Droopy Eyelids and Eyelid Malposition

Look Refreshed: Correct Droopy Eyelids and Eyelid Malposition

In addition to performing upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Geeta Been addresses problems of the eyes involving droopy upper eyelids (ptosis) and eyelid malposition. Eyelid malposition refers to the abnormal position of the upper and lower eyelids. There are a number of reasons for eyelid ptosis and malposition, which include congenital, senile (natural aging changes), muscular deficiency, neurologic deficiency and trauma.

Upper eyelid ptosis can interfere with normal field of vision and create a tired look. Eyelid malposition, especially when the lower eyelid is pulled or hanging low, creates an aged and unnatural look. For these reasons, patients frequently seek correction.

Is Eyelid Malposition or Droopy Eyelids Correction Right for You?

If you have been bothered by a tired appearance or think you need correction of your eyelids, we recommend you come to our office for an in-person consultation.

The best candidates for eyelid repositioning display the following characteristics:

  • Heavy, droopy upper eyelids
  • “Tired” eyes
  • Droopy, pulled lower eyelid
  • Complications from previous eyelid procedures

What Sets Dr. Geeta Been’s Approach Apart?

Dr. Geeta has unique training as an ophthalmologist with extra sub-specialization in the field of oculoplastic surgery. As a result of her specialization, she has developed experience with the meticulous nature of eyelid repositioning. There is a fine line between achieving natural results and causing complications with eyelid malposition. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Geeta is truly an expert in these types of procedures and takes great care to achieve optimal results.

During your initial consultation, she will perform a thorough eyelid examination to help decide if you are an appropriate surgical candidate. These procedures are performed in the comfort of our own surgical center, meaning you experience the utmost privacy and ease during your time with us. Typically, the procedures are performed using local anesthetic, but we offer you the ability to have your procedure performed under sedation in our operating suite.

What to Expect Post Procedure

You will feel mild discomfort and may use pain medication for two to three days. Within a week, bruising and swelling will begin to subside and can be covered with makeup.  You can begin light exercise within a week and resume full activities in two to three weeks.  Final results will be visible within a few weeks to a few months depending on individual healing.