Upper Eye Cover (Blefaroplasty)

Upper eyelid surgery is performed both for aesthetic and for health purposes. It makes the person look older and more tired than they are. Over time, the upper eyelids may fall, sag and wrinkles may occur. It is applied after the age of 30 – 35 on average. However, a genetic feature is also applied at an earlier age. The procedure, applied by specialist physicians, can easily hide the incision marks between the natural line of the eyelid. It can be discharged on the same day after surgery without the need for overnight hospitalization. It is performed with general anesthesia, sedation or local anesthesia. On the first day, the patient should not keep their eyes open too much and the eyes should not be overly tired. It must be done in a sterile operating room. The reason for the surgery is that the excess skin on the upper eyelid sags downwards, which prevents the eye’s visual function, and it causes the formation of deepening lines in the forehead area with the desire to constantly raise the eyebrows in order to see well. Since the eyelid lesson is very thin, swelling and edema are normal because the subcutaneous tissue is quite loose. Edema reaches a maximum of 2 days, and then continues to decrease rapidly within a week and 10 days. The operation area is closed with self-dissolving stitches. The stitch line formed on the eyelid is mixed with the upper eyelid wrinkles and becomes unnoticeable when fully healed. Bruising lasts up to 3-5 days on average. Ice should be applied. After the surgery, it is usually comfortable, painkillers and antibiotics are used, dry eyes, blurred vision, and burning sensation can be seen. Eyes can be sensitive to light. Sports should not be done for two weeks. Makeup application should not be done for two weeks for women. Two or three days can be back to work. Results can be seen more clearly after about 1 – 1.5 months after upper eyelid surgery. You will have both a healthy vision and an aesthetic appearance.