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Droopy Upper Eyelid


As we age, loss of soft tissue elasticity, loss of facial fat volume and loss of supportive tissues and structures results in droopiness of the facial tissues. The upper eyelid skin will tend to wrinkle and droop with age, causing an overhang of loose skin on the eyelid and eyelashes. Droopy, deflated and wrinkled upper eyelid skin adds to an aged, tired, sleepy or unattractive older, less youthful and vital appearance. In many cases excess upper eyelid skin may also be hereditary in nature and descent and encroachment on the normal eye may occur at earlier ages.

Patients can be treated at SpaMedica by Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, with a variety of techniques that may result in a youthful rejuvenation of the upper eyelid area.

Procedure Details

The most common procedure for droopy, aged upper eyelid tissue is an upper lid blepharoplasty, or upper lid eyelid lift. An upper lid blepharoplasty involves the removal of the excess upper eyelid skin, droopy upper lid muscle and possibly upper eyelid fat pads. When performed well, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty can result in a very natural and youthful appearing rejuvenation of the eye region. Often an upper lid blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia and as an outpatient.

Upper Eyelid Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelids, if it interferes with vision, if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease or if you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance you may be a candidate for an eye lift in Toronto. Dark circles under the eyes may also be improved with an eye lid surgery or cosmetic lower eyelid surgery.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

The use of fractional lasers can be implemented to achieve significant lift and improvement in the appearance of drooping eyelids. The heat from fractional lasers also provides a skin tightening effect that is beneficial to the patient.

Botox Injectables

Botox Injectables in the eye area can relieve crow’s feet and wrinkles of the upper eyelid region,  maintaining the youthful vitality and attractiveness of the enhanced upper eyelid region.

Soft Tissue and Dermal Fillers

Soft tissue and dermal fillers are commonly used in facial rejuvenation procedures to add volume and lift to drooping eyelids.  Common fillers include Sculptra, Voluma, Juvederm, Teosyal, Perlane, Restylane.

Additional Procedures

Once patients have had a cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery performed or a cosmetic upper eyelid treatment provided then SpaMedica and Dr. Stephen Mulholland will provide a simple maintenance program such as soft tissue dermal fillers, Botox Injectables, and fractional rejuvenation with radiofrequency energy or lasers to maintain the youthful vitality and attractiveness of the enhanced upper eyelid region.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with Dr. Mulholland simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now to schedule a consultation.

About Us

SpaMedica has been serving droopy upper eyelid patients since 1997. Dr. Mulholland and his SpaMedica clinic are considered are one of Canada’s most recognized and reputable plastic surgeons and plastic surgery centres. SpaMedica is a certified overnight, twenty-four hour stay surgery facility with an excellent reputation for safety and quality.