If you are having difficulties seeing because of your droopy eyes, you may be a candidate for a functional blepharoplasty, which is an eyelid surgery performed for medical reasons.

In many cases, a functional eye lift is performed to remove the loose skin around your upper eyelid, if the eyelid droops so low that it impairs your vision which gets in the way of you driving or performing other visual tasks.

Baggy or droopy upper or lower eyelids can result in an inability to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses.

Another medical eyelid condition known as ptosis could be present, resulting in some of these conditions.

Ptosis and Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis (TOE-sis) is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid. Ptosis that is present since birth is called congenital ptosis. This condition may affect one or both eyes and occurs when the edge of the upper eyelid falls (or droops) from its normal position, covering part of the pupil. This can cause obstruction in your vision.

Ptosis may also occur in those who have had trauma or suffered a stroke.

While there are medical reasons and conditions for droopy eyes, often it is just a natural occurrence in the aging process. Cosmetic blepharoplasty is available to those candidates who wish to regain their vibrant, more youthful look.


Drooping or sagging eyelids can cause a person to look tired or aged. You might consider cosmetic blepharoplasty if you have excessive drooping and sagging of skin around your eyes.

Sagging skin and tired eyes can also be exaggerated when you have other conditions such as puffiness caused by used by allergies or edema.

Prices for this procedure may range from about $2,000 for a simple procedure, to $5,000 for a more complicated procedure.

If you are tired of droopy eyes and would enjoy looking youthful again, or would just enjoy the benefits of enhancing your vibrant eyelids with a little eye shadow on occasion, it may be time to consider a consultation with your surgeon.

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