The most prominent feature of aging, which is a natural process, is the sagging of the skin. This sagging occurs not only in the midface, or neck but also around the eyes. Beginning in the late thirties, the forehead and eyebrows gradually begin to shift downwards. By the fifties, the skin on the eyelid begins to thin, loosen and sag significantly, as a result of this situation. The sagging of these eyelids is one of the places where the signs of aging on the face are most striking.

Droopy eyelids can be seen not only with aging but also at younger ages due to factors such as stress, air pollution, dry skin, genetic predisposition. Upper blepharoplasty surgery is preferred by many male and female patients who have this problem. Although this surgery gives the eyelid a much younger and more beautiful appearance, it should not be thought of as just cosmetic surgery. Even though it is true that patients mostly resort to this operation with aesthetic concerns, since drooping eyelids make the person look older, tired, and dull, the number of people who have the operation for functional reasons is not low. The most common of these is excess skin on the upper eyelid that restricts the field of view.

Is There an Age Limit for Blepharoplasty?

Although blepharoplasty is generally performed on people over the age of 35, it can also be operated on younger patients if there are some functional disorders in the eyelids. To give a general number, surgery is mostly preferred by the 45-65 age groups.

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Upper blepharoplasty is a short surgical procedure that takes about 30-50 minutes. The procedure can be performed under both general and local anesthesia and consists of removing excess skin and muscle tissue from the eyelids. In patients with severe sagging problems, the excess skin tissue is cut and the eyelids are stretched upwards. In this way, younger eyelids are obtained.

Eyelid surgery is performed with the help of a minimal incision in the upper eyelid. Since this incision is hidden in the fold of the eyelid, there is no visible scar after healing.

After the Surgery

Patients are discharged within the same day after surgery. You can massage your eyelids with ice to reduce edema and swelling in the first few days. It is expected to have complaints such as burning and pain in the first days. Upper blepharoplasty has a very rapid healing process, so you can expect a complete recovery within 10 days. In the first weeks, do not neglect to wear sunglasses when going out in order to protect the operation area from the damage of sunlight. Take care to avoid heavy sports and strenuous activities during the recovery period.


Blepharoplasty is the process of removing excess skin and muscle tissues from the eyelids. Both the upper and lower eyelid areas are corrected. The main goal is to fix sagging caused by various reasons, especially comes with aging.

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery results last about 6 to 7 years. Which part of the eyelids is corrected will determine the permanence of the results. Lower lids treatment lasts longer and usually does not require a second operation.

After eyelid surgery, you can massage yourself by hand or with special massage tools that produce vibration. You should do the lower eyelid massage upwards and outwards. Of course, you should avoid movements that will damage the incision lines, you should massage with soft touches.