Ptosis is a medical term for drooping. Eyelids with ptosis are affected by an excess sagging skin, and possibly fat, which may partially cover the eye itself, limiting vision. Eyelid ptosis may affect one or both eyes, and requires a specialized surgery called “ptosis eyelid surgery,” which provides added support to the brow muscles to lift one or both drooping lids.
What is ptosis eyelid surgery?
While many people undergo eyelid surgery, some require a more extensive procedure. Ptosis eyelid surgery may be the correct procedure if you suffer from any of the following eyelid conditions:
- Excess hooding
- Brow ptosis (drooping heavy brow)
- Fatty deposits on eyelid or brow
Do I need ptosis eyelid surgery?
If you are considering eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, it is critically important that your procedure is performed with an excess of caution, advanced surgical techniques, and precision. A full evaluation of your condition will reveal whether ptosis eye surgery will be necessary in your case. The eye has many natural muscular forces involved in eye motion.
One of the critical parts of this natural mechanism is the levator muscle, which allows for full opening of the eyelid. A congenital condition may require you to undergo ptosis eye surgery to repair one eyelid that has a poorly developed levator muscle, and one drooping lid.
Why choose Cheng Plastic Surgery in San Jose?
Any eyelid surgery should be performed with masterful technique, as even a tiny error in the quantity of tissue removed or the tightened muscles may lead to a very unnatural look. At Cheng Plastic Surgery, we are proud to have garnered a reputation for surgical excellence in custom eyelid surgery. The benefits of undergoing eyelid surgery at our center include:
- Our eyelid surgeons are certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery.
- The two doctors are a brother-sister surgical team.
- Our approach is to employ the most advanced techniques in eyelid surgery, ensuring every patient is 100 percent happy with their results and experience.
- Our state-of-the-art, private plastic surgery center has access to two operating rooms, fully staffed with accredited medical professionals.
- As head and neck surgeons, we perform eyelid ptosis surgery with meticulous attention to detail. Restoration creates results which blend and draw from our medical experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistic eye. We strive for perfection as a goal, but realize the goals and aspirations are driven by our patients.
What is the recovery time after ptosis eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is generally not a difficult recovery, but each person heals differently. For the first three days, icing the area assists in limiting swelling and bruising. You will need to cleanse the area, as outlined in your aftercare instructions. The sutures are usually removed in about one week. When planning for this surgery, arrange at least one week off work. You will be able to return to more vigorous physical activities in about three weeks. Most of the swelling dissipates within two weeks, with residual swelling gone after about three months, with full healing achieved.