Droopy Eyelid Correction
Ptosis, or eyelid drooping, is an eye condition where the levator muscle in the upper eyelid is weak. The effect is a droopy eyelid that can make the eyes look older or tired, and it can also impact vision. Ptosis can be caused by a congenital condition, but it is more commonly a result of aging. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery offers correction for droopy eyelids caused by ptosis at our clinic in Beverly Hills.
Causes of Ptosis
Some children are born with ptosis, a condition where the levator muscle is underdeveloped. This can result in poor vision and the appearance of a droopy eyelid. Children with congenital ptosis are at higher risk for certain eye conditions like “lazy eye.” Usually, treatments for congenital ptosis are completed through an ophthalmologist.
For aging-related ptosis, the levator muscle can stretch and lose its tension due to deterioration of the tissue. It can also be related to other aging conditions like cataracts surgery or trauma to the eye. The droopy eyelid can make the eyes look tired and older, as well as restrict vision if the eyelid refuses to open wide enough to clear the iris.
Ptosis Repair Surgery
The ptosis repair surgery for aging-related droopy eyelid conditions is fairly simple. The levator muscle is repaired and tightened to regain a more open eye appearance. Many people seeking ptosis repair surgery also opt to have blepharoplasty at the same time to address sagging skin. This can provide droopy eyelid correction and an upper eyelid lift to rejuvenate the eyes for a more youthful, energetic appearance.
If you have droopy eyelids and want to explore ptosis repair surgery, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We can schedule an eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the treatment options available.