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Children and Droopy Eyelids Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Kami Parsa in Beverly Hills CA

In adults, a droopy eyelid is often acquired – by trauma or a muscle disease for example. However, a child can be born with a droopy eyelid and it may interfere with their sight or self-esteem.

What Causes a Child to Be Born with a Droopy Eyelid?

While there are other, less common reasons for a child’s droopy eyelid, the most typical cause occurs while the fetus is in the mother’s womb. The condition is a result of the eye muscles not developing properly. Though the muscle is well attached to the eyelid, it’s weak and doesn’t have the strength to elevate the eyelid.

Droopy Eyelid Treatment in Beverly Hills

Thanks to specialists like Dr. Kami Parsa, there is a solution for a droopy eyelid. Fixing it requires a procedure called blepharoplasty. During this treatment, we repair the tendon that lifts the eyelid.

The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and takes only about an hour. Sedation and local anesthesia are provided to ensure the patient is always comfortable during the surgery.

When Should Your Child Have Blepharoplasty?

Before surgery, an assessment is done on the eyelid. Cooperation is needed from the patient during this time to help ensure that the desired results will be met. For this reason, it may be recommended that the child be a bit older – perhaps around the age of five or more. Waiting this amount of time will allow the patient to participate more willingly. It also gives time for the necessary anatomical structures to develop some more. Lastly, it’s better to wait because recovering from this surgery is easier for older children than younger ones.

Come See the Experts

If you or your child suffer from a droopy eyelid, then visit our top oculoplastic facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


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Based on 29 reviews

Dr. Parsa is not only an amazing surgeon! He is also very caring and meticulous! His expertise shows in his wonderful bedside manner overall knowledge of his field. I appreciate his knowledge, advice and professionalism for over 6 years. I trust him with my eyes and refers him to my family and friends! His staff is trusting and caring and I love seeing them!

Erica D.

Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am to have found you. I am deeply grateful for you, for your generosity and caring nature as pertaining to my medical condition. As you know, I was apprehensive about having further surgery, but you are and have been reassuring and confident in the type of procedure you would perform in order to fix my eyelid from the beginning. The fact that you are not pushy and gave me the time and space to make the decision on my own allowed me to prepare myself mentally and emotionally, that really made a difference. Besides from that, your continuous generosity made me confident that you were the right doctor for the task at hand. You will never know how appreciative I am of that. I would also like to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the surgery. I have not felt this comfortable in years. My parents are also very grateful since this was my 14th surgery. You have a true gift. Thank you again for your patience, time, concern, and overall care. I pray that God continues to give you strength to help people who truly need life-changing medical procedures.

Sophia P.

Dr. Parsa is an amazing doctor. Warm and very caring. I had my eyes done a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parsa likes to take the conservative approach which I greatly appreciate in a doctor when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I also go to Dr. Parsa for Botox and he always knows just the right amount. The staff in Dr. Parsa's office are all terrific!

Todd H.