Eyes are essential for first impressions, everything surrounding the eyes may give out important information as well. Although the weakening of the skin surrounding the eyes and accumulation of fatty tissue in this area is a natural part of the aging process, it is still a visual token of fatigue. Besides being cosmetically unattractive, the baggy or puffy eyelids may disturb working and even narrow the visual field.
Correction of eyelids with a surgical intervention gives the best results when done at a younger age. The skin is more elastic then and the recovery is faster.
A surgeon makes incisions within the fold of the upper eyelid and under the eyelash line. The surgery removes excessive skin from the upper and lower eyelid, if necessary together with fatty tissue, and tightens the muscles.
The surgery usually lasts for 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on the extent of the skin and fatty tissue to be removed. Upper and lower eyelid correction surgery is relatively less traumatic because it is usually performed under light sedation anaesthesia or under local anaesthesia and the patient may leave the clinic already a couple of hours after the procedure.
7-10 days should be planned for staying away from work the time may vary depending on the patient’s recovery.
The results of eyelid correction surgery are relatively lasting. If new wrinkles develop around the eyes with time as a result of natural aging, one may be pretty sure that no large sacks form under the patient’s eyelids this time. If necessary, a repeated correction may be done after years.
For the best results, we recommend to have a manual lymphatic massage before and after the surgery. Manual lymphatic massage can be done in ArtiaClinic.
About the procedure
Duration of the procedure: 1,5 to 2,5 hours
Anesthesia: sedative or local
Return to home: the same day
Return to work: 7 to 10 days after surgery