Upper eyelid lift

The first signs of aging usually appear around the eyes. This is due to the thin skin structure, which begins to sag with age. The resulting drooping upper eyelids are often associated with a sad and fatigued appearance. Flaccid eyelids often give the wrong impression. They make you look tired, even when you’re actually full of energy. They also make the eyes appear much smaller. Drooping eyelids (excessive skin protruding over the lid crease) can also be congenital. In some cases, pronounced drooping eyelids can restrict vision. An upper eyelid lift (also called upper eyelid blepharoplasty) can restore a natural young appearance und the restricted visual field.

What happens during upper eyelid lift surgery?

Excess skin, sagging tissue and excess fat pads, which sometimes cause swelling, are removed during the procedure. This is done by making a small incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. The resulting scar is almost invisible. The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia. The upper eyelid lift has a significantly rejuvenating effect without changing your core appearance. The visible rejuvenation is retained for at least five, but usually ten years, or even longer. The procedure can easily be repeated.

After surgery

You should arrange for someone to collect you after the procedure. For insurance reasons, you are not allowed to drive a vehicle. Swelling and bruising (hematoma) may occur. The eyes should be cooled with a cold pack for the first few hours.
After about two weeks you will be able to resume normal social activities.

Sutures are removed after about 7-10 days.

Upper eyelid surgery can be combined with an eyebrow lift, depending on the initial consultation assessment.

Before your surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and explain the risks.

Lower eyelid lift

If the lower eyelids are swollen or sagging, this can give you a sad or tired facial expression. The loss of elasticity of the skin over the years can lead to bags under the eyes. These bulges in the lower eyelid area are caused by fat from the eye sockets being pushed forwards. Eye bags can also occur as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, lack of sleep or stress. A lower eyelid lift (also called lower eyelid blepharoplasty) can make the impression of fatigue and ageing disappear.

What happens during lower eyelid lift surgery?

We usually perform the lower eyelid lift as an outpatient procedure. General anaesthesia is recommended, since the procedure is significantly more complex than an upper eyelid lift. The incision is made inconspicuously directly under the lash line. The excess skin and small pockets of fat are removed (tear sac removal) or repositioned along the edge of the lower eye socket. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures. Sometimes it may be necessary to stabilise the outer corner of the eye with an inner suture (canthopexy).

After surgery

Swelling and bruising may occur in the first few days. Sutures are removed after about seven to ten days. After about two to three weeks, you will be able to resume normal social activities.The resulting scars below the lash line are barely visible.
Lower eyelid and upper eyelid surgery can also be performed in one surgery session. This will make the rejuvenating effect even more apparent.