Ptosis Correction

INFORMATION

The upper eyelid droops causes patient to look sleepy or tired. In more severe instances, ptosis can lead to obstruction of vision, thus, shortening the (levator) muscle surgically can correct Ptosis. If this is a medical condition, which causes difficulty with daily activities, part or all of the cost can be claimed from Medical Insurance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How equal can my eyes be after the procedure?
In more the 90% of the cases performed by our Plastic Surgeon, most patients would be able to achieve a pair of equal eyes after the procedure. In some cases, the muscles of the eyelids, original shape of the eyes, structure of the face shape can affect the symmetrical results.

When do the stitches come out?

Usually *7 days later. With eyelid procedures, you can take out the sutures earlier to help with the healing and avoid scarring.

Can you use absorbable sutures?
Absorbable sutures tend to cause more inflammation and possibly more scarring on the thinner skin area such as your face and eye area.

Is the procedure painful?

Patients do not experience any pain since anesthesia is performed at the time of local anesthesia. Sedation can be administered as well if the patient prefers to be sleeping.

Will there be any scarring?
There will a thin line, which may not be obvious over time.

Recovery Time

  • Average downtime is *7-14 days.
  • Post-treatment, the patient experiences bruising and swelling with minimal discomfort.
  • Painkillers will be provided to ease the discomfort.
  • Results appear immediately and on average, the final desired result is seen in roughly 1 month.

Example of Ptosis Condition

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  • One of the eye would look smaller than the other
  • The visual is partly blocked by the droopy eyelid
  • The Ptosis eye looks sleepy and tired
  • Uneven shape of the eye can be easily identified

* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual

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