I say "probably" because it's not possible to provide a definitive answer about which procedure is best-suited for you without a photo. Generally speaking, if the excess skin is part of the eyelid, then blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is the answer. In some cases, however, when a patient tells me that have excess skin over the eyelid, it is actually a sagging brow that's responsible for it. In that situation, a brow lift (possibly combined with eyelid surgery) is needed to produce the desired results. Be sure to consult with a qualified and highly trained plastic surgeon who can personally examine you.
What procedure could be done to get rid of the excess skin over the eyelid?
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So the cause is obviously the key to your question. Starting from the top, a low brow can cause upper lid excess (brow lift), loss of orbital bony volume can cause a droopy brow and therefore a heavy lid, (fat or filler to augment the bony loss)Upper lid excess can be the cause treated by upper blepharoplasty. Upper lid muscle weakness can cause a droopy lid giving the impression of skin heaviness. treated with ptosis correction. As you can see, a face to face consultation is probably what you need. Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin
Excess skin of eyelid
The procedure to accomplish this is called a blepharoplasty. It removes excess skin and occasionally muscle and/or fat to rejuvenate the eyes. Make sure your surgeon also evaluates your eyebrows to make sure they don't need addressing as well as is often the case. Good luck!
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Excess Eyelid Skin
Thank you for your question. There are a variety of causes to eyelid drooping including aging. A blepharoplasty is an eyelid rejuvenation surgery that removes excess skin while tightening the skin and muscle. I would recommend an in person exam to determine your candidacy. Best wishes.
Procedure to get rid of excess skin over eyelid
Blepharoplasty for excess eyelid skin
The name of the surgery to remove excess eyelid skin is a blepharoplasty. It involves making an incision (cut) in the crease of the eyelid and removing a safe amount of skin, muscle and often a little bit of fat. This will result in the same shape eyelid but will give the illusion of the eye being more wide open. It is a very commonly performed surgery and it typically performed under local anesthesia with a little bit of intravenous sedation. Complications are rare, but include, infection, scarring, asymmetry and very rarely, loss of vision. Make sure to consult with an oculoplastic surgeon who is very experienced with this procedure. Good luck!
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