Eyelid lift a/o blepharoplasty surgeries treat the most important area of the face - your eyes. Due to constant movement, anatomical changes and thin skin in the eye region the ageing process very often starts around the eyes. Depending on your case, an eyelid lift surgery can either address excess skin on the upper and lower eyelid, eye-bags (bulging fat below the eye), wrinkles on the lower lid or all of the above at once.
Eyelid surgery has a very low complication rate and a very high satisfaction rate with our patients. The procedures can be performed either as an isolated procedure or in combination with other facial procedures like facelift, browlift frontal lift, chin augmentation with implants or rhinoplasty.
Pre-operative considerations include an thorough evaluation of your periorbital anatomy and bone structure including the recommendation of possible complementary procedures like a brow lift to correct brow ptosis (hanging of the brow) and / or a periorbital fat transfer to correct sunken eyes. Our advice regarding the combination of techniques, your understanding of the 3 dimensional ageing process and our enthusiasm for the best possible results are paramount in obtaining long-lasting and natural results.
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Banish eye bags for good with lower eyelid surgery.⇒ Lower blepharoplasty
We often think of under eye bags as being caused by lack of sleep. But usually the problem is hereditary. The ‘bags’ are actually herniated fat, which tend to worsen with age. They cannot be treated by eye creams but there are non-surgical options. Radio-frequency can help reduce fat deposits and tighten skin. While dermal filler can add volume around the eye.
However, a lower blepharoplasty is the most effective treatment. This procedure surgically removes excess fat and skin. An incision in your lash line results in invisible scarring.
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Your age, skin quality and your anatomic proportions are key in choosing the eyelid lift technique best suited to you. We will discuss with you if either a open technique (subciliar approach) or a transconjunctival (from inside the eyelid) is more appropriate, furthermore we will examine and explain if any changes to your periorbital, brow or cheek region are recommendable to achieve the desired effect.
If your periorbital skin shows signs of photoageing like stains, pigmentation, fine lines / rhytids and a general loss of brilliance a peeling maybe recommended by us and performed at the same time as your eyelid lift surgery to minimize downtime.
Depending on your age, skin excess, facial anatomy and the desired periorbital rejuvenation effect the scars are mostly placed within the natural crease of your upper eyelid and just below the eyelashes of your lower eyelid. In some cases the lower eyelid maybe addressed from inside the eye through the conjunctiva. The scars are normally hardly visible after 2-3 months.
This kind of procedure is mostly performed under deep iv sedation (Twilight sleep) combined with loco-regional anesthesia or purely under local anesthesia. You will sleep throughout the procedure, but you will be able to move arms and legs like in normal sleep, which lowers the risk for thrombosis. The procedure is generally pain free and takes between 1-2 hours.
Recovery is 7- 10 days, with some swelling and bruising during the first 7 days. Stitches maybe removed by day 7 and swelling and bruising have mostly subsided after 10 days. Makeup can be worn after a week. There may be some numbness of the skin and hardness of the subcutaneous skin layers during the first 4-6 weeks before recovery is complete.
At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in eyelid lift surgery, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.
Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.
The top plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic specializing in eyelid lift surgery, located in Marbella, Madrid and Zurich. With more than 15 years of experience and performing more than 1000 surgeries a year. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience and security. Come and meet us!