Blepharoplasty is a frequently performed aesthetic-surgical operation. The reason for its popularity is that it leads to a significant but not conspicious rejuvenescense while the strain the patient has to cope with is relatively low.

Depending on the age, variations at the eye lid lead to a surplus of skin. Dividing layers of tissue go limp and lead to subcutaneous fat that gets visible (at the lower eye it is the so called “lachrymal sacs”). The musculature at the superficial area of the eyes goes limp and advances a tired and unattractive facial expression.

Various correction techniques are available; which one will be applied is to be decided on a case-by- case basis. Generally, the surgery is performed out-patient under local anaesthesia (with accompanying twilight anaesthesia).