Droopy Eyelid Repair Surgery
With age, the muscles supporting your facial structure weaken. This results in facial drooping and slack skin. One of the places it can become most evident is the eyes. The skin surrounding the eyes is very delicate and subject to more obvious changes of aging. The lack of supporting structures allow excess fat to gather above your eyelids or eyebrows, while the sagging skin gathers over your lids. This creates puffiness and the loss of lid space. Not only does it make you look older, but it can also compromise your peripheral vision as the drooping skin blocks your vision. Azouz Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery can correct cosmetic and functional problems with droopy eyelid repair surgery, also known as blepharoplasty.
Plano Ptosis Repair Surgery
Despite its association with age, there are many other reasons droopy eyelids can occur. Also known as ptosis, it can be genetic, trauma-induced or caused by a repetitive injury. These repetitive moves are often cumulative and may develop slowly. The condition can occur in both children and adults, and treatment depends on both the severity of the droop and your cosmetic concerns.
Common reasons for non-age-related ptosis are:
- Genetic predisposition (often visible from childhood)
- Trauma resulting in a tearing of the sheath-like tendon controlling eyelid movement
- Injury to the nerves in and around the eyelid
- Previous eye surgery
- Botox® complications
- Neurological or muscular conditions
- Excessive eye rubbing
- Frequent use of rigid contact lenses
- Tumors or cysts in and around the eye
Much of the time, it is not possible to prevent or cure ptosis, but it can be managed with droopy eyelid repair surgery completed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Azouz is a fellowship trained, board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, providing treatment to patients from around the world.
Restore Beauty and Youth with Blepharoplasty
Undergoing drooping eyelid surgery removes excess fat and skin from above the eyes, eliminating puffiness and droopiness. For ptosis, it can address damage and restore function. As one of the most popular procedures, Dr. Azouz takes the time to ensure he understands your unique eye anatomy, preventing the over-correction or under-correction of the droopy eye. With hidden incisions, your eye will appear natural, open and youthful. Combining blepharoplasty with a brow lift can completely rejuvenate the upper portion of your face.
If drooping eyelids are causing you cosmetic concerns or creating functional issues with your vision, correct the problem by contacting Azouz Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery today.