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Treating Hollowness in Upper Eyelids - Common in Aging, Not Common in Young Skin (June 2019).


Do you have the impression, even after a restful night's sleep, that your look looks tired and beaten? Then maybe a eyelid tightening is possible for you. We clarify the possibilities of modern eyelid plastic surgery - and their risks.

Our skin loses its resilience and elasticity in old age. Even the sensitive area around our eyes can be affected. The result: The eyes and the look quickly look tired and exhausted. Frequent eye inflammation, genetic disposition, allergies, shifted fat or a particularly thin skin increase the visual effect of a "flabby lid". Even though face masks, eye creams and special massage techniques promise relief, they really can not help. With modern eyelid plastic surgery, however, it is possible to permanently remove the lubricants and to tighten the skin around the eye.

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What is a Lidstraffung actually?

An eyelid correction or eyelid tightening is the removal of excess skin around the eye area. The operative tightening of the sagging skin on the eyelid is also called blepharoplasty. Although most eyelid surgery is done on the upper eyelid, wrinkles may also increase on the lower eyelid. Eyelid surgery lasts about 10 to 15 years, after which it is possible to perform the procedure a second time.


Basically, every surgical procedure involves risks. Therefore, even with a supposedly small procedure such as eyelid surgery complications can not be completely ruled out. But do not worry, the risks of aesthetic surgery are minor: it can cause swelling of the eyelids, inflammation or even bleeding can be. In the rarest cases scars form. Usually, however, the small scars are usually almost completely gone after six to eight months. In addition there are the general risks of an operation; intolerance of the anesthetic is possible but not too likely. If you decide to undergo surgical eyelid surgery, your doctor will discuss with you and clarify any outstanding issues.


So that you are well informed about the risks, side effects and the appropriate time of eyelid tightening, it is worthwhile to receive intensive and detailed advice. There is also clarified whether an increase in the eyelid or a lifting is recommended in a tightening of the upper lid.

Cost of eyelid tightening

The costs of eyelid surgery are approximately between 1500 and 4000 euros. Depending on the complexity of the operation, it can sometimes be more expensive. An inpatient stay in a clinic is more expensive than an outpatient procedure. However, it is usually advised to spend at least one night in the clinic to stay under observation after surgery. The duration of the actual operation is about 15-20 minutes.

Do not be tempted by cheap offers. Every operation should be done by an expert and your health should be worth every penny.

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