Numerous aspects of the eyelid and brow may cause one or both eyelids to become droopy. A droopy eyelid is a sign of aging and may make a person look tired, older, or even ill. Additionally, a droopy eyelid can interfere with peripheral vision and the amount of light that can reach your eye.
When the cause is weakness or stretching of the eyelid muscles, ptosis repair surgery can be performed to tighten the muscles of the upper eyelid to place the eyelids in the correct height and regain symmetry between the upper eyelids. Ptosis repair can be performed three different ways, depending on the reason that the eyelid muscle becomes weak. Dr. McDevitt and Dr. Sweeney are expert in all three types of eyelid lifts and will help you find the best technique to lift your eyelid(s).
The procedure can be performed in our office surgical suite or in the hospital operating room. The surgery is typically performed under lightly sedation, avoiding the side effects and risks of general anesthesia. Patients can return home immediately after the procedure and resume nearly all normal daily activities the next day. After ptosis repair, there is minimal downtime and you can expect 90% of the bruising and swelling to resolve by two weeks.
Dr. McDevitt and Dr. Sweeney are eyelid surgeons dedicated to improving your eyelid appearance by giving you a natural, more youthful appearance.