Ptosis, also called droopy eyelid, is a condition that mainly affects the position of the upper eyelid, causing an obstructed field of vision. It can be caused by many factors, including age, injury, and muscle weakness.
To address this condition, it is necessary to visit a ptosis surgery clinic. Undergoing the procedure cannot only improve the patient’s vision but also enhance the physical appearance of the eyes. There are different types of ptosis surgery that we are going to address in this article. Check them out below.
External ptosis surgery
External ptosis surgery, also called the frontalis sling procedure, is usually performed when the levator muscle is weak or damaged. This is the muscle, responsible for lifting the eyelids, and when it cannot perform its function properly, leads to obstructed vision.
During the surgery, a small incision is made along the creases of the eyes, through which the surgeon will attach a sling material to the eyelids and connect it to the forehead muscles. The sling material may be a synthetic material or the patient’s own tendon.
This mechanism corrects the condition by lifting the eyelid, providing better vision, and enhancing the symmetry of the eyes for a more pleasing aesthetic appearance.
Before undergoing this procedure, you should consult with your practitioner to understand the end result and have clear and realistic expectations. You should also consider potential risks such as a longer recovery period and visible scarring.
Internal ptosis surgery
Internal ptosis, also called muller muscle resection, is usually done to address levator muscles when they are slightly damaged or weak, or in cases where the condition is caused by muller muscle dysfunction.
Unlike external ptosis surgery, internal ptosis surgery is done from the inside of the eyelids and does not need any external incisions. The surgeon makes an incision in the inner surface of the eyelid (called the conjunctiva) and tightens or removes a portion of the muscles to achieve the desired results.
Some benefits of internal ptosis surgery include a quicker recovery period than external ptosis, a minimally invasive procedure, and the fact that it does not require external incisions.
If you are considering this surgery, it is important to be aware of the procedure from the beginning to recovery and consider some factors, such as the potential for slight changes in eyelid contour, which may require a precise surgical technique, and the fact that the procedure may not be effective in cases of severe ptosis.
Double eyelid surgery, also called Asian eyelid surgery, is a specialized type of surgery commonly done for cosmetic purposes. During the procedure, the surgeon creates a natural-looking crease on the upper eyelid to provide a more defined eye.
This type of surgery always requires careful consideration of the patient’s expectations. It is also only performed by specialized cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Debraj Shome of The Esthetic Clinics who have the experience and qualifications required.
The surgery is perfect for individuals who want to enhance the definition of the upper eyelid and improve their overall eye appearance, need to address functional ptosis alongside making some cosmetic enhancements, and want more options for eye shadow application and other makeup techniques.