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Droopy Eyes

Most likely, your eyes are the first thing people notice about your appearance. They are probably the most important aspect of facial attractiveness. Unfortunately, even with a good night’s sleep, loose skin over your eyes or bags under your eyes can make you look tired or sad, or older than you really are. As we go through life, even if we have taken care of ourselves, the skin around our eyes stretches and wrinkles. Fatty deposits cause the upper lids to sag, while under the eye the tissue bulges forward and becomes discolored. In severe cases, vision can become partially blocked.

Droopy eyes

Droopy eyes

Causes of droopy eyes:

  • Age
  • Sun exposure
  • Alcohol use
  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • Heredity
Baggy eyes

Baggy eyes

Treatment for baggy eyes:

The most common treatment for baggy eyes is called blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.

Other Eye Lid Problems:

PTOSIS is a drooping of the entire eyelid.  It is not the same as loose skin, as described above, but a problem with the muscle that raises the upper lid.  Some people have both problems.  (See our website section on Ptosis for more information.)

ENTROPION is an inward turning of the lower eyelid and lashes toward the eye.  (See our website section on Entropion for more information.)

ECTROPION is an outward turning of the lower eyelid.  (See our website section on Ectropion for more information.)