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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is the operation of the lower, upper, or both eyelids to provide a more youthful appearance around the eyes and look calmer and more alert. Because puffy eyelids give the person a tired and sleepy appearance.

In the upper eyelid surgery, it should be noted that whether the eyebrow is drooped or not because droopy eyebrow is a cause for puffy upper eyelid. In these cases, droopy eyebrow must be corrected first which may not need eyelid surgery.

The lower eyelid needs more consideration, because lower eyelids may droop again; therefore, removal of the lower eyelid skin is limited. It should also be recognized that whether the cheek is separated from the eyelids (called a valley between the cheek and the eyelid) or not; this requires additional measures.

 Eyelid surgery will improve


  • The additional and hanging loose skin causing wrinkles on the upper eyelid, which sometimes hinder your seeing.
  • The excess fat of the upper eyelid which causes puffy eyelids.
  • Swelling under the eyes
  • Sagging of the lower eyelid, under iris whiteness
  •  The excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The upper eyelid surgery takes about half to 1 hour.

  • No, the patient is discharged 4 to 5 hours after the surgery.

  • The patient can be anesthetized either generally or through deep sleep (standby anesthesia). General anesthesia is the best method to provide a safe breathing way, but if the surgery is not long, the patient can be anesthetized through deep sleep.

  • No special leave is required but resting for 4-5 days is recommended.

  • Minimize pressure on the eyes (like working with a computer) in a few days after surgery. This operation does not usually require dressing. In case of non-conventional swelling of the eyelids or feeling a sharp pain, inform doctor Manafi.

  • Patients will almost recover 10 days after surgery, while it takes almost 6 months to see the final result.

  • Do not use clothing that is worn from the head or is too tight, because there is likely to hit.

  • Yes, the head must be higher than the body for 3 to 4 weeks.

  • Surgeries requiring anesthesia are associated with some risks, but they can be minimized if the surgeon has more detailed information of the patient’s history, examinations and tests are carried out properly, and the surgery is performed in equipped clinics and hospitals which are approved by the Ministry of Health.
  • To minimize the risks, it should be ensured that the person does not suffer from other medical conditions and the described problems are realistic. In addition, the patient does not suffer from thyroid diseases, keratoconus, or dry eyes.

  • Taking aspirin or any aspirin-containing medication is prohibited at least 10 days before to three weeks after the surgery. These compounds disrupt blood clotting and may increase the possibility of bleeding. Acetaminophen is a good alternative to aspirin.
  • Let us know if you smoke or have any other habit.
  • Tell us if you suffer from any bleeding disorder or acute and chronic disease, even a welding or colds, especially in the week before surgery.
  • Take a bath the night before surgery and do not makeup and use spicy aroma the day of surgery.
  • Bring all your medical records to the clinic.
  • Be fasted at the day of surgery (do not drink even water from the morning).
  • Tell us if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Driving short distances is permitted.

  • You can take a short bath 24 to 48 hours after operation and you can start walking after 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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