Integrated Aesthetics

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EYELID PTOSIS

Learn your treatment options.

Eyelid ptosis is most commonly caused by aging when the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid gradually weakens. The only way to treat the condition is by surgery.

OVERVIEW

If your upper eyelid droops over your eye, it can be treated. The condition, called eyelid ptosis, can be corrected by a surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. Eyelid ptosis surgery lifts the upper eyelid by repositioning the underlying muscles. The procedure is not the same as a blepharoplasty that removes excess fat and skin.

Eyelid ptosis is most commonly caused by aging when the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid gradually weakens. The only way to treat the condition is by surgery. Ptosis surgery is considered to be a medical procedure if your vision is impaired. If not, the surgery is considered cosmetic, and it is not covered by insurance.

CAUSES

A drooping upper eyelid is most commonly seen in aging adults, but sometimes people are born with the condition. It may also be the result of physical trauma. Sometimes devices used during Lasik or cataract surgery stretch out the muscle and cause eyelid ptosis.

Some medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke, glaucoma or autoimmune conditions can cause a drooping upper eyelid.

PREVENTION

There are some home remedies you can try to prevent a drooping upper eyelid, such as eyelid exercises and muscle stimulation. If these prevention methods do not work, a visit to Dr. Cho at Integrated Aesthetics can reveal an effective and permanent solution to the problem. 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

There are several different techniques used for eyelid ptosis surgery.

  • Levator advancement is an external approach where the surgeon makes an incision in the eyelid crease to reposition the levator muscle. The procedure is done under local anesthesia with sedation.
  • During the internal approach, your surgeon will turn your eyelid inside out to shorten levator muscle or another muscle from the inside. This procedure is done with local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
  • The frontalis sling procedure involves passing a small silicon rod under the skin. The rod attaches the levator muscle to a strong muscle in the brows or forehead so a stronger muscle will hold the eyelid up. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
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