Eyelids begin to sag against gravity with the effect of loosening in the connective tissue and skin with age. Since this deformation, which occurs in both the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids, is related to the visual field in the upper eyelids, it is not only an aesthetic problem, but also often causes functional problems. In these cases, the person has a tired and old face appearance.
Since the skin structure on the eyelids is thinner compared to other parts of the body, sagging, bagging and bruises become more prominent. The upper eyelid is sometimes evaluated for aesthetic concerns alone. However, the drooping and sagging of the eyebrows, which are caused by the effect of structural or age, deserve a more detailed examination and evaluation in a functional sense. Depending on the deformation, there may be only sagging on the skin, but there are degrees of excess fat tissue, sagging and eyebrow drooping, as well as advanced deformation.
While eyelid drooping can occur on the lower eyelids, it can also appear with simple bruises, further deformations starting from wrinkles and combined with cheek area sagging. Upper eyelid aesthetics vary from only skin removal surgery to the spectrum combined with eyebrow lifting.
In cases where only the skin needs to be removed, the procedure can be performed with local anesthesia, or in cases where it is combined with eyebrow surgery, general anesthesia may be needed. The procedure is performed under sterile conditions and it takes approximately 45 minutes to intervene on both upper eyelids. When performed under general anesthesia with brow lift, the operation takes approximately 1.5 hours.