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What is Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper + Lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a combined aesthetic surgical procedure performed to rejuvenate the appearance of both the lower and upper eyelids. It can address complaints such as: sagging and puffiness in the lower eyelids, under-eye bags, excess and sagging skin in the upper eyelid, which can interfere with the patient’s vision and give them an
overall tired or aged look around the eyes. These kinds of complaints may occur due to the effects of aging or genetic factors. With blepharoplasty surgery, we can remove the excess sagging skin and fat tissue in the eyelid area to create a more youthful and refreshed look.

During the surgery, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids, allowing Dr. Baygöl to remove or reposition the necessary tissues with minimal scarring. In some cases, and according to the patient’s needs, this surgery may need to be combined with
other facial surgery procedures.

Who is a good candidate for Upper + Lower eyelid surgery?

Candidates for Upper + Lower Eyelid Surgery are individuals who have one or more of the following concerns:

  1. Excess upper eyelid skin: The upper eyelids have loose or sagging skin that hangs over the eyelashes, creating a hooded appearance or obstructing vision. Upper Eyelid Surgery can help remove the excess skin and restore a more youthful appearance
  2. Puffy lower eyelids or under-eye bags: There is an accumulation of fat deposits or fluid retention in the lower eyelids, creating a puffy or tired look. Lower Eyelid Surgery can help address this issue by removing or repositioning the excess fat and tightening the lower eyelid skin.
  3. Combined aesthetic concerns: Individuals who have concerns with both the upper and lower eyelids, such as excess skin, puffiness, and signs of aging, may consider Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery to address these concerns comprehensively, and achieve a harmonious rejuvenation of the entire eye area.

To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery, it is important to have a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Baygöl. The surgeon will evaluate your eyelid anatomy, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs.


Will there be visible scars after Upper + Lower eyelid surgery?

When doing upper eyelid surgery, since the incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, the scars look very faint after healing and cannot be noticed when the eyes of the patient are open. In the case of lower eyelid surgery, the kind of incision is decided according to the patient’s needs and may be made inside the eyelid or following the lower eyelash line. Following the medical team’s post-operative care instructions and proper scar care can help optimize healing and minimize the appearance of scars.

Will there be visible scars after Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery?

During Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids, which helps minimize the visibility of scars. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable. Following your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions and proper scar care can help optimize healing and minimize the appearance of scars.

What is the recovery process like after Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery?

After upper eyelid surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated area. Cold compresses and prescribed medications can help alleviate these symptoms. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a week or two, although it may take several weeks for the final results to become apparent. Dr. Baygöl will provide detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Can Lower + Upper Eyelid Surgery improve vision?

In cases where excess upper eyelid skin obstructs vision, Upper Eyelid Surgery can help improve vision by removing the excess skin. Additionally, Lower Eyelid Surgery can address under-eye bags and puffiness, which may indirectly contribute to visual improvements by reducing the overall heaviness and tiredness around the eyes

Are the results of Upper + Lower Eyelid Surgery permanent?

The results of Upper + Lower Eyelid Surgery are long-lasting. The excess skin and fat that are removed during the procedure will not return. However, it’s important to note that the natural aging process will continue, and the eyelids may undergo further changes over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, protecting your skin from sun damage, and following the doctor’s advice can help prolong the results of upper eyelid surgery. Regular follow-ups with the medical team will allow for ongoing monitoring and any necessary adjustments

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