Would you like to have an awake, radiant look again – no tired, swollen lower eyelids or “thick” bags under the eyes?
Many patients suffer from swelling with or without significant excess skin on the lower eyelids. In some cases, such as pure wrinkling of the lower eyelid or a tired expression due to the tear trough, other treatments such as laser, autologous fat or filler can be an alternative. Even small surgical and non-invasive procedures can have a big effect: an awakened, younger facial expression provides more freshness, friendliness and attractiveness.
What happens before the operation
In a comprehensive consultation, the medical options will be explained to you. Risks, the course of treatment and the healing process are discussed in detail.
What happens during lower eyelid lifting
A great advantage of this procedure is the outpatient surgery in our surgery under twilight sleep. Our anaesthetists will advise you in advance on all questions regarding the anaesthetic. In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is usually made in the area of the mucous membrane (transconjunctival). In this case, only the excess fat is removed. If a skin resection is also performed, the incision is made just below the lash line. Redistribution of the fatty tissue can help to improve dark circles under the eyes. If the lower edge of the eyelid is very soft, the outer corner of the eye can be lifted and the edge of the eyelid tightened.
After the operation / Aftercare
You will be discharged shortly after the operation and can go home with a companion. We will give you the appropriate pain medication to counteract any pain. You will be able to socialise again after approx. 10-14 days, until then there may be slight swelling and bruising. In principle, you will be able to work the next day. The small strips of plaster will be changed by us on the 2nd-3rd day after the operation at a check-up appointment and the wound will be checked. In the case of lower eyelids, there are usually no stitches to be removed. Physical exertion should be avoided for about a week.
Dr. Rolf Bartsch and his team are always available for you. Further check-up appointments are important to optimally support the healing process and are planned with you before the operation. These are always included in the surgery price, there are no additional costs.