With an eyelid correction we correct the excess skin around the eyes. Sagging skin of the upper eyelids with creases can cause a heavy and tired feeling, limit the field of view and cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Sometimes heavy and sagging upper eyelids can also cause headaches. With a professional eyelid correction you get a fresh and rested look, you see more and make-up stays in place better.
- Repair the sagging skin around your eyes
- Treatment plan based on your complaints
- Our plastic surgeons are affiliated with the Dutch Societies for plastic surgery (NVPC and NVEPC) NVPC and NVEPC
- Both male and female surgeons
Types of eyelid corrections (blepharoplasty)
An eyelid correction can be performed in different ways. Prior to the treatment, you will be examined as closely as possible during the consultation to map out your situation. Based on this examination, the plastic surgeon makes a proposal for the operation. The most common procedure is an upper eyelid correction. The lower eyelid correction is also often performed. A combination of an upper and lower eyelid correction is possible and can be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
Upper eyelid correction
If you suffer from drooping eyelids and/or a tired look, we perform an upper eyelid correction. The excess skin of the upper eyelid and the excess fatty tissue are skilfully removed by the plastic surgeon. The incision for the upper eyelid correction is made in the arcade arch and as a result the scar is barely visible after a while. We perform an upper eyelid correction under local anaesthetic.
Lower eyelid correction
If you suffer from bags under your eyes or drooping eyelids, we perform a lower eyelid correction. The excess skin of the lower eyelid and the excess fatty tissue are removed by our plastic surgeon. The incision during a lower eyelid correction falls just below the lash line and as a result the scar is barely visible over time. We perform a lower eyelid correction under local anaesthetic.
It is important that you receive the right treatment and that is why the plastic surgeon will determine during this first consultation whether the wishes of an eyelid correction can be met. In addition, the eyelid correction treatment is also discussed, you discuss the surgery risks and the recovery period. Photos will also be taken for your medical file and your medical background will be discussed. It is important for the surgeon to know how good your health is and whether you have undergone previous procedures. After the consultation you know exactly where you stand, what the costs are for the operation and how long it takes to recover from the eyelid correction.
The upper eyelid correction is performed under local anaesthetic. Prior to the procedure, the plastic surgeon carefully marks which part of the skin may be removed. With an upper eyelid correction, the surgeon then makes a small incision in the skin fold of the upper eyelid.
A lower eyelid correction is often performed under general anesthesia. During the lower eyelid correction, the plastic surgeon makes a small incision under the lash line of the lower eyelid.
Both procedures remove the fat and excess skin from the eyelids. The combination of fat removal and tightening of the skin gives optimal results. The plastic surgeon places sutures that we remove during the first check-up appointment.
Aftercare and recovery
After the operation you can go home immediately under supervision. You are not allowed to drive yourself, have someone pick you up from the clinic.
The first week after the procedure, bruising will appear around your eyes and swelling of the eyelids may develop. For an upper eyelid correction it applies that it lasts about seven to ten days and with a lower eyelid correction it takes about two to three weeks. Sutures will be removed during the first check-up. The eyelids still have to recover. In the first weeks after surgery, the swelling decreases and the scars become less visible. The final result of the eyelid correction is most visible after about three months and the scars take up to a year to fully recover.
Swelling and redness decreases
Checkup appointment in our clinic
You may perform light physical work
You are allowed to perform physically heavier work
The scar is less noticeable and the final result is visible
Important after surgery
- Do not expose your eyes directly to sunlight or UV rays without sunglasses or protective sunscreen.
- You can prevent or reduce swelling by using ice packs for cooling.
- Be sure to take sufficient rest during the first week in order to reduce the swelling.
- Do not rub your eyes during the first few weeks.
- You can take paracetamol as a pain relief.
- Be sure to keep the wounds clean and dry during the first two days after the surgery.
- Do not use makeup around your eyelids.
- We advise you to refrain from sports activities for four to six weeks after the surgery.
Meet one of our plastic surgeons during the intake consultation. Our experienced and specialised surgeons are here for you before and after the surgery.
Prices and insurance coverage
|Type of eyelid correction||Price local anesthetic||Price with general anesthesia|
|Upper eyelids||€ 995,-||€ 1.545,-|
|Upper eyelids with suspension eyebrows||€ 1.850,-||€ 2.400,-|
|Lower eyelids incl. suspension||€ 1.950,-||€ 2.500,-|
|Upper and lower eyelids (incl. suspension lower eyelids)||€ 3.000,-||€ 3.550,-|
Before and after photos
The result of your eyelid correction depends on several factors. Think of your starting situation, the quality of your skin and the healing tendency.
Risks and Complications
We believe it to be very important that you are fully aware of the possible risks and complications with regard to this procedure. The complications listed below are very rare, but they cannot be excluded completely. Do you have further questions about the procedure or are you experiencing any side effects? Please do not hesitate to. Contact us.
- The scars can make the eyelids feel tight
- Increased pressure in the eye socket
- Watering eyes
- Suffering from dry eyes
- Bleeding from the eyelid and adipose tissue
- Fluid retention around the eyes
- Numbness of the eyelids
- Poor opening and closing of the eyelids
- Curling the eyelids outwards
Do I need general anesthesia during an eyelid correction?
We usually perform an eyelid correction under local anaesthesia. In some cases, a lower eyelid correction is more difficult to perform, or the surgery involves a combination of various procedures. This may be a reason to do the surgery under general anaesthesia. All this will be discussed during the first consultation.
Can I resume my work quickly after the procedure?
Be sure to take sufficient rest after the surgery for your body to recover, so we advise you not to resume your work immediately. You can pick up your work activities at your own pace after a week. This means that you can go back to work after one week, depending on the type of work you do. You should not carry out any physically heavy work activities during the first four weeks. If you have a job that involves a great deal of physical work, please take into account that it may be up to four to six weeks before you can go back to work.
Can I wear my eye contact lenses after the surgery?
We advise you to wear glasses for the first week after the eyelid correction. The stitches will be removed from your eyelids after one week, and you can wear your eye lenses again when this has been done. Please make sure that you are able to place the eye lenses without having to pull your eyelids as this will inhibit the recovery process.