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Eyelid Surgery in Turkey 

Eyelid surgery, alternatively referred to as blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes fatty deposits and muscle tissue around the eyes, removing an excess layer or portion of the skin around your lids that causes droopiness.

Depending on the type of blepharoplasty surgery  (upper and lower eyelid) this procedure can help reverse hooded eyes, droopy eyelids, improve vision, or fix sagging skin above the eyes.

How to prepare for Eyelid Surgery

Your surgeon will do a full eye examination to determine if you are able to have this procedure, and will discuss the different surgery options available to you. They will also need access to your medical history and be made aware of any medications or substances that you take, such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

Before eyelid surgery you may need to have additional tests and blood work as part of a medical evaluation, and will be asked to stop smoking, and refrain from taking anti inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements. It is important to be honest with your surgeon about the medications you take and ask questions if you’re not sure about the pre-operative instructions given by the doctor.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

The eyelid surgery procedure starts by making a small incision in the natural creases of the upper eyelids, or below the lash lines. The surgeon will then remove excess fat or skin that is causing the eyelid to droop and then close the incision. [1]

The procedure takes two to three hours and is done under intravenous sedation or local anaesthetic. Due to the incisions being in natural creases, scaring will be hidden.

Depending on the type of surgery the surgeon will use different techniques

Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess fat, skin, or muscle from the upper eyelid, and is popular for patients with drooping skin on their upper eyelid. This can help your eyes look less tired, giving you a more youthful look by tightening the skin between your eyebrows and eyes.

Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery removes or repostions fat from bags under the eyes. This is usually the first place your eyes show the effect of ageing, so this procedure can help remove excess fat tissue and reduce puffy eyes associated with tiredness and ageing. 

Essential Information for Eyelid Surgery 

Duration of Surgery: 1-2 Hours
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Full Recovery: 2-3 weeks 
Results: 6 weeks

Eyelid Surgery Costs in Turkey

Eyelid surgery in Turkey costs around £2,500. For upper eyelid surgery it would cost around £1600, lower eyelid surgery in Turkey is about £2,000, which includes VIP transfers, translators, all medical fees and hotel accommodation.

The average cost in the UK is £3,000 to £6,000, so comparing this to Turkey you can save a considerable amount of money on your surgery, while also enjoying all inclusive packages in some of the country’s hotpots in Istanbul, Antalya, and Bodrum.

Turkey is a cost effective option for eyelid surgery, with some amazing clinics, qualified surgeons, and translators that speak many different languages. When choosing a surgeon, it is important to check they hold ISAPS certificates, and have a proven background and patient stories for similar operations.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Typically, eyelid surgery takes 10-14 days before you can go back to normal activities. After one week the stitches are removed, and bruising can take 2-3 weeks to go away. [2]

After having eyelid surgery it is advised that you avoid direct sunlight and wear dark-tinted sunglasses if you go outside. During the recovery period, gentle washing should be applied when washing around the face, and you should use the prescribed eye drops given by your doctor.

The results from eyelid surgery can take about six weeks to show, and can last for up to seven years. 

Eyelid Surgery Risks

As with any surgery, Eyelid surgery does carry some risks, so you should speak to your doctor about any concerns during the consultation. Some of these risks include:

Increased of decreased sensation in eyelids
Eye muscle injury
Noticeable scaring
Blurred vision
Infection

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    FAQs

    If you’re considering eyelid surgery in Turkey and have queries, reach out to our team of specialists who can provide direct answers. Here are some commonly asked questions we often receive from individuals considering eyelid surgery.

    We advise patients to use ice packs on their eyes, sleep with your head raised, use the eye drops and painkillers prescribed, and avoid rubbing your eyes. Our medical team will provide a recovery plan to help speed up the recovery process.

    Anyone who is healthy and does not suffer from severe eye conditions can undergo surgery. Most patients who have hit the age of 35 usually consider this for themselves. Patients with drooping eyelids, aged skin surrounding the eyes, puffiness, and occasionally blocked upper field of vision typically seek eyelid surgery.

    Eyelid surgery is painless when you are under anaesthesia. The aftercare treatment may cause you some pain due to the healing process, but most patients don’t even tend to use the painkillers prescribed after blepharoplasty.

    Disclaimer:
    The content on this website is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is important to seek medical advice from a medical practitioner before undergoing any surgery.

    References

    1: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29474509/ 

    2.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-procedures/cosmetic-surgery/eyelid-surgery/
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537078/

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