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.
In the case of upper eyelid surgery, a surgeon makes an incision in the fold of the upper eyelid. Then the surgeon will remove excessive skin and fatty tissue from the patient’s upper eyelid. A tiny scar will be visible only in the external corner of the eye.
The surgery usually lasts for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the extent of fatty tissue to be removed. The upper eyelid surgery is 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 over 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 to 2 hours
Anesthesia: sedative or local
Return to home: few hours after the surgery
Return to work: 7 to 10 days after the surgery