With age, the musculature of the lower eyelid loses elasticity. The edge of the lower eyelid may also sag and if, additionally, the subcutaneous fat shifts downwards, the eyes will appear both day and night swollen and tired. With a lower eyelid lift, you will get back an open, radiant gaze.
Some people may experience a progressive loosening of the elasticity of the structures of the lower eyelid (muscles, connective tissues, and septum) already in their younger years. This condition may give a completely wrong impression of the person who suffers from it. No matter how healthy, cheerful and positive you may be - you will be perceived by others as tired and unhappy. This impression will be strengthened by the passing of the years. Because with time, the lower eyelid will shift downwards even more.
A corrective surgery or a lifting of the lower eyelid will improve the whole eye and guarantee a radiant look.
Eye wrinkles, tear troughs, and sagging eyelids are often a genetic trait. Therefore, they may already appear in younger years. For a lower eyelid lifting, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the aesthetically unpleasant fat deposits. When the tear troughs disappear, the gaze will be automatically younger, friendlier and more radiant.
The lifting of the lower eyelid is often combined with an upper eyelid lift. How high the improvement chances are, depends on the condition of your eyelids. You should let us show you the different options in a non-binding consultation appointment at Beethovenstrasse AG in Zurich.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, the procedure lasts 1 to 1,5 hours. The lower eyelids are often operated in combination with the upper eyelids. In this case, the surgery will last between 2 and 2,5 hours.
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch performs the corrective surgery of the lower eyelids as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG in Zurich. Upon request and for combined surgical procedures, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch may also perform the eyelid surgery in the clinic «Pyramide» or in the clinic «Im Park» in Zurich. In this case, you will have to overnight at the clinic.
Local or general anesthesia
Approximately 7 days. Under certain circumstances, reading for a long time or working with a screen may be more strenuous as usual in an initial phase.
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the sutures after 5 days and applies Steri-strips for 2 to 4 days after that. After this period you may carefully apply makeup again. In the first weeks after a lower eyelid lift, you should not practice any intense sports activities. moreover, you should avoid repeated flexion and lifting motions. Sauna and UV exposure are also not allowed. Whenever possible you should wear sunglasses for 3 months after the surgery.
A lifting of the lower eyelid may cause hematomas, postoperative hemorrhages, swellings, aesthetically unpleasant scars, tearings of the sutures, and, in very rare cases, infections. You may also experience the temporary feeling of dryness or intrusion of a foreign body, combined with a reddening or swelling of the conjunctiva (chemosis). Further risks of a corrective surgery of the lower eyelid are tear over-secretion, numbness of the treated area, slight asymmetry, and misalignment of the eyelid (ectropion). During the first few days after the surgery, you may also experience a slight sensitivity to light.
The costs of a lower eyelid lift may vary and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalization, the follow-up controls, and all potential corrective surgical procedures.