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Ptosis Repair

Ptosis Repair in Beverly Hills

Droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis, can contribute to an older, more tired appearance on your face. In some cases, they can even begin to impair your vision. Ptosis repair in Beverly Hills offers a surgical solution to restore vibrance to your eyes. The aging process, certain medical conditions, or an injury can cause the eyelids to droop over your eyes. Ptosis repair surgery at Sykes Plastic Surgery tightens the underlying eyelid muscles and removes sagging skin to give your eye area a more awake and rejuvenated appearance.

Ptosis repair can help you achieve a more youthful, revitalized complexion. Dr. Sykes works closely with each patient to create the ideal plan for your desired aesthetic. Complete our contact form today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes and learn more about a Los Angeles Ptosis Repair.

What Is a Ptosis Repair?

Ptosis is a medical condition where the upper eyelid sags over the eye. Sometimes the drooping is minor, and in other cases, it can cover the pupil and block the range of vision. Ptosis affecting both eyes is called bilateral ptosis, and unilateral ptosis if it affects just one eye.

Ptosis repair is a surgical procedure that tightens the muscle in the upper eyelid, known as the levator muscle. This process corrects eyelid drooping by lifting the eyelid back to the desired, natural-looking position and restoring an awake, revitalized appearance to the eye area.

Benefits of a Ptosis Repair

Surgical ptosis repair addresses aesthetic concerns regarding eyelids that have begun to droop below their natural-looking position. Some benefits you can enjoy from the procedure include:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved vision
  • Brighter eyes
  • Rejuvenated appearance

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR PTOSIS REPAIR SURGERY?

If you are in good overall physical health and experiencing upper eyelid sagging in one or both eyes, you may be an ideal candidate for ptosis surgery. Dr. Sykes will assess the condition of your eyelids in a thorough physical examination to determine if ptosis repair is the best option for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Schedule your consultation in Beverly Hills today and talk with our compassionate expert.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING PTOSIS REPAIR SURGERY?

As an outpatient procedure, ptosis repair utilizes a combination of sedation and local anesthesia to maximize your comfort throughout the operation. Dr. Sykes will determine the ideal surgical approach during your consultation and use one of two options, depending on the severity of your condition.

MILD PTOSIS REPAIR

For mild cases of ptosis, Dr. Sykes will use an internal approach with an incision inside the eyelid crease or below the eyelid to conceal any scarring. He will tighten the levator muscle to correct the eyelid position and then close the incision with sutures.

MODERATE TO SEVERE REPAIR

In moderate to severe cases of ptosis, Dr. Sykes will perform the frontalis suspension technique using an incision along the eyelid crease. He will attach a suture to the forehead muscle to aid heavier eyelid drooping, so the eyelids remain elevated.

Meet Jonathan Sykes, MD

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

A renowned leader and award-winning educator in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sykes served as the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for over 30 years. He is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Having performed live demonstrations of his cutting-edge techniques in over 15 countries, Dr. Sykes received the prestigious William Wright Teaching Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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The Ptosis Repair Recovery Process

After surgery, patients must avoid driving and other activities for a few days. Dr. Sykes will provide a lubricating eye ointment to keep your eyes moist while they recover. You may experience swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort for the first week or two. Once the eyelid has fully settled, after several months, you will see your final results

Schedule Your Consultation Today

 If you want to learn more about how ptosis repair can correct sagging skin over your eyes, call our office today or use our online form to schedule your consultation for ptosis repair in Beverly Hills with Dr. Jonathan Sykes.