Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid aesthetics, is a surgical intervention performed by aesthetic surgery on the eyelids. This procedure involves the removal of excess fat tissue, skin, and muscles from the upper and lower eyelids. However, the amount of tissue to be removed must be carefully planned.
I. Surgical Preparation: Preoperative planning is crucial. Therefore, your doctor should explain the surgical technique to you and provide detailed instructions on what to do and what not to do related to the surgery. After a routine and comprehensive eye examination, the height of the eyebrows and the amount of excess skin on the eyelids are determined. The patient’s expectations and the procedures to be performed during and after the surgery are explained in detail.
II. Surgery: Surgical procedures are generally performed under local anesthesia. Depending on the patient’s condition, general anesthesia or sedation (twilight sleep) may be used. The risk of serious complications during surgery is usually very low.
III. Postoperative Period: After surgery, stitches are usually placed in the eyelid crease, making scarring rare. Stitches are removed with a simple procedure. Swelling and bruising after surgery vary from patient to patient but are generally mild to moderate and decrease within 1-2 weeks. Post-treatment involves the use of ice compresses, antibiotic eye drops, and ointments. Pain relievers and anti-swelling medications are administered orally. The patient is instructed not to wash the surgical area for the first 5 days. Sun protection for the surgical area is crucial for the first few months.