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Surgical Solutions For Drooping Eyelids

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They say you can see a person’s soul through their eyes. Personally, I think you can see how hard they work by looking at the bags around their eyes and drooping eyelids.

Surgical Solutions For Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids are prevalent in our society. The causes of this condition are somewhat mysterious. It can be attributed to genetic predisposition, allergies or the catchall condition of just getting older. A drooping eyelid can occur over just one eye, which creates an “off” appearance that can make people uncomfortable or both eyelids.

As time passes, our body undeniably feels the effect. It is natural that our eyelids will lose some of their high and tight appearances. Generally, this is not a cause for concern. There are two situations where you can consider surgical solutions for drooping eyelids.

The first situation is the centered head. If your eyelids droop sufficiently that you find yourself tilting your head up to read, work on a computer or communicate, you may have a medical problem. In the lexicon of health insurance, this means your insurance company may pay for plastic surgery to correct the drooping condition. Regardless, the situation is impacting your daily life and you should consider doing something about it.

The second situation is simply one for personal esthetics. If your drooping eyelids cause you concern about your appearance, you can pursue elective surgery to deal with the issue. Since the surgery is not a medically necessary one, however, your insurance company will politely refuse to pay for it. Still, your face is the focal point of your appearance and interaction with others. For many people, this makes drooping eyelids an issue that must be dealt with one way or another.

To address eyelid issues, a plastic surgeon is going to pursue a procedure known as blepharoplasty. Depending upon your specific situation, the surgeon will look to remove excess fat or skin and modify the musculature. In considering the procedure, you should sit down with your surgeon and view before and after pictures from his or her previous procedures. Do not be shy when doing so. Tell him or her what you like and what you do not. The surgeon can then give you advice on possible, reasonable solutions for your situation.

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Athré Facial Aesthetics offers a wide range of facial plastic surgery options and non-surgical cosmetic and skincare treatments. Find the right one for you by contacting our office at (281) 557-3223 or click the button below to request a consultation.

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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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