Repairing drooping lids and removing excess tissue

By Joseph Walrath, MD | Jan 5, 2012 | Blepharoplasty, Cosmetic, Eyelid Malposition, Ptosis

Ptosis (droopy eyelid) repair is relatively reliable, with about a 90% chance of good outcome with a single surgery for most types of problems.  Patients generally don’t complain of significant discomfort, nor do they experience significant swelling.  Below is a recent preoperative / postoperative picture set that shows just how minimal the degree of swelling usually is after one week.  (The stitches have yet to be removed in this picture.)




Postoperative (1 week, prior to suture removal):