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What kind of doctor will I have to see if I want to get my drooping eyelids lifted?
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Dr. John Park
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends.
'droopy eyelid' is a lay term referring to dermatochalasis (excess skin hanging over the lid crease) or blepharoptosis (sagging of the lid edge).
Dermatochalasis is treated w/ blepharoplasty where the excess skin is excised +/- browlift & can be managed by any experienced plastic, facial plastic, or oculoplastic surgeon. In general, an oculoplastic surgeon will be the most familiar treating ptosis.

In brief: Depends.
'droopy eyelid' is a lay term referring to dermatochalasis (excess skin hanging over the lid crease) or blepharoptosis (sagging of the lid edge).
Dermatochalasis is treated w/ blepharoplasty where the excess skin is excised +/- browlift & can be managed by any experienced plastic, facial plastic, or oculoplastic surgeon. In general, an oculoplastic surgeon will be the most familiar treating ptosis.
Dr. John Park
Dr. John Park
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eyelids
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Eyelids
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Would add an ophthalmic plastic surgeon as an appropriate consultation to address your eye lid problem.
Dr. Michael Kulick
A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon may also provide sound advice
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Oculoplastic surgeon
An oculoplastic surgeon is specially trained to do eyelid surgery and is also an ophthalmologist.
Find one at asoprs.Org.

In brief: Oculoplastic surgeon
An oculoplastic surgeon is specially trained to do eyelid surgery and is also an ophthalmologist.
Find one at asoprs.Org.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eyelid surgeon
Either a facial plastic surgeon, an ophthalmologist, or a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Eyelid surgeon
Either a facial plastic surgeon, an ophthalmologist, or a plastic surgeon.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Choices
There are several choices.
Plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and otolaryngology surgeons all operate on the eye. Your job will be to find a fully-trained and experienced surgeon that still loves to do reconstructive surgery on the eye and eyelids. Many cosmetic-only plastic surgeons will not do this type of surgery anymore. Make sure your choice is experienced in the procedure you want.

In brief: Choices
There are several choices.
Plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and otolaryngology surgeons all operate on the eye. Your job will be to find a fully-trained and experienced surgeon that still loves to do reconstructive surgery on the eye and eyelids. Many cosmetic-only plastic surgeons will not do this type of surgery anymore. Make sure your choice is experienced in the procedure you want.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Your choice
Several different specialist groups commonly perform eyelid surgery including facial plastic surgeons, oculo (eye) plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons.

In brief: Your choice
Several different specialist groups commonly perform eyelid surgery including facial plastic surgeons, oculo (eye) plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends...
On why they are drooping: could be a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an opthalmologist.
The kind of questions that need to be answered include: is the drooping due to descent of your forehead tissues, too much skin in the upper eyelids, an abnormally low position of the lids on the eyeball, or a combination of factors. Be sure your surgeon is board certified. Good luck!

In brief: Depends...
On why they are drooping: could be a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an opthalmologist.
The kind of questions that need to be answered include: is the drooping due to descent of your forehead tissues, too much skin in the upper eyelids, an abnormally low position of the lids on the eyeball, or a combination of factors. Be sure your surgeon is board certified. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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