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Eyelid Surgery For Ptosis
As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for ...Read more
Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!
That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need Consultation: Costs of surgery will vary from one practice to another, from one region to another, and will depend greatly on exactly what operation is necessary. The type of anesthesia used will also be a variable. More important than cost will be selection of plastic surgeon; do your due diligence carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: If the lids droop over the eyes themselves, this is ptosis, which would require surgery. If there is skin laxity on the eyelids, surgery is the most effective treatment. Some lasers can provide some tightening to the skin, but this may not be sufficient to create a substantial improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of my eyelids sags more than the other. How to i fix this? It might be ptosis. If it is, will i need surgery to repair it?
Possibly but…: Eyelid surgery may be indicated in your case if your vision is being affected and/or if you are concerned about the appearance of the eyelids ( drooping and/or asymmetry). Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery
Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cost of surgery?: The cost of eyelid surgery will vary depending on what you have done (upper or lower lids, or both), if a general anaesthetic is required, facility where it is performed and where you live. A ball park for doing upper or lower lids is between $3500 and $5000. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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