Fix for Dopey Looking Eyelids For Teen?

My eyelids always look dopey and tired and im only 16. Is there anything i can do to give me a more awake look?

Doctor Answers 2

Drooping eyelids

Dear Collin

Thanks for your question.  There are many reasons why eyelids may be drooping and might even be a medical problem.  Eyelid Ptosis has a number of causes.   

At 16 years old your eyelids should first be seen by your primary care doctor and an eye doctor  to rule out medical problems. Surgery may not be your only option for treatment.  

Then you can have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery. Best Wishes

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Congenital ptosis

You likely have congenital upper lid ptosis. There are surgial and nonsurgical options available.  Consult an oculopalstic surgeon.

Dr Taban

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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