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Excess Lid Skin
(dermatochalasis)

Excess lid skin / Baggy eyelids (Dermatochalosis)

What is dermatochalasis?
Dermatochalasis is the medical term for excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids. It is often associated with an additional puffiness in the eyelid area due to some protrusion of fat from around the eye. The combination of excess skin and fat protrusion gives the appearance of puffiness and aging around the eyes that many patients dislike.

What can be done about it?
The excess skin and, if required, protrusion of fat can be removed surgically through a small incision in the upper lid skin crease or, for the lower lids via an incision just under the eyelash line.


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