Can The Excess Skin Around The Eye Corners Be Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have one eyelid that is droppy and does not open all the way in addition to excess skin around the corners of the eyes.

A:When you refer to excess around the corners of the eyes I believe you are referring to temporal hooding of the upper eyelids which can be improved by excess skin removal. (upper blepharoplasties) When you refer to the droopy eyelid you are likely referring to your left upper eyelid which has ptosis (lower lashline position on the iris) as opposed to the opposite right eyelid. This is also evident by the higher eyelid crease position on the left side. While a prosis repair can be done at the same time as an upper blepharoplasty exact eyelid position symmetry may or may not be achievable.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon