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Challenges Associated with Correction Surgery

Ptosis correction is an extremely challenging surgery, as it requires the patient to be fully conscious and cooperative. Thus, patients are given only local anesthesia. During correction, the patient must lift their eyes and also sit upright to determine how much weight from soft tissue is impinging the eye elevation. The surgeon must also be careful not to induce excess or asymmetric swelling during surgery; this is done only by very meticulous dissection. Furthermore, excess bleeding must also be avoided by careful dissection and avoidance of the many fine vessels. Therefore, it is equally important that your surgeon is skilled and understands the procedure thoroughly.

Ptosis can negatively affect the function of one's eye(s) and one's appearance. Ptosis or subclinical ptosis (i.e., no evidence of ptosis but results after double eyelid surgery) can also be an issue for patients who wish to undergo double eyelid surgery. When seeking ptosis correction, do your research to find a skillful and experienced surgeon. As ptosis correction is a challenging procedure, it is imperative that your surgeon has an expertise in the comprehensive anatomy of the eyes and eye surgeries.