The physicians at ITEC are trained in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids including blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin and muscle to change the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. People of all ages choose to have eyelid surgery either to correct effects of aging or change a dissatisfactory aspect of the eyelids’ appearance. Usually sagging upper eyelids or bags under the eyes are the main reasons to undergo eyelid surgery.
Ptosis is a condition where the patient has drooping eyelids or brows. There are two types of ptosis, congenital and acquired.
Ptosis that is present at birth is called congenital ptosis. Although its cause is often unclear, the most common reason is improper development of the levator muscle, a major muscle responsible for elevating the upper lid. Children with significant ptosis may need to tilt their head back, lift their eyelid with a finger, or raise their eyebrows to see from under a drooping lid.
Acquired ptosis is most commonly due to stretching of the levator muscle in the eyelid and may occur as a result of aging, trauma or muscular or neurologic disease. Myasthenia Gravis, a disorder in which the muscles become weak and tire easily, may first be detected by the presentation of acquired ptosis.
Both blepharoplasty and ptosis surgeries are usually performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Trust your cosmetic eye surgery to a fully qualified eye surgeon.