Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery
The thin, delicate skin of the eyelids is prone to droop with age. Aging can cause pockets of fat to form, causing eyelids to droop or sag. However, when this drooping is excessive, even interfering with sight, it is called ptosis. One form of this disorder, called muscular ptosis, is caused by a weak levator muscle. This muscle lifts your eyelid, so if it becomes weakened, the eyelid droops. Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, surgery is available from Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.
Muscular ptosis typically presents in early childhood, but can also develop in adulthood. Other cases of Ptosis develop later in life as a result of aging. Trauma to the eye can also cause ptosis, as can some syndromes. Droopy eyelid repair requires surgery, and there are a few procedures Dr. Dayan can perform to correct ptosis, depending on the cause and extent of the condition.
Dr. Dayan will examine your eyes, possibly including x-rays or other tests, to ascertain the exact cause and extent of your ptosis in a private, confidential consultation at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute. During this consultation at his Reno/Tahoe, NV, office, he will explain the various techniques for correcting ptosis and explain his treatment recommendations for you. You will be given complete information on any recommended eye procedure, including its benefits and risks.
Reno Ptosis Repair Surgery
With muscular ptosis, Dr. Dayan will need to strengthen the levator muscle to enable it to properly lift the eyelid. Some droopy skin may also need to be addressed. Other cases of ptosis may require suturing the delicate eyelid tissue or removing pockets of fat and pieces of tissue. In any case, a small incision is made in the crease of the eyelid to hide scarring. Repairs normally take about 45 minutes for each eye.
Dr. Dayan performs ptosis repair surgery on an outpatient basis at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute, and you will return home the same day of surgery. He recommends that you avoid work or other activity for 5-7 days after surgery. You will be given eye drops and a lubricant for use in the days following surgery. Residual bruising may last two or three weeks but will subside.
For more information on ptosis, droopy eyelid, repair surgery in Reno/Tahoe, contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dayan.