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Good to know about eyelid surgeries

The procedure is performed in the surgery theatre at the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic in Visp on an outpatient basis using local anaesthesia. For this surgical procedure, it is imperative to stop taking all blood-thinning medications at an early stage. Your Vista Alpina ophthalmologist will gladly advise you in detail.

Hooded eyelids (blepharochalasis)

The skin on the human eyelid is extremely thin. As one gets older, it becomes even thinner and loses elasticity.


Droopy skin on the upper eyelid droops forward and down. This creates so-called hooded eyelids.


A lid lift (blepharoplasty) removes excess tissue (skin, underlying muscle tissue and often also fatty tissue).

As a result the actual eye shape is visible again and appears tight and recovered. The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic does its utmost to preserve the patient’s original, natural look of the eyes.

Information about hooded eyelids

We explicitly point out that we do not practice artificially looking eye surgery as is popular in Hollywood. Our goal is for the procedure to make our patients look fresher and more rested. Most procedures are performed for aesthetic reasons and are not covered by health insurance. In some cases, hooded lids are so severe that they severely limit the visual field. In these cases, the treating ophthalmologist first submits an application to the insurance company for full coverage of the costs. The treatment only takes approx. 60 minutes for both eyes.


In the hours and days following the procedure, it is important to regularly cool the eye, to quickly reduce swelling and bleeding. The sutures are removed one week after surgery. At this time, the eye already shows significantly less swelling and the normal outer appearance has been restored to a great extent.

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