Ptosis and Double Eyelid Surgery
The basic principle of double eyelid surgery is the anchoring of the eyelid skin to the eye elevating muscle. By doing this, additional weight is placed on the eye elevating muscle. Ptosis patients, due to their weaker eye muscle, cannot tolerate this additional weight placed on their eye elevating muscle (levator aponeurosis). Therefore, prior to undergoing double eyelid surgery or revision double eyelid surgery, it is imperative this condition be diagnosed and corrected at the time of surgery. Otherwise, patients will not get the best results that they desire.