The eyelids are organs that have both aesthetic and functional importance, as they affect a person’s facial expression and gaze. Generally, after the age of 35-40, there is sagging of the upper eyelids, under-eye bags, and wrinkles, which can give a tired, sad, and contemplative look. In some cases, severe sagging of the upper eyelids can make it difficult to open the eyes. The under-eye bags are often hereditary and become more prominent with age. The goal of eyelid aesthetics is to eliminate these deformities and provide a younger and more dynamic appearance.
In eyelid aesthetics, it is not sufficient to only evaluate the eyelids. In upper eyelid aesthetics, the position of the eyebrows needs to be carefully assessed. Sometimes, sagging of the forehead and eyebrows can lead to excess skin in the upper eyelids. In such cases, it is necessary to combine upper eyelid aesthetics with endoscopic forehead lift and/or brow lift surgery. If the eyebrow position is normal, only the excess skin and, if present, fat herniation are corrected.
In lower eyelid aesthetics, evaluation should be done with attention to the cheek position. If there is significant sagging of the cheek tissue, lower eyelid aesthetics should be performed together with cheek lift (SOOF lifting). If only under-eye bags are present, the surgery involves burying the fat pads in their original positions. Specifically, fat removal is not performed. The hollowing and tired look that can occur as a result of removing the fat bags are prevented by using this technique. This is a significant technical detail.
Eyelid aesthetic surgeries are generally surgical procedures required after the age of 35, with low surgical risks and satisfactory aesthetic results. In individuals with bothersome under-eye bags at a younger age due to hereditary reasons, the procedure can also be performed at a younger age.
Eyelid aesthetics can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and the average surgery time is 1.5-2 hours. Discomforting pain does not occur. The patient can be discharged on the same day. Swelling and bruising occur on the eyelids in the postoperative period, and although it varies from person to person, it starts to decrease after the 2nd or 3rd day and completely disappears within 7-10 days. There is no need for suture removal. It takes 3-6 months for the eyelids to fully take their shape, but during this time, there will be no complaints about the appearance that would bother the individual.
Eyelid aesthetics, along with rejuvenating the gaze, improving the sad and tired facial expression, also elevate the individual’s psychological level and increase self-confidence.