drooping eyelid surgery

Eyelid lifts in Essen
– more beautiful eyes are just
two little steps away

Information on outpatient eyelid surgery

Type of surgeryOutpatient or inpatient
Duration of surgery30 - 90 min.
AnaesthesiaLocal or general anaesthesia
DressingBandage for 7 days
Clinic visit typeOutpatient or inpatient
Patient aftercareCool regularly,
avoid working overhead
Bed restNo
Recovery timeApproximately 1 week
Physical recoveryAfter 1-2 weeks
Aftercare from surgeonSuture removal after one week,
subsequent scar aftercare
Return to workAfter 1 week for cosmetic reasons, or 2–3 days if appearance is not important
ResultLasts for many years after operation

Are drooping eyelids making your eyes look sad and tired as you age? The eyes, of course, are a particularly important factor for your charisma! But perhaps sagging eyelids run in your family and are simply a trait you’ve inherited? Then, comparatively speaking, a corrective eyelid lift might be the simplest and most effective means of restoring your alert, open gaze, which will in turn make you feel significantly better about yourself.

The advantages of eyelid lifts at Difine

Specialist in eyelid lifts with many years of experience

Our doctor has already performed hundreds of eyelid lifts

24-hour care following the operation

Immense expertise in this area thanks to comprehensive training with internationally renowned facial surgeons

Always up-to-date thanks to frequent participation in advanced training programmes

Difine Essen

Eyelid lift methods

Upper eyelid lifts

What to expect from sagging eyelid surgery
At the upper eyelid, our doctor removes excess or slack eyelid skin. In some cases, it is also necessary to remove fat from the inner crease of the eye (the ‘nasal compartment’). In order to make the scar as invisible as possible, Dr Narwan places the scar along the natural eyelid crease and extend it into one of the natural wrinkles at the corner of the eye. Our doctor uses a variety of filler methods to correct slight or medium lower eyelids (baggy eyes). After any lid correction, our patients appear significantly more awake and alert.

Lower eyelid lifts

For lower eyelid lifts, Dr Narwan removes excess skin at the lower eyelid. The scar is then located directly at the crease of the lower eyelid, healing to become nearly invisible. If there is no need to remove excess skin, then access can also be made through the conjunctiva. The fat in the lower eyelid is distributed over the mid-facial bone. In exceptional cases, it may be necessary to remove large fat deposits from the lower eyelid.

Difine Essen

Advantages of eyelid lifts

There are many reasons in favour of this minor yet very effective operation:

Only a small amount of effort quickly produces a great result.

The operation can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure, in twilight sleep or under general anaesthesia, and takes only about 30 minutes for the upper lids and 90 for the lower lids.

Recovery does not take long, and there are usually no complications.

The thin scar that results runs along the natural crease of the eye for the upper eyelid or along the edge of the lower lid, and becomes barely visible after only a few weeks.

Eyelid lifts do not change the shape of the eye, and corrective eyelid surgery does not affect vision.

The results of a well-done upper eyelid lift will last a long time – it is very rare for patients to request a second eyelid lift after several years.

Difine Essen

How an eyelid lift works

Before anaesthesia, our doctor initially marks the skin areas to be removed. The face is then washed, sterilised and covered. Local anaesthesia is applied to the area to be operated on, and the procedure is then carried out as described above under a microscope. Dr Narwan sutures the skin using a very fine thread. The area is cooled directly following the operation. If you fell well enough and there are no issues, then you can be picked up at the clinic after about 2 hours. Once home, you should continue to cool the area and sleep with your upper body slightly elevated for the first few days. One week after the operation, our doctor will remove the sutures. Afterwards, you can begin scar aftercare – however, until the area is fully healed, you should avoid rubbing your eyelids.

Frequently asked questions about eyelid lifts in Essen

Will the operation change my vision?

No, your vision will not be affected.

Will an upper or lower eyelid lift change the shape of my eyes?

The shape of the eye itself will not change. However, your eyes will appear large and more awake.

After the eyelid lift, can I close my eyes completely?

It is very rare to not be able to close your eyes completely after an upper eyelid lift. The eyelashes may stand up straight for a brief period of time, but will soon lower again.

May I wear glasses after an upper or lower eyelid lift?

Yes, you may, because your glasses do not come into contact with the scar.

Is the result of the eyelid lift permanent?

The result is very long-lasting. In rare cases, a second upper eyelid lift is necessary after several years have passed.

Should I expect scarring after an eyelid lift?

Incisions to the upper eyelid heal very well. The scar is almost completely invisible and lies along the natural crease of the eyelid.

Dr. Narwan – Facharzt für plastische und ästhetische Chirurgie

Make a non-binding appointment with r Narwan at the Difine Clinic in Essen – in a personal consultation, you will find out everything there is to know about options and risks for eyelid correction. Perhaps you too will soon be enjoying newly rejuvenated eyes!

Costs for an eyelid lift

Each and every patient is unique because of their pre-existing facial anatomy and their individual desires. Dr Narwan adapts every surgical method to suit your needs. This is why we cannot state flat-rate prices for our treatments. The precise costs are calculated in a personal consultation following a physical examination.