Ptosis is a medical term used to express the excess of skin over the upper eyelid which results in decreasing the vision of person. Some time if it in sever condition then person lift their eyelid by his finger to see something.
who should perform the SurgeryUsually Ptosis Blepharoplasty procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist who is expert in eyelid surgery. Ptosis Blepharoplasty requires a very much experience so look for a surgeon who is experienced in orbit, eyelid and tear drain system. Selected surgeon must have a membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) showing he or she is not only a board certified ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and orbit, but also has had extensive experience in cosmetic surgery and ophthalmic plastic reconstructive.
Surgery ProcedureAfter selecting an experienced and suitable surgeon, main Ptosis blepharoplasty procedure will start. Normally the Ptosis Blepharoplasty can be completed the same day. In case of Ptosis blepharoplasty local anaesthesia is given in place of general anaesthesia so that patient is able to close or open the eyes to judge the position of eyelid because muscles is tightened or excess skin is removed from the upper eyelid. After giving anaesthesia, while it’s taking effect face is washed with an antiseptic normally Beta din (living person having iodine allergy) to come down the effect of infection. It must be taken care that no facial or eyelid makeup is worn on that day. In case of upper eyelid surgical incision is made in natural eyelid skin crease above the eyelashes. After healing time by time it will look like a natural crease. The incision is made by either CO₂ laser or radio frequency laser. This will help in minimal bleeding flow during Ptosis Blepharoplasty procedure.
After that again excess of skin is measured by opening or closing the eyelid. If required excess of skin is removed and incision will extend up to entire eyelid. After that wound is closed through fine sutures which will automatically dissolve in 7 to 10 days. Underlying skin is smooth in touch but outer surface is little rough in touch. Excessive rubbing of eyelid during this time period will harm and may be wound will reopen or may be result in skin puncturing, so care must be taken after Ptosis blepharoplasty procedure. After the wound is closed or dissolve it will look like a natural eyelid.
In lower eyelid blepharoplasty, some other factors must be taken in care. If excessive fat is present around the lower eyelid, it can be removed through inner surface without using skin incision. If excessive horizontal laxity of the eyelid present, the outer tendon is tightened to maintain or return the eyelid to its normal position. In the same way as in upper eyelid, wound will be given to lower eyelid to remove excessive fatty skin. This will give tighter, youthful and fine skin but some wrinkles still present in the skin which is not possible to completely remove with the help of Ptosis blepharoplasty.