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Treatments for the eye area

Upper eyelid correction

Upper eyelid correction is one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Sawatzki explains various methods, problems and costs. Drooping eyelids from the age of 40 often impair the gaze. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can achieve significant improvement here.

There are numerous methods, depending on the indication. The doctor should carefully examine the causes and the findings. The upper eyelid lift is a comparatively simple procedure that requires an aesthetic sense in order to achieve a natural result. However, a good doctor also recognizes problem areas such as bags under the eyes, dark circles and crow’s feet and clarifies the desired treatment and results with the patient.

Surgical eyelid lift

In the past, an upper eyelid lift was the only solution for drooping eyelids. Minimally invasive techniques are available today, but with limitations. If the drooping eyelids are very pronounced and there is considerable sagging of the skin, surgery is the only solution.

Surgical procedures do not always involve the use of a scalpel, but can also be performed using radiofrequency or laser. As elegant as these methods may seem, there are also risks involved. In addition, the higher technical complexity is reflected in the price.

Dr. Sawatzki’s experience corresponds to the motto: “Less is more”. The classic OR compensates for the apparent advantages of alternative high-tech devices if proper preparation and clean working techniques are used.


Dr. Sawatzki upper eyelid surgery on RTL Exclusiv

Eyelid lift without surgery

Modern minimally invasive methods offer an alternative solution to an upper eyelid lift. In contrast to traditional surgery, these techniques are less invasive and often require less downtime. Typical procedures include laser or radiofrequency treatments to help tighten excess skin and correct drooping eyelids.

Although these techniques have their advantages, they may not be suitable for everyone and may have certain limitations. It is important to seek advice from a qualified specialist to determine the best treatment option for individual needs.


Lower eyelid correction

As easy as upper eyelid correction is, lower eyelid correction is just as difficult. During the procedure, which is performed under local or, if desired, general anesthesia, the surgeon makes the incision about one millimeter below the eyelashes so that the scar is no longer visible later.

Excess skin and especially the fatty tissue that causes the so-called bags under the eyes are carefully removed. In individual cases, laser or radiofrequency can also be used for this purpose. The wound is then closed with the finest stitches.

The same recommendations apply for subsequent care as for upper eyelid correction. In order to avoid the development of so-called “drip eyes”, the recommendations must be followed precisely and carefully.

Upper and lower eyelid correction can also be performed at the same time. We recommend general anesthesia or twilight sleep. The same recommendations apply to aftercare as for upper eyelid correction.

Dark circles

If you are interested in reducing the shadows under your eyes, sufficient sleep, a walk in the fresh air or regular exercise can help in acute cases. You should also avoid drinking alcohol. These measures can effectively mitigate the effects of long nights or strenuous working days.

If these natural approaches are not enough, medical treatments are available to aesthetically refresh the eye area:

If the dark circles are caused by sagging muscles and unfavorable fat distribution, two main procedures can be considered: the Redistribution of the fatty tissue to reduce the bags under the eyes and the Filling the tear trough in one step, without separating the tissue, or the lacrimal sac operation, in which excess fat is removed, the muscle is tightened and the skin is smoothed to correct the fat tissue prolapse.

Nasal surgery
Changes such as a deviated septum can also lead to dark circles under the eyes. In the case of such anatomical problems, minor surgical procedures or corrections, for example with laser or radiofrequency, can help to open the airways and improve lymph and tear drainage.

Surgical eyelid lift at a glance:


During the consultation, we will clarify your individual expectations and goals. Dr. Sawatzkie will also assess your medical condition to ensure that the treatment is suitable for him


The surgical correction of drooping eyelids is a relatively simple procedure for the experienced cosmetic surgeon and takes about 40 minutes under local anesthesia.

Back at it again

You will be socially acceptable again within a week and the results will last for years.

Sport & Leisure

Avoidance of sport and mechanical influences support the rapid healing process.


Frequent cooling and wearing sunglasses help; the stitches are removed after 5-6 days.


The treatment options for the eye area are as varied as the causes of unpleasant changes.
Not all drooping eyelids are the same.
What are the causes of dark circles?
With or without a scalpel – in a consultation we will find out which procedure is right for you.

The operation can be combined with various aesthetic procedures,
to achieve a comprehensive and harmonious result.

A combined operation reduces the overall risk and saves time and costs.