Eye lift or upper eyelid correctionto treat droopy eyelids

With an eye lift or upper eyelid correction we correct droopy eyelids that add years to your face and make you look weary.

  • Safe routine procedure
  • Short procedure
  • Speedy recovery
  • Small, invisible scar

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:

  • If the skin in the upper eyelid has become wrinkled and has begun to sag.
  • The skin will begin to droop, rest on the eyelashes even, giving your eyes a hooded look.
  • In some cases, fatty deposits build up inside the inner eye corner, causing swelling.

Eye lift results

Knocks years of your face

A minor surgical procedure with major aesthetic effect.

Small invisible scar

Small, invisible scar in the eyelid’s natural fold

Painless and safe

Completely painless and performed under local anaesthetic.

Short procedure

The surgery takes less than 1 hour and you can return home again on the day but we do recommend that you organise transport.

Speedy recovery

You will make a full recovery within 7 to 14 days

Eye lift: the procedure step by step

  • Beforehand

    Preoperatieve screening

    • 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

    • Instructions

      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.

    • Procedure

      15 min.

      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.

  • Afterwards

    After surgery

      • 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
Preoperativescreening € 60
If the purpose of your treatment is cosmetic rather than therapeutic 21 % VAT will be added (i.e. € 1,633)
Post-operative review included
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.

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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.

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Multidisciplinary team of experienced topsurgeons

All the knowledge in-house for a wide range of eye treatments. Meet the team

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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.

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High-tech equipment

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.

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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.



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