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Eyelid ptosis


Upper eyelid ptosis correction restores their natural position and shape.

This result can be obtained by resection of skin excess from upper eyelid or manipulations on levator muscle apparatus. Both aim at restoration of natural appearance of upper eyelids and functional improvement.

In significantly advanced cases of eyelid ptosis with limitations of visual filed, surgery is medically justified. Reposition of dropped eyelid to its natural anatomic position improves vision by broadening of visual field.

Dr Pietrasik after careful examination, will select most accurate method to obtain best functional result. In some cases, upper eyelid ptosis correction may be combined with blepharoplasty or brow lifting to improve final result.

The surgery is performed in local anesthesia.

Skin incisions are placed within upper eyelid physiologic creases thus resulting scars are almost imperceptible after normal healing is complete.

Patient may go home just after the surgery.

Fine subcuticular stitches are removed on post-op day 7. Return to normal activity takes 10 days.

Although result of ptosis correction are seen almost immediately after the surgery, it may take 6-8 weeks for final effect to be obtained. This is related to normal physiology of healing wound in this area. Ptosis correction has generally good and long lasting result although reoccurrences are rarely observed.

Duration  60 min
Anesthesia  local
Stay in the facility  1,5 h
Recovery  10 d
Sutures  removed at post-op day 7
Contraindications dry eye syndrome, lagophthalmos, untreated mental illness, blood clotting disorders, uncontrolled hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, uncontrolled diabetes, active infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, pregnancy
Recommendations before the procedure eyelidptosis pre-op.pdf
Recommendations after the procedure eyelidptosis post-op.pdf

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

Zalecenia pooperacyjne

Zalecenia przedoperacyjne

Postoperative recommendations

Preoperative recommendations