The operations performed to correct the changes caused by skin aging around the eyes are called eyelid aesthetics or blepharoplasty.
As we age, skin tension decreases, relaxes and lengthens, the muscles under the skin weaken, and especially with the effect of sun rays on the skin, spots called pigmentation occur. Since the skin around our eyes is thinner and more sensitive than other parts of the body, the effects of aging are primarily observed around the eyes.
Different surgical interventions can be performed on the lower and upper eyelids to correct these problems observed in both the upper and lower eyelids.
Upper Eyelid Aesthetics (Upper Blepharoplasty)
The most common problem observed in the upper eyelids as age progresses is excess skin. Thinning, elongation and sagging of the skin primarily cause a tired and sad expression, while the progression of the problem over time can negatively affect vision.
In the upper eyelid aesthetic surgery, besides the excess skin on the eyelid, a small amount of subcutaneous muscle and or fat tissue can be removed when necessary, and vision problems due to the curtain effect created by the excess skin can be corrected as well as the effects of aging.
How is Eyelid Aesthetics Performed?
It is possible to perform the procedure under local anesthesia or a sedation in patients who will only be operated on the upper eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Although the incisions for the upper eyelids are always made on the skin, it is possible to perform the lower eyelid surgery from the inside of the eyelid (transconjunctival) without an external incision in patients who do not have significant eyelid loosening and who have mild bagging.