. Stitches are removed on the fifth day.