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Levator Resection

If you have a tired, sleepy appearance due to drooping upper eyelids, it is possible to correct this condition called ptosis and achieve a youthful, refreshed look. In some cases, ptosis is caused by gradual weakening and stretching of the eye muscles responsible for supporting the upper lid. Fortunately, this can be corrected with a procedure called levator resection.

To learn more about this breakthrough treatment for those suffering from drooping, sagging eyelids, schedule a consultation with the renowned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Taban in Los Angeles at Taban MD.

What is a Levator Resection?

If ptosis is caused by loose or stretched muscles, it is likely that a levator resection will help tighten up the area and make it easier to hold the eyes at a natural, comfortable position. The small muscles responsible for supporting the eyes, ensuring that they open and close are called levator muscles. A ptosis surgery essentially involves shortening, reattaching, and strengthening the levator muscles depending on the patient’s specific needs. Some patients will need to have more of the levator muscles resectioned than others.

While the procedure is fairly straightforward, it is important to work with a skilled surgeon to not only ensure excellent cosmetic results, but also to prevent irreversible damage, such as not being able to close the eyes completely.

After Ptosis Surgery

Following ptosis surgery, even though the eyes themselves are left alone, it is not uncommon for patients to experience blurry vision for several weeks as the body heals. It may be helpful to use eye drops or ointment to keep the eyes lubricated.

Schedule a Ptosis Treatment in Los Angeles

If you or a family member is considering eyelid ptosis surgery, do not wait to get in touch with Dr. Taban. Taban MD has locations in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. So, don’t wait another day! Schedule a ptosis consultation!