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Ptosis Correction

Surgery Information

Full Incision

  • Duration: 1 hr. to 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Anesthesia: Local (Deep Sleep) Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization: N/A
  • Stitch Removal: 5-7 days after
  • Clinic Visit: 2 times
  • Recovery Period: Return to everyday activity after stitch removal
What is Ptosis Correction Non-incision?
The muscles involved in opening or lifting the eyelids can become weak causing the eyelids to partially cover eyes. Ptosis Correction can correct this by incising or suturing the levator muscle used to open the eyes. Droopy upper eyelids can cause a tired appearance and forcefully opening the eyes can cause wrinkle formation on the forehead. Ptosis Correction by Incision or Non-incision method will be determined upon consultation based on the patient's requirements.
Recommended for those who
  1. 1. Have eyes that appear half-closed leading to a sleepy appearance.
  2. 2. have tired appearance as upper eyelids cover pupil of the eyes
  3. 3. have droopy eyelids due to use eyelid tapes or glue
  4. 4. have asymmetric eyes.
  5. 5. are not satisfied with first eye surgery.

Cause

Ptosis can be caused by number of factors that affect the muscles, nerves or skin of the eyelids. The muscles that allow your eyelids to move up and down can weaken from age or other reasons and sometimes people are born with eye muscles that are weaker than normal. Each stage of ptosis severity affects our eyes in a different way. For example, mild ptosis might cause slight droopy eyelids that have no significant impact on vision. However, severe ptosis has a potential of affecting on falling of vision.

Ptosis correction, Non-incision

This procedure is completed by having minute openings on eyelids to tighten muscles and eyelids. However, Incision Ptosis Correction is recommended for people whose eyelids are very thick or eyelids are extremely droopy.

Clear and bright eyes, Squinting eyes correction, Protects against forehead wrinkles, No incision No scar, Quicker return to everyday activity

Ptosis Correction - Comparison between Incision and Non-incision

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Ptosis Correction (Incision) Ptosis Correction (Non-incision)
Applicable case All cases applicable Thin eyelids
Fat removal Possible Almost impossible
Scale of correction Extreme cases can be corrected Extreme cases cannot be corrected
Swelling Present Very little
Scars Slightly visible Barely visible