Eyelid Ptosis (droopy eyelids)
Adults get ptosis (called involutional ptosis) when the levator muscle stretches or separates away from their eyelid. This can be caused by aging or an eye injury. Sometimes ptosis happens as a side effect after certain eye surgery. Rarely, diseases or tumors can affect the eyelid muscle, causing ptosis. Your ophthalmologist will find the cause of your ptosis in order to recommend treatment. They will do a complete eye exam,and may also want you to have blood tests and imaging tests. The ophthalmologist will likely recommend surgery to help the eyelid muscle work better.
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Eyelid Surgery Charleston SC
You may qualify for eyelid lift surgery that can improve your visual field and improve your look!
What type of doctor does eyelid surgery?
Oculoplastic trained Ophthalmologists and Plastic Surgeons. An ophthalmologist is an eye surgeon who specializes in diseases of the eye and eyelids. Any complications from eyelid surgery performed by another specialty would be referred to an Ophthalmologist as they are considered the eye experts.
Is eyelid surgery painful?
It is a very well tolerated procedure with most post operative pain controlled by only over the counter pain medications.
How long does an eye lift last?
The effects of surgery typically last 10-15 years.
Does insurance pay for blepharoplasty?
Yes, most health insurances will cover this surgery if it is shown to be affecting vision.
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Is eyelid surgery safe? What are the risks?
Eyelid surgery this is a very safe procedure , but like all surgeries, there is a very small risk of infection, bleeding, under/overcorrection of the eyelids, worsening of dry eye, or possible damage to the vision. Your doctor will discuss these in detail during your visit.
Are you put to sleep for eyelid surgery?
No, the surgery is performed under monitored light sedation with local anesthesia.
What kind of anesthesia is used for eyelid surgery?
Local anesthetic with monitored light sedation.
How do I prepare for eyelid surgery?
You should not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to the surgery. Notify your doctor if any changes occur to your overall health prior to the surgery.
How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?
Healing times vary by patient, post operative bruising and swelling immediately after your surgery is common. You should be able to see immediately after the surgery with normal daily activities resuming around a week after the surgery.