Ptosis correction surgery
Ptosis correction surgery can be performed for droopy eyelids.
Who should consider ptosis (droopy eyelid) correction surgery?
- Droopy eyelids which cover part of the pupil
- Droopy eyelids which obstruct vision
- Those who feel their eyes look tired/sleepy
- People who wish to make their eyes look bigger and brighten their eye appearance
How is ptosis (droopy eyelid) correction surgery performed?
Ptosis surgery is done to lift up the eyelid such that the eyelid margin rises and does not cause visual obstruction. It brightens the eyes by enlarging the visible area of the eye and the overall appearance of the face appears brighter and younger resulting in rejuvenation of the facial appearance.
Ptosis correction surgery can be performed as a bilateral (both eyelids) or unilateral (one eyelid) procedure. Excess skin and fat can be removed (blepharoplasty) or double eyelids can be created and readjusted at the same time. The surgery is performed under light sedation. It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours for unilateral and 2 to 2.5 hours for a bilateral procedure. Recovery takes about 2 to 3 weeks and may vary for different individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there stitches to be removed after ptosis (droopy eyelid) correction surgery?
Yes, most will require sutures to be removed between 7 and 10 days post-surgery.
Will there be a scar?
The incision scar is concealed and will heal as a double eyelid line/crease. The crease balances out with the skin of the face within 3 to 6 months.