Eyelid corrections

What is an eyelid correction?

As you get older, your skin also ages. The elasticity and tightness of the skin around your eyes decreases. This can cause your eyelids to droop and lead to bags or wrinkles. This can give a sombre or tired impression and may also put pressure on your eyes, cause fatigue of the eyes or even a reduced field of vision and sometimes even headaches. People who smoke, drink or spend too long in the sun have a bigger chance of developing eyelid conditions. Eyelid corrections can remedy these problems.

Treatment of droopy eyelids

There are many different possible treatments, depending on the cause of the droopy eyelids.

Surgical procedures for clinical conditions
  • Ectropion and entropion:

An ectropion is an eyelid that turns outwards. This makes the red interior of the lid visible. This can be cosmetically unpleasant.

An entropion is the opposite, namely, when the eyelid turns inwards. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the cornea, causing pain, irritation, light sensitivity and a gritty feeling. The scratchy eyelashes can cause lasting damage and a deterioration of vision. Corrective surgery is required for both ectropion and entropion in order to treat the problem.

  • Removing small eyelid scars
  • Bovenooglid ptosis:

Dit is een aandoening waarbij het ooglid naar beneden is gezakt en je zicht belemmert. Dit kan bij slechts één oog voorkomen, wat tot een cosmetisch storende asymmetrie leidt. Een chirurgische ingreep kan deze aandoening verhelpen.

Aesthetic procedure
  • Upper eyelid correction:

Excess, sagging skin above the eye is removed.

  • Onderooglidcorrectie:

Ook je onderoogleden kunnen verzakken, het vet van de oogkas puilt uit en zorgt zo voor wallen. Een onderooglidcorrectie kan dit zo verhelpen.

  • Wenkbrauwlift:

De ooglidverzakking kan ook veroorzaakt worden door een verzakking van je wenkbrauwen. Door je wenkbrauwen te laten liften, kan je deze verzakking verhelpen.

The procedure

Most eyelid corrections take place under local anaesthesia in our clinic at Oogartsencentrum ZW-Vlaanderen. The procedure is almost entirely painless. For procedures under local anaesthesia, a light meal beforehand is permitted.

Once the procedure is finished, you can leave our clinic. Your vision may be a bit blurry in the first hours after the procedure, and so we suggest that someone comes with you. Once the local anaesthetic has worn off, you may have a slightly unpleasant sensation, but this will soon disappear. You should rest on the first day after the procedure. After that, you are free to resume your daily activities.

How much does an eyelid correction cost?

The costs can vary, depending on the type of procedure you need. During our consultation, we will explain the details of the cost to you.