The medical procedure - known as eye bag removal - will eliminate or reposition excess skin and fatty tissue around the eyelids. The aging process can trigger a drooping eyelid (ptosis), but other causes include smoking, a high amount of sun exposure, lack of sleep, and allergies.
The desired effect from the procedure would be a healthier and smoother upper-facial appearance, refining a previously fragile area of skin around the eyes. Patients will no longer feel self-conscious about looking fatigued, even when they are not, and can feel confident with youthful and visually stunning skin.
Blepharoplasty – also known as Eye Bag Removal – is an operation to remove the excess fat and skin on the patients' eyelids. It is possible to get a fresh look with this surgery. The sutures remain on the edges of eyelid, leaving no visible scar.
The majority of the potential blepharoplasty patients have a concern of "hollow eyes" or "hollow look" following the surgery. Some of the patients have this hollow look who had a blepharoplasty by a plastic surgeon that removed not only the skin but also the fat. It is crucial not to remove so much tissue as to prevent the eye from closing, and not to take out so much fat which leads to an eyelid that loses its fullness. Another point is the level of eyebrows. Low leveled eyebrows may result in an excess on the upper eyelid. In such cases, firstly, it is required to put the eyebrows into a correct position, before your surgeon performs Blepharoplasty. As long as your surgeon masters all the above cases, Blepharoplasty is a straightforward and effective operation.
You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Blepharoplasty is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.
Make sure that you have shared all the details about the medicines you have been prescribed and the medicines you have used before, with your surgeon.
No smoking is permitted, as it will slow the recovery after surgery and could boost your risk of post-surgical difficulties. All other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes are similarly hurtful and must be avoided at all costs.
You must share your medical history regarding eyelid retractions or laser surgeries that you have had in the last three months.
No herbal supplements and teas should be consumed.
It is advised that you must not take any aspirin, ecopirin, coumadin, coraspin, or clexin.
Do not take any painkillers, except ones that included paracetamol. If they are necessary, you have to inform your surgeon.
Remove your false eyelashes before travelling to Istanbul, if you have them.
You should not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your operation, and that includes drinking water and chewing gum.
You are required to take a shower before your surgery. Either on the morning, or the night before.
Jewelry, makeup and contact lenses are prohibited.
We recommend bringing comfortable clothing, and shirt with buttons on are preferred.
It is a bloodless surgery and aesthetic operation with minor to no pain. After the procedure, you will have bruises on eyelids. However, you can cover them with makeup after 1 week.
For dry eye problems, patients can use artificial tears.
Tightness of the eyelids are likely to last for a few days after surgery. You may have some discomfort for one to two weeks.
If there are any sutures, they will be removed before your final check, at the latest.
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