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Blepharoplasty in Turkey (Eyelid Surgery)

Eyes are commonly referred to as the window to the soul, they form one of the most important aspects of facial expression. The most fashionable eye shape is the classic almond shape with longer curved lashes with thinned eyebrows.

Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Having bright beautiful eyes makes all the difference to a face. Having an upper eyelid crease is one way to achieve this result and look more youthful. In general, many Asians have no or partial eyelid crease. It is often that the fat inside the eyelid (orbital fat) makes the crease look less visible thereby reducing the brightness of the eyes.

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Types Of Blepharoplasty

1. Double Eyelid Surgery

This is a popular surgical procedure for Asian people due to smaller eyes, single eyelids, or double eyelids that are not clear. We offer two techniques for double eyelid surgery as follows:

1.1 Double eyelid surgery by the open technique:  The surgeon makes an incision into the eyelid crease, removes fat and excess skin and makes the desired aesthetics before stitching closed to create a new eyelid crease as picture 1.

1.2 Double eyelid surgery by the Suturing technique: The surgeon marks 6 points on the new eyelid crease then inserts the suture (thread) in and out the muscle and passes it through the marked points from the anterior eyelid skin to the posterior. Finally the suture is embedded under the skin to fixate the double eyelids as picture 2

2. Eye Ptosis Correction  

Eye ptosis surgery is a surgical procedure to correct the drooping of the eyelid that often develops with age. There are many methods for eye ptosis correction and the method used depends on the severity of eye ptosis. If the patient has only mild or moderate eye ptosis, the surgeon can fixate Levator application. If the patient has severe ptosis the surgeon will use the frontalis muscle flap from the forehead to fix with the tarsal plate making the eye more open. As in picture 1.

3. Lower Eyelid Surgery

A tell tale sign of an aging face often includes dark rings, wrinkles and sagging below the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure to correct loose skin, excess fat, and wrinkles of the lower eyelid making the under-eye smoother and significantly more youthful looking. This procedure can take a decade or more off someone’s perceived age. There are two methods for lower eyelid surgery as follows:

3.1 Transconjunctival lower eyelid surgery. This procedure is suitable for someone who has eye bags but skin and tissue that still has good elasticity. The surgeon will remove the excess fat through the incision in the conjunctiva and then close the incision with dissolvable stitches. The eyes will look entirely natural without any visible scar as in picture 1

3.2 Transcutaneous lower eyelid surgery. This procedure is used for those with sagging skin, bags or wrinkles who have less elasticity of the lower eyelid. The incision is made just below the lower eyelash, excess fat is removed, the muscle is fixated, excess skin is removed and sutures (stitches) are made. See picture 2

4. Epicanthoplasty

A cosmetic procedure to reduce the “Mongolian fold” or Epicanthic fold of the eyes. The Mongolian fold is the skin of the upper eyelids which covers the inner corner of the eyes. Epicanthoplasty involves making a very small incision on the inner corner of the eyes to improve the shape resulting in bigger and brighter eyes. People usually combine Epicanthoplasty with double eyelid surgery to create a more beautiful eye shape.

Pixl Clinic offers three techniques for Epicanthoplasty are as follows:

4.1 W-Epicanthoplasty. The surgeon makes a W-shape line at the inner corner of the eyes. This method is available for someone who has a severe degree of Mongolian fold. The angle and extent of medial canthus dissection can be flexibly adjusted as seen in picture 1

4.2  Z -Epicanthoplasty. This method changes the direction of the inner corner and does not require any skin resection (removal). The scar is less visible than W-shape. It is suitable for someone who has a moderate Mongolian fold. See picture 2.

4.3  V-Epicanthoplasty. This method is suitable for a mild Mongolian fold. It keeps the tip of the medial canthus pointed slightly downward. The surgeon must control the degree of the dissection to achieve natural results. See picture 3.

5.Canthoplasty

Canthoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the lateral Canthus to be balanced and have a natural appearance. There are numerous methods for lateral Canthoplasty such as:

5.1  Lateral Canthoplasty. This is a cosmetic surgery to create a change in the horizontal dimension of the eye. It can enlarge the outer edge of the eye by around 2-3 mm. It can be performed alongside a double eyelid surgery. Epicanthoplasty makes the eye significantly larger and brighter. See picture 1.

5.2 Canthopexy (Cat eyes) This is a minor surgical procedure that strengthens and stabilizes the lateral canthal tendon to tighten a drooping lower eyelid or ectropion. This method repositions the outside corner of the eye where the eyelids meet, restoring a youthful look. It can uplift the eye around 5 mm. See picture 2.

5.3 Lowering Canthoplasty: In some East Asian people the Lateral Canthus is too high and can look unnatural. Lower Canthoplasty can move the Canthus downward around  3-5 mm. Incisions are made in the upper and lower eyelids. The Canthal ligament is repositioned and then adjusted to balance and shape the eye. See picture 3.

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Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
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The incision

The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so the resultant scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
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Closing the incisions

Eyelid incisions typically are closed with sutures or skin glue. Sutures are removed within one week.

Your surgeon may also suggest use of a laser or chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the lower eyelids.

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See Results

The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

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Blepharoplasty Post-Op Instructions

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First Week

It is likely that your stitches will likely be removed around a week the procedure. Over time, the swelling should diminish and the pain will subside. You’ll return to your doctor’s office frequently for follow-ups and to monitor your overall healing.

During this period, you should spend as much time as possible resting your body and your eyes.

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Second Week

In most cases, patients have recovered significantly by the end of the second week. The incisions will still be visible with some associated swelling after eyelid surgery. However, many people are comfortable returning to work after about ten days.

During this period, you should spend as much time as possible resting your body and your eyes.

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Third Week

Healing will continue to progress. After about three weeks, your doctor will likely give you the “okay” to resume physical activity and exercise.

During this period, you should spend as much time as possible resting your body and your eyes.

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One to Two Months

The majority of the healing will likely be finished by the two-month mark, but many people recover faster than this. Swelling and redness will be almost completely gone. At this point, you should be able to see the difference in your eyes – and the positive changes in your overall facial appearance.

During this period, you should spend as much time as possible resting your body and your eyes.

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One Year and Beyond

Typically, you should start to be able to enjoy your results within the first month or two. For some patients, however, full healing may take up to a year. By this point, scar tissue should be less visible and softened to better blend with your complexion.

During this period, you should spend as much time as possible resting your body and your eyes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery. As individuals age, the eyelids can begin to droop and fill with fat, which can make you appear older and tired. It can also reduce your peripheral vision, especially at the far edges and tops of your visual range.

What are some of the reasons an individual would choose eyelid surgery?

Many individuals choose blepharoplasty to reduce the appearance of bags under their eyes, to eliminate droopy and tired looking eyelids, and to restore peripheral vision that has been impaired by severely sagging eyelid skin.

Will eyelid surgery fix my peripheral vision?

Eyelid surgery only fixes peripheral vision that is blocked by droopy eyelids. There are many other causes of peripheral vision loss, including glaucoma, occlusions, a detached retina or a compression of the optic nerve. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis.

How long does the surgery take, and is it performed on an outpatient basis?

Eyelid surgeries are generally performed on an outpatient basis. Since local anesthetic is used, we do ask that you bring an alternative driver with you or have someone drop you off and pick you up. The surgery typically takes two hours or less, but can take longer.

How long will I need to recover?

Since the surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, you will be allowed to go home and recover as soon as the local anesthetic has worn off, and it has been determined that it is safe for you to return home. Recovery times vary. In general, your stitches, if not self-dissolving, will be removed after 10 days, and most patients are fully recovered after one month. However, recovery can take longer.

What side-effects will I experience after the surgery?

After your surgery, our eye doctor will provide you with paperwork on activities to avoid and signs of serious complications. Most people experience swelling, bruising and redness at the incision sites. You may also have some light sensitivity, double vision and watery eyes. Keeping the head elevated and using cool compresses can reduce swelling and bruising. In addition, we may prescribe eye drops or creams to help with discomfort.

Is the procedure covered by health insurance?

Eyelid surgery is not typically covered under medical or vision insurance policies. However, in rare instances where the procedure is deemed medically necessary, it may be covered. For more information on the types of insurance we accept and suggestions on how to pay for the surgery, please contact our office.