With increasing age, sagging of the eyelid skin, under-eye bagging occurs. Although this process varies from person to person, it is more or less common for everyone. Blepharoplasty, i.e. eyelid aesthetics, is the aesthetic intervention that is used to take this change back in time.

The person seems old, tired and sad due to the changes mentioned above. The operation is aimed at adding freshness and beauty to the eyes by the removal of the excess skin, the muscular tissue in the eyelids, and the excessive part of the fat pads behind the eyelid. In addition to the operation, wrinkles on the eye contour region and filler injection for eyebrow lift can also be applied.

As the upper eyelid is more deformed than the lower eyelid in the early stages, only the upper eyelid surgery can be applied. Bags are more common in the lower eyelid. The is because the fat pads behind the eyelids herniate through the muscles and this is corrected by the removal of the excess fat in the operation. The type and the location of the surgical procedure vary from person to person and, as with almost every procedure, blepharoplasty surgery should be planned in a customized manner. The correlation between the eyebrow and the eye should be examined carefully before the surgery. In the presence of the droopy eyelids, the expected outcome of the operation cannot be obtained, if the over-working forehead muscle is not taken into account.


Eyelid aesthetic operation is performed under general or local anaesthesia. In case of the upper eyelid, the planned amount of skin and muscular tissue is removed based on the drawing made before the operation. The operation is terminated after the herniated or, in other words, bulging excess fat tissue is removed.

In case of the lower eyelid, a more conservative approach is required, because during the recovery process, the risk of ectropion, the outward turning of the eyelid, is higher and it is a quite problematic situation. The purpose here is mainly to remove the fat pads which cause bags.

In the upper eyelid, the rate of complication is lower and usually at least 7-8 mm skin excision is performed, while the amount is low at 1-2 mm in the lower eyelid.

Stitches are usually removed on the5th day after the operation.

Thanks to the good recovery in the incision site, the scar is usually invisible even when carefully looked.

Recovery in blepharoplasty is usually smooth, although there are some risks as is the case with every operation.

It is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic interventions, as it gives the opportunity of being able to return to years ago with a short surgical intervention.

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