If you look alert and attentive, you are perceived as open, intelligent, and active. However, excess skin can develop on the upper eyelids due to genetics or natural aging, which can result in droopy eyelids. Even if you have had a good night’s sleep, you may look spent, disinterested, and listless, literally in a haze. In more extreme cases, the excess skin can even rest on the eyelashes, which can make it hard to open your eyes. You may unconsciously raise your eyebrows to compensate, which can cause significant wrinkles and, in some cases, severe headache.
Upper blepharoplasty is a procedure that gently removes the annoying excess skin and deeper-lying excess fat and muscle if needed, restoring your clear view of the world. In this operation, Dr. Hubmann first uses a very fine needle to introduce local anesthetic below the skin. The needle prick is barely noticeable. When the anesthetic has reached full effect, excess tissue is delicately resected. Dr. Hubmann closes the wound with extremely fine suture and places the suture in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, making scarring nearly undetectable.
|Duration of treatment: 45 minutes for both upper eyelids|
|Anesthesia: local anesthesia, twilight sedation or general anesthesia is available upon request|
|Outpatient day surgery|
|Postoperative guidelines: cool the area around the eye for 48 hours|
|Suture removal: after 8 days|
|Return to (office) work: after 2 or 3 days|
|Strenuous exercise: after 2 weeks|
During the personalized consultation, Dr. Hubmann will develop an individual treatment plan based on his ABSOLUTELY YOU concept.
As with all of his treatments, Dr. Hubmann performs upper blepharoplasty with the utmost precision. You will receive close attention and care from both him and his team before, during, and after the procedure. Your adherence to the recommendations for postoperative care is essential to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of your upper blepharoplasty. This will pave the way to a new YOU.
It is important for you to keep the area around your eyes cool after upper blepharoplasty, which will help prevent swelling and bruises. Dr. Hubmann also recommends that you keep your head and upper body elevated during the first postoperative week. Sitting in a relaxed position on the couch or your favorite armchair and placing a second pillow under your head while sleeping will promote and accelerate healing.
In the days following upper blepharoplasty, your eyelids will likely remain somewhat swollen, which may impede opening your eyes. You should initially avoid extended periods of reading, watching TV, or driving a car in general.
No, your vision will not be impaired. Since upper blepharoplasty opens up your peripheral vision, you will likely feel more awake and energized.
Blepharoplasty can also be performed on your lower eyelids if they have a lot of excess skin. We can provide you with more information on this procedure. Surgery on the upper and lower eyelids can be combined in a single operation. In your personalized consultation, Dr. Hubmann will be happy to explain the special aspects of this procedure.
To allow the area around your eyes enough time to heal and achieve optimal results from the surgery, you should refrain from exercising for 2 weeks.
Upper blepharoplasty can easily be combined with other procedures during the same operation. These may include procedures on the head and face, such as hyaluronic acid injection (dermal filler) or Botox® treatment, microneedling, or facelift, as well as procedures on the breasts or other body parts. Please do not hesitate to discuss your goals with Dr. Hubmann during your consultation.
Some minor pain can occur in the days following the procedure. However, during your stay with us, Dr. Hubmann will manage your pain and prescribe appropriate pain medication for your recovery at home.
The incision is placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelids and is barely perceptible even up close.
Yes, the results are permanent. In extremely rare cases, however, excess skin can build up again over the years, and you may wish to have a second blepharoplasty.