Ptosis is the drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelids. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual’s muscles are tired. The drooping may be just a cosmetic make over or can actually improve your vision. This all may be just a cosmetic revision or can actually improve your vision!
Q. Who Are The Best Candidates For Droopy Lid Repair (Ptosis)?
Dr. Kagan: Usually if you have a droopy lid that you will benefit from the procedure. And there is really no age limit for this procedure.
Q. Does It Hurt?
Dr. Kagan: The most discomfort you’ll experience during your surgery will be the stinging from the anesthetic injected before surgery. Good thing this only lasts for a matter of seconds. After this anesthetic you will experience almost no more pain during the procedure. You will not be put to sleep; it is completely unnecessary to be put to sleep for an eyelid surgery.
Following the surgery, your discomfort is very slight. Most patients do not even need to use Tylenol after the procedure.
Q. How Long Will Surgery Take?
Dr. Kagan: The length of time needed depends on if you are having one or both eyelids done. Usually your procedure will only take about 1.0 to 1.5 hours.
Call our office TODAY at 323-937-2269 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kagan to find out which procedure is best for you!