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The eyes are the most important organ for the human body to interact and connect with the outside world. Not only the functions of the eyes, but also the aesthetic appearance is an important element.

Our eyelids are one of the areas on our face that make us look good or bad, old or young. For many reasons, signs of aging and attrition appear in this region. This condition can be caused by genetic reasons at a young age, and sometimes by reasons related to old age at a later age. These negative changes that occur may make the person more tired than they are.


The part where the signs of aging that appear on the human face first appear is the area where the person’s eyes are located. Various negative effects, and other environmental factors that occur depending on the time the negative effects of aging process on the face of the person is usually in middle age period and after this period, primarily around the eyes, wrinkles and various signs of deformation will occur. In some cases, these effects can be seen even in periods under middle age. Lower and upper eyelid aesthetics problems make the person look older and tired than they are, but their lively and dynamic posture and gaze decrease.

These changes in the eyelids can manifest themselves in the form of curling, plentiful, bagging, sagging skin in the upper and lower eyelids, swelling (herniation) in the lower lids, increase in lines, noticeable wrinkles, sagging of the edges of the eyes, rings, bruising. These changes make a person look both old and tired and uncomfortable. In addition, excess skin on the upper eyelid can narrow the eye opening, descend towards the lashes, causing the visual field to shrink; excessive relaxation of the lower eyelid leads to the outward rotation of the lower eyelid, causing a condition called ectropion, which is both very ugly as an image and causes discomfort, causing blood and stings in the eye.

In order to correct this undesirable condition mentioned above, a surgical procedure called eyelid aesthetics is applied. The lower eyelid swelling or eyelid surgery upper eyelid excess skin and sagging skin that occur in bags , deep lines and wrinkles to be corrected by a specialist physician, surgical procedures, is a process. Another name for eyelid Aesthetic Surgery is blepharoplasty.

In general, this condition occurs when the age is advanced and skin elasticity is very impaired. In such cases, blepharoplasty surgery in Turkey is inevitable.


Before Surgery:

Both the physician’s examination of the patient before surgery blepharoplasty with fat and excess skin on the eyelids eyelids eyelids Nov disrupted in tissue of the patient and the data obtained are examined according to the planning of the surgery is done. If the patient has an eye pressure problem, the patient should be examined by an ophthalmologist before surgery, and the patient’s eyelid aesthetic surgery should be planned according to this situation. If the patient has any chronic condition of discomfort (heart, etc.) this condition is also considered by the plastic surgeon, and the planning of the operation is performed accordingly.

Form of Anesthesia:

Aesthetic eyelid surgery can be divided into upper and lower eyelid. The procedure for the upper area can be easily performed under local anesthesia and is the preferred cause. The lower part should be performed under sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia. If both sides are to be operated on, the operation is planned by sleeping under general anesthesia.

Operations Performed in Surgery:

In aesthetic eyelid surgery, where plastic surgery can get very good results, basically the following procedures are performed: an abundant skin that is more than the upper eyelid is removed, again, the excess novelization of the skin is removed. According to the patient’s needs, it may be necessary to remove some of the oils in the eye socket, that is, only excess ones. There are 2 fat compartments on the upper eyelid. When the procedures are finished, a rather vague scar is formed, as the incision site will be placed in the full fold of the eyelid.

In the lower eyelid, an incision is made under the full eyelashes, in the lower eyelids only 1-3 mm of excess skin is removed, again, a small amount of excess novelization is taken, there is an excess of fat in this area in 3 compartments. These excess oils are also removed quite a little. I also perform cantopexy surgery, which stretches and erect the muscle in lower eyelid operations. In this way, the muscle becomes more tense without burdening the skin, and the lower eyelids get a better image. If ectropion has developed, a wedge – shaped part of the lower eyelid is removed and tension is provided. The surgical scar, which remains just below the lower eyelashes when the incisions are stitched, becomes quite vague and does not appear over time.

After Eyelid Aesthetics:

After the intervention, the eyelids are not completely closed. So patients can see everywhere. This surgery is not about vision, it’s about valves. Because the eyelids are very loose, bruising and swelling will occur. Applying an ice bag on the eyes for the first 24 hours will allow swelling and bruising to develop less. At the end of the first 48 hours, the swelling will reach its maximum and then enter a rapid recovery period. After two days, the bands are replaced, the person gets a much wider visual field and returns to his daily life without being very active.

Swelling and bruises after application continue for 5-7 days, depending on the person’s profession, it is recommended to spend this time resting. At the end of this period, the stitches are removed and the person can return to his social life. Makeup can be done from this period. It is very important not to smoke with a record of not less than 7 days in the preoperative period and not to use aspirin, etc.blood-thinning drugs. These restrictions should be maintained for 7 days after surgery, otherwise wound healing will be negatively affected.

5 days after application, the patient can drive. After surgery, it will be useful for the patient not to read newspapers and books for the first 2-3 days. 5 after processing. From the day on, the patient can take a bath. If the patient uses lenses, he should not wear lenses for 7-10 days after surgery. After surgery, it is necessary to protect the patient’s eyes from sunlight, for this purpose, it will be in the patient’s best interest to choose high-quality sunglasses with UV filters.

After the operation, there are no marks on the eyelids. Because this area is very loose, with self-folds, it is one of the places where wound healing is best on the body. After 1 month, even you may not understand that you have undergone surgery. After surgery, the eyelids, which have regained their old and vibrant form, will continue to maintain this feature for many years.


It is necessary for patients to share this situation with the Turkish plastic surgeon by clearly and realistically determining expectations from eyelid aesthetic surgery in Turkey, and to determine what procedures will be performed on the patient as a result of the examination.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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