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Eyelid correction

An eyelid correction will enable you to freshen your look.

At Essential Aesthetics in The Hague we offer eyelid correction (blepharoplasty), upper eyelid correction and lower eyelid correction. A tired look, droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes: an eyelid correction will freshen your look. Genetic predisposition, lack of sleep or aging; are all possible causes for sagging skin around your eyes. A Blepharoplasty is a relatively minor procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic. The result of an eyelid correction lasts around ten years. Both the upper and lower eyelids can be corrected. Our doctors specialize in scarring minimization, which means that all others will see after the healing period is your fresh and rested look.

Why choose for Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have both ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

Upper eyelid correction

The plastic surgeon removes excess skin and sometimes excess subcutaneous fat tissue by making an incision in the skin fold of the upper eyelid, the scar that remains after surgery is almost invisible.
Sometimes an upper eyelid correction is combined with a lower eyelid correction.

Lower eyelid correction and removal of bags under the eyes

A lower eyelid correction can make a world of difference. By removing excess skin or a fat pocket (puff), you will look much more rested. This is done by making an incision just below the lower lash line. The excess skin is cut away, then the fat pocket is removed, creating a rested, younger look. The wound is sutured just below the lower lash line, making the scar almost invisible.

Lower eyelid correction with lateral eyelid tightening

Sometimes an eyelid correction alone is not enough. Our surgeon will advise you on the various possibilities. It is possible for example to tighten the lower eyelid (canthopexy).

All three eyelid corrections mentioned above give a nice natural result, with almost invisible scars. Make an appointment for a consultation with our surgeon so that he can tell you which surgery best suits your needs.

Eyelid correction recovery

If you have had an eyelid correction under local anesthetic, you will then have a check-up and will be able to go home as soon as 30 minutes later.

After an eyelid correction under general anesthesia you will have to wait three to four hours before going home. We advise you once home to eat easily digestible food such as water, tea and rusk.

Don’t forget to cool the eyes properly. This reduces the swelling and bruising. The recovery period is of around two to three weeks. It will take 12 weeks for the swelling to completely disappear, for the scars to have healed and the end result to be clearly visible. This period varies from person to person. Please read our post-surgery advice carefully.


Most patients barely feel any pain after the eyelid correction. Some patients however suffer from a burning feeling. You can take 1000 mg paracetamol four times a day. The plasters reduce the stretching feeling around the eyes and may remain in place.

The skin around the eyes feels a bit tight after the treatment. Light swelling and bruises are normal. You may have irritated eyes and blurred vision for several weeks. This is not something you have to worry about, but a natural reaction of the body.


There are three to four check-ups depending on your healing:

The first check-up is three or four days after the surgery, to determine whether the plasters can be removed. The second check-up is after one week at the plastic surgeon’s. This is where the stitches are removed. The third and final check-up is after about six weeks. The surgeon checks whether the wounds have healed properly and whether the eyelid correction has been successful. If a fourth check-up is necessary, it will take place three months after the surgery at the plastic surgeon’s. Our care team will not only help you with your preparations and during your consultation with the surgeon, but will also guide you after the surgery, so that you know what to expect and heal as well and as quickly as possible. You will receive a document with patient information well before the surgery, containing the national advice. The surgeon and the care team will give you advice that is specific to you.

The best result is obtained by taking the following advice into account:

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the surgery
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon, the same applies to Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don’t forget to arrange transportation home. Driving yourself after the surgery is not allowed.
  • Arrange for someone to help you in your home for the first few days.
  • If you wear lenses, make sure you have glasses with the right correction for the period after the surgery.

The day of the surgery:

  • Have a shower, after the surgery you may not shower for 24 hours
  • Do not use make-up or facial cream
  • Do not wear jewellery or watches
  • Bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from direct sunlight after surgery

After the surgery:

  • Make sure there is someone with you at home.
  • Don’t forget to keep the area cool with a cold compress for 24 hours (tip: freeze some bags of peas, which you can use to cool). The swelling will be completely gone after 12 weeks.
  • Preferably rest on your back, the swelling will go down faster.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by walking around every hour. This promotes wound healing.
  • Do not shower until 24 hours after the eyelid correction. Once you do, make sure that the area of the procedure remains as dry as possible.
  • You can go back to work after a week, but only if it requires moderate to light physical exertion.
  • After a week you can move normally again and walk and cycle carefully.
  • After two weeks you can wear eye make-up again.
  • During the first three weeks after the eyelid correction, do not push, lift or bend.
  • Contact lenses can be worn again after about three weeks.
  • Sports is allowed six weeks after surgery.
  • Do not drive in the first period (car, motorcycle, etc.).
  • Avoid direct sunlight on your wounds for the first few months.
  • So no sun or sunbed. Don’t forget to cover them well when you plan to enjoy the sun with the rest of your body.

Risks and complications eyelid correction

There are risks associated with every surgery and your plastic surgeon will walk you through them. It is important for your own well-being and health not to withhold medical information and to follow the advice of the plastic surgeon. If you have any physical complaints, don’t hesitate and call or app the care team to see if an extra check-up by the surgeon is necessary.

Should you have serious complications in the first 24 hours after the surgery or run a fever, please contact our emergency line immediately. 06-40720188 (available 24 hours)


The cost of the eyelid correction depends on your wishes.
The costs below are the costs of an eyelid correction without tightening the sides or an eyebrow lift:

  • Eyelid correction upper (both sides)                                                   € 1200,-
  • Eyelid correction lower (both sides)                                                   € 2100,-
  • Eyelid correction lower with fat removal / remodelling (both sides) € 3000
  • Eyelid correction upper and lower (both sides)                                 € 3500,-

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.


Our results

About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic.
You can come to our clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that from September 2020 we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Eyelid correction The Hague

The eyelid correction takes place in our beautiful building in The Hague. The aftercare and check-ups after an eyelid correction also take place in the clinic in The Hague. Eyelid correction The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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