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.