When there is too much skin on the upper eyelid, it can hang down over the edge of the eyelid, creating a sleepy eye and impacting vision. While stretching and sagging of the upper eyelid skin is common with aging, excess eyelid skin is a condition called dermatochalasis, which can occur at any age. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer dermatochalasis treatment and excess eyelid skin removal surgery to reshape the upper eyelid at our clinic in Miami.
Dermatochalasis can be genetic or occur with aging as the skin loses its firmness and elasticity. Those with excess upper eyelid skin can experience droopy upper eyelids or skin that hangs over the edge of the eyelid. This can block vision and make the eyes look tired. The heaviness on the upper eyelid can weigh on the levitator muscles. It is common for the eyes to be more difficult to keep fully open, especially later in the day.
Upper blepharoplasty is the best treatment for dermatochalasis, or excess eyelid skin. A small incision in the crease of the upper eyelid can be used to remove fatty tissue and excess skin, tightening and firming the eyelid. This procedure opens the eyes and creates a more alert, youthful appearance. If the levitator tendon or muscle has been weakened or stretched due to heavy upper eyelids, repair to the function of the eyelid can be performed at the same time.
Droopy eyes caused by excess eyelid skin is more common among older individuals, but it can occur due to genetics at any age. If you have excess eyelid skin that makes you look tired or older, upper eyelid lift surgery can correct this issue. Dr. Ali Charafeddine and our team at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute offer excess eyelid skin removal surgery to rejuvenate and open the eyes at our medical center in Miami. Contact our plastic surgery practice today to schedule your cosmetic eye surgery consultation.