Eyelid blepharoptosis, usually called “ptosis” for short, is when your upper eyelid drops from its normal position. Most ptosis occurs when the muscle that opens the eyelid gets stretched. Contact lens insertion or eyelid rubbing can result in early ptosis.
Ptosis can give the appearance that you are sleepy. Ptosis repair raises up the upper eyelid which brightens up your eyes so that you look awake and alert.
Most cosmetic surgeons do not do ptosis repair. Cosmetic surgeons of all types, will usually recommend that ptosis repair be done by an Oculoplastic Surgeon (also called Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgeon), due to difficulty of the ptosis repair procedure. As an Oculoplastic Surgeon, I am highly specialized in eyelid surgery and have performed thousands of ptosis repairs which makes this difficult procedure rather common and routine and in my hands.
Ptosis repair can be performed in my office procedure room or in a surgery center or hospital depending on your wishes and needs. Your comfort and safety is my utmost concern.
If ptosis repair to look awake and alert is something you are interested in discussing in further detail, please contact my office and schedule a consultation to discuss your particular situation.