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Upper eyelid lift in Düsseldorf – gently remove sagging tissue from the upper eyelids

A look says more than a thousand words – it is often easy to see someone’s emotions from the expression of their eyes. However, if the upper eyelids start to droop, the facial expression can quickly be misinterpreted and the face appears older and tired. Those affected may also have a feeling of pressure and heaviness and can even suffer from a limited field of vision. A surgical procedure on the upper eyelids – an upper eyelid lift – gives the face a friendly and fresh appearance.

Operating time 30-45 minutes
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic/twilight anaesthesia
Stay Outpatient
Recovery period 1 week

Who is suitable for an upper eyelid lift?

Hooded eyes is the term for excess skin that sags down covering a part of the upper eyelid. This make the eyes appear smaller.
The reason for hooded eyes is usually a loss of elasticity in the skin due to age. Loose skin can also be caused by genetics and occur while a person is young or from birth. Those affected often feel that they look less attractive, in some cases, even their field of vision is limited if the condition is particularly pronounced.

How is an upper eyelid lift performed?

Patients who wish to undergo this procedure are first invited to a personal consultation at our Klinik am Rhein in Düsseldorf. Here, we discuss in detail your wishes and expectations and compare these with the current condition (degree of sagging tissue) as well as the options available. To prepare for the treatment, we also strongly recommend avoiding nicotine and blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin) 1–2 weeks before surgery.

On the day of the procedure, the patient receives a local anaesthetic with twilight anaesthesia so that the procedure is performed without any pain. The excess skin is now removed by the specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery by making an incision along the fold of the upper eyelid. There may also be excess fatty tissue in addition to the sagging skin. This can also be removed. Afterwards, the wound margins are sutured together to complete the procedure.

What is important after the surgery?

Aftercare for an upper eyelid lift in Düsseldorf

The upper eyelid procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and takes 30 to 45 minutes. This means that the patient can go home on the same day. The sutures are removed after a week. Until then, the patient must rest and avoid using any cosmetic products on the face. After a week, the patient can resume most work and social activities. The scars caused by the incision are almost invisible once the wound has completely healed.

What are the risks of the procedure?

Risks of an upper eyelid lift in Düsseldorf

An upper eyelid lift is one of the most common procedures in plastic and aesthetic surgery. An experienced specialist performs the eyelid lift almost risk-free. Bleeding after the procedure, wound healing disorders or unattractive scarring only occur in very rare cases. In the first few days after the surgery, it is common for redness and swelling around the eyes to appear. Regular cooling can help reduce the symptoms more quickly.

Is there an alternative to surgery?

To correct hooded eyes, there is no real alternative to a surgical upper eyelid lift. Outsider methods include laser treatment and the so-called plasma pen. During laser treatment, a laser is used to make the incision instead of a scalpel. This means that while the wound would theoretically bleed less, the wound margins are exposed to excessive heat, which would make the scar appear redder for a longer period.

With the plasma pen, heat is generated to shrink the skin. However, both techniques offer considerably poorer results than a surgical eyelid lift, the success of which is guaranteed and permanent.

What are the costs of the treatment?

The costs of the upper eyelid lift include all expenses such as the consultation, surgery, anaesthesia, surgical materials and the final check-up. If the procedure is medically indicated, health insurance companies may cover the costs. This is the case if the field of vision is limited or the patient suffers from repeated inflammation in this area due to the hooded eyelids. An application can be sent to the patient’s health insurance company.

Do you have any questions about upper eyelid lift surgery?

Call us (0211-55028780) or arrange an appointment with your doctor using our online calendar. Find available appointments.

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