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Lower eyelid surgery

A tired, aged or angry facial expression can be perceived as very unpleasant. Sagging of your lower eyelids or local moisture or fat accumulation can cause puffiness that does not disappear even when you are rested. With lower eyelid surgery, our plastic surgeons correct your puffiness or heavy eyelids, restoring a younger and fresher appearance. We make the incision below the lash line, leaving a barely visible scar.

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The treatment process

What is the treatment process for lower eyelid surgery?


Local anesthesia

Operation duration

60 – 90 minutes

Recovery time

7 – 10 days

Before undergoing lower eyelid surgery, you will come to our clinic for an initial consultation. During this conversation with your attending plastic surgeon, you can express your complaints, wishes and expectations. Following this your plastic surgeon will give you insight into the possibilities. During the consultation the surgeon will also determine which treatment method will give you the best results. Your plastic surgeon will then explain in detail about the treatment, the possible risks and complications, the expected results and aftercare. At Kliniek Blooming you will always receive clear information and honest advice, so you know what to expect.

In addition, your plastic surgeon will inquire about your health, your medical background and any allergies and medication use. Answer these questions as honestly and comprehensively as possible, so the surgeon can determine whether you are suitable for the eyelid correction. We will take ample time to discuss all of your questions and uncertainties.

A lower eyelid correction is considered a cosmetic treatment by health insurance and will not be reimbursed.

A 100 euro consultation fee is charged for a consultation. These will be deducted from the final price of the treatment.

Prior to the procedure, we take photographs for your medical records. Then the plastic surgeon starts marking the treatment area and anesthesia is given. If possible, a lower eyelid correction takes place under local anesthesia. For very complex cases or frightened clients, there is the possibility of anesthesia.

Your plastic surgeon begins the procedure by making a small incision under the lash line. This way the scars are hardly visible after the procedure. Excess skin and any excess fatty tissue will be removed or repositioned. By additionally tightening the skin, our plastic surgeons ensure optimal results. In order for the incision to heal properly, we put small plasters on the wounds. It is important that these stay dry at first. In total, the treatment takes about 60 to 90 minutes and you may return home after the procedure.

Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to drive yourself after the procedure. Make sure that someone accompanies you after the procedure. The first night we recommend that you elevate your head by using an extra pillow. This will reduce swelling.

We recommend that you get plenty of rest for the first few days after surgery. This will aid recovery and ensure optimal results. In most cases a lower eyelid correction gives little after-pain, but you can take paracetamol for the first 24 hours as a precaution. Some swelling and bruising may occur around the treatment area, but this usually heals after a few days. For the first six months, the scar may be red in color, but it gradually becomes less red.

We recommend not using contact lenses for the first 7 to 14 days. In addition, it is best to avoid strenuous exercise for the first three to six weeks. After about a week, you will visit Clinic Blooming to remove the sutures and analyze the result of the lower eyelid correction. At that time, the plastic surgeon will inform you about further recovery.

With lower eyelid surgery, as with any procedure, there is the possibility of risks and complications. Although these complications are exceptional, we believe it is important for you to be aware of the possible risks and complications.


  • Negative reaction to anesthesia
  • Abnormal swelling
  • Infection

Very rare

  • Impaired wound healing
  • Subcutaneous blood accumulation
  • Negative reaction to anesthesia

Although our plastic surgeons work with extreme precision and detail, they cannot guarantee an exact symmetrical result. By nature, most people do not have symmetry in the face. However, through expertise and years of experience, the chance of asymmetry is extremely minimal.

Lower eyelid surgery scars

Scars are red and swollen at first, but this usually lessens after six weeks. Keep in mind that a scar takes about a year to a year and a half to reach a final stage. Keep scars out of the sun and care for them with a scar cream. At our clinic, we use Staudt scar cream.


Stop smoking at least six weeks before and up to six weeks after treatment. Smoking constricts blood vessels, which can cause problems with wound healing. The risk of subsequent bleeding is reduced once you stop smoking.

What does lower eyelid surgery cost?

Treatment Price Anesthesia Overnight
Lower eyelid surgery on both sides € 2.600,- Local anesthesia No
Lower eyelid surgery on both sides € 6.000,- General anesthesia No
Lower eyelid surgery icm midfacelift € 7.500,- General anesthesia No
Upper and lower eyelid surgery € 3.700,- Local anesthesia No
Before and after photos of lower eyelid surgery

Lower eyelid surgery results

“After lower eyelid surgery, my tired and angry facial expression completely disappeared. Fine guidance from initial consultation to aftercare. Clinic Blooming is highly recommended.”

Frequently Asked Questions

When there is a congenital eye defect, a chronic condition from birth, or a severe visual field limitation, eyelid surgery is covered under the basic package. You can consult your health insurance company prior to treatment to be sure whether the treatment will be reimbursed for you.

How long the results of eyelid surgery will be visible to you cannot be said exactly because it varies from person to person. On average, the result is visible for ten to fifteen years. After eyelid correction, your eyes will look fresh and rested, but remember that the aging process in your body does continue. Get the most out of the treatment by living a healthy life and taking good care of your body.

Scars from eye surgery are barely visible, as the incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid. For the first two weeks after treatment, the skin may be red in color, but this will disappear on its own.

Yes, you may. You may wear your lenses again as soon as you can easily insert and remove them without pulling too much on the eyelid. We recommend that you wear glasses for the first week after surgery.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, limited field of vision, tired look or headaches, eyelid surgery may be the answer. During an initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss your situation and assess whether such a procedure is the appropriate solution for you.

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure. Therefore, it is wise to make some preparations beforehand. Keep in mind that you will need recovery time after the treatment. Arrange this with your work and arrange for babysitting for your children. You must not lift or bend heavily after the treatment. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss with you in detail how you can best prepare yourself.

You can start applying scar cream as soon as the scabs on the eyelid have disappeared. Try to apply the cream as lightly as possible during the first two weeks. We will give you the scar cream during your first check-up appointment at the clinic.

Basically, anyone who is unhappy with their eyes can undergo eyelid surgery. We find that most people who opt for eyelid surgery are over the age of 30. Nevertheless, young people can also come to us for treatment. Puffiness or drooping eyebrows or eyelids are often hereditary.

For the first six weeks, we recommend that you minimize exposure to the sun. When you do, it is important to use sunglasses and good sunscreen with a high protection factor.

No, it is best not to drive yourself after eyelid surgery. Therefore, take someone with you when you undergo the procedure or come by public transportation.

It depends on the type of work you do when you can return to work. For the first few days, you will bruise and have swollen skin around the eyes. Light housework is allowed for the first week. Do you perform physically demanding work? Then we recommend that you resume your work slowly after about three to four weeks. Listen carefully to your body. You know best what you can and cannot do.

As long as the stitches are still in, you cannot wear makeup on your eyes. Once the stitches are removed, you may wear makeup again. Be careful with this for the first two months. Especially when removing make-up.

It is wise to take some rest for the first few weeks. After an average of three to four weeks you can slowly resume sports. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will inform you in detail about your recovery.

The day after the procedure you may shower again. Try to keep the wound dry as much as possible until the stitches are removed. Did the wound get wet? Then carefully pat it dry.

Eyelid correction treatments take place within the Spaarne Gasthuis in Haarlem. Our clinic is located within this hospital. You can also stay overnight here.