Many clients visit Dr. Soroudi to lift their droopy eyelids. This condition may be diagnosed as “ptosis,” which differs from the concern of stretched eyelid skin. Ptosis is the result of a stretched tendon in the upper eyelid, which can no longer hold the lid open.
How is eyelid ptosis repaired?
There are two basic ways ptosis can be repaired:
- From the outside, which requires cutting the eyelid skin to access the underlying tendon, called a “levator advancement” procedure
- From the inside of the eyelid with no incisions, called a Muellerectomy or a Fasanella-Servat procedure
Both approaches are effective, and Dr. Soroudi will determine which treatment will produce the best results depending on the condition of your eyelids and the degree of sagging tissue.