Ptosis



What is Ptosis (Droopy Eyelids)?

Loss of peripheral vision can often be the result of loose or sagging skin over the eye, called Ptosis. Ptosis, often referred to as droopy eyelids, is the condition of excess skin and fat in the eye area that can occur in one or both eyelids and can potentially impair vision or cause a tired, aged, or angry appearance. Ptosis can be caused by many things, with one of the most prominent culprits being age or genetics. A Blepharoplasty procedure, or eyelid lift, is the corrective surgical procedure for Ptosis. This procedure removes excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes, revealing a more refreshed appearance that can help improve vision.

Congenital Ptosis

Congenital Ptosis is a rare condition characterized by lower positioning of the upper eyelid, often found at an early age in children. It is a condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally and may persist if left untreated.

Acquired Ptosis

Acquired ptosis is the result of when the upper eyelid structures are inadequate to maintain normal lid elevation. It often looks as through someone always has their eyes half open.

Blepharoplasty

A Blepharoplasty procedure, or eyelid lift, is the corrective surgical procedure for ptosis. This procedure removes excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes, revealing a more refreshed appearance and can help improve vision.

Blepharoplasty Surgery can Help

  • Improve peripheral vision lost by hooded/droopy eyelids
  • Refresh your appearance and reduce the look of tiredness and enhanced aging caused by droopy eyelids

How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia, although it may also be performed under light sedation anesthesia, depending on the patient. Once the patient has been sedated, Dr. Cole begins making incisions around the eyelids to provide access to the underlying muscles and fat tissues. Incisions are hidden within the natural folds of the skin, and Dr. Cole takes great care to ensure visual scarring will not distract from his patients’ youthful results. This procedure is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts around an hour but varies.

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