EYELID AESTHETICS – ALMOND EYE AESTHETICS
Eyelids consist of skin, muscle and fat layers from outside to inside. Due to the effects of environmental factors such as genetic factors, age and exposure to sunlight, the eyelid skin loses its elasticity and gets loose. The muscular layer under the skin also gets loose and begins to drop and sag with the effect of gravity. The fat pads, which are in the deeper plane and normally give eyelids a fuller and lively appearance, also begin to herniate frontward. Thus, eyelids sag and under-eye bags form.
If eyebrows are droopy, the excess skin in the upper eyelids becomes even more pronounced. Make-up on the eyelids disappears below the excess skin fold. In severe cases, the excess skin in the upper eyelid may reach to an extent making it difficult to see.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cosmetic eyelid procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and when the individual is in deep sleep; however, general anesthesia may be preferred, when necessary. The skin incisions are designed to fit the eyelid fold for the upper lid, while the incisions made right under the eyelashes are used for the lower eyelid, so that the scars are hidden in an unnoticeable way. In cases where there is no excess skin and only under-eye bags are to be corrected, cosmetic under-eye bag surgery or under-eye bag removal can be performed without leaving any scars with the incisions made on the inner surface of the lower eyelid. Your surgeon will enlighten you about which incision is appropriate for you. Although operative times may vary, it is about 2.5 hours for the upper and lower eyelids, and is about 1.5 hours for the upper or lower eyelid for both sides.
After the operation, fine tapes are attached to the incision line and dressing is applied around your eyelids with moist cotton or gauze. In the postoperative period, ice application around the eye is very important to reduce bruising and swelling that may arise. During this period, the head should be kept elevated and heavy physical activities should be avoided, especially for the first day. Depending on the type of anesthesia used, you can return home 3-4 hours after the intervention. If absorbable sutures are not used while closing up the incisions on the eyelid, your sutures will be removed after 5-7 days postoperatively. Especially in the early postoperative period, the stinging sensation in the eyes and tension on the eyelids are quite normal. If necessary, your physician may ask you to use an ointment and/or eye drops to moisturize your eyes and protect them from infection. Again in this period, if bruising forms around the eyes, sunlight should be avoided as much as possible.
Depending on the technique we use, the majority of patients do not have bruising after the surgery, while in a small group of patients, most of the swellings and bruisings recover at the end of the first week. After this period, the individual can return to work and daily social life by using camouflage make-up and sunglasses. Depending on your body’s response to the operation, differences in your healing process, and the characteristics of your work and social life, you can return to your daily routine earlier. Considering that the above-mentioned criteria will vary from person to person, it should be kept in mind that these processes may be different for each patient.
During cosmetic eyelid surgery, it is possible to change the axis of the eye aperture, and thereby to obtain a slight “slanting eyes”appearance which is considered to be more attractive by some people.
Cosmetic surgeries and cosmetic procedures generally aim at three things: to establish more effective and powerful communication for the patient by feeling himself/herself better, to eliminate aesthetic problems accompained by functional disorders, and to remove the deformation arising with aging. Cosmetic eyelid surgery serves all three above-mentioned objectives and is a very important procedure. Because an eyelid drooping over the eye over time may cause loss of function by damaging the visual function as well as may deal a heavy blow to communication by making the individual look tired and reluctant. Moreover, restoring the appearance of a droopy eyelid, which is considered as one of the signs of aging, is one of the most effective ways to turn the clock back in women or men.