Fix droopy eyelids with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

droopy eyelids

While it’s natural for eyelids to sag due to ageing, some of us may develop droopy eyelids prematurely. Over time, the upper eyelids lose their elasticity and develop wrinkles. As a result, they appear droopy, giving you a sleepy appearance. This is also called “ptosis.”

There are many approaches to getting rid of droopy eyelids, but here’s Dr Adnan’s take on why eyelids droop and how to get rid of droopy eyelids almost permanently with blepharoplasty.


What causes droopy eyelids?


Many factors cause droopy eyelids, including:

  • Age-related skin looseness
  • Congenital (by birth) drooping
  • An eye injury or surgery

Droopy eyelids with wrinkles around your eyes can make you look older, making you conscious of your looks.


How to fix droopy eyelids?


There are various non-surgical droopy eyelid treatments that can restore your younger looks. Let’s take a look at the most common approaches.


Non-surgical approaches


  • Dermal fillers 
  • Botox
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma treatment)
  • Laser therapy
  • Radiofrequency treatment

While all of these non-surgical techniques can resurface the skin and reduce mild to moderate sagging, crow’s feet and wrinkles, none of them provides a permanent solution. Most of them require revision after a few months or years.

The surgical approach of blepharoplasty permanently alters and eliminates the excess skin or fat around your eyes to give you toned and wrinkle-free eyelids. So you can expect almost permanent improvement in your droopy eyelids.


Surgical approach


At your consultation Dr Adnan will examine your eyes to assess their suitability for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). He may also recommend a brow lift or ptosis repair surgery to improve your face’s overall aesthetics.


What is blepharoplasty?



Blepharoplasty, also known as eye-lift surgery, is a common cosmetic procedure that removes extra skin from eyelids and enhances the eye’s appearance.

Blepharoplasty can be done on one of the eyelids, upper or lower, depending on what suits you best. With eyelid surgery, you look refreshed and younger and your confidence is restored.


When is blepharoplasty recommended?


Blepharoplasty is recommended:

  • To reduce droopy upper eyelids covering eyelashes
  • To remove excess upper eyelid folds
  • To remove loose under-eye skin causing baggy eyes
  • To improve crow’s feet around the eyes
  • To flatten puffy eyes that make you look tired and sleepy


Benefits of having eyelid surgery over other non-surgical procedures


All non-surgical approaches, whether botox, dermal fillers, or resurfacing treatment, need revision after a certain duration. However, eyelid surgery permanently removes the extra skin and fat that causes droopy eyelids.

The scars are superficial and hide in the natural folds of eyelids, making them almost invisible. Although droopy eyelids do not cause serious problems, they may interfere with your vision. So blepharoplasty can also be a permanent solution to any vision issues you might face due to your eyelids.

Blepharoplasty can also make the eyes’ appearance  “almond-shaped” and more defined.Choosing the right surgeon for the procedure is crucial as the results heavily rely upon your surgeon’s skills and expertise. Dr Adnan Tahir is a highly regarded plastic surgeon in Dubai with over twenty years of experience. He believes in doing the minimum to achieve a flawless outcome. So, if you are seeking drooping eyelid surgery in Dubai, contact us today!.

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