What Causes a Droopy Upper Eyelid?

The most common cause of a droopy upper eyelid is aging. Over time aging can cause the skin to begin to relax and facial muscles to weaken. Although drooping eyelids can be the result of natural aging, excessive rubbing, or genetics, they can also be the result of nerve damage or other underlying medical conditions. It can be caused by a stroke, brain tumor, certain cancers, or eyelid trauma caused by injury. 

Are Droopy Upper Eyelids Cause For Concern?

Droopy upper eyelids typically aren’t painful, but they can cause obstruction of vision and become a cosmetic issue. Although in some cases droopy upper eyelids are harmless and aren’t cause for concern, it is critical to get the problem checked out by a board-certified physician to see if it is the result of a serious problem. They can determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for surgery. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive and extremely effective method that removes excess skin and restores a more natural look.

Droopy Upper Eyelid At EyelidPros

If you’re suffering from a droopy upper eyelid in Rochester Hills, MI, Dearborn, MI, Troy, MI, or the surrounding areas, the award-winning physicians at EyelidPros can help you. Our physicians are experts in the field of oculoplastics and are recognized for award-winning ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. We provide upper eyelid blepharoplasty to improve your vision by removing excess skin that may be blocking your field of view. Check out our photo gallery to see photos featuring the results of our actual patients’ procedures. Contact us online to learn more about us, or schedule a consultation today.

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