Aging changes around your eyelids can make you look tired, angry, or old. Some changes can even limit your visual fields. The procedure can be tailored to your individual needs.

Upper eyelids:

Upper eyelids can develop a heavy or tired appearance as we age. Sometimes excess skin can weigh down the eyelids (a condition called dermatochalasis). Other times the drooping (ptosis) is due to weak eyelid muscles or stretching of the tendon that holds the eyelid muscle to the lid.

Treatment involves removing excess skin, adjusting the tension on the tendon and muscle if necessary, removing any excess fat (which is uncommon) and sometimes reinforcing or creating the natural eyelid crease

Lower eyelids:

Lower eyelids can develop puffiness and look swollen. They can also develop sagging skin (or eye bags). In the most severe form the skin can hang in folds, a condition called festoons. In addition, the lower eyelids can develop laxity where they are not held against the eyeball and instead sag a bit.

Correcting these conditions takes a careful assessment of the cause - too much skin, bulging fat, weakness of the lower eyelid, bulging eyes - before a precise surgical plan can be formed.