About the procedure

Correction of upper and lower eyelids is performed by a radio wave knife or laser, without any bleeding. The procedure can be done under local or general anaesthesia, and the minimal scar on the upper eyelids is hidden in the natural crease, while the correction of under-eye bags is performed using the so-called TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL approach without a skin incision and a subsequent scar. This procedure permanently eliminates under-eye bags and excess skin of the upper lids.

Preoperative procedure

Laboratory tests required for this procedure depend on the type of anaesthesia, i.e. the administration of local or general anaesthesia.
On the day of the surgery you should come to the polyclinic on an empty stomach – not having eaten or drunk anything at least 8 hours before the procedure – in case of a general anaesthesia. Our staff will give you detailed instructions during the examination.

Anaesthesia

Correction of upper eyelids is generally performed under local anaesthesia, while the correction of under-eye bags using a transconjunctival approach – without a skin incision – is performed under general anaesthesia.

Operation

The correction of upper eyelids and under-eye bags – the so-called BLEPHAROPLASTY is a procedure that requires precise measurement and planning before performing the procedure, and it is a very delicate procedure, seeing as it involves very gentle and delicate tissue. Excess skin, a part of muscles and submuscular adipose tissue are removed from the upper lids. For the treatment of lower eyelids, excess adipose tissue forming under-eye bags is removed using a radio wave knife or laser, while the removal of excess skin is performed less often.

The TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL METHOD of removing under-eye bags that we have been using at the POLYCLINIC for a number of years entails a laser or radio wave incision in the lower eyelid conjunctiva – without a skin incision or visible sign of operation. This method can be used to remove adipose tissue causing under-eye bags at an early life age. This technique is used to avoid various complications, such as an ECTROPION, i.e. an outwardly turned lower lid, and the postoperative recovery is much faster.

Postoperative procedure

You should use cold compresses during the first 24 hours after the procedure in order to reduce bruising, and avoid any physical efforts for the next several days. Micro-stitches on the upper eyelids are removed after 6 to 7 days, while the procedure on lower lids generally does not require any stitches or external incisions. The recovery generally lasts 5 – 7 days, after which you can return to your every day activities. Our staff will give you detailed instructions regarding the postoperative period.