Eyelid correction | blepharoplasty in Bonn

Aesthetic and professional correction of the eyelids

Many people suffer from wrinkly or drooping eyelids which can create a tired and defeated look. The face appears to be haggard and the patients often complain about leaving a listless, unhappy impression. Drooping lids, tear sacs or wrinkly eyes can be corrected with an eyelid correction, creating a rejuvenating and refreshing effect. A plastic eyelid correction (blepharoplasty) at the Beta Aesthetic in Bonn can improve age-related sagging of the sensitive lid skin so that an aesthetically beautiful result is achieved. The patient’s fundamental appearance is not altered during the process.

Dr. med. Daniel Sattler, the treating physician in the field of blepharoplasty, would be happy to inform you about the treatment possibilities of eyelid correction in a personal and comprehensive consultation.

Quick guide:

Anaesthesia Anaesthesia:
Local anaesthetic, general anaesthetic on request
treatment Duration of treatment:
approx. 1 hour
Fit for work Fit for work:
after 1-2 weeks
Fit to socialise:
after 1-2 weeks
sport Sport:
after around four weeks


FAQs on the topic of eyelid correction | blepharoplasty

You can find a selection of the most frequently asked questions here:

Why should someone have a lid correction procedure?

A distinction is made between upper lid and lower lid correction. The upper lid correction is the more frequently carried out procedure. During the natural ageing process, the upper third of the face sags and surplus skin develops on the upper lid, creating so-called drooping lids. The predisposition to this condition is very individual and congenital.

What are the methods of lid correction?

There are methods in which only the surplus skin is removed, however it is also possible to use techniques in which the muscle beneath is corrected.

What should you bear in mind before an eyelid operation?

In the case of an upper lid correction, the operation is prepared for using photo documentation so that patients can express their wishes and the doctor treating them can explain exactly what is involved. If an extensive correction, such as correction of the lid or lid corner corrections, is performed, these measures must be additionally discussed.

When can you return to everyday life after the procedure?

The swelling is strongest during the first week after the procedure, so you should avoid activities that raise your blood pressure. This includes avoiding alcohol and nicotine for up to 10 days after the operation, if possible. The healing process of the skin is so fast that the stitches can be removed after a week. The overall healing phase is very individual because some patients have no swelling after two weeks whereas other patients have swelling for up to four weeks.

The consultation with Dr med Daniel Sattler:

Eyelid correction or blepharoplasty is one of the operative procedures with the lowest risk. However, it is important that the patient is fully informed in advance about all eventualities including possible complications that may occur. As well as a personal consultation, it is necessary to have a thorough pre-examination of the eyes and face. The patient’s problems will be examined to see whether they are really caused by a problem with the eyelids.

Patients who suffer from neurological illnesses or who are already under the care of an eye specialist should discuss the procedure in advance with them. The correct method and technique of eyelid lifting is then decided according to the patient’s individual needs. Patients should note down any questions and wishes, so that they can discuss them during the consultation with the surgeon.

Preparation for an eyelid correction | blepharoplasty:

Careful preparation is always essential for all operative procedures. Blood-thinning, pain-relieving and temperature-lowering medication should be avoided for at least 14 days before the treatment.

Nicotine and alcohol should also be avoided, to ensure that the oxygen supply to the skin is not impaired – this slows down the healing process. Cosmetics and creams should not be applied on the day of the operation and clothing that needs to be removed over the head after the procedure should preferably not be worn.

What happens during an eyelid correction | blepharoplasty treatment:

Eyelid correction is one of the most frequently performed procedures in aesthetic-plastic surgery. The operation can be performed in one of two different areas, depending on the diagnosis and individual problem of the patient. Either the upper lid or the lower lid will be lifted. The upper lid lift can take place with or without fat tissue reduction. The scars will be positioned so that they lie in the natural eyelid crease and are therefore hardly noticeable. In the case of drooping lids or accumulation of fat, a semi-circular incision is made along the crease of the lid to remove the surplus skin and then tighten the upper lid. To ensure that the result looks as natural as possible, a strip of muscle or connective tissue is also removed. The lower lid lift can either be performed by a lid edge incision or be corrected via the conjunctiva. If there is surplus skin, the lower lid lift is carried out in a similar way to an upper lid lift. Surplus skin is removed by means of a skin incision along the lower lid edge and removal of a strip of muscle or connective tissue.

If the patient suffers from bags under the eyes without surplus skin (accumulation of fat in the lower lid area), the surgeon can remove these fat pads without exterior scars by making an incision in the conjunctival tissue. This procedure takes around 60 minutes; somewhat longer for more complex procedures. After approx. two hours of rest, patients can usually go home again. The operation can take place on an outpatient basis with local anaesthetic, unless the patient wishes to have general anaesthetic.

Post-operative care after an eyelid correction | blepharoplasty:

The follow-up treatment and recovery phase after an operative procedure is also an important element in treatment and decisive in ensuring an optimal result. After the operation the patient should ideally rest for one to two hours. We recommend cooling the eyelids with damp compresses and cold pads regularly for up to two days afterwards, to avoid and minimise possible swellings and bluish discolouration. These should have disappeared after approx. two weeks at the latest. The stitches can be removed a week after the operation.

After two weeks, patients are usually fit to socialise. It’s best to avoid make-up, creams or contact lenses for up to ten days after the operation, so as not to irritate the eyes and the eyeball. You should avoid strenuous physical activities that could raise your blood pressure, sport and going to the sauna until at least approx. three to four weeks after the operation. It’s also important to avoid strong exposure to the sun and to wear sunglasses to protect the eyelids.