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Elyssa,We need more information. How long ago did this happen? Why did the eyelids get "really dry"? Has this happened before. Upper lids? Lower lids? Both? What do you mean by "saggy". Photos would help but if you are really concerned, there is no substitute for seeing a board certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon in person. Photos don't tell the whole story. The surgeon needs to see the eyelids move and at multiple angles to do a complete evaluation.Good luck to you.
Young patient saggy eyelids
Most patients that have saggy eyelids at your age are due to periodic swelling and rubbing of the eyes. If the swelling and rubbing can be eliminated, for the most part, the eyelids will come back to their normal state. Some patients have an inherent negative vector or shallow midface which will make any swelling in the eyelids more apparent. Only a consultation with a facial plastics or experienced plastic surgeon can tell you if there are surgical conditions that may be able to address your issues. thanks
Saggy eyelids in an 18 year-old
Thanks for the question. Pictures would help. At 18 years old there are many other options besides surgery. See a board-certified plastic surgeon to find a customized plan for you.
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