PTOSIS - DROOPY EYELID CORRECTION
At what age do eyelids start to droop?
While the age at which eyelids start to droop (also known as ptosis) varies between individuals and is dependent on factors such as sun exposure and skin type, most people notice the beginnings of ptosis in their late 30s or early 40s.
Droopy upper eyelids can result from conditions affecting the different structures of the upper eyelid. A droopy upper eyelid can cause an individual to appear tired, and can lead to functional issues such as obstruction of the visual field.
Most commonly, ptosis is due to the ageing process where there is a combination of excess skin laxity and/or stretching of the muscles and tendons elevating the upper eyelid.
Other causes include congenital, neurological or traumatic issues. You should seek advice from a plastic surgeon regarding the cause, extent and potential treatments for your droopy eyelids.