Prof. asoc. Dr. Stefan Gress
Tear Trough (eyebag) Correction
Professor Gress is one of the TOP specialists internationally
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Tear Trough Correction Removal of Eyebags
is largely determined by the eyes.
When it comes to evaluating the beauty of a person, the eyes play a crucial role.
Eye bag correction does not consist of removing the fatty tissue protruding from the eye socket – instead, it is diverted downwards over the lower edge of the eye socket, thus achieving an even contour.
The side view of the lower eyelid changes from an undulating profile to a slightly convex smooth surface. This is best from an esthetic point of view.
Additional removal of fat tissue is only performed if eye bags are very pronounced.
The fatty tissue at the lower eyelid (eye bags) is displaced over the lower edge of the eye socket (front view) The fatty tissue at the lower eyelid (eye bags) is displaced over the lower edge of the eye socket (side view)
As a rule, the incision is made along the eyelashes on the lower eyelid, especially if it is also necessary to tighten the skin and muscles. In young patients who have no excess skin on their lower eyelid, the incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid in the conjunctiva and is not visible from the outside.
The operation is carried out under sedation or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia alone is not enough as no movement is allowed during the procedure.
The German law on the advertising of medical products forbids the use of before and after pictures for cosmetic procedures in Germany. We can have a look at these as part of your personal consultation.
By way of illustration, here is the result of a medically indicated procedure:
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will the swelling go down completely?
The visible swelling will go down after 2-3 weeks. However, it will take up to 6 months until any minor residual swelling has completely disappeared.
Why do I have to sleep on my back for 14 days after the procedure?
If you have also undergone skin or muscle tightening at the lower eyelid, the sutures may come undone if you lie on your side on your cheek so you should avoid doing this.
When can I use the sauna and go out in the sun again?
UV radiation has a negative effect on scar formation. You should avoid tanning booths and direct sunlight for 6 months after the procedure or wear sunglasses and use a sunscreen with a high protection factor. You can go to the sauna again after 2 months.
What are the costs?
The procedure lasts around 3 hours.
Depending on the complexity and scope of the surgery (e. g. with/without eye bag removal), the fees range between 2,000 and 6,000 €. Additional anaesthesia costs if anaesthesia is required. Fees for combined surgery of upper and lower eyelid range between 5,000 and 8,600 plus anaesthesia. If the surgery is purely cosmetic (no medical indication), VAT of 19% is added to the costs.
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Unique combination of the highest demands in terms of precision and aesthetics
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Professor for Plastic Surgery
Professor and lecturer
in Plastic Surgery
Prof. Dr. Gress
Experience makes the difference
- More than 10000 procedures
- Over 30 years of experience
- Inventor and developer of the “Composite Reduction Labiaplasty”
- Internationally recognized top specialist
- Author of the international textbook “Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty” (Springer Publishers)
- Professor and Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
In the most important national and international specialist societies
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The Aston Baker
2018, New York
The greatest honor for
a Plastic Surgeon