Before after photos eyelid lifting

The photos below show patients before and after an upper eyelid lift. The after pictures are usually taken from the third month after the operation. Before this time, the result is already visible but often not 100% conclusive due to swelling. For all operations, photos are taken for documentation purposes during the consultation. This is used for planning the operation and for comparison purposes

Form your own opinion based on these results

Aesthetic surgery often involves procedures that change the shape of the body. This change begins gradually immediately after the operation. Patients go through an emotional time here. Initially, there is often doubt about the purpose and success of the operation, which is often accompanied by a degree of uncertainty. Due to the initial swelling and possible hematoma formation (bruising), the result does not yet meet expectations. As soon as the initial swelling is reduced and the haematoma fades, the result can already be seen more clearly. Patients describe this phase as “relief”. As the goal is foreseeable, the start, i.e. the original state before the operation, is often forgotten. When the last swelling subsides approx. 2-3 months after the operation, the actual “joy” about the result of the operation begins. However, this joy is then permanent and is reinforced by the direct comparison of the “before” pictures.
Here you will find a small selection of photos of patients of all ages and different anatomical variations

What you can expect after an eyelid lift

Many things are important for patients who are interested in an eyelid lift. Of course, the final result plays the biggest role. But how exactly will you look in the time leading up to the final result? In the long term, this naturally plays a somewhat subordinate role, but it is important for me to inform you about it.

In the photos selected above you can see the results approx. 2-3 months after an upper eyelid lift. It is clearly visible that the excess skin on the upper eyelids has been reduced in a natural, not artificial, way. Of course, every anatomy is unique, but you may recognize yourself in one or the other picture.

But what will you look like shortly after the operation? Immediately after the operation, the wounds are closed with a thin plaster dressing. This covers the entire upper eyelid and should remain in place until the suture material is removed. The removal of the skin and subsequent suturing causes moderate swelling in the eye socket area. Occasionally there are hematomas (bruising) which can last for approx. 7-10 days. During this time, it is somewhat difficult to open the eyes. The final result can already be guessed at but cannot yet be assessed 100%. During this time, you can accelerate the reduction of swelling by gentle cooling. After removal of the suture material on the 5-7 day after the operation, you will notice a slightly red scar in the area of the upper eyelid crease. This redness is normal and will fade quickly. Patients often complain of slight dryness of the skin. You can massage the skin and scars with non-greasy ointments once the wound is completely closed.

After about 3 months you will be able to see the final result and the scars will hardly be visible.