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Eyelid lifting: Methods

Methods for eyelid surgery


Eyelid lifting at the plastic surgeon’s

Depending on whether the upper or lower eyelid is to be lifted, puffiness to be removed or the entire ocular area to be given a fresher look, the methods for blepharoplasty surgery will differ.

Upper eyelid lifting:

In exclusive upper eyelid lifting, the surgeon removes – depending on the severity of the sunken lid – a small crescent-shaped skin flap, if necessary also fat and muscle tissue. The cut is sutured intracutaneously, i.e. it is not visible from outside. The resulting scar is usually very fine and disappears discreetly into the upper eyelid crease.

This procedure is less comprehensive, takes 20 to 30 minutes and can be performed on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia.

Lower eyelid lifting, removal of bags under the eyes:

Lower eyelid lifting is a bit more complex than upper eyelid lifting and therefore requires some 45 to 60 minutes. The incision is made beneath the lash line so the later scar will be located as invisible as possible. Here a strip-shaped piece of tissue is removed, usually fat or muscle tissue in addition to skin: Eye bags consist mostly of fat; if the muscle tissue sags, it will also be lifted for more sustainable outcomes.

If your eye bags are caused not by age but by genetic factors, there is the option of performing a so-called transconjunctival blepharoplasty: In this case, the surgical approach is via the inside of the lower eyelid. The adipose tissue is removed; a suture in the inner eyelid is not necessary, thanks to the natural tension.

An eyelid lift can be easily combined with other cosmetic surgeries, such as an eyebrow lift or a forehead lift.

Competent Specialists for Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty should be performed exclusively by experienced, competent specialists. Not just anatomical knowledge, but also understanding of the overall esthetic appearance is required:

You may personally feel that an eyelid lift meets your esthetic desires. But only an experienced surgeon will be able to understand whether and to what extent blepharoplasty makes sense for you – or whether esthetic medicine is already sufficient to achieve the desired results for you.

Just arrange your cost-free, noncommittal consultation appointment at the Heidelberger clinic proaesthetic to find out what measures can give you a fresher look.

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