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Cosmetic Ptosis Repair in Tampa Bay

The development of ptosis can interfere with your vision, and in some cases, completely block it. Ptosis occurs when one or both eyelids are not open as widely as they should be. In some cases this causes visual obstruction, but in others it becomes a cosmetic concern before it starts to cause visual trouble. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we offer cosmetic ptosis repair to the residents of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the many others who travel to us for our expert services.

What is Cosmetic Ptosis Repair?

Cosmetic ptosis repair is a procedure performed to correct ptosis, a condition when one of the muscles of the eyelids has slipped or is not working appropriately. Ptosis is a condition characterized by the upper eyelids not opening wide enough. This may happen in a single eye, or in both eyes, and is often a result of aging.

However, it can also be caused by muscular problems and some rare conditions. Cosmetic ptosis repair tightens the muscles in the eyelids to elevate the eyelids and alleviate the symptoms of ptosis to produce a more youthful, alert appearance.

Am I A Good Candidate for Cosmetic Ptosis Repair?

If you suffer from ptosis and would like to eliminate its symptoms, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic ptosis repair. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic ptosis repair to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.

During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine if cosmetic ptosis repair is a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.

What is the Cosmetic Ptosis Repair Treatment Like?

The cosmetic ptosis repair procedure is performed using local or IV anesthesia for your safety and comfort. Depending on your situation and your findings, the surgery may be done either through the natural upper eyelid skin crease or even from the inside of the upper eyelid. In either situation, the incisions heal very well with little to no incision lines visible after healing.

What is the Cosmetic Ptosis Repair Recovery Process Like?

The initial recovery period following your cosmetic ptosis repair will take about one to two weeks. During this time, it is common to experience some stiffness in the eyelids, as well as some blurred vision. Patients are asked to refrain activities such as exercise and swimming during this time in order to rest and allow the body to heal. After this recovery period, you will be able to return to your usual activities and the majority of side effects should have resolved.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Cosmetic Ptosis Repair?

After you have recovered from the procedure, the results from cosmetic ptosis repair should be visible. After any side effects fade, you should achieve a more youthful, alert appearance. The results from cosmetic ptosis repair will last for many years to come.

At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we offer cosmetic ptosis repair to the men and women living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and around the world. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule your consultation, contact us today.