As a Turkish 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 about recovery after the 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, UAE.
Everyone would like their doctor to be the best eyelid surgeon. Also, you would like to have surgery at the best plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, UAE.
However, the best eyelid surgeon is pretty relative and varies from person to person. Actually, the surgeon whom you really trust is the best.
If you plan to have eyelid surgery in Dubai, UAE and need professional support, feel free to contact.
A person’s look is one of the most important factors expressing his/her face and mood. The eyes and eyelids are one of the most dominant features of the person’s physical appearance and facial expression.
The changes, evident as the age progresses, result in an expression that appears sad, tired, exhausted, thoughtful or angry. Surgical correction tackles such problems.
The sole way to correct these problems is the eyelid surgery we call blepharoplasty.
Both the position and anatomical structure of the upper and lower eyelids are different. Therefore, I assess the upper and lower eyelids individually. Due to this difference, the techniques of surgical procedures applied are not similar at all.
People with eyelid wrinkles and drooping have a sleepy, weary facial expression. The eyelids have 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 are seen first.
As time goes on, the upper eyelids become more loose, the eyebrows begin to sag. The loose eyebrows begin to droop downwards with excess skin, and become heavy on the eyelid.
In the lower eyelids, the problem shows itself in a different form. First, the under-eye bags gradually begin to become apparent. As the time progresses, skin loosening and plenty of wrinkles emerge.
My objective is to make you happy by achieving a younger-looking face without surgical marks. So, removal of under eye bags and tightening of 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 complaints of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges are even more complex than the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
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There are a couple of hospital options that I affiliated with, which accredited by JCI. I will perform your surgery at either one of the distinguished, cutting edge hospitals in Dubai. You may opt for one during the consultation.
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.
Because of the gravity effect, loose skin droops downward. Therefore, most of the surgeons tighten the skin vertically only and overlook horizontal loosening. Not only vertical tightening but also horizontal tightening is necessary to achieve the best result. I always design a two-dimensional correction in upper eyelids.
On the other hand, the fat pads leading to the eyelids appear fuller and swollen, which require removal. The effect of fat pad removal is permanent. A new fat pad never emerges again in the same place.
Fat pad removal from upper eyelids also helps eyelid fold definition resulting in a younger look. When I remove both the skin and the fat pads, the entire load of the upper eyelids become lighter. (Ref. Upper lid blepharoplasty)
In lower eyelid surgery, I incise 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 bags form an outward protrusion and cause you to appear sleepy or as if you were a drug user. 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 one, that is, the eye bag removal, may cause hollowness under the eyes.
The second one, is tightening the membrane which forms the front wall of the fat pads and is the most commonly used method in eyelid surgery. In this method, the fat bags remains intact, and the tightened membrane pushes the bags backward.
And the third one, 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 of the upper part of the cheeks.
The main advantage of the third method is because of the line filled with these fats, the fold separating the lower eyelid and the cheek disappears. Therefore, the lower eyelids blend neatly into the cheeks. (Ref. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty)
Lower eyelid retraction is a downward displacement of the lower eyelid that may occur after eyelid surgery. It arises from the reckless removal of the lower eyelid skin to tighten it. Excessive skin removal amounts to the eyelids dropping down due to increased skin tension.
The width of the skin to be removed is crucial. Attempting to achieve the ideal skin tightness by more than 3 mm skin redundancy is a big mistake. Maximum 3 mm in width should be removed regardless of how much skin excess is present. Otherwise, the eyelid edge drops downward in the long-term.
On the other hand, I always suspend the lower eyelid tissue on the lateral rim of the orbital bone with internal sutures. Therefore the eyelid keeps its initial position, does not drop despite the gravity effect and skin tension. These two tricks avoid the eyelid retraction.
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 sufficient to get numbness. Basically, I perform upper eyelid surgery with local anesthesia.
I prefer general anesthesia for lower eyelid surgery. However, local anesthesia supported with deep sedation is also sufficient.
Because the patient eyes will be closed in the upper eyelid surgery, this does not cause a problem. Contrary, working with the surgical instruments visibly before the patient will cause psychological discomfort.
Also since the involuntary blinks, the surgeon cannot work easily in sensitive areas. Therefore, general anesthesia is a better option and more rational for lower eyelid surgery and ensures utmost comfort to both the patient and surgeon.
You can return home the same day 2-3 hours after the eyelid surgery.
Pain is usual after all surgeries. Mild pain that you may feel is also controlled easily with painkillers.
After blepharoplasty surgery, since the surrounding tissue is quite loose, this area inherently tends to swell and bruise. Although bruising and swelling are to a variable degree, it occurs in all patients.
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 at night. The swelling will peak on the second day. Do not panic when you see the increased swelling. From the second day, it will dissolve day by day.
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 returns. Even on the first day, you often feel good enough to fulfill your every day duties.
Eyelid surgery does not make you dependant on the bed. You will feel more like yourself 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.
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 disappears 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 for the eyelids to fully fit and gain their 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.
The complication rates of the eyelid surgery 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 all those complications.
Since the complexity of the eyelid anatomy, there are many surgical pitfalls in the surgical procedure. 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 surgery safely by minimizing the risks. (Ref. Blepharoplasty complications)
In case of any complications which may discomfort you, this can be managed and treated as well.
Some possible, however, avoidable complications are:
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Eyelid surgery costs in Dubai vary depend on anesthesia type, whether upper eyelids or lower eyelids to be operated. In my practice:
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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