Upper Eyelid Removal

Upper Eyelid Removal

Upper eyelid removal or upper blepharoplasty is a surgery that surgeons refer to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgeons can perform this operation together with lower eyelid removal. Upper eyelid removal in Turkey beautifies the eye area and treats functional problems of the eyelid.

The eyes are the most crucial element of facial beauty, and the upper eyelid removal procedure is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the eye area. This operation, which doesn’t require hospitalization, can be performed by specialists with local anesthesia. Post-operative complications usually resolve within a few days, and full recovery takes weeks.

What is Upper Eyelid Removal?

Upper eyelid removal is a procedure that tightens and lifts the skin around the upper eyes, giving your face a more attractive, youthful, and alert appearance. In some cases, this procedure also removes visual obstructions caused by drooping eyelids. During treatment, the doctor removes excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fatty tissue from the upper eyelid. Sometimes, the surgeon simply removes the excess skin from the eyelid.

Of course, don’t confuse the upper eyelid procedure, which we sometimes call eyelid lifting, with drooping eyelid surgery (ptosis surgery). In droopy eyelid surgery, surgeons tighten the muscles and tendons responsible for keeping the upper eyelid up and fixing the problem.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Upper Eyelid Removal?

A suitable candidate for this treatment and beauty method is everyone with eyelid problems. If the skin around your eyes appears swollen and saggy, the upper eyelid removal procedure is an excellent choice to rejuvenate your face. Eye swelling can cause by edema or allergies. Therefore, the surgeon should ensure that the sagging or node is due to aging before proceeding with the operation.

If all the conditions are suitable for blepharoplasty, your expectations from this operation should be correct. As with all beauty and rejuvenation procedures, this surgery can significantly improve facial and eye beauty, but it doesn’t mean obtaining the youth elixir. After all rejuvenating treatments, your skin continues its aging process. Shortly, you may need to retake the same treatment or use other rejuvenation procedures to restore results.

Regular smokers aren’t suitable candidates for this surgery. Smoking interferes with the healing process. Doctors recommend not smoking for at least a few weeks before surgery.

Upper Eyelid Removal Procedure Steps

During the pre-operative visit, the surgeon will review your medical history, review the available options, and explain the course of treatment to you. The surgeon will also provide you with a complete list of pre-operative instructions. Check out the upper eyelid removal procedure steps in Turkey in general:

  • Preparation

During the preparation phase, the surgeon will perform the necessary tests for you. Don’t smoke for about 6 weeks before and after the surgery during this period because it affects your healing process. Take your prescription medications regularly. Stop taking herbal supplements, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Follow the recommendations and eat healthy foods.

  • Anesthesia

The first step of the surgery is an anesthetic injection. Most anesthesia is local, but sometimes the surgeon may recommend complete anesthesia as a possible option.

  • Process

Then the surgeon makes an incision in the appropriate area according to the type of surgery. The specialist makes the incision through the natural opening of the upper eyelid. Then the doctor applies the necessary changes to the upper eyelids. For this, the specialist removes excess fat tissue, skin, and extra muscles from the upper eyelids.

  • Final

Finally, the surgeon gives you instructions by closing the incisions with sutures. During this process, listen to your body and consider the surgeon's recommendations.

Recovery After Upper Eyelid Removal

The surgeon performing your treatment will prescribe particular medications for you to control possible pain that may cause by the surgery and to prevent infection in the operation area. You should use these drugs regularly until the end, according to the instructions recommended by the surgeon. Check out the overall recovery process after upper eyelid removal:

  • Generally, up to 3 days after the operation, swelling in the upper eyelid, bruising, and swelling in the operation area reaches their peak. You can use ice packs for the first 72 hours after surgery. Help to reduce swelling and bruises significantly. You can also apply a hot compress to the operation area after these 3 days.
  • Generally, 48 hours after eyelid surgery, you must place your head slightly higher than your body using two pillows while sleeping and resting. By doing this, you will prevent swelling from surgery.
  • As we mentioned earlier, dry eye is one of the apparent side effects of the upper eyelid removal procedure in Turkey. The doctor will prescribe special drops and ointments to help you overcome this complication.
  • Don’t shower or wash your face for 48 to 72 hours after leaving the hospital. However, if you take care of the operation area after this period, upper eyelid removal doesn’t prevent you from taking a bath and washing your face.
  • At least one week after the operation, you should limit your routine activities, and during this period, you should not look at the screen, television, or mobile or read a book.

It is forbidden to do sports activities and generally busy work for 3-4 weeks after the operation. Mainly after eyelid surgery, the eyes become light sensitive for a while. For this reason, you should use suitable sunglasses approved by your treating surgeon when leaving the house and being exposed to sunlight for a few weeks after the operation.

The aim of this article is to give you a general information about the surgical intervention in question. You need to make more research about possible complications and risks of this selected procedure in order to make an informed decision. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history or lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.

Smokers are recognized to have a significantly higher risk of post operative wound healing problems with a subsequently higher potential of infection as well as operative and post operative bleeding. Patients should discontinue smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Although it helps to stop smoking before and after surgery, this does not completely eliminate the increased risks resulting from long­ term smoking. Smoking also has a long term adverse effect on the skin and ageing process. 



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