Cosmetic Eyelid Ptosis Surgery
Please refer to the main Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) page for additional information and background on this eyelid condition. The current page will focus only on mild eyelid ptosis.
What is Eyelid Ptosis?
Upper ptosis (blepharoptosis, droopy upper eyelid) is due to inherited or acquired weakening or loosening of the levator muscle/tendon, which is responsible for lifting the upper eye fold. this condition can be mild and go unnoticed by the patient and observers. It can be symmetric or asymmetric, in which one eye is worse than the other. Asymmetric ptosis can cause the eyes and eye fold creases to appear uneven. It can even make someone appear tired or drunk! Mild eye skin droop usually does not affect the vision. Cosmetic ptosis surgery (eye fold lift) can be performed to lift the upper eyelid, creating a more symmetrical, youthful and wakeful appearance. If you’re interested in undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery, you should feel free to contact expert oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban for a consultation.
How Is Cosmetic Droopy Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Cosmetic ptosis treatments works by tightening the levator muscle/tendon to lift the droopy upper eye fold. There are many techniques used in this cosmetic procedure, and the exact technique depends on the severity of the eye crease droop, strength of the levator muscle, and previous cosmetic surgery. This procedure is usually performed using a hidden incision behind the upper skin of the eye. Patients achieve excellent eye crease contour in a predictable manner and no scarring.
Ptsosis surgery is performed under either local anaesthesia (similar to the kind used by dentists) or under sedation anaesthesia/twilight sleep (similar to the kind used for colonoscopies). The recovery is painless, though you may suffer a black eye for 7-10 days.
Dr. Taban of Los Angeles will evaluate and perform various tests during your consultation to determine the best treatment technique for the individual patient.
Learn more about this treatment from wikipedia.org.