Here’s How To Fix a Drooping Eyelid

How To Fix A Drooping Eyelid

Here’s How To Fix a Drooping Eyelid

As we get older, our faces become a sure sign of our age. One of the first facial features to show signs of wear are our eyelids. You may begin to see a tired, droopy look in your eyes that makes you wonder what it would be like to have a brighter, revived appearance. If you want to learn how to fix a drooping eyelid, check out the treatment options below. 

How To Fix a Drooping Eyelid

Wondering why your eyelids are beginning to droop? Unfortunately, it’s most likely due to aging. However, there are other causes for drooping eyelids, such as:

  • A Stroke
  • Incorrectly placed Botox injections
  • Eye Injury
  • Glaucoma
  • Nerve/neurological conditions

Fortunately enough, there are both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for drooping eyelids.

Non-Surgical Options: Injecting a product that contains botulinum toxins (Botox, for example) may smooth out wrinkles and tighten the skin in your eye area. You may also consider doing some at-home eyelid exercises like the one below.

Hold the sides of your eyes back gently with your index fingers. Engage your face muscles and bring your brow closer to your eyelid, then relax. 

Surgical Option: Blepharoplasty, also known as “eyelid surgery,” strengthens drooping, sagging eyelids once and for all. Many turn to blepharoplasty for a quick and permanent fix.

Surgery & Benefits

Beyond improving drooping eyelids, Blepharoplasty corrects under-eye bags and unwanted dark circles. Blepharoplasty also alters the look of monolids.

Although blepharoplasty is typically a cosmetic concern, some turn to blepharoplasty for improved vision. Heavy drooping eyelids may eventually sag so low that it gets in the way of a patient’s line of vision. Blepharoplasty can correct this by removing the excess skin and lifting the upper eyelid to enhance the patient’s sight.

Dr. Horn devotes her practice solely to facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery which is why she is the ideal choice for your eyelid surgery. Call now to schedule your consultation in one of our convenient Manhattan offices (Midtown and Upper West Side) with the top plastic surgeons Nyc has to offer.



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