What is ptosis repair?
Ptosis repair is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting ptosis, a condition characterized by drooping or sagging of the upper eyelid. Ptosis can occur due to various factors, including age, muscle weakness, trauma, or neurological conditions. This treatment can improve both the appearance and functionality of the eyelid, restoring a more youthful and symmetrical appearance to the eyes.
At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Warner, our board certified ophthalmologist and cosmetic surgeon, provides both adult and pediatric ptosis repair.
Am I a candidate?
The ideal candidates for ptosis repair are adults or children who are experiencing drooping or sagging of the upper eyelids, which can affect their appearance and sometimes obstruct their vision.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the process. Dr. Warner will make precise incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, allowing access to the underlying muscles responsible for eyelid movement. Depending on the severity of ptosis, he will carefully tighten or reposition these muscles to elevate the eyelid to its proper position. The procedure aims to restore a more youthful and symmetrical appearance to the eyes.
You may feel a slight pulling or pressure sensation during the surgery, but should not experience any pain. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the complexity of the case.
What can I expect during the recovery period?
Initially, you may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the treated area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. It is important to avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting during the initial healing phase. You may need to keep their head elevated while sleeping to help minimize swelling. Sutures are typically removed within a week or two following the surgery. It is common to experience temporary asymmetry or tightness in the eyelids during the healing process. The recovery period varies for each individual, but most patients can expect to return to their regular activities within a couple of weeks.
Schedule a ptosis repair consultation in Orlando
Ptosis repair is a safe and effective solution for individuals seeking to address droopy eyelids and achieve a more vibrant and alert look. Dr. Warner is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery. He can determine the most appropriate treatment approach for you or your children. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando.