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A column addressing your most sought after health questions, answered by Harbin Clinic's expert healthcare professionals.

Ask a Doc: My eyelids are starting to droop and sag. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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A weekly column addressing your most sought-after health questions, answered by Harbin Clinic’s expert healthcare professionals.

Question: My eyelids are starting to droop and sag. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Dr. Brandon Miller: As people age, their eyelids generally stretch, and the muscles weaken. This results in additional fat gathering in the eyes, which can lead to sagging eyebrows and droopy upper eyelids. This excess skin can create heavy-looking eyes, puffiness, and an overall aged appearance. The peripheral vision can also be affected if the skin is sagging severely.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that repairs droopy and sagging eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your eyelids can improve your vision and make your eyes appear younger and more well-rested.

Blepharoplasty at Harbin Clinic might be an option if you have:

Sagging or drooping eyelids that effects your peripheral vision

Excess skin in the upper eyelid that interferes with your vision

Schedule an appointment with Harbin Clinic ENT to discuss your symptoms and determine if blepharoplasty is right for you.

Harbin Clinic’s Ear, Nose and Throat physicians provide comprehensive care for the treatment of a range of diseases and conditions including allergy relief, hearing and balance issues, sleep disorders, and other procedures and treatments of the head, neck, and throat. Visit our website to learn more about blepharoplasty and our services.

Dr. Brandon Miller is a board-certified otolaryngology head and neck surgeon with special training in reconstructive facial plastic surgery at Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat, located in Calhoun, Cartersville, and Rome. To learn more, visit https://harbinclinic.com/ear-nose-throat.

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