Upper eyelid correction offers up two major benefits. The first and perhaps most obvious benefit of this procedure is better aesthetics. The second facet you need to think about is the positive effect on your current or future vision. For those with ptosis, meaning a drooping eyelid, correction surgery can make huge improvements in both looks and eyesight. With that said, surgical correction isn’t always the right choice for every person.
The Causes of Ptosis
Ptosis is sometimes called a lazy eye or a droopy eyelid. Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has this condition and has stated that his case is genetic. Other causes include eye disease, weak muscles or trauma to the muscles responsible for controlling the eyelid. Regardless of why you have ptosis, there are a few things to think about when considering whether or not you would qualify for corrective surgery.
While upper eyelid correction surgery is generally very safe and has few complications associated with it, the anesthesia needed for the surgery isn’t tolerable by everyone. Speak to our doctor about your desire for surgery to correct your drooping eyelid. If you have any issues that could make anesthesia a problem, there may be alternatives to consider.
The recovery with upper eyelid correction is usually very quick due to the rich blood supply in the head and face. However, you need to consider if you can take the necessary time to allow for healing. If your career is at an especially demanding point or you have recently welcomed a new baby, you may want to delay correction until you can focus on yourself. Pushing yourself to return to work or other big commitments too soon can affect your outcome.
Trying to surgically create symmetry on the face is one of the most difficult issues in any type of cosmetic or corrective surgery. You must have realistic expectations before receiving correction in order to get the best outcome possible. Our surgeon will make every effort to make your surgical eye match the non-surgical eye.
Deciding to pursue corrective surgery for a drooping upper eyelid is a big decision. If you would like some guidance or have any questions about the procedure, make an appointment at Kazem Aesthetica in Leimuiden. Contact our office today to arrange your consultation.