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Your Lake Forest eye surgeon has effective treatment for drooping eyelids

Drooping eyelids may not necessarily be a pressing medical issue, but this problem can affect a person’s quality of life. Called ptosis, drooping of the upper eyelid may occur in a person of any age. Most often, we see a sort of “heaviness” develop gradually as we age.

Eyelid drooping might not affect every person, however those affected may reach a point that the removal of excess skin is necessary for both cosmetic and functionality issues. In our Orange County eye institute, Lake Forest eye surgeon Dr. George Salib may recommend blepharoplasty, or the surgical correction of drooping eyelids. The cosmetics of blepharoplasty

Drooping eyelids can have a significant aesthetic impact, making one appear several years older than his or her true age. Blepharoplasty can address a number of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Excess skin on the lower lid, causing lines and wrinkles
  • Excess fatty deposits on the upper or lower lid, or both
  • The loss of contours caused by drooping skin
  • Significant puffiness under the eyes, called festoons
[img1]When facial appearance is affected by drooping eyelids, it is understandable that correction may be desired. Removing excess, sagging skin has a wonderful effect on the face and, thus, on a person’s confidence. Removing skin on the upper or lower eyelid can completely rejuvenate the facial aesthetic, opening the eyes up to look more alert and friendly.

Blepharoplasty and functionality

Many people look at blepharoplasty eyelid surgery as merely cosmetic. However, in some instances, the removal of excess skin literally opens up the eyes. We work with patients who desire a rejuvenated appearance, and with patients whose drooping eyelids have grown so severe that vision is impaired.


(949) 441-5444

If skin and muscles loosen enough, the upper eyelid can actually block the various parts of the eye that function for clear vision. In addition to causing immediate impairment, drooping eyelids can increase the risk of astigmatism and other vision problems.

At The Orange County Eye Institute, we help patients from Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, and surrounding areas enjoy healthy, beautiful eyes. Contact our office at (949) 441-5444 for your consultation.


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