Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid problems can occur mostly due to genetics or aging. Under-eye bags, which occur genetically and due to aging, can appear in young ages. Lower eyelid surgery is a more risky and more complex procedure than the upper eyelid. Undesirable conditions such as sagging or outward turning of the eyelid may occur in lower eyelid surgery.Various techniques have been developed to minimize these problems. However, choosing the right patient for lower eyelid surgery is very important. Compared to the upper eyelid, it is known that even the best hands have lower satisfaction rates. Lower eyelid surgeries can be applied as part of mid-facelift and facelift operations. Along with lower eyelid aesthetics, fat injection can also be performed around the eye.

How is Lower Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Before the surgery, the patient is examined in detail by the doctor. As a result of the examination, skin sagging in the under-eye area, the amount of subcutaneous fat, excess skin and possible signs of relaxation in the muscles are determined. Although the operation can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia will provide a more comfortable procedure for the patient. During the surgery, the excess fat tissue and skin are intervened, accompanied by incisions made from the eyelid skin or inside the eyelids . The determined excess fat is removed or filled into the necessary cavities in detention and skin tension is provided at the desired level. In case the lower eyelid turns outward (ectropion), the lower eyelid is hung to the bone sheath around the eye with permanent sutures.