The natural aging of the face often begins with the eyes. At first, tiny wrinkles form on the delicate skin and eventually the deeper structures of the eyelids lose their elasticity. Well-defined bags develop under the eyes and the upper eyelids turn into so-called “drooping eyelids”.
While the tiny wrinkles at the sides of the eyes can often be satisfactorily treated with botulinum, significant amounts of excess skin can be removed in an operation (drooping eyelid correction).
The correction of drooping eyelids (upper lid tightening, upper lid blepharoplasty) is one of the most common and most rewarding surgical interventions in plastic surgery. It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under either local anesthesia or twilight sedation. After the excess skin has been measured exactly, this surplus is removed along with a thin muscle strip. In some cases, some protuberant fat is also removed. The remaining fine scars after an upper lid plasty lie in the natural folds of the upper lid where they are hardly visible. Only one week after the upper eyelid lift, stitches and bandages can be removed and eye makeup can be applied.
Occasionally, drooping eyelids are intensified by an age-related sinking of the eyebrow sides. In such cases, a brow lift as part of a forehead lift is worth consideration as a complement to the eyelid lift.
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