The eye is a very important feature for a person – it will makes you appear confident, alert and attractive so that people can be drawn to you. A small, droopy and sleepy eye would be a sure disadvantage in the eyes of the public. For those not blessed with well defined upper eyelid fold the natural small droopy or sleepy eyes can be remarkably improved with an appropriate upper eyelid surgery called “Upper Blepharoplasty”.
For the older patient when one ages the eyelid will droop and the once beautiful sparkling eyes have now deteriorated to small, sleepy and tired looking eyes. This condition is called “blepharoptosis due to weakness of the muscles and the drooping of the weakened forehead skin. This will make one look older and will often make one looses self confident and may affect your life and work. What can the plastic surgeon help? We can also correct them either strengthening the muscles or in association with an “Endoscopic Forehead Lift”. These restorative surgeries will go a long way to help the affected patients.
We can try our best to restore the appearance by removing the excess folds or skin, tighten the muscles and create the folds to make them look higher and more attractive and alert. This can be done under local anaesthesia in the clinic and when the post-operative swelling subsides completely the eyelids will be transformed once again to the desired status.
Correction of Ptosis – inability to open the eyes fully.
This is a condition where the patients are unable to open the eye fully. It can be one eye or both. They can be partial or complete. It can be congenital or acquired.
For those borned with congenital droopy upper eyelid – called congneital ptosis the corrections can also be done by strengthening the weak levator muscles. In patients who do not have any active lifting levator muscles we can perform a more complex surgery whereby we use the forehead muscles via a tendon transfer to lift up the eye that is ptotic.
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