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Eyelid corrective surgery

Do you suffer from drooping eyelids and do they make you tired quickly? Do your drooping eyelids give you poor vision? Or are you unhappy with your eyelids, do they make you feel insecure and unattractive? Blooming Clinic has the solution. Thanks to our eyelid corrective surgery, the above complaints can be rectified and you can confidently get on with your life. This page contains all the information about this treatment, including follow-up care, risks & complications, rates and our specialists. Do you want more information, do you have a question, or would you like to make an appointment with Blooming Clinic? Please fill out the contact form on this page.

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The Blooming Clinic plastic surgeons have vast experience in the field of eyelid corrective surgery. The eight plastic surgeons work closely together and share their cosmetic surgery experience, including their experience of eyelid reconstructive surgery. Every year, more than 1000 eyelid corrective surgeries are performed. Elsevier magazine has declared them best plastic surgeons in the Netherlands on four separate occasions. You are more than welcome to come to Blooming Clinic for an informative consultation about the type of eyelid corrective surgery that best suits you.

A number of different types of surgery can be carried out around the eyes. The excess skin from the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids (bags) can be corrected, but sometimes the sagging muscles need to be corrected as well in the case of so-called eyelid ptosis, for example. There are many techniques to achieve the best result possible. For example, fat can be transferred, fat can be removed, small pieces of muscle can be removed, and structures can be fixed in order to gain stability. Everybody is different, and anatomy is never the same, not just when comparing individuals but also when comparing one half of the face with the other.

That’s why the Blooming Clinic plastic surgeons carry out a thorough investigation to understand the make-up of your eyes and to make a plan for the surgery. However good the result will be, there are always disadvantages to surgery. For example, general risks associated with a surgical procedure such as secondary bleeding and wound infection. Fortunately, these complications are uncommon, but it is important to be aware of the risks before surgery.

So, ensure you are well-informed about surgery. The better-informed a patient is about the pros and cons, the better they can decide whether the risks of surgery are worth it.

Upper eyelid corrective surgery

Upper eyelid corrective surgery is typically performed under a local anaesthetic. Excess skin will be marked carefully beforehand. This skin will be removed. The scar will be in the natural fold of the upper eyelid and hardly visible.

The sutures are placed subcutaneously and fixed with adhesive plasters. These will remain in place for a week.

After the procedure, which takes about 45 minutes, the area will be cooled with cooling glasses.

After the surgery

Swelling can occur after eyelid corrective surgery. We recommend that, during the first couple of days after the surgery, the eyelids are kept as cool as possible. This can help to reduce swelling and pain. After 5-7 days, the sutures can be removed. It is then advisable to apply scar cream to the scar. Your treating physician will be able to provide you with information about this.

Risks and complications

Upper eyelid corrective surgery can result in secondary bleeding or wound infection. In most cases, this will not be serious, but it may slow the healing process.

The result of the surgery lasts for a long time, which means it will be visible for years.

Further possible complications associated with eyelid corrective surgery include:

  • The eyelid can slightly pull as a reaction to the scar tissue. Usually this may last several weeks or months before going away;
  • Reduced sensation in the eyelids;
  • Fluid retention around the eyes;
  • The above complications will disappear over time.


Eyelid corrective surgery will only be reimbursed in certain situations. The cost of eyelid corrective surgery may be reimbursed by your health insurer if it can be linked to a medical problem.

Lower eyelid corrective surgery

As the name implies, this treatment focuses on the lower eyelids. Generally speaking, many people are unhappy with the bags under their eyes. Bags can be a result of:

  • The loosening of the skin around the eye;
  • An accumulation of fat under the eye;
  • Or the loosening of the muscles around the eye.

Lower eyelid corrective surgery can be combined with upper eyelid corrective surgery.

I had a very positive experience with the surgery and result is wonderful. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I was put at ease by both the doctor, as well as the very friendly assistant.

The surgery

During the treatment, a small incision is made under the lashes of the lower eyelid. As well as the removal of excess skin, excess fat can also be removed or relocated. The combination of removing or relocating the fat and tightening the skin provides optimum results. The remaining scars are barely visible, even shortly after the procedure.

Just as with upper eyelid corrective surgery, the eyelids should be kept cool after the surgery. This can help to reduce pain and swelling. Additionally, Blooming Clinic recommends plenty of rest for the first few days after the surgery. This helps to restore the eyelids and ultimately, ensures the best result. After 5-7 days, the stitches will be removed.

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Risks and complications

There is a very small chance of secondary bleeding after the surgery. In this situation, you may experience increased pressure in the eye socket. The complaint can be accompanied by severe pain and a possible reduction of vision. Generally, these complications are very rare. However, if you suffer from these complications, you must contact the plastic surgeon immediately.

Another rare complication is ectropion. This means that the inside of the eyelid curls outward. You will be unable to close your eyelid properly, and this can lead to irritation and a flow of tears. A new surgical procedure may be necessary. However, we are happy to report that this complication is also very rare.

Thanks to its team of experienced specialists, Blooming Clinic has acquired a wealth of experience with both types of eyelid corrective surgery. Despite our expertise and experience though, we believe it is important that the client is always aware of the risks and possible complications. If you have any further questions after reading the above information, please feel free to contact us. We provide a fitting answer to every question.


Lower eyelid corrective surgery is seen by health insurance companies as a cosmetic procedure and will not be reimbursed.

I am very pleased with the end result and the entire procedure. I feel much better and look years younger – thanks for looking after me so well!


Review by an unnamed lady, 43 years old – treated by Dr. Staudt

My eyelids had hung over my eyes for some time, and the formation of drooping eyelids had steadily grown worse over the years and it really bothered me. In the beginning, I was just unhappy, but later on I started to suffer from medical complaints. I was getting tired faster, and my vision was partially obstructed. I started looking on the Internet for possible solutions, and I soon came across this so-called ‘eyelid corrective surgery’. I looked at plenty of examples and came to realise that this could well be the solution. 

Review by unnamed adolescent, 23 years old – treated by Dr. Melis

My eyelids partly hung over my eyes, as you can see in the pictures below. I had actually suffered from this since childhood; droopy eyelids made me insecure and, therefore, ‘different’.

Review by mister van Geel, 55 years old treated door Dr. Melis

My entire life I have suffered from drooping eyelids. People often asked if I was feeling tired when I felt fine. I found it annoying but never disastrous. Throughout the years, though, it got worse and worse. My eyelids felt heavier and my vision was partially obstructed. After a long day at work I often suffered from feeling extremely tired which resulted in headaches. Read more

Prices & rates

Bovenooglidcorrectie enkelzijdig € 850,- Lokale verdoving Nee
Bovenooglidcorrectie beiderzijds € 1.300,- Lokale verdoving Nee
Onderooglidcorrectie beiderzijds € 2.600,- Lokale verdoving Nee
Boven- en onderooglidcorrectie € 3.700,- Lokale verdoving Nee
Levatorplastiek enkelzijdig € 1.100,- Lokale verdoving Nee
Levatorplastiek beiderzijds € 2.200,- Lokale verdoving Nee


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