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Droopy Eyelid Surgery - Solution to Eyelid Ptosis

Droopy Eyelid Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery 

There are millions of people around the world who suffer fromsagging eyelids in one or both eyes. In the medical field, this is known as eyelid ptosis or, as it is more popularly called,droopy eyelidorlazy eyelids. There are many causes for abnormally low eyelids butdroopy eyelid surgery is the most wanted solution for majority of cases.

Eyelid ptosis may lead to impaired or obstructed vision. Ptosis surgery to correct adroopy eyelid condition is a very delicate procedure known asblepharoplasty. The term generally refers to a set of surgical procedures of the upper and lower eyelids. The specific procedure to resolvesagging eyelids will depend on the exact cause of the ptosis.

Causes of eyelid ptosis

The eyelids are controlled by the levator and superior tarsal (Mueller) muscles. Damage to these muscles or the nerves that control them due to injury, disease or by genetics will lead to weakening or loss of control of the eyelids.

Droopiness of one or both eyelids may also be a side effect of other eye surgeries such as cataract removal. Improper and prolonged use of contact lenses may also contribute to the development of droopy eyelids.

Other causes may be due to vascular disease, immunological disorders, neurological disorders, diabetes, brain injury, toxins and eye tumors. Congenital eyelid drooping are in most cases hereditary. Lazy eyelids may also be caused by drug abuse. Finally, ptosis may simply be a by-product of the aging process.

Droopy eyelid surgery procedures

To correct eyelid sagging,eyelid ptosis surgery may be required. Three procedures are involved and depending on the nature and extent of the condition, some or all of the procedures may be used to restore the eyelids.

The first is called levator resection, which involves shortening of the levator tendon to lift the eyelids to a proper height. The second procedure is a Mueller resection or muellerectomy. The supra tarsal muscles are stripped and shortened to help open up the eyelids. The third technique involves connecting the eyelids to the brow muscles or frontalis; hence, it is called frontalis sling surgery. This is for extreme cases where levator control of the eyelids is very weak or non-existent.

Needless to say,eyelid surgery is a very delicate procedure. Only certified plastic or reconstructive surgeons who specialize in ophthalmic procedures should conduct thesedroopy eyelid surgery techniques. If done properly by a professionaleyelid surgery doctor,blepharoplasty will effectively resolvedroopy eyelid conditions.

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