Skin, muscles around our eyes, and supportive tissues are factors that are responsible to prevent sagging of eyelids. As you age, the skin loses elasticity and the muscles and supportive tissues weaken, resulting in sagging of the upper eyelid and sagging and accompanying under-eye bags in the lower eyelid.
Those structural changes in eyelids cause a tired and older facial appearance.
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is usually done for cosmetic reasons. This surgery provides successful results especially in patients with sagging upper eyelids. When the sagging of the eyelid is severe, it can also cause vision problems.
Eye-lid surgeries do not help dark discoloration under eyes and under-eye wrinkles (goose feet). Eyelid surgeries are usually combined with or done as a part of other procedures such as laser resurfacing, filler injections, or forehead lift.
Why get Eyelid surgery in Turkey?
- Turkey factor in Medical Tourism
Turkey, as a location, is just a few hours’ flights away from most European countries and the middle east. It would not be wrong to say that Turkey is advanced at least as much as Europe in the field of health. The most important indicator is that many people come to Turkey due to health-related issues every year and they get their operations done here successfully. People from many countries around the world, especially Europe, benefit from different health treatments here and return to their own countries.
The serious support given to health tourism by the State makes this field more and more developed every day. It is also known that the number of patients who come here for Eyelid is quite high. Istanbul, Turkey’s most important city without a doubt, is the first choice in the country. The high-quality clinics located here easily meet the expectations.
- Quality of Doctors and equipment
Eyelid is among aesthetic procedures. This procedure is a special field and only physicians who are experts in this field can perform it. The fact that Istanbul is commonly preferred in health services has increased the number of qualified doctors and clinics here. The best quality doctors of the country serve in this city and meet the expectations of the people at the highest level. This factor also plays an important role in people’s preference for Istanbul for eyelid surgery.
Besides the doctors’ quality, it is known that the medical equipment used is highly developed and of high quality. Technological devices are used effectively in this field. Thus, the success rate in eyelid and other procedures has increased significantly.
- High-Quality service and affordable cost.
It is known that the health services provided in Istanbul are of high quality. This quality can only be found in a limited number of locations around the world. But it is almost impossible to find such high-quality at an affordable price as you can in Istanbul.
The amount to be paid to clinics here with even higher quality than many well-known clinics in Europe and America is extremely reasonable. People can have the eyelid surgery in Istanbul by paying almost a third of the amount to be paid in Europe. poor quality products and techniques are not used to reduce costs. The wages of doctors and clinics being much more affordable in Turkey compared to Europe and the exchange rate advantage are the main reasons for these relevant costs.
- You Don’t Await Your Turn for an Eyelid Procedure in Istanbul
The number of clinics providing high-quality services in the USA or European countries is limited. This causes patients to flood into high-quality clinics. As a result of all of these, it may be expected to wait for a few weeks for eyelid or another similar procedure. But Istanbul provides you with great convenience in this regard. Being developed in the field of medicine in general, Turkey has raised a large number of high-quality physicians. This means that many high-quality clinics are available in Istanbul.
You do not need to wait in line due to the high number of clinics and doctors providing high-quality services in Istanbul. If you decide to have the eyelid surgery in Istanbul after the online consultation, planning is done very quickly. You will have eyelid surgery as soon as possible and you will have the opportunity to return to your country.
- Zero additional cost
When you undergo eyelid procedures in Europe, there are a number of additional costs that you have to pay. You may need to pay extra for transactions such as accommodation, transfers, transportation, and consultation. In Turkey, all of these are included in the given price. In other words, you will not be asked for any additional expenses in Istanbul, except for the amount you pay for the eyelid surgery itself. You benefit from services such as transportation, accommodation, and transfers completely free of charge.
- Istanbul factor
Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This city, where Asia and Europe meet, is very rich in natural beauty. The fact that it has been the capital of different states throughout history has increased the number of historical buildings here. A significant part of these has survived to the present day. Finally, here you can see many different cultures together and get to know them closely. Considering all these, spending time in Istanbul and having a small holiday here will make important contributions to your life.
While you are in Istanbul for your eyelid procedure, you can also see these beauties more closely. In this way, you will receive health services and have the opportunity to have a nice holiday. Thus, you can make this process much more enjoyable for yourself by having an eyelid operation in Istanbul.
Types of Eyelid Surgery in Turkey
Blepharoplasty is among the top 5 in cosmetic surgeries worldwide and Turkey has ranked among the top ten destinations for patients thinking about eyelid surgery abroad for many years due to its experienced doctors, successful procedures, and affordable costs for plastic and cosmetic surgeries.
Although upper and lower eyelid surgery is a simple and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, it must be carried out by qualified surgeons in a well-equipped operating room because otherwise, the patient may end up with asymmetrical eyelids or several complications. Eyelid surgery in Turkey is completely safe and effective as the county has highly experienced surgeons using the latest techniques and technologies. Another reason why Blepharoplasty in Turkey is a wise choice is that the country offers a quite affordable eyelid surgery cost when compared to other countries.
- Upper Blepharoplasty
The procedure may be done with local or general anesthesia. Technically, the procedure involves identifying the upper eyelid crease on each eyelid and designing a skin excision that removes enough skin to alleviate the issue and preserves enough to allow normal eyelid closure. In some cases, a small amount of the orbicularis oculi (the muscle that closes the eyelid) is removed. Fat is typically preserved over the middle of the eyelid, but some removal may help with the aesthetic contour in cosmetic eyelid surgery. When the procedure is complete, the eyelid is closed with sutures. The incision should lie in the eyelid crease, making it less visible after healing.
- Lower Blepharoplasty
Also known as lower eyelid surgery, it involves removing excess fat deposits, muscle, and skin, which may create wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, or bags. This procedure can also reposition and tighten the eyelid or create a well-contoured transition from the bottom eyelid to the midface. A lower blepharoplasty requires a small incision along the lower eyelids, either outside the lash line or inside each lid, to gain access to the area below each eye. Then excess tissue and fat deposits are removed or repositioned to rejuvenate and refresh your eye appearance.
Eyelid Recovery Time
- It’s advisable to take about 1 week off work to recover from eyelid surgery.
- It may be obvious for a little longer than a week that you’ve just had eyelid surgery.
- You will not be able to drive for a number of days after the operation. Bruises, scarring, and redness may take several weeks to fade.
And You will probably need to:
- prop your head up with pillows for a couple of days, when resting, to reduce swelling
- gently clean your eyelids using a prescribed ointment or eye drops
- hold a cold pack to your eye for a few days – try a packet of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel
- wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind
- take paracetamol or another prescribed painkiller to relieve any mild pain
You should avoid:
- strenuous activity and swimming for a few days
- smoking, as smoke can irritate your eyes
- wearing contact lenses or rubbing your eyes
It’s common after eyelid surgery to temporarily have:
- puffy, numb eyelids that are difficult to close at night
- irritated, sensitive or watery eyes – this may last a few weeks
- bruising that looks like a black eye
- scars – these eventually fade to almost be invisible
Before and After Photos
Cost of Eyelid in Turkey
In the UK and most European countries, blepharoplasty may cost anywhere between £2,000 and £6,000. You should also factor in the cost of any consultations, further surgery or follow-up care that may be needed.
That sounds fairly expensive, right? What if
I told you in Turkey you can have the same surgery with the same results for around 50% cheaper? It sounds hard to believe, but that’s the truth.
Turkey is the most famous country for medical tourism, plus it’s wallet-friendly
The price difference between Turkey and Europe in eyelid surgery is due to the difference in labor cost and operational fees. Because of the low prices, the plastic surgeons have the chance to perform much more surgery in Turkey compared to their colleagues. As a result, they get more experience and come up with the best results.
Associate Professor Tayfun Türkaslan is a graduate of Izmir Ege University Faculty of Medicine. The physician, who succeeded in the Medical Specialization Examination (TUS) in the year he graduated, started his specialization at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. The physician, who moved to St James Seacroft University hospital in England in 1997, worked and researched here, and continued his medical experience in our country after his specialization period. The physician, who completed his specialization after the scientific congress and certification processes abroad and was appointed to Istanbul Yavuz Selim Hospital with the title of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist, worked here for almost 2 years. The doctor, who worked for 7 years at Vakıf Gureba with his old name and at Bezmi Alem University with his new name, received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery as of 2010. Assoc. Dr. Tayfun Türkaslan; He currently provides professional medical services to his patients in Estetikport Aesthetic Surgery clinic, which he is the founder of.