Interventions and operations on the eyelid | Eyelid

Interventions and operations on the eyelid

Most surgical operations on the eyelid are cosmetic in nature. For example, wrinkles in the eyelid (so-called eyelid wrinkles) can be treated by plastic surgery using botulinum toxin, better known as “Botox”. Botox is the strongest known nerve toxin to date, it paralyses the signal transmission of the nerve cells to the muscle.

In everyday life we come into contact with this poison in case of food poisoning after consumption of expired canned food. In medicine, it is used to relax the eyelid without contracting muscle and does not cause wrinkles. However, the effect usually lasts only 2-6 months, after which the treatment must be repeated.

In addition to eyelid lifting, eyelid lengthening and tumour removal, the correction of ptosis (lowering of the eyelid) is a common operation. In this case, an operation is performed on the upper eyelid lifting muscle with the aim of lifting the upper eyelid. An eyelid lift is a cosmetic procedure and is used for the surgical correction of age-related eye wrinkles and sagging eyelids, the drooping eyelids.

As the eyelids only consist of a thin layer of skin, fatty tissue and muscle strands, environmental influences such as direct sunlight or an unhealthy lifestyle can quickly cause the eyelids to sag. The eyelid lift usually takes 1-2 hours, is performed on an outpatient basis and is usually performed under local anaesthetic or in twilight sleep. A distinction can be made between various procedures in which skin folds, fatty tissue and/or muscle fibres are removed for a younger appearance.

In the upper eyelid lift, the overhanging skin is measured before the procedure and the incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid so that the scar is not visible with the eyes open. In a lacrimal sac operation, the lower eyelid can be operated on from the inside or outside. In the case of an operation from the outside, the incision is made at the edge of the eyelid, so that after the removal of tissue, the lower lid is pulled upwards to the edge of the incision, thus tightening the lower lid.

After the operation it is important to take care of the scars as well as a physical rest of about 6 weeks. After 4-6 days the stitches of the suture can be removed. Since eyelid lifting is primarily a cosmetic operation, the costs must be borne by the patient.

An eyelid correction or blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery of the eyelids. It is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures, tightens the eyelids and should give you a youthful appearance. The correction can be performed on an outpatient basis using a local anaesthetic.

There is a choice of correction of the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or tear sac. The excess skin is removed and, if necessary, some tissue is also removed to tighten the eyelid. Since eyelid correction is a cosmetic procedure, the costs of such an operation must be borne by the patient.

In rare cases, however, there may be a medical indication, so you should contact your health insurance company regarding possible cost coverage. Tapes for the eyelid are plasters that are intended to help “glue away” drooping eyelids. They are also called eyelid tapes or eyelid correction plasters.

A drooping upper eyelid is defined as a sagging upper lid which can extend to the front upper edge of the eyelashes. A drooping eyelid is a natural phenomenon of aging, because with increasing age the connective tissue becomes weaker and the skin slackens so that wrinkles appear. By means of tapes or plasters, which are glued into the eyelid crease, the eyelid crease is artificially raised and the excess skin is “glued away”.

The tapes are thus an alternative to the cosmetic surgical removal of drooping eyelids. The eyelid tapes can be found in drugstores or at various Internet providers. Similar topics:

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  • Wrinkle treatment