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Excess Eyelid Skin

Too much skin on the upper or lower eyelids is a common issue. Like all skin, the eyelids lose elastin and collagen with aging, creating loose and excess skin. This skin then creates baggy eyes that can make you look older, tired or even sad. The condition is called dermatochalasis, which can be congenital, as well as acquired through aging. Blepharoplasty can remove excess skin from the eyelids, creating a more youthful, revitalized appearance. Dr. Rousso, at our New York facial plastic surgery clinic, performs dermatochalasis surgery to transform baggy eyes and your overall facial appearance.

Aging is the most common cause of loose, excess skin above and below the eyes. This can create a droopy look to the eye that makes you look tired or upset. Baggy, excess skin under the eyes also makes you look tired and older. To remedy the issue, the excess skin must be carefully removed and lifted through blepharoplasty. This eye procedure can be performed on the upper, lower or both eyelids, depending on the patient and the desired result. Dr. Rousso focuses on creating beauty and balance to ensure the eyes look rejuvenated, yet natural, for exceptional results for our patients seeking excess eyelid skin removal.

Dermatochalasis Surgery

While most of our patients with excess eyelid skin acquired this condition due to age, dermatochalasis or excess eyelid skin can occur at any age. In some cases, the skin can interfere with vision, as well as have an impact on the appearance of the patient. Whatever the cause, blepharoplasty can be used to remove the excess skin for form and function, creating eyes that look open and wide-awake.

If you have dermatochalasis on the upper or lower eyelids and want to correct this condition, contact our office in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rousso. You can look younger and more energetic, as well as correct any visual issues caused by excess skin through cosmetic eyelid surgery.

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  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.