Droopy eyelid condition, also known as Ptosis, is very common among older people. However, hereditary factors may also lead to droopy eyelid at a very young age. Regardless of the age of the individual, Ptosis can give you a tired and aged look. In severe cases of Ptosis, one’s vision can also disturbed due to droopy eyelids. The patient might suffer trouble in reading and concentrating and most people develop a habit of keeping a chin-up posture or that of raising their eyebrows while focusing. This can cause headaches and forehead muscle fatigue. Creams and other over the counter stuff may not be very efficient in this case and the best treatment is droopy eyelid surgery.
Besides being hereditary, droopy eyelids can be caused by several other factors. The main reason behind the occurrence of droopy eyes in old age is the loss of elasticity in the skin. The elasticity is lost as the collagen in our skin starts to break down due to age. This also affects the eyelids and results in droopy eyes. Besides age, too much exposure to UV rays can also slow down the production of collagen in our skin and therefore less elasticity. Another factor which collaborates with the loss of collagen is the gravitational pull which pulls the collagen-lacking skin downwards. Instead of containing collagen, the eyelid skin becomes a deposit of fat and droops down with the gravity.
The droopy eyelids can be efficiently removed by the droopy eyelid surgery. This droopy eyelid surgery is also called Blepharoplasty. Droopy eyelid surgery not only removes the excess fat from upper lid, but it also treats the lower lid which causes the baggy appearance of the eye. Yet, you should keep in mind that a droopy eyelid surgery will not treat the sinking eyebrow or wrinkles around the eye.
Droopy eyelid surgery is a risky procedure and sometimes your physician might deny you the permission for this surgery. The reasons could be many health risks and conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma and dry eyes. If you are permitted to undergo this droopy eyelid surgery it is advisable to keep your expectations as realistic as possible. The results of droopy eyelid surgery may vary from patient to patient and so do the risks and complications.
The droopy eyelid surgery is performed under the effects of local anesthetic. Depending upon the severity of the problem, the droopy eyelid surgery might only need one or two incisions to remove the excess fat but sometimes excess and drooping skin also needs to be removed. The recovery time also depends on the level of severity and incisions. It is important to discuss all the details about the droopy eyelid surgery with your physician. You must understand all the possibilities, limitations and complications connected to the droopy eyelid surgery. Lastly, the droopy eyelid surgery is a complicated one, make sure you choose an expert and experienced surgeon to handle it for you.