Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

One of the areas in which we look good or bad, young or old is our eyelashes. Droopy upper or lower eyelids can occur for genetic reasons at a young age, but sometimes for age-related reasons. These negative changes can make the individual look tired.

Eyelid Surgery is a band of interventions that have been used for the lower and the upper eyelids to remove the skin and the muscular tissue that is tender around the eyes. Eyelid Surgery is a group of treatments.


  • What are the Signs of Needing Eyelid Surgery?

Normally, our skin is elastic. However, as we age it gradually decreases in elasticity. Excess skin in the eyelids is collected as a result of the loss of elasticity on the face skin. The first signs of ageing are therefore shown in the eyes. Tired and older appearances are due to changes in the eyelids.

Causes of droopy upper eyelids are;

    • bags under eyes and change of colour
    • droopy upper eyelid
    • wrinkles and sagging in the upper eyelid
    • wrinkles around eyes
    • tired look in the eyelids


The upper or the lower eyelid can be operated together, or both can be adjusted together for those wishing to undergo blepharoplastic surgery for aesthetic or functional purposes. The bladder lift and the endoscopic mid-face surgeries are often used for blepharoplasty.


  • What Should I Know Before My Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Due to the risk of bleeder during an operation, it would take at least 15 days before the procedure to stop the use of blood thinners such as aspirin or antibiotics. 2-3 weeks before you should stop tobacco use or other products since it delays the treatment of wounds. In this process, herbal supplements should not be taken as they may cause unforeseen effects.


  • How is Upper Blepharoplasty Performed?

Surgery on the upper eyelid means the removal of excess skin and muscle tissue by a small incision. A cut is done in the fold of the eyelid to make the scar hard to notice. In combination with face-lifting and other lifting operations, it gives better cosmetic results. Local anaesthesia may be used to carry out upper blepharoplasty.


  • How is Lower Blepharoplasty Performed?

Fats on the cheekbones move downward along with the ageing, with the effect of gravity. The lower eyelid is slack and the mouth is shallow. It is the result of this. The first step is to lift these fats to their previous position. After these fat lumps are replaced, the surgeon examines whether there is so much excess skin to remove. An incision is made directly beneath the eyelash and the excess skin is removed to ensure it looks extended and the loose skin is eliminated. If the look is concave (collapsed), fat injection therapy can be done to raise the skin.


  • Caring for Yourself After an Eyelid Surgery

After surgery, eyelids are not fully closed.  As the eyelashes are very loose, there will be bleeding and swelling. The first 24 hours of application of ice bags on your eyes will help avoid swelling. At the end of the first 48 hours, the swelling will peak and then fall rapidly. The bandages are changed after two days and the patients get a much larger view and return to their daily life without being too active.

Swelling and contusions continue 5-7 days after the procedure, and the patient should rest during that time. The stitches are removed at the end of this period and the patient can go back to social life. Makeup can be applied once the stitches are removed. No patient should smoke, and no blood thinner should be taken after 1 week after the treatment. These restrictions should be observed 7 days after the surgery, otherwise, it will affect the healing process.

The patient can drive 5 days after the procedure. After the fifth day following the procedure, the patient can bathe. After surgery lenses should not be worn for 7-10 days. The eyes must be protected from the sun.

After the operation, there is no scar on the eyelids. Since this area is very loose, incisions can heal very quickly. Even after 1 month, you cannot notice surgery. After the operation, the eyelids regain their vital shape and will keep this look for many years.


  • Non-Surgical Eye Lift (Jett Plasma)

This way, the deep wrinkles in the lower and upper eyelids are enhanced and the skin is rejuvenated without surgery. The desired result is most often given by Jett Plasma in one sitting.


  • What is Jett Plasma?

In the application, water and nitrogen in gaseous form are converted into a high-energy plasma. This energy evaporates the skin lesion, destroys unhealthy and sloppy tissue, while also initiating the new process of tissue reform. The gases found in the air are used by plasma energy. No bleeding or dolour occurs during the application. In applied areas, excess skin can be strained, lifted and removed.


  • How many sessions are required?

One session is sufficient most of the time. However, 2 or 3 sessions may be preferred in some cases according to the condition of the patient.


  • How long does it take?

Usually, it takes 10-45 minutes depending on the size of the area after application of local anaesthesia.


  • How long does its effect last?

The answer changes person by person (sleeping, nutrition and smoking) and usually lasts about 2-5 years.


  • What is the Cost of an Eyelid Surgery in Turkey?

When it comes to plastic surgery, Turkey is one of the most reliable countries. A large number of surgeries are performed every year due to its qualified medical staff, good outcomes and reasonable prices. The cost of plastic surgery depends on the needs and the anatomy of the patient. Fortunately, it is 50-60 per cent cheaper in Turkey relative to prices in Europe, thanks to Turkey’s medical staff and competitive prices.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty eyelid surgery?

After seven to 10 days following blepharoplasty, most individuals return to normal activities. Most bruising and swelling will resolve within two weeks after eyelid surgery.

What age is ideal to get a blepharoplasty?

The majority of people receiving eyelid surgery are in their 30s or older. But for blepharoplasty, there is no real age requirement; it can be performed safely on younger patients. That being said, cosmetic surgeons generally suggest waiting until at least age 18.

Does blepharoplasty make me look younger?

Blepharoplasty turns back the years and helps you regain your youthful look by removing the excess fat, stretched out skin, and lax muscles above and below your eyes.

Does blepharoplasty help me get rid of wrinkles?

Blepharoplasty is not usually used to remove wrinkles unless it is caused by excess skin. If you have hanging skin, the wrinkles will be reduced by removing the skin. Muscle contraction, which may be the cause of fine lines and wrinkles, will also help to be treated with dermal fillers.

Does blepharoplasty remove crow’s feet?

Eyelid surgery is not necessarily intended to treat Crow’s feet. Instead, the contours of the upper and lower eyelids are enhanced. In upper eyelid surgery, to create a smoother appearance and, in many cases, improve your visibility, the overhanging skin is removed.