The lower eyelids provide an essential barrier between the world and your eyes. Loose, saggy lower eyelids or lower eyelids that turn in (entropion) or turn out (ectropion) can lead to dryness of the eyes, irritation, and blurred vision. Additionally, these issues can lead to a more tired ”sleepy” appearance.
What is eyelid tightening?
Whether the eyelids are turning in (entropion), turning out (ectropion), or just loose/sagging (eyelid laxity), the position of the lower eyelid is essential for protecting the eye and vision, as well as for ensuring a youthful cosmetic appearance. Eyelid tightening procedures identify the cause of the issue and address it with various procedures ranging from placing a few sutures to repositioning the lid to shortening/strengthening the entire lower eyelid. These procedures can usually be performed in the office under local anesthesia and are usually completed in less than 60 minutes.