The upper eyelids are structures that ensure that the eyeball is always wetted and moist, and also have a protective function. The corrosive effect of time; manifests itself in the form of sagging on the upper eyelids. This sagging can only be in the form of excess skin, or it can be in the form of ‘muscle sagging (ptosis)’, which causes drooping of the eyelid and narrowing of the visual field.
What are the Consequences of Upper Eyelid Sagging?
Sagging of the upper eyelids is a condition in which facial aging is evident. Because, the first noticeable face area in visual contact between human beings is the eyes and the eye area. While skin sagging on the eyelid causes problems such as stupor and sleepiness when you always look at the point (such as reading a book, watching TV, driving a car), in the presence of muscle sagging, the eyelid droops and the visual field narrows.
What is Upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty is the name of the surgery in which the skin and muscle sagging of the upper eyelid is treated. This process can be done under local anesthesia for more than one time and takes an average of 45 minutes. Sometimes, only the excess skin is removed, and if there is muscle sagging, this situation can be corrected simultaneously (plication). Ice application for the first 24 hours after surgery is extremely beneficial. It keeps edema and swelling under control. On the 5th day of the process, the person can return to his normal life and appearance.
What is Lower Eyelid Aesthetics?
The most valuable problem seen in the lower eyelids; bags under the eyes and accompanying wrinkles. This problem always causes a situation that creates a tired and negative visual power in the person.
How Do Under-Eye Bags Occur?
The eye is our most valuable organ that connects us to the outside world. The eyeball is protected within a bony frame called the orbita. In the middle of the eyeball and this bone socket, there are fat pads, which are located in a way that protects the eye from the hardness of the bone and absorb pressure. These fat pads are imprisoned in chambers called septum under obvious pressure. Sometimes structurally, a tear occurs in the septum, and the fat pads herniate under the eye with the effect of pressure, forming under-eye bags.
How is Lower Eyelid Aesthetics Performed?
These fat pads are reached by incisions made from the eyelash line on the lower eyelid. The herniated part is cut off and the torn septum is repaired. While the skin is closed, the excess skin that causes wrinkles under the eyes is removed and the operation is terminated.
Since the lower eyelid is a very delicate area, the operation is performed under general anesthesia. The operation takes an average of 1 hour. It is appropriate for the patient to stay in the hospital for 1 night after the operation.