When the upper eyelid has extra skin or the eyelid does not open fully, the eyes can look tired. Droopy upper eyelids can make you appear sleepy or lazy and may affect your vision as well as your appearance. Droopy eyelids can be caused by ptosis, excess eyelid skin or both, impacting your eye function and appearance. At Precision Medical Specialists, our top West Palm Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Rueda, offers droopy eyelid correction surgery at our facility in Wellington, FL.
Ptosis, or droopy upper eyelids, can be a congenital or acquired condition. Some children are born with ptosis, which can impact their ability to completely open their eyes. This condition is usually repaired in childhood for improving vision. Acquired ptosis is the more common type in adults, which occurs when the eyelid levitator muscles are weakened due to aging, injury or disease. The upper eyelids can appear only partially open, covering at least 20% of the pupil, creating the droopy eyelid appearance that makes a person look tired and less alert. Repairing the weakened or damaged levitator muscles in the eyelid and removing any excess skin on the upper eyelid can correct ptosis and the droopy eyelid appearance.
Ptosis Repair Surgery
Correcting ptosis and the appearance of droopy eyelids can involve both repairing the levitator muscles for the upper eyelid and performing an eyelid lift of the skin. Dr. Rueda has performed thousands of cosmetic and facial reconstruction surgeries with excellent results for his patients. During droopy eyelid correction, Dr. Rueda can tighten the levitator muscles to improve the function of the upper eyelids. He can also remove excess skin and tighten the upper eyelid for a more alert and youthful appearance.
Droopy eyelids can impact your vision and make you look older and tired. For ptosis correction and a refreshed appearance for droopy eyelids, contact our team at Precision Medical Specialists. We offer advanced options in blepharoplasty for more youthful, beautiful eyes and better vision. Contact our facility in Wellington, FL, to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rueda for a droopy eyelid correction consultation.