How can I correct hooded eye lids? (photos)
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Surgery is the only long term option
Good Candidate for Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
As others have pointed out, looking down is not an ideal way to assess the excess tissues of the upper eyelid. I would recommend you seeking out a board certified MD Eyelid Surgery expert (Oculoplastic Surgeon) to determine if you are a good candidate for either Blepharoplasty or Ptosis Surgery along with possible supplemental Botox/Xeomin treatment. You may not necessarily need surgery at this time. You can look at my website for more information. Best of luck in your search!
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It would be immensely helpful if you would post a photograph where you are not looking down into a phone.
Upper eyelid surgery for hooded upper eyelids
How can I correct hooded eye lids?
Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell you what to do based on a limited 2 dimensional photo without taking a full medical history, examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Correcting Excess Upper Lid Skin
Dr. Peter A Aldea
Thank you for including a photograph! It is a bit difficult to tell with your eyes angled downward (best photographs to assess the issues with upper eyelids are
1. looking straight into the camera and
2. a profile or 45 angle, both with your eyes looking directly in front of you), but from the photograph and by your age it is likely you would almost totally eliminate the excess skin hooding of your upper eyelids with upper lid blepharoplasty.
This procedure is quick, can be done comfortably without the need for general anesthetic, has nearly imperceptible scars with good surgical technique, and minimal downtime. And, it can usually provide dramatic results for women and men! As always, it is important to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate, and that you do not have any other issues that would need to be addressed (such as ptosis--sagging of the lid that is not helped by blepharoplasty alone, or a low position of your eyebrows contributing to the hooding). Best wishes for a beautiful result and years off your eyes!
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