For those who want to have blepharoplasty surgery for aesthetic or functional purposes, the upper eyelid or lower eyelid can be operated as one, or both can be fixed together. Blepharoplasty is often performed along with eyebrow lifting and endoscopic mid-face surgeries.
Due to the risk of increasing the possibility of bleeding during surgery, consuming of blood thinners such as aspirin or antibiotics should be stopped at least 15 days before the procedure. You should stop smoking or consuming other tobacco products 2-3 weeks before, as it delays wound healing. Herbal supplements should not be taken in this process as they can cause unexpected effects.
Upper eyelid surgery is the process of removing excess skin and muscle tissue by small incisions. In order to make the scar hard to notice, an incision is made in the fold of the eyelid. It gives better cosmetic results when combined with face lift and eyebrow lifting operations. Upper blepharoplasty can be performed with local anesthesia.
Fat glands which are located on the cheekbones move downward with the effect of gravity along with the aging process. This causes a sagging under the lower eyelid and a deep wrkinkle around the mouth. As a first step, these fats under eyes are lifted to their prior place. After the replacement of these fat lumps, surgeon checks if there is so much excess skin that has to be removed. A thin incision is made right under the eyelash and excess skin is removed in order to make it look stretch and eliminate the loose skin. If there is a concave look (collapsed) under the eye, fat injection treatment can be performed in order to elevate the skin.
Eyelids are not closed completely after surgery. So patients can see everywhere. As the eyelids are very loose, bruising and swelling will occur. Applying ice bags on the eyes for the first 24 hours will help with the swelling and bruises. At the end of the first 48 hours, swelling will reach its maximum level and then will decrease rapidly. After two days the bandages are changed and the person gets a much wider vision and returns to her/his daily life without being too active.
After the procedure, swelling and bruises continue for 5-7 days and the patient should rest during this period. At the end of this period, stitches are removed and the patient can return to social life. Make-up can be applied once all the bruises are gone and the stitches are removed. Patient should not smoke and should not take any blood thinners for 1 week after the procedure. These restrictions should be followed for 7 days after surgery, otherwise healing process will be affected.
5 days after the procedure, the patient will be able to drive. It would be beneficial for the patient not to read newspapers or book for the first 2-3 days after the operation. The patient can take a bath after the 5th day after the procedure. The patient should not wear lenses for 7 to 10 days after surgery. After the operation, it is necessary to protect the eyes from sunlight.
There will be no scar on the eyelids after the operation. As this area is very loose and self wrinkled, the incisions can be healed very quick with high success rate. You may not even notice that you had surgery after 1 month. The eyelids regain their lively form after the operation and will continue to maintain this look for many years.
This method allows us to enhance the deep wrinkles on both lower and upper eyelids and rejuvenate the skin without any surgical intervention. Most of the time Jett Plasma provides the desired result in one session.
Water and nitrogen which are in gaseous form in the application area, vapor and are converted into plasma with high energy. With this energy, the lesion on the skin is evaporated and the unhealthy and sagging tissues are destroyed, while the new tissue reformation process is also initiated. Plasma energy utilizes the gases found in the air. During the application there is no bleeding nor aching. It provides tightening, lifting and getting rid of excess skin in applied areas.
Most of the time one session is enough. But in some cases 2 or 3 sessions may be preferred according to the patient’s condition.
After applying local anesthesia, it usually takes between 10 – 45 minutes depending on the size of the area.
The answer changes person by person (sleeping, nutrition, smoking, drinking, medication usage, sun exposure, dehydration etc) but usually it lasts around 2-5 years.