Ptosis — Droopy Eyelids
Droopy lids, also known as Ptosis, occur when the eyelids descend to the point of obstructing the pupil and affecting peripheral vision. This condition can be attributed to various factors such as aging, prior eyelid surgery, trauma, genetics, or Pseudoptosis, which is a misleading appearance of droopy eyelids caused by an excess of skin or fat in the upper eyelids.
Here’s how it works:
Your physician will assess the specific nature of your eyelid droop as different surgical techniques are required for various types of eyelid ptosis.
Ptosis surgery addresses sagging eyelids by either tightening or removing excess tissue to correct the condition.
After ptosis correction, the upper eyelid is raised, restoring unobstructed vision. This results in a more youthful appearance, with firmer skin, a more open look, improved eyelash visibility, and fewer vision-related issues.
Ideal candidates for ptosis surgery include individuals who:
- Appear fatigued due to droopy eyelids
- Experience sagging eyelids
- Have weakened eye muscles
- Encounter visual obstruction caused by excess skin drooping over the upper eyelids