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Ptosis correction

What is Ptosis correction ? 

Ptosis repair is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting this eyelid drooping and restoring a more natural and youthful eyelid position. The specific procedure for ptosis repair can vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition.

I do many technique for Ptosis correction with Blepharoplasty  such as

1. Levator advancement

2. Levator tucking

3. CSF suspension

Levator surgery is helpful for doing with blepharoplasty, it will be improve asymmetry and natural outcomes.

Patient Selection : 

  • Drooping eyelid

  • Shallow eye

  • Ptosis from previous blepharoplasty surgery 

Benefits of Ptosis correction

  • Improved Vision: Ptosis can interfere  vision, causing obstruction or difficulty in seeing properly. Ptosis correction surgery raises the drooping eyelid, allowing for improved vision and a wider field of view.

  • Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance: Ptosis can create a tired, sad, or aged appearance. Ptosis repair surgery restores a more natural and youthful eyelid position, resulting in a refreshed and rejuvenated look.

  • Symmetry and Balance: Ptosis correction surgery helps achieve symmetry and balance between the two eyes. It ensures that both eyelids are at a similar height, enhancing facial harmony and aesthetics.

  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Correcting ptosis can have a positive impact on self-esteem and confidence. By addressing the drooping eyelid, individuals may feel more satisfied and comfortable with their appearance, leading to improved self-confidence.

  • Functional Improvement: Ptosis repair not only addresses the cosmetic aspect but also improves the functionality of the eyelid. By restoring proper eyelid position and function, it allows for better blinking, protection of the eye, and potential improvement in eye dryness symptoms.


Preoperative instruction

  • It is advisable to refrain from taking medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin and Plavix, for at least 7-10 days or as prescribed by the doctor.

  • Take a shower, wash your face, and shampoo your hair on the morning of the scheduled surgery.

  • On the day of the double eyelid surgery, avoid wearing makeup or using cosmetics that are difficult to clean.

  • Prepare a caregiver for post-surgery assistance and avoid driving by yourself.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and choose a button-up shirt.

  • Eat easily digestible food before the surgery.

Step for Procedure

Step 1 : Design and discuss  with doctor

Step 2 : Anesthetic injection into the lower eyelid 

Step 3 : Cut skin along eyelid

Step 4 : Fat removal will be performed as needed 

Step 5 : Ptosis correction procedure will perform

Step 6 :  Skin closure by small suture

Postoperative instruction

  • Sleep with your head elevated at a 45-degree angle for the first 2-3 days.

  • Apply cold compresses to the swollen area for the first 2-3 days or until the swelling subsides.

  • Avoid wearing contact lenses for 2 months (if there is muscle correction involved).

  • Avoid wearing makeup for 1 week.

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the surgical wound until it is fully healed.

  • Schedule a follow-up appointment within 7 days.

  • Take prescribed medications as instructed by the doctor.

  • Avoid scratching or picking at the wound.

  • You can eat regular meals, but avoid spicy foods.

  • The swelling will peak at around 2-4 days and then gradually improve until the stitches are removed.

These recommendations are based on my experience and standard care. And  are intended for patients undergoing surgery with me. They may differ from other surgeon in some details.


Surgical Time 40-60 min.
 Remove stitch 7-10  days
 Full recovery  3-6  mo.

Real Model for ptosis correction

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