Upper eyelid lift: small procedure – big effect

Wrinkles and Drooping eyelids adé. There are effective means for an open look and radiant eyes. The range of treatments at the beauty doctor is wide and ranges from minimally invasive treatments with Botox & Co. to surgical procedures.

Unfortunately, the eye area is affected by the signs of time at a very early stage. The skin is particularly thin here and our eyes are constantly in motion. So it’s no wonder that the first wrinkles appear, especially around the eye. Help against this proven methods: Botox against mimic wrinkles like crow’s feet or laugh lines, Fillers, if the wrinkles are visible even when completely relaxed, and peelings against very fine creases. But what can be done if drooping eyelids make the eyes look tired?

The upper eyelid lift provides an open look

“What is the right treatment should definitely decide a specialist, because in this sensitive area of the face, the highest caution is required,” explains private lecturer Dr. Roman Rahimi of the Rosenpark Clinic in the VIDEO interview.

Not only the skin around the eyes, but also the eyelids show aging processes particularly clearly. “Drooping upper eyelids can become visible as early as age 30, especially in smokers or people who have had a lot of exposure to the sun or who have hereditary factors that cause rapid eslack connective tissue show,” explains the specialist. This can create a tired expression that makes you look older than you actually are.

What are the causes of drooping eyelids?

“Basically, there are two reasons for a drooping eyelid. There is the so-called true drooping eyelid and the fake drooping eyelid. The true drooping eyelid is caused by repeated swellings. These add up over the course of a person’s life and then cause the Skin very stretched is stretched. This stretching does not completely disappear and the skin increases over time, resulting in a drooping eyelid. The so-called fake drooping eyelid is caused by the fact that the Eyebrow in the course of life descends. Correction should then include the eyebrow.”

What are the most common reasons for an upper eyelid lift?

“For a Upper Eyelid Lift there are two main reasons: a functional problem and aesthetic demands. Functional means that the drooping eyelid can be partially so pronounced that the gaze can be very severely impaired. Aesthetic desires Are that the eye looks more awake, open and younger.”

What is the procedure for an upper eyelid lift?

“As a rule, the surgery takes place in local anesthesia takes place. The patient can also be offered twilight sleep – general anesthesia is not really necessary for the upper eyelid in general. As a rule, one begins with the Skin removal. This means that the excess skin that we have drawn in is removed. The incision required for this is made in the natural crease of the eyelid and runs out laterally in a small smile crease quite inconspicuously. The ring-shaped muscle under the skin is also treated. The surgeon decides which method to use. Subsequently excess fatty tissue is reduced.”

When are you socially acceptable again after an upper eyelid lift?

“Basically, 90 percent of patients are after seven days I was socially fit again. That is, swelling and bruising have largely subsided.”

How long do the results last?

“We assume that an upper eyelid lift will last a few years lasts. The skin, the cause of the drooping eyelid, can of course form again over the years – the Procedure is, however, after several years also repeatable.”

Risks and side effects of upper eyelid lift

Cooling is required after surgery, and the stitches are removed after about a week. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with upper eyelid lifting: disturbing scars, dryness of the eyes, and even the inability to close the eye completely again. If too much fat is removed, the eyes look hollow. Asymmetrical eyelids can be almost excluded with experienced doctors. Dr. Roman Rahimi performs an upper eyelid lift on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, if desired with light twilight sleep. Because he is highly specialized in this procedure, the OP time average only 40 to 60 Minutes for both eyes.

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