Droopy Eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that corrects eyelid ptosis, which means drooping of the upper eyelids. Mild ptosis is a cosmetic abnormality that does not always initially affect eye functionality. However, more severe ptosis can affect vision due to the eyelid blocking the eye’s path of vision. Many children who do not receive droopy eyelid surgery eventually develop a lazy eye, with little to no vision.
Common Causes of Eyelid Ptosis
Patients with ptosis should be evaluated by an accredited eyelid ptosis surgeon in order to determine the cause of the droopy eye appearance. There are two other abnormalities that cause ptosis – excess puffy upper eye fold skin/fat and droopy eyebrows. Therefore, each type of surgery varies. Some patients have a combination of factors causing ptosis, which requires a multi-faceted surgical approach.
Eyelid Ptosis Treatment
True droopy eye surgery (upper eyelid ptosis surgery) is performed microscopically by tightening the levator muscles to raise the droopy eyelids. The eyelid ptosis surgeon must adequately examine the eye’s anatomy and ptosis, because the technique for tightening the levator muscles depends on the strength of the levator muscle and the orbital anatomy.
Selecting the Right Eyelid Ptosis Surgeon
Droopy eyelid surgery requires a meticulous surgeon. The procedure should only be performed by an oculoplastic surgeon who is a board-certified ophthalmologist and who has completed a fellowship specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive eye plastic surgery. Additionally, the eyelid ptosis surgeon should be an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
Board Certified Dr. Ray Taban is a renowned expert in eye fold ptosis treatment and revisional eyelid ptosis surgery. He also serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). Dr. Taban delivers strong results in evaluating eyelid ptosis, developing a treatment plan, and performing droopy eyelid surgery. Contact Dr. Ray Taban online or by phone 310-278-1836 to schedule a consultation at either his Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara practice locations.