Eyelid correction Frankfurt / eyelid lift / eyelid surgery

The change in the upper eyelid commonly known as "drooping eyelids" makes eyes look dull, old and tired. People with this impairment often look years older than they really are. But sunken eyebrows also give the face a tired appearance and can lead to so-called pseudo drooping eyelids, while bags under the eyes and dark circles under the eyes can reinforce this impression. With such an impairment of the eyelids, you often look as if you have been partying all night, even if you are fully rested.

This problem can be corrected by blepharoplasty (colloquially known as an eyelid lift).

The operation requires a great deal of skill and experience, often leads to an astonishing change in the entire face and visibly rejuvenates the eye area. This can be corrected with eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty). Modern surgical methods have been refined, particularly in lower eyelid surgery, to achieve a long-term youthful result. Whereas in the past some skin and fatty tissue was simply removed, today the inner structures are also completely remodelled. Find out more from our experienced plastic surgeon about the procedure, costs, risks, etc. of a blepharoplasty. Eyelid lift in Frankfurt.

After an eyelid correction, you will have a fresh and alert look that will make you look significantly younger

Brief information on eyelid surgery

AnaesthesiaLocal anaesthesia
OP duration60 to 120 minutes
Able to workVisually noticeable 7 - 14 days after the operation
Will scars remain?Very fine scars that are barely visible to the naked eye
CostsCustomised - depending on your requirements and scope of surgery (e.g. upper eyelid only or upper and lower eyelid, etc.)
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Can I pay in instalments?possible depending on creditworthiness
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After the operation" Stitches are usually removed 7 to 8 days after the operation
" Make-up and make-up should be avoided during this time
Treating specialist

Oliver Ruiz
Dr Norbert Kania

Is an eyelid lift the same as an eyelid lift or are there differences?

There are Large differences in scope an eyelid lift. 

Different scopes of the eyelid lift

Every person is unique and the initial situation for an eyelid lift is always individual. Let's take a look at the structure of an eyelid. It consists of muscles (for lifting, lowering or tightening the eyelid), fat cells, eyelashes and sebaceous and sweat glands. In principle, it is necessary to check which cause is responsible for the development of the visual defect.  

A drooping eyelid may be due to excess skin, increased storage of fat cells or stretching or tearing of one of the muscles. Depending on the underlying cause, the surgical method is selected so that the deformity or asymmetry of your eyelids can be corrected with as little risk as possible.

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Upper blepharoplasty against drooping upper eyelids / drooping eyelids

An upper blepharoplasty is appropriate for drooping eyelids. Pronounced drooping eyelids can lead to visual impairment (restricted field of vision). Drooping eyebrows often intensify the drooping eyelid (pseudo drooping eyelid).

In modern upper blepharoplasty, muscle fibres and fatty tissue are removed in addition to the excess skin. The worn-out membrane (orbital septum), which is supposed to retain the fat in the eye socket, is tightened. Very mobile, drooping eyebrows that reinforce the drooping eyelid (pseudo drooping eyelid) often have to be fixed with internal sutures.

What happens during upper blepharoplasty?

Before the operation, the planned incision is marked out.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and twilight sleep. An anaesthetic is injected into the surgical area using a very thin needle. The anaesthetic is mixed with a drug that causes the small blood vessels to contract locally. This minimises bleeding during the operation.

During upper blepharoplasty to remove drooping eyelids, muscles and the excess skin hanging down are removed with a scalpel. In most cases, fatty tissue that has protruded from the eye socket over time and caused the drooping eyelids must also be removed. If the eyebrows have drooped, further drooping can be prevented with an internal suture. The skin and muscle are closed with very fine, continuous sutures. The operation takes about an hour.

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Lower eyelid surgery for bags under the eyes & dark circles

Every person is unique and the initial situation for an eyelid lift is always individual. This is why there are different scopes of treatment for eyelid surgery. The outpatient procedure to correct the lower eyelids is often referred to as a lower eyelid lift. 

A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is appropriate for bags under the eyes, eye rims and muscle weakness (drooping eye, ectropion). Over the last 20 years, Dr Kania has continued to develop modern surgical techniques for blepharoplasty. Many surgeons only remove the excess skin during upper blepharoplasty. In lower blepharoplasty, only prolapsed fat and excess skin is often removed. As a result, the upper eyelids soon become heavy again as the cause (fat prolapse) has not been removed.

Until the early 2000s, prolapsed fat and excess skin were removed during lower blepharoplasty. Patients initially looked better. With increasing age, however, as more and more fatty tissue is removed from the face, deep-set hollow eyes often developed, resulting in a tired appearance.

In a modern lower eyelid lift (arcus marginalis release with fat transfer), the fat is not removed but shifted downwards to fill the tear trough. Only in cases of extreme excess fat is some fat sometimes removed.

Dr Kania has been performing modern lower blepharoplasty (with "arcus marginalis release") since 2001 and has perfected this technique. The use of modern surgical techniques leads to very good results that usually last a lifetime.

What happens during a lower blepharoplasty?

Before the operation, the planned incision is marked out.

The procedure is preferably performed under anaesthetic. An anaesthetic is also injected into the surgical area using a very thin needle. The anaesthetic is mixed with a drug that causes the small blood vessels to contract locally. This minimises bleeding during the operation.

Through an incision below the eyelashes, the wafer-thin skin is first detached from the underlying muscle. After opening the muscle, the bony edge of the eye socket is exposed. The worn-out membrane, which is supposed to hold back the fatty tissue in the eye socket, is separated and the fatty tissue is moved to fill the tear trough.

The muscle is then tightened from a small incision on the side of the upper eyelid and finally the excess skin on the lower eyelid is carefully removed. The wounds are closed with the finest continuous sutures. The operation takes about two hours, followed by a day in hospital.

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What is the procedure for eyelid surgery?

Before you decide to have eyelid surgery, you will undergo a preliminary examination and consultation. Here we compare your personal ideas with what is medically sensible and feasible. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr Kania will explain your options, the possible course of the operation and your individual risks. 

After the preliminary examination, you can decide for yourself whether a correction is an option for you.

The eyelid lift operation itself is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

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novoLinea Clinic - Expertise in plastic surgery

We at the novoLinea Clinic have the right solution for our patients - let our team advise you personally and comprehensively. During the consultation, you will find out which method of eyelid surgery suits your desired result and your face. We will inform you in detail about treatment methods and possible risks. You will also receive a detailed breakdown of the costs of the treatment.

Thanks to the empathetic and competent support of our team, you will not feel alone as a patient.

The clinic is excellently air-conditioned, so that you will have a pleasant stay with us even on hot summer days.

novoLinea - over 20 years of experience for your eyelid lift in Frankfurt

Dr Norbert Kania Frankfurt
Dr Norbert Kania
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
Oliver Ruiz
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Our specialists in aesthetic and plastic surgery with many years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery attach great importance to individualised patient care. We have been repeatedly recognised by FOCUS for our many years of medical experience. Take advantage of our extensive experience for your eyelid surgery or for the removal of your lacrimal sac.

Would you like to find out more about correcting your eyelids?

Arrange your consultation appointment! We will be happy to explain everything about your treatment options. 

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about eyelid lifting

What should be considered before an eyelid surgery?

Bring a pair of sunglasses with you to the clinic to conceal the freshly operated eye area and protect it from the wind on the way home. Be aware that the eyes will need to be protected and cooled for the first two days after the operation. Modern lower blepharoplasty with fatty tissue transfer and muscle tightening is an operation that should only be performed by experienced surgeons.

What scars can be expected with an upper blepharoplasty?

The incision is made in such a way that the scars are barely visible later on. After upper blepharoplasty, the scar lies in the fold at the upper edge of the eyeball.

What scars can be expected with lower blepharoplasty?

The scar on the lower edge of the eyelashes and the small scar on the side in the fold of the upper eyelid are usually not visible once the scars have faded.

What to look out for after blepharoplasty?

The eyelids are made up of extremely fine structures and are therefore sensitive to any external influences. You will therefore leave the clinic with slightly swollen eyes. Even the smallest bruises will spread through the delicate tissue, so you may notice a blue discolouration the day after the operation.

Fortunately, the eyes usually recover very quickly. The swelling will subside after just a few days and if a haematoma forms, it will disappear within seven to ten days. You can support the process by cooling and sleeping with your upper body slightly elevated (second pillow) in the first few days after the operation. Decongestant enzymes also help. The stitches are removed after one week.

After about one to two weeks you will be socially acceptable again, with sunglasses or make-up a little earlier.

What complications can occur?

The complications that can occur with any operation (post-operative bleeding, wound infection, excessive scarring, nerve damage) are extremely rare with blepharoplasty and eyebrow lifting. Temporary slight dryness of the eyes may occur at first, but this is usually resolved by moisturising with drops. If too much skin is removed from the upper eyelid, eyelid closure may be impaired. If too much skin is removed from the lower eyelid, the edge of the eyelid may be distorted. However, these are typical problems with surgery performed by an inexperienced surgeon.

What results can be expected from an eyelid lift?

The possible changes depend on your individual starting position and the scope of treatment.        

With a Tightening of the lower eyelids (also known as a lower eyelid lift), the aim is usually for the lower eyelids to be wrinkle-free after the operation when you are at rest - but not when you are smiling.

With a Tightening of the upper eyelids (also known as an upper eyelid lift), your upper eyelids will be significantly smoother after the procedure. The aim of this eyelid correction is to open up your gaze and make your eyes look brighter.

Should existing bags under the eyes removed, your eyes will be more alert and open.

Can I finance the cost of my eyelid correction?

Yes - Financing of the costs of your eyelid correction is possible via our partner if you have the appropriate credit rating.

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