The skin around the eyes has a thinner and more delicate structure than other parts of the face. This is the most important reason why it is not resistant to wrinkles and wear and tear. Different factors such as aging, stress, smoking, disruption of skin care processes and exposure to sunlight can cause problems such as wrinkles around the eyes, bags under the eyes, dark circles under the eyes, sagging of the lower and upper eyelids. The resulting old, tired and sleepless appearance may cause aesthetic concerns.
Stretching of the eyelids with aging and weakening of the muscles supporting the eyelids can cause excess fat to collect under and above the eyelids. As a result, bags formed under the eyebrows and on the eyelids may cause sagging eyelids. In addition to an aged appearance, sagging eyelids can also limit peripheral vision depending on the degree of sagging.
What is Eyelid Aesthetics?
The aesthetic procedure applied to improve the appearance of the eyelids is called eyelid aesthetics. Eyelid aesthetic surgery can be applied to the lower lid, upper lid or both. Men and women show great interest in eyelid aesthetics for both functional and aesthetic reasons.
Within the scope of eyelid aesthetic surgery, wrinkles, sagging, bags and, if any, cholesterol crystals accumulated in the eyelid skin, capillary scars or deformations caused by tumour surgeries can be removed.
For eyelid aesthetics to be successful, the position of the patient's muscles and the degree of the problem should be meticulously evaluated. If there is also a low eyebrow, combining eyelid aesthetics with eyebrow lift provides better results. If eyelid aesthetics is performed without eliminating the low eyebrow, the eyebrow may fall more and an aesthetically unpleasant appearance may occur.
Who is Eyelid Aesthetics Suitable for?
- Excess skin in the upper eyelid,
- Weakness in the muscle and connective tissue under the skin,
- Sagging due to skin loosening in the lower eyelid,
- Fat bagging,
- Weakness in the lower eyelid ligaments,
- Prolapsed lacrimal gland,
- Collapse of the fat tissue or herniation towards the front,
- Excess skin in the lower eyelid,
- It can be applied in the presence of deformations such as collapse between the lower eyelid and cheek.
How is Eyelid Aesthetics Performed?
Upper eyelid aesthetics is performed under local anaesthesia except in rare cases. It is usually completed within 1 to 3 hours. Upper eyelid aesthetics is applied by cutting and removing excess skin and muscle tissue in the area. Since the incision is made from the eyelid fold line, there is no visible scar.
In lower eyelid aesthetics, an incision is made under the eyelashes. General anaesthesia is required for lower eyelid aesthetics. During the operation, after the skin is lifted and the fat packets underneath are spread to the under-eye socket, excess skin and muscle are cut. After the procedure is completed, it may be necessary to perform medical aesthetic procedures such as under-eye fat injection or under-eye light filling in patients who still have under-eye collapse.
Recovery Process After Eyelid Aesthetics
Medications prescribed after eyelid aesthetics should be used regularly. Bruising and swelling in the application area resolves within 1 to 2 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure and the skin characteristics of the patient. Resting for a few days and limiting physical activity positively affects the healing process. In this process, bending forwards, long walks that may cause fatigue and lifting weights should be avoided.
The area should not be exposed to water for 4-5 days after the operation. During the healing process, the head should be kept up. For a few weeks after the operation, the eyes become more sensitive to sunlight and wind. For this reason, you should not be outdoors without wearing sunglasses. Pool, sea and heavy physical activities should be avoided for 2 weeks following eyelid surgery.