The eyelids are small but delicate structures integral to protecting and maintaining the health of the eye. A variety of problems can involve the eyelids. As we age, the skin thins out, brows drop, tissue stretches and sags and the soft tissue loses volume. Often the first place this becomes apparent is in the eyelids. Heavy upper eyelids (ptosis) or excess upper eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) may interfere with vision, and if they do, insurance companies will often pay for surgery to lift the lids. Loss of elasticity of the skin and sagging, baggy eyelids can also be treated. Lower eyelid surgery can help rejuvenate your appearance and is a common cosmetic surgical procedure performed at the same time as reconstructive upper eyelid surgery.
In addition to drooping and sagging problems as the eyelids age, they can often turn in towards the eye (entropion) or turn away from the eye (ectropion). The skin is a very active organ in the body and is susceptible to a variety of conditions. A range of problems from benign warts and styes to malignant lesions like basal cell carcinoma can occur on the eyelids. Sometimes, only a biopsy can be done to make the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Catherine Durboraw is a board certified and ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. She has 20 years of experience and has performed well over 10,000 eyelid surgical procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Durboraw, you will be informed of your options and fully educated on the surgical plan and what to expect. At Center for Aesthetics, we pride ourselves with the most professional and competent surgical services in a caring and peaceful environment for the patient.