Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty, lower and upper eyelid)
Removal of cosmetically disturbing skin excesses on the upper and lower eyelids is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in plastic aesthetic surgery. In the lower eyelid area excess fat pads can be removed under the eye muscle of the eye (they cause the so-called “bags under the eyes”). These fat pads can also occur in the upper lid and are removed if necessary. Mostly the eyelid muscles (closure muscle) are corrected. The wound edges are closed at the end of the operation with a continuous suture.
Normal cut in upper eyelid tightening
If there are only bags under the eyelid, but no skin excess, the operation can be performed from the inside of the eyelid.
The operation is performed on an outpatient basis in local anesthesia, if desired also in the so-called “twilight sleep”, very rarely under general anesthesia.
The rest period is 1 week. Threads are removed after about 5-7 days.
What complications and side effects can occur?
Postoperative bleeding can increase postoperative swelling and last longer. If the bleeding has increased, it is necessary to reopen the wound.
Infections are very rare, conjunctivitis (conjunctivitis) can sometimes occur and are treated with antibiotic eye drops.
The scars are usually inconspicuous. Occasionally they may be visible from the side.
The eyes can be hypersensitive for a while and produce a lot of tears.
On the other hand, a feeling of dryness may occur due to lack of production of tear fluid and requires regular eye drops to be instilled.
Rarely, the lower edge of the lower eyelid sinks for a while, so that the white of the eye is increasingly recognizable. This sometimes results from over-scarring and can be improved by massage. Rarely, a reoperation is required.
Very rarely, vision is permanently damaged by injury, bleeding into the eye, infection, side effects of medication, and occlusion of central ocular and optic nerve vessels as a result of injections.
Eyelid lift before/after