Should I Get Reconstructive Surgery to Treat My Ptosis?
- Posted on: Jun 30 2023
Does one or both of your eyelids droop? Is the droopiness causing visual problems or making you insecure about your appearance? If your answer is, “Yes,” then it may be time for ptosis reconstructive surgery.
Can Ptosis Repair Itself?
Ptosis can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetic disorders, neurological disorders, weakened eyelid muscles, or other conditions. Therefore, although it is possible that ptosis may repair itself over time, that is not the usual result. Ptosis can be constant, progressive, or intermittent. If your ptosis is noticeable or cause for concern, then you will most likely require reconstructive surgery.
When Should I Get Ptosis Reconstructive Surgery?
Your Vision Is Impaired
In severe cases of ptosis, the eyelid droopiness is significant, covering a substantial portion of the person’s eye. You should immediately seek professional advice from an ophthalmologist if your ptosis is impairing your vision. Otherwise, your vision is unlikely to improve.
You Don’t Like Your Appearance
Makeup is meant to enhance your beauty and the eyes are a central focus of any makeup application. However, if you’re a person with ptosis and would like to wear makeup, your droopy eyelids may be a hindrance. It is more than likely that you want to draw attention away from your eyelids instead of towards them. Therefore, you probably avoid putting on eyeshadow and eyeliner despite the fact that you’d prefer to wear makeup. In this case, ptosis repair surgery may be advisable.
Your Quality of Life Is Diminished
If the droopiness of your eyelids are pronounced, then you may have suffered bullying and taunting as a result. Severely droopy eyelids are abnormal and often a cause for people to stare or ask questions that may make you self-conscious. In fact, some people who have ptosis commit to wearing sunglasses or hoodies, or avoiding social events. You should consider ptosis repair surgery if your condition affects you in such a manner.
Contact Ptosis Repair Experts
Your eye concerns matter to our licensed doctors of Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc. That is why we have three locations for your convenience: St. Louis, MO, Arnold, MO, and St. Peters, MO. You may schedule a ptosis repair consultation at any office by calling 314-567-3567.
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