When the upper eyelid does not open all the way or excess skin on the upper eyelid sags, the eyes look droopy and tired. This is a common problem which can be due to genetics, aging and other factors. Not only can it create a sleepy, lazy appearance to the eyes, but it can interfere with vision. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami, we offer droopy eyelid repair surgery to open the eyes for an alert appearance.
When the upper eyelid droops low enough to cover part or most of the pupil, it makes the eyes look tired or sleepy. For some people, this is a condition they were born with, and for others, it occurred with age. Ptosis is an upper eyelid disorder that can affect the muscles that lift the upper eyelid. In addition, sagging or excess skin on the upper eyelid can make the eyes look droopy.
Treatment or repair for droopy upper eyelids depends on the patient. For some, upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and tissue can rejuvenate and firm the upper eyelid. For those with ptosis, a repair of the muscles in the eyelid may be required to open the eyes for a more alert appearance and better eye function.
Ptosis Repair Surgery
Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid levitator tendon and muscle do not work properly, allowing the eyelid to droop. This can be congenital or acquired, and people of all ages can have ptosis, but it is more common in older individuals. Ptosis repair surgery can tighten the levitator tendon to allow for a more open and alert eye, improving appearance and function.
If you have droopy, tired eyes due to ptosis or sagging upper eyelid tissue, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We offer droopy eyelid repair surgery for ptosis or aging eyes at our clinic in Miami.