Head and Neck

Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty

Description of the procedure and the resulting effect

With a thin incision made in the natural fold of the operated eyelid, the surgeon removes excess skin. If necessary, fat eye bags as well. At the end of the operation, the doctor covers the wounds with a thin patch and a sterile cover. The procedure lasts about an hour and is usually performed under local anaesthesia. Sutures are removed by your local doctor, based on the surgeon’s recommendation, unless you stay in Prague until the check-up. Due to the location of the scars in the skin fold of the upper eyelid, the scars remain almost invisible after blepharoplasty.

Before / After Photos

Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty
Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty

Description of the procedure and the resulting effect

With increasing age, the skin elasticity decreases, causing the skin above and below your eyes to begin sagging. This problem is not only a cosmetic issue, but often also a health one. The skin may sag so much that it restricts vision. The reason for loosening the skin around the eye area can be, in addition to age, also radical weight loss. With aging, the tissues around the eyes, including some of the muscles supporting the eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. We perform plastic surgery on the upper and lower eyelids, and to remove the tired appearance of the face, we also recommend removing the bags under the eyes as part of the surgery. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, so it does not require hospitalization.


When local anaesthesia is used, the patient leaves the clinic after the procedure. The wound is covered with a sterile patch, which is left until the stitches are removed (5–7 days). For the first few days, we recommend skipping any strenuous activity that could increase your blood pressure. It is a good idea to cool the eyelid area with sterile compresses with cold boric acid solution or ordinary reboiled water and to sleep on your back with your head slightly supported. Returning to work depends on what job you do. It is not advisable to strain your eyes at the computer for the first week. It is better to wait 1-2 days after removing the stitches before applying make-up. The procedure is highly effective. The result should be the removal of tired facial expression and the expansion of the visual field.

From A to Z or what can you expect?

  • fill out the form and submit photos
  • the agency contacts contractual clinics in Prague and a suitable doctor for the required procedure – we cooperate with renowned proven clinics.
  • you will receive an offer with the price and possible appointments
  • we agree on the price of the procedure and the date
  • advance payment of € 500 (The deposit is non-refundable due to the reservation of the appointment at the clinic. In case of illness or force majeure, the refund of the deposit is addressed individually)
  • the agency will arrange the flight ticket and accommodation – as agreed
  • trip to Prague
  • free transfer from the airport to the clinic
  • consultation with your surgeon at the clinic, preoperative examination (usually a day prior to the surgery)
  • procedure (day after consultation)
  • night at the clinic if necessary
  • free transfer to the airport
  • postoperative consultation if necessary
  • If you do not stay in Prague after the procedure, a postoperative check-up will take place at your local general practitioner. If you stay in Prague, your surgeon will take care of you.

Frequently asked questions about the procedure

Are the incisions visible?

The incision is hidden in the fold of the upper lid. The outer edge of the incision is sometimes observable shortly after the intervention; however, it disappears over time, becomes almost invisible. Women can apply makeup after a few days if they deem it necessary.

When can I wear glasses / contact lenses again?

Glasses can be worn immediately, contact lenses usually 1 week after surgery.

How is the recovery going?

Swelling and bruising can occur, which disappears over time, after about one week. In the first few postoperative days, it is necessary to sleep only on the back to avoid unilateral swelling or major postoperative bruising. Most patients appear in public within 7–10 days after surgery. In general, the upper eyelids tend to recover faster than the lower eyelids.



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