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Eyelid Ptosis Surgery

Ptosis is a medical condition in which the upper or lower eyelids droop down. This drooping is usually mild and difficult to detect, however in some severe cases it can actually disturb the eyesight. Surgery to correct eyelid ptosis improves vision problems caused by drooping eyelids, but also makes a remarkable change in the appearance of the individual. Eyelid ptosis requires eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty.

To understand the surgery for eyelid ptosis first it is vital to understand what causes eyelid ptosis. Eyelid ptosis may be a congenital condition or may develop with age, due to injury or certain eye surgery. The levator muscle that starts at the back of the eye and then becomes a tendon upon entering the eyelid gets thinned and causes the sagging or drooping of the eyelid known as eyelid ptosis.

The Procedure for Eyelid Ptosis Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii

Upon arriving at Aloha Plastic Surgery LLC, patients are greeted and taken to a private spa room to prepare for surgery. The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. The blepharoplasty for eyelid ptosis involves an incision in the eyelid then removal of tissue to reach the levator apomeurosis. Once the desired look is achieved Dr. Pasquale proceeds to close the incision with sutures.

Recovering from Eyelid Ptosis Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii

As with all surgeries, eyelid ptosis surgery requires good postoperative care. The patient’s eyes may feel sore and bruised. Immediately following surgery, patients are required to wear bandages over their eyes, and keep their head elevated. Patients will receive prescription medication to ease the discomfort following surgery. When the bandages are removed Dr. Pasquale recommends an ointment or eye drops to combat dryness. Sensitivity to sunlight is normal and patients are advised to use sunglasses and apply a special sun screen for the eyelid. Honolulu, Hawaii is a great place that provides the perfect location and climate to relax and recover from eyelid ptosis surgery.

Possible Risks from Eyelid Ptosis Surgery

Like all surgeries, eyelid ptosis surgery carries risks and these risks include asymmetry between the two eyelids, irregularities in the eye shape, under or over correction. It is important that patients discuss the risks and their concerns regarding surgery with their doctor.

Dr. Pasquale is a reputable and experienced surgeon who has mastered eyelid surgery. Dr. Pasquale is not only known for his excellent skill and talent in providing outstanding cosmetic surgery results, he is also known for his remarkable ability to build meaningful and lasting rapport with all of his patients. Dr. Pasquale cares about his patients. He listens to their desires and fulfills their cosmetic surgery needs.