Eyelid - What causes drooping of the eyelids?

Many people with droopy eyelids have a condition known as dermatochalasis, or, excess upper eyelid skin. 

A mild to moderate amount of excess eyelid skin results in a tired, sad appearance. An advanced amount of excess eyelid skin can block parts of a patient's peripheral vision, especially at the top and sides.

Dermatochalasis is corrected by removal of excess skin through a procedure known as upper eyelid blepharoplasty, commonly known as eye lift.  Upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons, to improve a patient's appearance, or for functional reasons, to improve a patient's peripheral vision.  During cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty, puffiness in the nasal corner of the upper eyelid may be treated by removal of excess fat in this location.


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