Ptosis correction and eyelid surgery before and after
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- • Duration: 1 hour
- • Anesthesia: Local (Deep Sleep) Anesthesia
- • Hospitalization: N/A
- • Stitch Removal: 5~7 days after
- • Clinic Visit: 1~3 times
- • Recovery period: Return to daily routine after stitch removal
What is Ptosis?
Ptosis also called as “lazy eye”, that is the drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. The droop may be barely noticeable, or the eyelid can descend over the entire pupil. People with ptosis also often have difficulty opening their eyes partially or completely. This covering of the upper eyelid can cause the eye to get tired easily and reduce the field of vision. Ptosis is caused by weakened levator muscle (eye-opening muscle: the muscle that helps opening eyes). It is often seen that people with ptosis raise their eyebrows or even forehead unconsciously in effort to open eyes which can create horizontal forehead wrinkles.
Who are the candidates for Ptosis Correction surgery?
- Those who have tired looking eyes - Those who have upper eyelids covering their eyes - Those who look like their eyes are half open - Those whose eyelids are covering 1/3 of the pupil - Those who have a habit of opening eyes with using eyebrows
What is Ptosis Correction?
The aim of ptosis correction surgery is to treat ptosis by lifting the drooping eyelids back to its normal position. The procedure is done by tightening the levator muscle (eye-opening muscle: the muscle that helps opening eyes). Ptosis correction surgery is normally not done on its own. It is more often performed with double eyelid surgery or any other upper eyelid surgeries. Ptosis correction can be done with the non-incision or full-incision method depending on the severity of the ptosis.
Ptosis correction incision method is appropriate for patients with severe ptosis. Those whose eyebrow muscles are weak, asymmetry, or look very sleepy, eyes with a lot of fat and thick or sagging skin should be performed with incision method to correct ptosis. Full incision is made on the upper eyelid for a crease and unnecessary skin, fat and muscle are removed and sutured at the same time. If there are double eyelids, the incision is made on the double eyelid crease line. Extreme cases of ptosis can be corrected with ptosis correction incision method. Ptosis correction non-incision method is appropriate for patients with mild ptosis. Those whose eye-opening strength is weak with droopy skin, have some eyelid fat and non-excessive muscle mass, are suitable for ptosis correction using the non-incision method. Create mini openings on the eyelid to remove unnecessary fat and tissue. Levator muscle is then fixed in order to strengthen the muscle.
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Ptosis Correction Surgery Cost
Ptosis Correction surgery is normally not performed alone. It has to be performed together with upper eyelid surgery such as double eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Therefore, general price guide line for ptosis correction surgery is USD$2,000 to USD$4,000. The price is decided depending on the method and difficulty of the patients’ case.
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