Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty

Our eyes connect us with other people, and are the reflection of our vitality. Sometimes sagging eyelids or bags beneath the eyes give us a more tired, drawn appearance. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can help you regain your youthful appearance, luminous look, whilst preserving your nature. This procedure eases the upper eyelids, reduces puffiness and removes the unwanted fat that has accumulated around the eyes. Blepharoplasty can also improve peripheral vision obstructed by skin falling over the eyelids.

  • Consultation and surgical procedure
  • Recovery and results
  • Complementary procedures to blepharoplasty

During your consultation, Dr Schlaudraff will ask you what you would like to improve about your eyelids through blepharoplasty, and help you decide on the appropriate procedure to respond to your expectations.

Dr Schlaudraff carries out eyelid surgery in the Concept Clinic surgical centre under a local anaesthesia. In upper eyelid surgery, a small incision is made in the crease of the eyelid, which makes it barely visible. In the lower eyelids, the incision is made in the lower lashes or, where possible, is transconjunctival, that is, inside the lower eyelid, thus rendering the scar totally invisible.

After a blepharoplasty, you will be able to go home on the same day, with an appropriate treatment plan. It is recommended that the head be kept elevated and cold compresses applied for three to five days, in order to optimise recovery and minimise bruising. Stitches are removed approximately seven days after the operation. Patients are able to resume their normal activities within seven to ten days after the procedure. It is advisable to avoid vigorous physical activities for at least four weeks. Once your convalescence is over, your eyes will be bright, you will look younger and your natural features will be preserved.

Sometimes, a brow lift is more suitable for certain patients, or a combination of the two is recommended. The stem cell-enriched fat grafting alternative is also available. Lasting and natural, it restores the volume lost above the eyes or along the temples.