Removal of congenital or aging related sagging and extra skin of eyelids is called ‘Blepharoplasty). Surgery performed on lower eyelid is called ‘lower blepharoplasty’, surgery of upper eyelid is called ‘upper blepharoplasty’. Sagging and extra bags of eyelids gives a tired expression on the face; removal of this excess tissue makes it possible to have an healthier, youthful appereance and to reduce the thin lines and dark coloration around the eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed with local anesthesia. Surgical cuts are planned to elongate towards the lines on the outer corner of the eye. Excess skin folds, muscle and fat tissue is removed. Upper eye lid dropping (ptosis) or tear-gland sagging can be treated in the same operational session.
Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The cut is performed along the lower lash line. Excess skin folds and fat tissue is removed and the skin is closed with an invisible suture.

The operation may take 1-2 hours or longer depending on the procedure.
Moist and cold compresses will be applied during the follow-up period.

The suture count and material can vary depending on the skin type. Self-absorbing suture material will dissolve in 3 weeks, non-absorbant stitches will be removed on around 7th day following the surgery. Bruisin and swelling may be observed around the surgery area for 3-7 days. Operational scars will be mostly invisible in 6-8 months.

Şimdi Ara