Woman's eye after eyelid surgery to correct droopy eyelid


Let’s face it. Sagging skin is all part of aging. But when it’s your eyelids drooping, the problem could be more than just skin deep.

What Causes Drooping Eyelids?

Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, can be the result of several things. Fatigue or lack of sleep can decrease the function of the upper eyelid muscles. When this happens, lids settle lower. In some rare cases, drooping eyelids may be a symptom of a neuromuscular disease call myasthenia gravis.

Most of the time, it’s all got to do with aging. As we get older, layers of fat build up in the upper eyelid, causing the skin to stretch. This extra skin, along with looser connective tissue, causes droopy eyelids.

Fortunately, you have options.

Non-Surgical Droopy Eyelid Solutions

Injections like Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers can help tighten sagging skin around the eyelids and smooth out lines and wrinkles.

It should be noted that fillers and Botox work very differently to correct age-related drooping eyelids. Botox, for example, weakens muscles around crow’s feet and the eyes to give you a more youthful look. Fillers, on the other hand, provide extra volume, filling in deeper crevices around the lower lids.

Eyelid Surgery

There’s always the option of surgery. Eyelid surgery can be performed on upper or lower eyelids or even both. If you have excess skin on your upper lids, surgery may be performed to remove the sagging skin. During the procedure, an incision is made along your eyelid’s natural crease and the loose skin is very carefully removed.

At the same time, you can have lower eyelid surgery done to address wrinkles, deep bags under the eyes and fine lines. If you’re suffering from excess fatty deposits and skin under your eyes, an incision will be made along your lash line. The skin is then tightened, and puffiness is reduced.

On the whole, eyelid surgery produces natural results, leaving you looking rejuvenated.

Signs You Need Eyelid Surgery

Men and women may need eyelid surgery if you show any of the following signs:

  • Drooping eyelids are making you look older than you are
  • Your drooping eyelids make you look constantly tired, or skin laxity has caused the upper fold to look less defined
  • Your eyelids are puffy due to lose skin or excess fatty deposits

Whether you’re tired of looking tired or looking for a way to look and feel rejuvenated, eyelid procedures may be the answer for you!

Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.


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