PTOSIS REPAIR (CORRECTION OF DROOPY EYELIDS)

Some patients have a condition known as ptosis of the upper eyelids. In this condition, the upper eyelids are droopy, and the eyes are unable to open fully. This causes a tired and sleepy looking appearance, with eyes that look small. The additional effort required to overcome the droopiness and to open the eyes bigger causes visual fatigue. Often, the upper eyelid crease is poorly formed or absent, and there is a deep groove high up in the upper eyelid area.

Ptosis is due to a loosening of the structural components of the eye opening mechanism of the upper eyelid. To correct this condition, the structural defect needs to be repaired so that the eyes can open bigger.

Ptosis repair is a complex and technically demanding operation that requires care in its planning and execution. Dr Huang has been performing this procedure for over twenty years and has refined his technique to consistently produce results that address both the functional and aesthetic aspects of this condition. He is acknowledged and respected by his own peers on this procedure and has been regularly invited to present his work at international plastic surgery meetings in South Korea, Japan, China, and South East Asia. He has also been an invited lecturer at subspecialty meetings on upper eyelid surgery in South Korea.

You can therefore be assured that you will be in the hands of a reputable and professional specialist.

An incision is made along the line of the planned new crease for the upper eyelid. Any excess skin and fat, if present, are removed. The structures involved in eye opening are identified and the anatomical defect is repaired. A new double eyelid crease is created, and the skin incision is meticulously closed with fine sutures.

Ptosis repair is a complicated operation that takes about three hours to complete. It is performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation as a day surgery procedure.

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