Dermatochalasis

Often referred as “droopy” or “saggy” eyelids, dermatochalasis is a natural part of the aging process in which excess skin on the lower or upper eyelids begin to stretch, causing you to have baggy-looking eyes.

In most cases, dermatochalasis is not threatening to the vision or the health of your eyes but simply tends to leave you looking older and worn out. For some though, the upper eyelid may be partially obscuring your field of vision. In either case a quick outpatient procedure can remedy the condition. Our skilled eye surgeons can help you to minimize the appearance of baggy eyelids.

The excess skin on the lower or upper eyelid is reduced with a minor cosmetic procedure, blepharoplasty. Once complete the excess or “droopy” skin in reduced, providing you with a more youthful appearance. Following the procedure, patients can expect a full recovery within three weeks.

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