Eyelid Aesthetics – Dr. Koray Kır
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Upper Eyelid Aesthetics

An upper eyelid aesthetic procedure, where the sagged upper eyelid is lifted, is not only carried out to achieve a more beautiful appearance but also to correct functional problems. Eyelids that begin to sag due to age also bring vision problems with them. In this case an upper eyelid aesthetic surgery becomes mandatory. The upper eyelids have the function to keep the eye moist. The upper eyelid skin, which loosens with age, obstructs the eye like a curtain after a while and decreases the quality of life.

Disadvantages of Sagged Upper Eyelids

Sagged upper eyelids make the person look older than they actually are. At the same time, sagging upper eyelids can cause problems such as daydreaming or drowsiness when constantly looking at one point (reading, watching TV etc.).

How is Upper Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery Carried out?

The cartilage tissue on the upper eyelids is where the sagging occurs. An incision is made at the part where the folding occurs and another incision is made in the region where crow’s feet occur when we laugh to remove the skin. Upper eyelid aesthetic surgery is carried out under local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes. After the procedure the patient will regain his/her look from 10 years ago and his/her ability to see. The stitches are removed within one week and a scar remains in the upper eyelid fold. This scar will turn pinkish over time and then fade away completely.

Is Upper Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery only Suitable for Elderly People?

Under normal conditions upper eyelid aesthetic surgery should be carried out in patients that are over the age of 40. However, the eyebrows of some people are very low. Because low eyebrows lead to premature upper eyelid aging it is possible to carry out this procedure at a younger age.  In such cases it might even possible that the upper eyelid surgery must be re-performed after a while.