EYELID SURGERY – BLEPHAROPLASTY, Dubai

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Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s eyelid surgery page. As a plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) and upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Also, you will find out recovery after procedure, best timing, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complications and more… You will also have an idea regarding the eyelid surgery prices in Dubai.

Details Of Eyelid Surgery In Dubai

eyelid surgery in dubaiA person’s look is one of the most important factors expressing his/her face actually his mood. The eyelids are one of the most determinant formations upon the person’s physical appearance and the facial expression.

These changes, evident as the age progresses, result in an expression that looks sad, tired, exhausted, thoughtful or angry. Surgical correction ensures you to get rid of such problems.

If you plan to have eyelid surgery in Dubai, here, you will find out all the information you need.

Why do you need eyelid surgery?

People with eyelid wrinkles and droop have a sleepy, weary facial expression. Eyelid has a high functional importance as well as aesthetic value upon the facial expression. It is one of the parts where the effects on the face of the elapsed years have begun to be seen first.

As time goes on, the upper eyelid becomes more loose, the eyebrows begin to sag. The loose eyebrows begin to drop downwards with the excess skin, even makes a weight on the eyelid.

In the lower eyelid, the problem shows itself in a different manner. First, the under-eye bags gradually begin to become apparent. As the time progresses, skin loosening and plenty of wrinkles emerge.

The sole way to correct these problems is the eyelid surgery we call blepharoplasty. The surgery is also feasible to combine with forehead lift surgery if eyebrows and forehead wrinkled, or facelift surgery if cheek sagged. Combination of different procedures is also possible.

Both the position and anatomical structure of the upper and lower eyelids are different. Therefore, the surgeon assesses the upper and lower eyelids individually. Due to this difference, the techniques of surgical procedures applied are not similar at all.

What will I aim in eyelid surgery?

My objective is to make you happy as achieving a younger-looking face without a surgical mark. So, removal of under eye bags and tightening the eyelid skin will improve your looks and restore your self-confidence.

Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed eyelid surgery before. Inadequate correction and eyelid retraction are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.

 

upper eyelid surgery incision

lower eyelid surgery incision

How will I perform upper eyelid surgery?

In upper eyelid surgery, I cut the skin on the fold line of the upper eyelid. Thus, surgical scars are not noticeable, and also the scars that are not noticeable remain hidden on the fold line.

With modern techniques, the skin excess of the upper eyelid requires two-dimensional correction.

On the other hand, the fat pads that make the eyelid fuller and swollen look requires removal. When I remove both the skin and the fat pads, the entire load of the upper eyelid becomes lighter.

How will I perform lower eyelid surgery (Eye bag removal)?

In lower eyelid surgery, I cut the skin 1.5 mm below, along the eyelashes. Surgical approach to the lower eyelid is different. The main problem that requires correction here is the under eye fat pads; tightening the loose skin is complementary.

The under eye bag form an outward protrusion and cause you to seem like sleepy or drug addict. There are three methods for correction of under eye bags: Either eye bag removal, either tightening the membrane forming the front wall of the fat bags in order to prevent the protrusion, or repositioning the fat bags.

The first, that is, the eye bag removal, may cause hollow under the eyes.

The second, it is, tightening the membrane which forms the front wall of the fat pads is the most commonly used method in eyelid surgery. In this method, the fat bags remains intact, tightened membrane pushes outward fulness backward.

And the third, the latest technique that I use also, has become common gradually in the recent years. I distribute the excess part of the fat bags  into the pocket where created at the upper part of the cheeks.

The main advantage of third method is that because of the line is filled with these fats, the fold separating the lower eyelid and the cheek disappears. Therefore, lower eyelid almost seems a continuation of the cheeks toward eyelashes.

Which type of anesthesia is necessary for the blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty requires either general or local anesthesia. I prefer general anesthesia if I plan another procedure with the blepharoplasty together.

If I plan upper eyelid surgery alone local anesthesia is efficient to get numbness. Basically, I perform upper eyelid surgery with local anesthesia.

I prefer general anesthesia for lower eyelid surgery. However the local anesthesia is also useful.

Because of the patient to keep the eyes closed in the upper eyelid surgery, it does not cause a problem. Contrary, working with the surgical instruments in front of the eye in the lower eyelid surgery makes psychological discomfort to the patient.

Also since the involuntary blinks, the surgeon cannot work easily in sensitive areas. Therefore, I think general anesthesia is a better option and more rational for lower eyelid surgery and ensures more comfortability to both patient and surgeon.

How is the recovery period after blepharoplasty?

You can return home the same day 2-3 hours after the eyelid surgery.

You will not experience severe pain. Mild pain that you may feel is also easily controlled with painkillers.

After blepharoplasty surgery, since the surrounding tissues are quite loose, this region inherently tends to swell and bruise. Although bruising and swelling are variable extent, occur in all patient.

The first day, swelling and bruising may be relatively less due to putting ice packs on this region. Therefore, it is beneficial to put ice packs around the eyes at least until sleeping in the night.

If you have general anesthesia, you can get rid of the anesthesia effect after a few hours and then get up and walk when your strength turns back. Even on the first day, you often feel good enough yourself to fulfill your needs.

Eyelid surgery does not make you depended on the bed. Feel yourself free in your movements from the moment when you mobilize.

Do not forget, the more you move, the more confident you are, the better you feel, the faster you recover.

emotional changes during the recovery period

Diagram shows, how you will feel yourself emotionally during the recovery period. The effect of the surgery may impair your emotional status. However, as time goes on, you will recover and get rid of surgical effects; and eventually, you will gain your confidence back.

What should you care after eyelid surgery?

When you return to your home the same day or the next day, you can resume your usual home life without being dependent on the bed.

Post-operative swelling and bruising disappear within about one week. That means one week is enough to return to your work life after eyelid surgery. If you consider that you can work at the office despite the swelling and bruising, you can return to work even after four days. That is your own decision.

It takes about 4-6 months the eyelids to fully fit and gain the ultimate shape.

These techniques I have explained are the latest techniques in the blepharoplasty surgery. The difference is immediately seen and provides an utmost satisfactory result. Just after recovery, the face which looks younger and dynamic replaces a sad, tired and angry face.

What are the risks and complications of eyelid surgery?

patient satisfaction rate after eyelid surgery

Patient satisfaction rate after eyelid surgery

The complication rates are the compilation of medical literature data. The rates may vary depending on the patient’s medical conditions, age and eyelid skin characteristics. That does not mean you will experience any complications.

Since the complexity of the eyelid anatomy, there are many surgical pitfalls in eyelid surgery. Such pitfalls, although most of them are extremely rare, make eyelid surgery complications pretty diverse.

Most of them are avoidable complications by thorough surgical techniques. The surgeon who has enough experience and is aware of surgical pitfalls can carry out the eyelid surgery safely as minimizing the risks.

In case of any complication, it may bother you. However, it can be managed and treated as well.

Some possible, however, avoidable complications are:

  • Residual upper lid skin: Underestimation of skin excess
  • Hematoma: Blood collection inside the wound following the eyelid surgery
  • Infection: Bacterial or viral contamination
  • Wound dehiscence: Poorly tied sutures, patient noncompliance (rubbing, exertion)

Checklist Before Having Eyelid Surgery

IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.

 


 

How much does eyelid surgery cost in Dubai?

Eyelid surgery costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic and depend on anesthesia type, whether upper eyelids or lower eyelids to be operated, or both, the prices are variable. In my practice:

Upper eyelid surgery price: 10.000 AED ($2.750)

Lower eyelid surgery price: 12.000 AED ($3.300)

Combined eyelid surgery price: 22.000 AED (or $6.000)

The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Deep sedation or general anesthesia options, additional overnight stay are subject to extra payment.

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