Oculoplasty is a medical field that includes surgical procedures performed for aesthetic and functional correction and reconstruction of the eye and surrounding structures. Oculoplasty can significantly improve the quality of life of patients by providing positive effects on eye health and visual functions. In this article we have written for you, we will try to answer all the questions about oculoplasty.
What Is Oculoplasty?
Oculoplasty is the general name of surgical interventions performed on the eye and structures around the eye. These interventions include structures such as eyelids, bone and connective tissues around the eye, tear glands, and tear ducts. Oculoplasty is applied to correct congenital or acquired deformations of the eye and structures around the eye, to protect eye health, and to eliminate aesthetic concerns. These surgical procedures are located at the intersection of eye surgery and plastic surgery.
To Whom Is Otoplasty Performed?
Oculoplasty is applied to patients with aesthetic and functional problems of the eye and structures around the eye for various reasons. Some of these patients have congenital structural defects in the eye and around the eye, while others experience these problems due to aging, trauma, infection, tumors. In addition, oculoplastic can also be applied for the treatment of conditions such as droopy eyelids, eyelid inward or outward rotation, tear duct obstruction, excess skin, and fat tissue around the eyes.
Why Is Oculoplasty Performed?
Oculoplasty is a surgical procedure performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Oculoplasty performed for aesthetic reasons makes patients’ eyes and structures around the eyes look smoother and more aesthetic. In this way, patients’ self-confidence increases and they feel more comfortable in their social relationships. Oculoplasty performed for functional reasons is applied to protect and improve eye health and visual functions. In particular, conditions such as droopy eyelids and tear duct obstruction may adversely affect eye health and vision quality. Therefore, oculoplasty significantly improves the quality of life of patients by correcting these problems.
How Is Oculoplasty Performed?
Oculoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects aesthetic and functional problems of the eye and structures around the eye. It aims to eliminate problems that occur in the eyelids, tear ducts, and tissues around the eyes for various reasons. Oculoplasty is used to treat congenital or acquired deformations of the eye and eye contour, signs of aging, and damage caused by trauma.
Oculoplasty is performed using different techniques depending on the needs and problems of the patient. Before the procedure, the patient’s general health status and expectations are evaluated. If necessary, imaging methods such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used before the procedure.
Oculoplasty procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and the patient is ensured to feel no discomfort. The duration and extent of the procedure vary depending on the patient’s condition and the techniques applied. In some cases, depending on the procedures performed during the procedure, the patient may experience temporary loss of vision in the eye. This situation improves in a short time after the procedure.
After oculoplasty, the patient may have swelling, bruising, and mild pain around the eye. These symptoms usually decrease and completely disappear within a few days. During the healing process, it is important for the patient to follow the doctor’s recommendations and pay attention to eye hygiene.
Which Doctor to Visit for Oculoplasty?
Oculoplasty procedures should be performed by doctors who have a good command of eye and periocular structures and specialized in this field. Doctors who are experienced in oculoplasty are usually doctors who are trained and specialized in ophthalmology or plastic surgery.
The doctors you can apply for oculoplastic are as follows;
- Ophthalmologist (Eye Diseases Specialist),
- Ophthalmoplastic Surgeon,
- Plastic Surgeon,
It is important for patients who are considering oculoplasty to make a decision by taking into account their experience and expertise in choosing a doctor. Having a detailed interview with your doctor before the procedure and sharing your expectations and concerns will help you achieve a more successful result.
What Are The Risks of Oculoplasty?
Although oculoplastic procedures are generally successful, like any surgical procedure, this method also has some risks. The risks of otoplasty can be listed as follows;
- Anaesthesia complications,
- Damage to the tissues around the eyes,
- Asymmetry and poor healing,
- Reduced tear production,
- Need for re-operation.
How Long Does Oculoplasty Take?
The duration of oculoplasty varies depending on the type of procedure, the needs of the patient, and the experience of the surgeon. A simple droopy eyelid correction procedure usually takes 1-2 hours, while more complex eye contour repairs and aesthetic procedures can take 3-4 hours or longer.
The duration of surgery may also vary depending on the patient’s general health condition, the type of anesthesia, and the extent of the surgery. The postoperative recovery process may also vary according to the type of procedure. After simple procedures, patients can usually return to their daily activities within a few days, while recovery after more complex procedures may take several weeks.
Before oculoplastic procedures, it is important for patients to get detailed information about the process from their surgeons. In this way, patients can be better prepared for the surgical process and its aftermath and can be informed about possible complications.
Oculoplasty Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. We can see that patients and relatives of patients who want to come to Turkey are doing research on oculoplasty treatment prices in Turkey. However, it would not be correct to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi
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