Most questions about eyelid surgery
What successes can be achieved with an upper lid plastic?
The goal of an upper eyelid correction are not tight upper eyelids but youthful upper eyelids, where on the one hand there is no noticeable excess of skin, a nice eyelid fold exists, but the eyes do not appear hollow-eyed. An upper eyelid correction can make the patient look fresher and alert. Most patients are satisfied with the outcome of upper eyelid surgery, if there is a visual field constriction, they will notice it immediately after the procedure.
What are the risks of upper eyelid surgery?
Upper eyelid surgery is usually twilight, but can also be done under local anesthesia. As a rule, the doctor will first indicate how much skin should be removed from the upper lid area, so that on the one hand the excess skin is removed, but on the other hand the eye can still be closed without difficulty. The cut itself takes place 8 to 10 mm above the lid edge, not directly at the lid edge. In addition to the skin, a part of the upper eyelid muscle is usually mitentfernt to achieve a better contour of the upper lid and in particular the eyelid crease, also a correction of the bulging fatty tissue is necessary, which in contrast to earlier, the fatty tissue usually removed only to a very limited extent rather, to prevent the eye from appearing hollow-eyed.
Do eye surgeons use a different technique in correcting the droopy throats of plastic surgeons?
Yes, the ophthalmological technique is based on a special method of aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery: In contrast to a pure skin removal, the ophthalmic technique always simultaneously tightens the corresponding eyelid muscles. This tightening provides a more aesthetic eyelid fold and a more lasting result of the upper eyelid tightening. In some eye centers, a very gentle high-frequency technology is used to tighten the tissue on the eyelid.
Do my eyes look different after my eyelid tightening?
The goal of the upper eyelid tightening is not to give your eyes a different shape. The shape of your eyelids is part of your expression. With an eyelid tightening we only want to make you look fresher: your eyes should "shine" again just as you were used to from the past.
When can I make-up after a Oberlidstraffung?
You can make-up again 10 days after the correction. You will notice positively that the eyelid line on the upper lid has become visible again in full length and you can see your eyelid fold again.
Do I have to expect swelling and "blue eyes"?
The swelling tendency is individually very different. In about 70% of patients, swelling completely dissipates within the first 3 days after gentle cooling and they "come off without a blue eye". In about 30%, the swelling or a slight bleeding may last a few days longer.
Can it happen that I can not close my eyes after a slip-correction?
On the first days after surgery, you will notice a slight resistance from the strips on your eyelids, especially when opening and closing your eyelids. After removing the patches and threads, you can usually open and close your eyes effortlessly. An incomplete eyelid closure after an upper eyelid tightening did not occur so far in the treatments known to us.
Remove the slip-eyelids: Aesthetic correction or medical necessity?
Slippery eyelids are often perceived as annoying, because they visually reduce the size of the eyes: the look is often tired, sad and closed. This affects both self-awareness and impact on others. Therefore, more and more people are performing blepharoplasty for aesthetic reasons. In addition, the weight of the tissue bearing on the movable lid is perceived as unpleasant in the case of more pronounced sliders.
Very pronounced slip flops can still lead to impairment of the visual field. In some patients, skin slackening in the upper eyelid area even leads to an increased inflammatory tendency of the eye area. In these cases, blepharoplasty is also advisable from a medical point of view.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures of plastic and aesthetic surgery. The excess tissue in the area of the upper eyelid is removed by targeted cuts with the scalpel. The incision line is placed so precisely in the eyelid crease that the remaining thin scar is as good as invisible later.
Laser non-surgical blepharoplasty has been promoted more and more for several years as a gentle alternative to classic blepharoplasty. It aims to stimulate natural regeneration and wound healing processes to tighten the eyelid.
Blepharoplasty with the laser: How does it work? A laser works with a highly focused light beam, the properties of which depend on the choice of medium and pulse length. For the laser blepharoplasty, the fractional CO2 laser with a wavelength of 10,640 nm is used in particular. The procedure itself only lasts 15 to 30 minutes and can be performed on an outpatient basis. To ensure a painless treatment, the eye area is anesthetized with a local anesthetic in gel or ointment form. Tissue tightening by the laser is based on a twofold effect: the resurfacing of the epidermis and the subsurfacing of the deeper dermis.