Eyelid surgery in Turkey

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Written by Manuella

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure performed in Turkey to correct eyelid defects or improve the appearance of the eye area of the face.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information about eyelid surgery in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice.

How much does eyelid surgery cost in Turkey?

The average cost of eyelid surgery in Istanbul is €1,900. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from €1,700 to €2,100.

ProcedureCost Turkey
Eyelid surgery1900 €

What you need to know about eyelid surgery in Turkey

Eyelid surgery in Turkey, also known as blepharoplasty, is plastic surgery in Turkey to correct eyelid defects or to improve the appearance of the eye area of the face. This procedure is mainly performed for aesthetic reasons to give a person a younger, more alert appearance.

However, in some cases it can also improve vision in people whose upper eyelids droop and obstruct their field of vision.

What does the procedure involve?

You will probably be given a local anaesthetic injected around the eye and oral sedation to help you relax during the operation. If you are having both upper and lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will usually work on the upper eyelids first.

He or she first makes incisions along the crease of the eyelid, then removes excess skin, fat and muscle, and closes the incisions with stitches. Once the upper eyelid is complete, he will work on the lower eyelid by making an incision under the lower eyelashes, then removing excess skin and muscle, and closing the incision.

How long will I have to stay in Turkey?

Eyelid surgery in Turkey is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be allowed to leave hospital the same day. However, as you must undergo a follow-up examination during which your doctor removes the stitches and checks your general condition for complications, aim to stay in Turkey for 7 to 10 days.

What is the recovery time?

You may experience swelling and bruising of the eyelids for a fortnight, but you should be able to resume your daily activities (including exercise, heavy lifting, swimming and work) in 5 days.

If you use contact lenses, do not wear them for at least two weeks after the operation. Your doctor will probably give you a precise recovery schedule.

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Post-operative follow-up

Strictly follow the post-operative instructions given by your Turkish surgeon, which may include wound care and restrictions (avoid smoking, second-hand cigarettes and rubbing your eyes). During your recovery in Istanbul, gently clean your eyelids and use eye drops or ointments as prescribed.

To protect the skin on your eyelids from the sun and wind, always wear dark sunglasses when you go outdoors.

What is the success rate?

Blepharoplasty in Turkey is considered safe, has a high success rate and most people are satisfied with the result. For some people, the results can last a lifetime.

Possible side effects and risks of the procedure include dry eyes, irritated eyes, infection, bleeding, visible scarring, injury to the eye muscles, eyelid problems, skin discolouration, temporary blurred vision or loss of sight, blood clots, recurrent drooping of the eyelids and allergic reactions to the anaesthetic.

Are there alternatives to eyelid surgery?

If you don’t want to undergo surgery but would like to achieve the result of eyelid surgery, there are non-invasive alternatives you can consider in Istanbul.

These alternatives include laser treatment, botulinum toxin (Botox) injection, HIFU and Ulthera. Be sure to consult your doctor to find out which procedure is best for you.

What to expect before and after the procedure

Before eyelid surgery, you may experience drooping eyelids that reduce your peripheral vision (side vision). Excess skin around your eye causes wrinkles and bulges that can make you look tired and older than your age. After eyelid surgery, you’ll look more rested, youthful and confident.

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My name is Manuella Fiorentini. I am an experienced marketing professional in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. With over 7 years' experience, I have worked in creative and strategic roles to develop marketing campaigns, product launches and international conferences.