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Prof. asoc. Dr. Stefan Gress

Upper Eyelid Correction

Professor Gress belongs internationally to the TOP Specialists

The expressiveness and appearance of the face
is largely determined by the eyes.
When it comes to evaluating the beauty of a person, the eyes play a crucial role.

Droopy upper eyelids rarely look attractive. They make you look tired. When the skin of the upper lid covers the eyelid so that it is no longer visible, it is called a drooping lid. The medical term for this is dermatochalasis. It can be present at birth, but it usually develops with advancing age.
In contrast, a clear, open look is engaging, captivating and attracts the interest of the observer. A brief outpatient procedure can make all the difference – a drooping lid correction in Munich with Prof. Gress…!

With the eye closed, the excess skin of the upper eyelid is precisely outlined and removed in a spindle shape through an incision in the crease of the eyelid. This is usually done under local anesthesia or in twilight sleep. In most cases, the procedure removes the excess of the underlying muscle and the fat pad that protrudes, especially in the inner corner of the eye. This produces a defined lid contour.

The skin is then sutured closed and the stitches removed after about five days. Skin-toned plasters cover the wound.

Spindle-shaped outline of excess skin on the upper lid
The amount of excess skin to be removed varies from case to case

You will wear plasters on the upper lids for about ten days. After that, it will hardly be noticeable that anything was done. You will be “good to party” after three weeks. You can wear makeup after two weeks. The stitches are removed after five days.

Skin-toned plasters cover the incision for about 8-10 days
After injection of a local anesthetic into the skin of the upper lid, the laser removes the excess lid skin with the underlying muscle (orbicularis oculi muscle)

After the procedure, your eyes will not only look more beautiful, they will also feel lighter and fresher. That is really a pleasant side effect!

For a more beautiful upper eyelid contour, fat pads that bulge out on the upper eyelid are removed

An excess of upper eyelid skin can also be related to a sagging forehead and thus the positioning of the eyebrows. In this case, a forehead lift or a combination of upper eyelid lift and lifting of the eyebrows would be the right treatment.

Lifting the eyebrows also raises the skin of the upper eyelid

A falling or drooping upper eyelid (that is, not the skin of the upper eyelid) is called ptosis of the upper eyelid. In this case, the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid must be tightened (M. Levator palpebrae).

In Germany, the German Drug Advertising Act (Heilmittelwerbegesetz) does not permit before and after pictures of cosmetic surgery to be displayed. You can view these during your personal consultation with us.

Medically indicated correction of a mans upper eyelid with a limited field of vision (reduced anlge of vision)

After the surgery
Medically indicated correction of a womans upper eyelid with a limited field of vision (reduced anlge of vision)
After the surgery
A prominent example of a failed upper eyelid correction: Mikhail Gorbachev

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Professor for Plastic Surgery

Professor and lecturer
in Plastic Surgery

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

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Cutting Edge
Aesthetic Surgery

2018, New York

Faculty Member
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a Plastic Surgeon