What is Blepharoplasty?

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.

Why women choose Blepharoplasty?

Why women choose Blepharoplasty?

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.

Why women choose Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty Operation

Blepharoplasty Operation

  • It will take place at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Hospital 
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia for only upper eyelid procedures. However, for lower eyelid procedures or both eyelid procedures then it will be performed under general anaesthesia
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 1 hour per each eyelid
  • You will be required to stay in Istanbul for a total of 6 nights
  • Patient will stay overnight in the hospital after the operation
Blepharoplasty Operation
Procedure Details: Blepharoplasty

Procedure Details: Blepharoplasty

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.

Procedure Details: Blepharoplasty

How to prepare for Blepharoplasty?

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.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

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.


1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

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.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

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.   

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

Jewelry, makeup and contact lenses are prohibited.


We recommend bringing comfortable clothing, and shirt with buttons on are preferred.

After the Blepharoplasty

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.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Blepharoplasty

  • 01 Will I see my doctor before the Blepharoplasty? Yes, the doctor will need to see you before any operation to plan the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
  • 02 Why do you wish for Blepharoplasty? The excess of skin and fat on the lower and upper eyelids make the patients look older or constantly tired. Blepharoplasty also helps reducing visual problems that are caused by excessive skin in the upper eyelid.
  • 03 What is involved in the operation? The details of a Blepharoplasty procedure vary depending on precisely what you're having performed. The surgery is about removing excess skin and/or fat from the lower and/or upper eyelids.
  • 04 What are the risks? There is no significant risk other than risk with all standard surgical procedures. There are rare cases of blindness reported in literature. However, this complication has never been experienced in our clinic. The most common complications are the excess removal of the upper eyelid and lower eyelid retraction. Additionally, none of these has been seen in our clinic, thanks to the precautions we take.
  • 01 Will I have pain after the Blepharoplasty? It is usually painless, however there is a small chance you feel minor discomfort.
  • 02 When will the Doctor be checking up on me? Your surgeon will be checking you on the 1st day and 5th day after your surgery.
  • 03 How many nights will I stay in the hospital for my Blepharoplasty? You will be required to stay in the hospital for the night following your surgery.
  • 04 How long does it take for me to recover completely? Three weeks after surgery, the effects of the operation will disappear. However, for some procedures, the full recovery period is six months to 1 year.
  • 05 Will I be left with scars after the operation? The scar of the blepharoplasty operation is unnoticeable.
  • 01 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for six nights.
  • 02 How long am I going to need to take off work? If you have the chance for makeup, your appearance will be fine after one week. If you can't wear makeup, it can take 2-3 weeks to get a natural look.


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