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Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a common procedure to remove excess fat, muscle and skin tissue from the upper and lower eyelids and to stretch the areas that support these tissues. This procedure aims to correct drooping upper and lower eyelids, eye bags caused by excessive fat around the eyes, and to make the patient look younger and more energetic by getting rid of their tired appearance.


Who Is This For?

  • Individuals who have excessive drooping and sagging of skin around eyes, which often is due to normal aging
  • Individuals who have loose skin from the upper eyelid and it droops low enough to impair the vision
  • Individuals who have difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses, whether from baggy upper or lower eyelids
  • Individuals without any serious health problems that may prevent surgery

Treatment Duration

1-2 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Common surgical risks
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Inability to close the eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Vision abnormalities 

Recovery Time

Typically, most patients return to normal activities 7 to 10 days after eyelid surgery. The majority of postoperative bruising and swelling dissolve within two weeks.

Success Rate: 91%

Alternative Treatments

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) Eye-Lift
  • Non-invasive Radio Frequency Treatment
  • Laser eyelid surgery

How Does it Work?

Saggy eyelids can be caused by aging, and this can disrupt one’s vision. If you are one of those people whose eyelids are sagging, you should consider having blepharoplasty –as it is regarded as an effective remedy for sagging eyelids.

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.



What does an Eyelid Surgery Involve?

Blepharoplasty is a surgery that is performed when the patient is either under sedation, general or local anesthesia. If you decide to have eyelid surgery, you are advised to strictly follow the pre-operation instructions which will be given to you by your surgeon during the first consultation.

Depending on the complexity of the surgery, eyelid surgery can take 2 or more to complete. Once you have decided to undergo the surgery, we will plan your whole trip and make sure that the whole procedure is tailored in a way that matches your preferences, goals as well as the clinic’s practices. Below are some of the stages you should expect when you decide to have this procedure.  

1.     Final consultation with your surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your eyelid specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies and if you’re currently taking any medication. Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterward you will discuss the procedure in detail and if you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your face as he/she prepares you for the surgery.

2.     Taking the anesthesia

When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given anaesthesia. Surgeons usually prefer local anaesthesia, but general anaesthesia is also an option.  

3.     Operation

Once you are anaesthetized, the surgeon will start the procedure. For the lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will make tiny incisions – in predetermined areas – in careful manner that minimizes scarring. As an example, the natural creases underneath the lower lids are used for discrete incisions. Your surgeon then will remove surplus fat and skin through these incisions and may also tighten sagging underlying muscles.

For the upper eyelid surgery, your surgeon will create incisions in the natural upper lid creases after the anesthesia. Then the surgeon will remove the surplus skin to eliminate the droopy effect of the upper lids and any partial vision hindrance. Weak underlying muscles are tightened at this stage, as well.

After the saggy skin is eliminated, the surgeon will lift and reattach the remaining skin for a more youthful appearance in the upper eyelids. After the surgery is terminated, the surgeon will close your incisions with sutures.


What Should I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?

  • You can wear dark sunglasses on the way home after the surgery, because you will be sensitive to light.
  • Ointment used during your surgery may blur your vision, which usually disappears within 24 hours.
  • You should apply a cold compress every 10-15 minutes as instructed by your surgeon for the first 24 hours after the surgery.
  • Do not eat heavy foods for the first 3 to 4 days after surgery and drink plenty of water.
  • You can take a shower down the neck at any time after surgery. Do not take a full shower until your surgeon gives you permission, which is usually 5 days after surgery.
  • It is important that you rest well for 3 to 4 days after your surgery. Raise your head on 2 to 3 pillows for 2 weeks while sleeping and sleeping. This will help prevent postoperative swelling.
  • Avoid activities such as heavy lifting and exercise, especially in the first week. Your surgeon will tell you when you are ready for daily and sporting activities.
  • You should avoid wearing contact lenses at least 2 weeks after surgery. You are allowed to wear glasses.
  • If you have nausea or cold symptoms, tell your doctor so that he or she can prescribe medication for prevention. To avoid sneezing, coughing and vomiting, it is important to avoid any risk of this type of disease. Because, even if they are reflex movements, they can increase your blood pressure and cause bleeding in your surgical sites.
  • Eyelid swelling is usually worse in the early morning and heals during the day while sitting or walking.
  • You should avoid applying eye cream or eye makeup for 2 weeks after eyelid surgery.
  • Besides your eyes, you may also have postoperative swelling on your cheeks and chin. This will begin to heal 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.


Things You Should Do Before Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences. 

 

FAQ

Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Are Eyelid Surgery Results Permanent?

Since your eyes will continue aging after eyelid surgery procedure, especially the upper eyelid surgery may need to be repeated at least five to seven years after surgery. However, if compared with the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid surgery should rarely be repeated.

Will There Be Scars After Eyelid Surgery?

Although plastic surgeons inform patients that there will always be a scar after surgery, the eyelid heals better than any other part of the body because they have the thinnest skin.


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Reviews

Overall Satisfaction star star 4.9 Based on 7 reviews
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  • Verified Verified Review
    Ali G., Tunisia
    star star Aug 2019
    i had eyelid surgery with Estethica couple of months back i wanted to wait for recovery before reviewing .i'm very satisfied with the result, nadia offered a great help throughout the process.
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    Melera, Belgium
    star star Jun 2019
    It's all good! Excellent surgeon and team!
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    Nienke, Netherlands
    star star Mar 2019
    I had my operation a month ago. The result was great so far! Thank you!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
    star star Jan 2019
    I highly recommended flymedi.com. Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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    Sergei, Bulgaria
    star star May 2018
    Месяц назад сделал в клинике блефаропластику верхних и нижних век. Хотел бы сказать спасибо координатору от сайта и консультанту в клинике за доброжелательность и чёткую координацию организации до и после операции и всему персоналу и врачам клиники. С нетерпением жду когда сойдёт остаточная опухоль верхних век что бы был виден окончательный результат операции.
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    Ahmed, Egypt
    star star May 2018
    I had an Excellent experience with flymedi , In less than one week I was able to receive an offer, all the information necessary for the treatment, book my appointment and have my surgery. I want to thank Nadia for her help and availability at all times, I also want to thank Dr.Ozge for his professionalism. Overall I'm completely satisfied.
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    Cynthia Henderson, Australia
    star star Nov 2016
    The staff were good to communicate with. Facilities very good. Location easy to get to. Price was ok.

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