Excess skin on the upper eyelids, or dermatochalasis, can impact the appearance and function of the eyelids. Unlike ptosis, which affects the muscles of the upper eyelid, resulting in a droopy eyelid that does not open completely, dermatochalasis is solely due to excess skin that obstructs the eye. Removing excess skin on the upper eyelid can refresh the eyes and improve vision. Dr. Steven Rueda at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, FL, offers excess eyelid skin removal surgery for dermatochalasis, for improved eye appearance and function.
Dermatochalasis, or excess skin on the upper eyelid, usually occurs with age. It is common for the eyelid skin to stretch and sag with aging, but dermatochalasis is more pronounced. The excess skin can sag over the edge of the upper eyelid, covering the eyelashes and creating a droopy appearance to the upper eyelid. Many people with moderate to severe dermatochalasis have skin that sags over the outside of the upper eyelids, obscuring peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can be used to correct dermatochalasis to improve vision and the appearance of the eyes.
Upper Blepharoplasty for Dermatochalasis
Upper blepharoplasty is used to remove excess skin on the upper eyelid, which can be used to rejuvenate aging eyes and for those with dermatochalasis. An incision along the crease of the upper eyelid is commonly used to access the skin on the eyelid. Excess skin can be removed, and the skin can be tightened. Some patients may also have excess fat drooping on their upper eyelid, which can be removed to rejuvenate the eyelid. Upper blepharoplasty can remove any blockages to vision and greatly improve the appearance of the eyes for those with dermatochalasis.
Dr. Rueda can perform excess eyelid skin removal surgery for those with dermatochalasis to create more youthful, alert eyes with better vision. Some patients may also have ptosis that needs to be corrected for better eyelid function, which Dr. Rueda can complete during the same surgery.
If you have excess skin on your upper eyelids that is impacting the appearance and function of your eyes, come see us at Precision Medical Specialists. We offer upper blepharoplasty to refresh the eye appearance and remove vision obstructions. Contact our facility in Wellington, FL, to schedule an upper eyelid lift consultation with Dr. Steven Rueda.