Superior blepharoplasty

If you have drooping eyelids, your face will look heavy and tired and you will feel restless, even though you feel fit. As we age the skin around our eyes starts to lose its elasticity and our muscles relax. This causes the upper eyelids to sag, This can sometimes even lead to an alteration of the visual field, resulting in vision difficulties when reading or driving Blepharoplasty involves the removal of loose skin and excess fatty tissues around the eye area, tightening the relaxed muscles and giving the skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. After a blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift), the eyes look fresh and rested again!

Procedural facts

Anaesthesia:Local anaesthesia. Sedation or general anaesthesia on request.
Length:60 to 90 minutes.
Work:Depends on the activity.
Sport:After 3 weeks.
Aftercare:Wear sunglasses for the first two weeks, coldpack 5 days, no ointment and make- up for the first two weeks, apricot-based ointment from 3 weeks on the scar.
Risks:Local swelling, bruising, infection, haematoma, asymmetry.
Costs:We would be happy to provide you with a non-binding offer. Please fill out the contact form or call us.

General information

As we age, the tissue around the eyelids changes. These changes can also be hereditary. The result is an excess of skin with the consequence of a feeling of heaviness, pressure in the eye area. Irritation and inflammation can sometimes also occur in the folds of skin of the eyelid due to maceration caused by the excess skin. In more advanced cases, the excess skin may begin to touch the eyelashes, which often makes it difficult for people to apply make-up. Not only from an aesthetic point of view, sagging upper eyelids can also lead to difficulties in reading or driving a car for those affected by considerably restricting the field of vision. The procedure consists of removing excess skin (dermatochalisis) from the eyelid. An upper eyelid lift will make you look as fresh as you feel: The pressure on the eyelids has disappeared as well as the tired look.

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Treatment procedure
At the Bellefontaine Clinic

Before the procedure

During the first consultation, we make sure that the superior blepharoplasty is a treatment that will meet your expectations. To this end, we clarify questions about the general state of health, we measure the excess skin as well as the presence of bags of fat on the eyelids. We inform you about outpatient surgery, discuss the additional examinations required for the operation, explain the forms of anaesthesia that can be used and give an overview of the various stages of the healing process. For a good healing process it is strongly recommended not to smoke for about 14 days before and after the eyelid surgery.

During the procedure

Before the eyelid surgery, we carefully plan and draw the existing excess skin from the photographic documentation of the upper eyelids. For a harmonious and natural result, the eyelids are marked in a lying position. The drawings are very important and several checks of the drawings are carried out in both the lying and standing position. As a rule, the operation is performed under local anaesthesia, if desired also under sedation or general anaesthesia. Subsequently, the excess skin is precisely removed by fine work. Extremely fine and continuous stitches are used for the suture, which sink into the skin and are therefore not visible (intracutaneous) in your blepharoplasty.

After the procedure

During the healing phase, you will need to wear sunglasses to avoid tiring your eyes. The eye area must be cooled after the operation with coldpacks to reduce bruising and swelling. Swelling around the eyes and bruising will disappear spontaneously in 1 to 2 weeks. You should refrain from sports for 3 weeks. It is also not recommended to wear contact lenses. When you return home, you will need to use a higher, well-padded 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 stitches used during your blepharoplasty.

Risks and side effects

If the eyes are slightly dry immediately after the operation, this is a completely normal sensation. This feeling disappears after a few days. Bruising and swelling occur regularly, but usually disappear within 1 to 2 weeks. The appearance of milium grains is common after the operation on the scars. These small nodules usually disappear in the following weeks without treatment. Infections and haematomas are very rare. If an asymmetry persists after 6 months, it can be corrected.

The Bellefontaine Clinic
is highly specialized

Doctor Doctor Yann Favre

Eyelid lifting is one of the specialties of the Bellefontaine Clinic. The eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is one of the 3 most common procedures performed by Dr. med. Yann Favre. To achieve an optimal result, the drawing before the operation is of utmost importance. This is why Dr. med. Yann Favre takes sufficient time and carries out several pre-operative examinations of the drawings while lying down and standing. Regular further training at national and international congresses allows the team at the Bellefontaine Clinic to always be at the forefront of technology and applications to make your blepharoplasty a success!


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