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Revisional Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery

What Is Revisional Ptosis Surgery?

Upper eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery is one of the most common operations performed by oculoplastic surgeons. The upper eyelid is lifted by tightening or advancing the muscle (levator muscle) responsible for lifting the upper eyelid.  There are various techniques available that are used, depending on the severity of the ptosis, among other factors.  Revisional or repeat ptosis surgery, however, is much more difficult to address due to the presence of extensive scar tissue, which can make the operation less predictable. It’s always important to have a board certified oculoplastic surgeon perform your revisional ptosis surgery to ensure that they have the proper training and background necessary.

Revision ptosis surgery is performed following a patient’s initial ptosis surgery for a variety of reasons. During your initial consult with Dr.Taban, he will discuss the best courses of action for your unique situation that will allow you to achieve the eyelid appearance that you’ve been longing for.

Revisional Ptosis Procedure

Dr. Taban, who is an assistant clinical professor of oculoplastic surgery at UCLA, uses a special surgical technique specifically in cases of revisional ptosis surgery with great success.  He recently presented on this technique at the annual ASOPRS conference in Chicago, entitled “Blepharoptosis surgery in multioperated eyelid using full-thickness eyelid resection – a powerful technique”. During revisional ptosis surgery, Dr. Taban corrects the patients droopy eyelids, allowing them to appear youthful, healthy, and symmetrical. Revisional ptosis is an in office procedure which requires the use of local anesthesia.

Following surgery, the patient often feels mild discomfort, experiences swelling and some bruising. During this time, it’s important to take care of the area where the incision was made through proper hygiene and postoperative care, which Dr. Taban will outline for you. Over the course of the following weeks, the healing process will continue, leaving patients to feel completely recovered in as little as a couple of months.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Revisional Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid)?

Most patients choose to undergo revisional ptosis surgery in Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara after they’ve undergone an initial surgery in which the results were not to their liking or due to a surgical error. This could be for a number of reasons, which your oculoplastic surgeon will discuss with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.

If you’ve undergone initial ptosis surgery and are unhappy with your results, Dr. Taban is eager to speak with you today about the various treatment options that may benefit you and leave you with the results you’ve been seeking.

Contact Dr. Taban: Expert Revisional Ptosis Surgeon in Beverly Hills & Santa Barbara

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the eyes and orbit. If you’d like to learn more about revisional ptosis surgery, please contact Dr. Taban today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Taban always aims to provide his patients with the best care possible while working together to achieve their desired results. Learn more about ptosis surgery.