Ophthalmology Specialist Op. Dr. Şeyda Atabay gave information about the subject. There is no specific season for eyelid surgery. There is no difference between the summer months or the winter months in terms of the success of the surgery and the healing process. The only important issue is that we recommend not to swim in the sea and pool for approximately 1 month after the operation. Summer months are more preferred for surgery. Because resting for 1 week after the surgery and applying ice provides a quick recovery. Our patients adjust their resting time better in the summer months.
Will there be any scars after the operation?
Stitches are removed 1 week after eyelid surgery and scars appear at first. When 1 month is up, we prescribe special scarring creams. We recommend our patients to use these creams for 3-4 months. In addition, using sunscreen on the stitch scar provides protection not only from the sun, but also from all UV rays.
Can brow lift surgery be performed together with eyelid surgery?
In some of our patients, another contribution to the droopy eyelid is the drooping of the eyebrows. When the fat layer under the eyebrow shrinks with age and the eyebrow area goes down with the effect of gravity, the eyelid droops more. In these patients, performing eyelid surgery alone will not be enough. Additional eyebrow lifting surgery will also correct the eyebrow disorder and provide a more accurate and more aesthetic appearance. For this reason, we recommend brow lift surgery along with upper eyelid surgery to our patients.