Dr. Flora Levin offers ptosis repair to patients in Westport and the surrounding areas. This droopy eyelid treatment can help you look your best and leave you feeling more confident in your appearance.
Ptosis Repair Procedure
Ptosis repair is typically conducted in an outpatient setting. Findings of the diagnostic evaluation performed during the initial consultation dictate which surgical approach is taken.
External ptosis repair is done in people with moderate to severe ptosis and adequate levator muscle function. In this technique, a local anesthetic is administered in conjunction with light IV sedation. An incision is then made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. The levator muscle is tightened, and its attachment is repositioned to the connective tissue in the eyelid (the tarsus). Towards the end of the procedure, the patient is asked to open their eyes to ensure. The best eyelid position, contour, and symmetry. Internal ptosis repair tightens the Muller’s muscle. This technique is best for patients with mild ptosis.
As this procedure is short, it is generally well-tolerated with local anesthesia alone or in combination with oral or IV sedation. As the name implies, the incision is on the inner aspect of the eyelid, without a visible scar. Dr. Levin uses dissolvable sutures with this approach, eliminating the need for their removal. In patients with ptosis and excess or hooded eyelid skin, ptosis surgery is usually combined with upper blepharoplasty for the best results. It can also be combined with lower blepharoplasty in those desiring to rejuvenate the entire eye area.