Lower Blepharoplasty

With age, the musculature, skin and structures supporting the skin of the lower eyelid relax. As a result, the lower eyelid can become puffy, especially in the morning. No matter how fit you feel, a person with a sagging lower eyelid is perceived as tired. With lower blepharoplasty ( lower eyelid lift ), you can reduce the consequences of the loss of skin elasticity on the eyelids and bring a new freshness to your look.

With age, the musculature, skin and structures supporting the skin of the lower eyelid relax. As a result, the lower eyelid can become puffy, especially in the morning. No matter how fit you feel, a....

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Wear sunglasses for the first two weeks, cold pack for 5 days, no ointment or make-up for the first two weeks, apricot-based ointment on the scar from 3 weeks.

Wear sunglasses for the first two weeks, cold pack for 5 days, no ointment or make-up for the first two weeks, apricot-based ointment on the scar from 3 weeks.

Local anesthesia. Sedation or general anaesthesia on request

Lower blepharoplasty: 4,000 under AL. Upper blepharoplasty: 3,500.00 under AL. Combination: 6,500 under AL.

60 to 90 minutes

Local swelling, bruising, infection, hematoma, asymmetry, ectropion.

After 3 weeks

Ambulatoire

Depends on activity

Dr. Yann Favre, Blepharoplasty specialist

  • Professional consultation by a qualified FMH & EBOPRAS plastic surgeon
  • Member of the Swiss Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
  • More than 15 years’ experience in plastic and aesthetic surgery in various clinics and university hospitals in Switzerland and Europe
  • 5 to 10 blepharoplasties performed per month
  • Individual results planning
  • Post-op medication and consultations included
  • A professional, friendly team to look after your well-being before, during and after the operation

Dr med. Yann Favre
Founder of Clinique Bellefontaine
Specialist FMH & EBOPRAS Plastic, Reconstructive and
Aesthetic Surgery

General information

In some people, the skin, muscles and supporting tissues of the lower eyelid become slack at an early age. Sometimes, there is a family predisposition to this problem. If this is the case, bags form on the lower eyelids. This is due to bags of fat pressing on the relaxed tissues. This swelling is mainly present on waking. Stress and lack of sleep can exacerbate the problem. In this procedure, we remove the troublesome fat and tighten the sagging structures of the lower eyelid. After a lower eyelid lift (lower blepharoplasty), the eyes look fresh and rested again. A lower eyelid lift is often combined with an upper eyelid lift.

Gallery Before After

Treatment procedure At the Bellefontaine Clinic

Before the procedure

During the initial consultation, we ensure that lower blepharoplasty is a treatment that will meet your expectations. To this end, we clarify questions about general health, measure excess skin, skin tone and the presence of fat sacs in the lower eyelids. We inform you about outpatient surgery, discuss the additional examinations required for the operation, explain the applicable forms of anesthesia and give an overview of the various stages in the healing process. To avoid jeopardizing the wound-healing process, we strongly advise you not to smoke for around 14 days before and after the operation.

During the procedure

Before the procedure, we carefully plan and mark the excess skin and fat bag of the lower eyelids. We also provide photographic documentation. As a rule, the operation is performed under local anaesthetic, or if desired, general anaesthetic. The excess skin and fat are then removed with great precision. Extremely fine, continuous stitches are used for suturing, which sink into the skin and are therefore not visible (intracutaneous). If you suffer from severe skin elasticity of the lower eyelid, the lateral angle of the eyelids must be stabilized, and the muscles and ligaments involved fixed to the periosteum of the eye socket.

After the procedure

During the healing phase, you’ll need to wear sunglasses to avoid straining your eyes. The eye area should be cooled after the procedure with cold pack to reduce bruising and swelling. Swelling around the eyes and bruising will disappear spontaneously within 1 to 2 weeks. You should refrain from sports for 3 weeks. We also advise against wearing contact lenses. When you return home, you should use a higher, well-filled pillow and avoid creams and ointments around the eyelids for the first two weeks after the operation. The first check-up, including the removal of stitches, usually takes place 5 to 7 days after the operation. It is advisable to massage the scar with an apricot-based ointment 2 weeks after removal of the sutures.

Risks and side effects

If your eyes feel slightly dry immediately after surgery, this is perfectly normal. This sensation disappears after a few days. Bruising and swelling occur regularly, but generally disappear within 1 to 2 weeks. The appearance of a grain of milium is common after surgery in the area of the scars. These small nodules usually disappear within a few weeks without treatment. Infections and hematomas are very rare. If asymmetry persists after 6 months, it can be corrected. Other risks include watery eyes and eyelid malposition (ectropion).

Prices

Treatments Rates
Lower blepharoplasty 4000.- UNDER AL
Upper and lower blepharoplasty 7000.- UNDER AL

Contact

Do you have any questions or would you like to make an appointment at Clinique Bellefontaine? You can send us your request via our contact form or call us on +41 21 601 33 33. We look forward to hearing from you!

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