Upper eyelid problems are often a functional problem, with heavy lid folds interfering with vision and possibly ptosis of the lid itself. Ptosis is where the line of the lashes sits too low and partly obscures the pupil. Matt Hansen employs a variety of techniques, focusing both on correction of the lid line and the lid fold, as well as lid fullness to create long-lasting improvement. Treatment is tailored carefully to the individual.
Lower eyelids are usually mainly a cosmetic problem, although some have ectropion - a condition where the lid sits too low or even hangs open. Lower eyelid surgery may even cause this problem if done inexpertly and a substantial part of Matt Hansen’s practice is correcting the deformities caused by other surgeons. All surgery needs to be performed with great care and attention to detail but this applies particularly to surgery of the lower eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery may often incorporate adjustment of bagginess due to fat protrusion as well as hollows under the eyes and descent of the mid-face.