Ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid drops, sometimes to the point where it interferes with vision.
What is upper eyelid ptosis repair?
Ptosis repair is a surgical procedure that lifts the upper eyelid to a more natural and youthful position, improving both vision and appearance.
Benefits of ptosis repair
Dr. Honeybrook will only perform a ptosis repair in combination with upper upper blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvination surgical procedures. By combining these procedures, Dr. Honeybrook can address both the functional and cosmetic aspects of droopy or sagging eyelids.
Who are good candidates for ptosis repair?
Candidates for ptosis repair are individuals who have drooping upper eyelids that are affecting their vision or causing discomfort. Please note, Dr Honeybrook will only perform ptosis repair for those patients who are undergoing aesthetic changes to the face or eyelids.
It is important to note that a thorough consultation with Dr. Honeybrook determine if ptosis repair is the right procedure for a specific individual. During the consultation, he will evaluate your medical history, overall health, and aesthetic goals to develop a customised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
How is a ptosis repair performed?
Ptosis repair is typically performed in combination with an upper blepharoplasty or other eyelid procedures. Dr. Honeybrook will make a small incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and use specialised techniques to lift the eyelid to a more natural position. In some cases, he may elect to tighten the muscle that controls eyelid movement from the inside of the eye to achieve optimal results.
What is the recovery after a ptosis repair?
Most patients can return to their normal activities within 1-2 weeks after ptosis repair. Dr. Honeybrook will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including information on how to care for the incision site, medications to take, and any restrictions on activities. Swelling and bruising are common after ptosis repair, but these usually resolve within a week or two. Full recovery can take several weeks, during which time you should avoid strenuous activities and be sure to protect your eyes from the sun.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. These risks will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. For further information on risks please refer to the patient resources section of the website.