About Ptosis Repair
When the upper eyelid starts to droop, this condition is known as ptosis, and it happens when the muscles become weak and start to stretch. Ptosis is caused by a variety of factors, including aging, injury, or a genetic predisposition. At Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA, we can help diagnose, treat, and manage ptosis. Our board-certified ophthalmologists have years of experience performing oculoplastic treatments, like ptosis repair. If needed, we may also combine with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This procedure can enable you to see and feel better while helping you appear more youthful and rejuvenated. To schedule a consultation with one of our helpful doctors, please call either of our locations in Encino or West Hills.
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Patients who might benefit from ptosis repair have sagging eyelids that hinder them from holding their eyes all the way open. This can affect the eyesight and may impact performing daily activities, like reading. Before the surgery, patients need to be in good overall health. If possible, patients should also avoid smoking, and we recommend stopping blood thinning prescriptions. For men and women who want to determine if ptosis repair is right for them, please schedule a consultation at one of our locations in Encino or West Hills. During this consultation, we will discuss your concerns and medical history, then develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
To begin with, we start by reviewing your medical history, concerns, and condition. After determining if the surgery is right for you, we develop a treatment plan and ensure you feel knowledgeable about your options. Once we have designed the best treatment plan for you, we perform ptosis repair surgery, which is often combined with blepharoplasty. At the start of your procedure, you will receive a combination of local anesthesia and mild sedation for optimal comfort. Depending on the severity of your ptosis, our ophthalmologists will use one of two techniques that are specially designed for this surgery. Both of these techniques tighten the levator muscle, which reduces the sagging. We place your incisions on the upper eyelid within the natural skin fold or underneath your eyelid. After we have tightened the muscle, sutures are used to close the incision.
Following your procedure, we recommend using cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. At first, you may experience mild, uncomfortable symptoms, including difficulty seeing, foreign body sensations, and dryness. These symptoms should subside after a few weeks. Based on how your eyelid is healing, you can usually return to work or drive after a few days. Our ophthalmologists recommend avoiding exercise or intense activity while recovering. After about a week, patients will need to attend a follow-up appointment to remove the sutures and to ensure you are healing properly. Often, patients experience drastic and immediate improvement with their eyesight.
Ptosis repair FAQs
Is ptosis repair safe?
Ptosis repair is a very safe surgery when performed by a trained professional. The majority of our patients have no complications and can return to normal activities soon after treatment. But as with any surgery, there is always a risk of complications. Our team members at OAV will discuss these risks with you prior to your procedure.
How do you prepare for ptosis repair?
Our team will provide a set of instructions and instructions when preparing for ptosis repair surgery. They are typically easy to follow and are designed to ensure that you have a smooth and successful procedure. We recommend eating well, drinking water to stay hydrated, and getting plenty of rest. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses or makeup on the day of your procedure.
Will my results appear natural?
The results of your surgery will be very natural. Most patients in Los Angeles, CA, see a great improvement in their vision and self-confidence after treatment. Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled and experienced in performing ptosis repair, so you can trust that you will receive the best possible outcomes.
See and Feel Better
Drooping eyelids can cause a variety of vision problems and potentially, self-confidence issues. If you suffer from the inability to see because of sagging eyelids, our team at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA is proud to perform delicate, oculoplastic procedures. During your visit, we listen to your goals and provide detailed information about the treatment options available to you. Please schedule an appointment at either of our locations in Encino or West Hills to learn more about ptosis repair.