Cosmetic Impact of Correcting Small Degrees of Eyelid Ptosis

Cosmetic Benefits of Repair of Small Degrees of Ptosis Oculoplastic surgeons routinely treat ptosis, which strictly speaking is a malposition of the upper eyelid. The... Read More

Determinants of Eyelid Symmetry: The Upper Eyelid Platform

There are several visual cues that we pick up on when we look at someone’s eyes.  We often notice when right doesn’t look like left.... Read More

“Lazy Eyelid” Repair

Some children are born with significant droop of one or both of the eyelids, known as “congenital ptosis”.  Adult-onset droop is usually known as “involutional ptosis”, and... Read More

Ptosis repair and 4-lid blepharoplasty: postoperative course

The preoperative evaluation, postoperative course, and 3 month result of a patient are described in this post.   This patient complained that her upper lids... Read More

Eyelid Surgery: What does my insurance pay for, and what is cosmetic?

Insurance is always changing, and patients better believe that covered benefits are only going to lessen, not increase, over time.  If a patient truly believes... Read More

Male blepharoplasty and brow lifting

Dr. Walrath also performs a great deal of blepharoplasty and brow procedures for men.  Two examples of recent surgical patients are seen below.  Both of... Read More

Recent Four-Lid Blepharoplasty Results

This patient presented with drooping upper lids that were interfering with her vision, but she also had cosmetic complaints about her lower lids. I noted... Read More

Direct brow lifting in combination with eyelid surgery can provide excellent results in men

Direct browlifting involves making incisions right above the eyebrow.  As you can imagine, it works well in men with bushy eyebrows.  It is a superior... Read More

Success repairing the drooping lid

Repairing the drooping eyelid is often times equal parts training and artform. For example, below is a young man with a droop on the left... Read More

The Weekly Lid Referral for Failed Eyelid Lift

It’s now 5 straight weeks in which I’ve performed a reconstructive ptosis surgery on a patient who had undergone two and sometimes three prior failed... Read More

The difference between ptosis repair and blepharoplasty

During the office evaluation, there is often confusion about what a “lid lift” is, and it means different things to different patients.  I don’t favor... Read More

Ptosis repair (eyelid lifting) – 10 surgeries in the last two weeks, each of them different

Ptosis repair, the process of lifting the upper lids, is somewhat of an artform.  All of the most respected surgeons in the oculoplastic field will... Read More