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Eye lift or upper eyelid correctionto treat droopy eyelids
When is an eye lift or blepharoplasty indicated?
The scientific name for what is popularly known as an ‘eye lift’ is ‘blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids’. Eyelids tend to sag with age but also genetic factors can play a role.
You may consider an eye lift:
Eye lift results
Eye lift: the procedure step by step
Preoperative screening is available at our surgeries in Brussels or Dilbeek, or in our eye clinic.
Day of Treatment
less than 1 hour in total
Any anticoagulant therapy must be discontinued 7 days prior to your surgery.
On the day of the procedure, it would be best not to drive. So bring someone along to take you home again! We also strongly advise against using public transport.
Before the procedure
The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia, with or without a mild sedative.
Using a precisely drawn template, first an ellipse of skin is removed. The resulting scar will be as good as invisible. If you look really closely, all you’ll be able to see is a fine line, 8 –9 mm above the lash line, in the natural fold of the eyelid.
If excess skin is accompanied by fatty deposits that have caused the inside of the upper eyelid to bulge, this fatty tissue will also be removed during this procedure.
- After the procedure we would advise you to observe the following guidelines:
- Do not bend your head down (e.g. to tie shoe laces) or do not lie in a completely horizontal position. Sleep on your back with your head resting on two pillows.
- Avoid stress and try to remain calm. It is essential that your blood pressure remains low.
- Feel free to read or watch television.
Aftercare consists of anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers in combination with gentle cooling (don’t put ice or a cold pack directly onto the eye but wrap into a thick piece of fabric first or use a clean facecloth dampened with cold water).
Apply eye drops (artificial tears) and an antibiotic ointment to the scar tissue for 1 week.
1st week after surgery
Removal of the stitches
The stitches will be removed within 1 week of your surgery
Complications and risks associated with eye lifts
The chances of complications after an eye lift are small. Prior to the procedure, our surgeons will discuss the risks and aftercare with you in detail.
Ecchymosis or bruising under the skin, as well as some tissue swelling, is completely normal and will disappear spontaneously after 1 week to 10 days.
Cost of eye lift eye correction
At Focus Eye Clinic, we pride ourselves on our transparent price policy. This means that you pay the right price for the latest technology in the field of eyelid correction.
|Eye lift surgery||€ 1.350|
|If the purpose of your treatment is cosmetic rather than therapeutic||21 % VAT will be added (i.e. € 1,633)|
|Aftercare and the removal of stitches||included|
Health insurance cover for eye lift surgery
As an eye lift is an aesthetic procedure, it is not covered by the health insurance.
Personal advice from our experts
Our highly specialised surgeons thoroughly examine your eyes and make a detailed diagnosis. They discuss all the options with you in all objectivity.
Personalised eye care
Each eye has its own unique profile, just like your fingerprints. This is why we apply the ultra-personalised topo-guided technique.
We continuously invest in the latest, most reliable technology. We have the most comprehensive and modern technological platform for laser eye treatment and lens surgery.
A comfortable and pleasant setting
Our laser centre combines experts in their field with a warm welcome in a stylish setting so that you get to have your treatment in all peace and comfort.