- Do you always feel that your eyes are tired?
- Do you feel the urge to blink faster and faster in order to reduce the tiredness?
- Did you notice your upper eyelid drooping from time to time?
- Does one of your eyes look smaller than the other or do your eyes look different in size?
- Does one of your eyebrows appear higher than the other?
If yes, then you may have Ptosis, an abnormally low position of the upper eyelid – This is also called blepharoptosis. The disease, although it doesn’t look too bothersome, it can really cause you some serious problems. You may need an Eyelid Ptosis Surgery, in order for the disease to not become more serious and cause some other problems, both functional such as tiredness, headaches & vision loss as well as cosmetic, impacting your looks
What is the Eyelid Ptosis Surgery?
The Eyelid Ptosis surgery is a treatment for Ptosis or droopy eyelids as they are usually called. While we must say that this eyelid surgery is used to improve your health and to not let other serious diseases appear, while giving you a clearer vision of the world and less headaches, the surgery also has a cosmetic aspect, as it will generally improve your looks. Everyone looks at your eyelids, even a one mm difference in the heights of both eyelids can mar your looks. Your eyes will no longer feel tired, therefore you, yourself, will not appear tired any longer. Your look will be fresh and full of energy, and your face will also considerably brighten up.
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How does the ptosis surgery happen?
The basic surgery is determined by whether the eyelid raising LPS muscle (levator palpebrae superioris muscle) is strong or very weak. If the muscle is relatively strong, The surgery generally consists of operating on the muscle that elevates your eyelid, & making it stronger and thereby able to work better, that is elevating your eyelid higher (LPS eyelid surgery). In other cases, where the eyelid raising muscle is very weak, the eyelid muscle itself may not be able to elevate the eyelid & in such cases, the forehead muscle needs to be connected to the eylid muscle, to raise it (Tarso-Frontal Sling Surgery). The sling material used to connect the forehead and the eylid muscle may be natural (Tensor Fascia lata sling) por artificial (silicone rod or Goretox or suture sling material). The eyelid surgeon, however tests you and discovers the exact problem and suggests to you the best surgery to treat it.
Recovery after surgery
The recovery after this surgery is reasonably simple. While brusing, redness & watering may persist for a week, fact is most people are able to see well enough to use the computer or see the TV the very next day. There will usually be no scars left after the surgery.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Question)
What is the Ptosis?
Ptosis is also known as the droopy eyelid disease, in which the upper eyelid is abnormally lower than the usual. The disease can affect one eye, or both of them. You can be born with it (congenital ptosis), or you may observe it develop as you age (involutional or aponeurotic ptosis). It can cause you serious problems, such as tired eyes, headaches, blurry vision or more. The diagnosis can be done easily, and it is better if you check with a doctor if you feel that your upper eyelid stands lower than normal, or you feel a need to pull your head back in order to see better, because the Ptosis can be one of the symptoms of more serious diseases.
What causes the Ptosis?
Ptosis has very different causes. It affects the muscles, leaving them not having enough strength to raise the eyelid. Ptosis can occur post trauma, damage to the muscles, on the eyelid or even on the nerve that controls the muscle, the 3rd cranial nerve, known as the oculomotor nerve. Some people are born with this disease. In such cases, it’s recommended that the surgery should be done early, so that the child won’t develop serious diseases with the passage of time. In children, if ptosis is not treated early, the child may develop a permanently lazy eye, also called amblyopia. After this, even if surgery is performed and the eyelid subsequently raised, vision will never come back to normal, even post suvvesful ptosis eyelid surgery. The Ptosis may also be a symptom of other diseases such as diabetes, brain tumor, or myasthenia gravis.
Are there other treatments?
There are also special Scleral contact lenses or “crutch” glasses that support the eyelid better, but they’re not too successful, and in time, the disease might increase. It’s better to treat ptosis early.
Eyelid Ptosis Surgery Before After Photos
What is the cost of Eyelid Ptosis Surgery?
It is said that the first impression is the last impression. We spend a considerable amount of time and effort ensuring that we make a good impression on everyone we meet. But sometimes, flaws and imperfections in our features may make us feel less confident or low on self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is not only a way to correct these imperfections, but also to attain the looks we have always wanted. Eyelid ptosis surgery is one such kind of reconstructive procedure that can cure droopy eyelids and make you look intelligent and alert.
If you have decided to undergo an eyelid ptosis surgery, you must definitely be interested in finding out how much the procedure costs. India is well known for its high quality medical care at lower costs. You can rest assured that your surgery can be carried out by an accomplished surgeon in an excellent medical facility as much lowers costs than in countries like USA, UK and SIngapore.
We, at The Esthetic Clinic, will look after all your needs from the beginning to the end of your cosmetic procedure. Our medical head, Dr. Debraj Shome, is an excellent oculoplastic surgeon with wide experience. In conjunction with our well trained staff, our surgeons are committed to giving you the best standard of care. At The Esthetic Clinic we use only the most novel techniques and the newest, most advanced equipment for our work.
The Esthetic Clinic was started as a highly specialised, state-of-the-art facility for skin care treatment and reconstructive surgery. Our founder, Dr. Debraj Shome, is a very well-known facial cosmetic surgeon in Mumbai, India. He has won several awards and accolades in the field of cosmetic surgery. Eyelid ptosis surgery can bring about a dramatic change in your appearance. Should you decide to undergo this reconstructive procedure, The Esthetic Clinic will help you in every step of the way.
About Dr. Debraj Shome
Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinic, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Holy Family Hospital & Nova Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life …Read more
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