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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Sometimes blepharoplasty can also improve your vision by providing a less obstructed field of view, once droopy eyelids are improved.

Droopy eyelids are a major reason why some people consider eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin, which can improve the appearance of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can remove excess skin, muscle and sometimes fat from the upper or lower eyelids. In some cases, you might need only skin removed but not muscle — or you might need the procedure done on both upper and lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty surgery sometimes can elevate an upper eyelid margin slightly if the heaviness of the excessive skin actually is "weighing down" the upper eyelid, causing it to droop. Functional blepharoplasties are performed for medical reasons, to improve your vision, such as when loose skin from baggy upper eyelids falls and pushes your eyelid margin down into your line of sight.

Another functional problem is difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses, whether from baggy upper or lower eyelids.