What Causes the Upper Eyelids to Droop?

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There are actually many things that can cause the lower or upper eyelids to droop, such as:

  • Aging
  • Injury or trauma
  • Weak eyelid muscles
  • Certain health conditions, such as diabetes
  • Genetics

One recent study concluded that wearing contact lenses may cause droopy upper eyelids. Other researchers have hypothesized that smoking, obesity and sun exposure are other things that may make you more likely to experience droopy eyelids.

Generally speaking, droopy eyelids are mostly caused by aging. Sagging or droopy eyelids caused by aging are well-suited to rejuvenation with eyelid surgery. During the eyelid lift procedure, Dr. Pakeman will restore a more youthful appearance by adjusting the eyelid muscles, fat and skin.

Since there are a number of things that can cause eyelids to droop, it's important to visit Dr. Pakeman for a consultation. He can help you determine the cause and whether eyelid surgery is an appropriate treatment.

To schedule a consultation with experienced Manhattan and New York City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 . Dr. Pakeman has extensive experience with eyelid surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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