Ptosis Corrective Surgery
Drooping eyelids (ptosis) can be a developing problem as people age or, indeed, a congenital one present from birth. Mild ptosis may not need treatment. However, if the ptosis is interfering with the vision, the consultant may recommend ptosis correction, through ptosis surgery. This surgery is performed by Malaysia’s ONLY Craniofacial Surgeon, Dr.Mohd Ali’s Medical Practice is based in an affluent residential area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Ptosis Surgery for adults
Ptosis surgery typically involves the shortening of the muscles (tendons) that have the function of raising the eyelid. This muscle (tendon) is then reattached to the eyelid using sutures (row of stitches holding together the edge of a wound), which are hidden under the skin.
In some cases, the sutures (stitches) may remain slightly visible on the skin of the eyelids for one week after surgery, which is when they are typically removed.
This condition means that the border of either one or both of the upper eyelids droop to a lower position than is normal. This can therefore cause unwanted aesthetic problems, giving people the appearance of a tired look. It can also cause visual problems if the eyelid is unable to clear the visual axis and in some severe cases, the droopy eyelid covers the some or all of the eye, therefore affection vision.
Symptoms of Ptosis, Droopy Eyelid
The obvious symptom of ptosis is a drooping eyelid, which can affect one or both of the eyes. The severity of the condition varies from person to person, but typically patients will find it difficult to keep their eyelids open, have eye fatigue especially when reading, have strained eyes and suffer from eyebrow ache as a result of the great effort required to raise their eyelids. For some people, droopy eyelids may not cause medical issues but are simply a cosmetic issue.
Ptosis causes the narrowing of the eye opening, when means the eye appears smaller than it actually is. Moreover, if the condition is covering the pupils and therefore causing vision problems, the patient may find themselves subconsciously raising their eyebrows to help see better, which can lead to headaches and result in having a strange, surprised appearance.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention if the droopy eyelid:
- Suddenly develops over a short period of a few hours or days
- Droopy eyelid is accompanied with double vision, weakness in the facial muscles or arms and legs, difficulty speaking or swallowing, or severe headaches
- There are also symptoms of eye infection, including pain and redness, fever, bulging eyes, or movement difficulty
Patients will usually be able to go home after a few hours following the surgery, but children will need to stay in the hospital until the anaesthetic has worn off. Pain medication will be provided and an eye patch should be worn temporarily. It is not safe to drive home from the hospital, so be sure to arrange suitable transportation. Antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed for several weeks after the operation and should be used correctly to aid healing.
Our In-House Plastic Surgeon
Dr.Mohd Ali, Qualified Medical Doctor, Qualified Plastic, Reconstructive & Craniofacial Surgeon
Here at Glojas, our in-house plastic surgeon is one of Malaysia’s leading plastic surgeons and Malaysia’s ONLY Craniofacial Surgeon. He brings along 15 years of rich experience, knowledge and talent. He is renown, respected and trusted globally.
Dr.Mohd Ali is Malaysia’s ONLY Craniofacial Surgeon, meaning a highly specialised surgeon in the reconstruction of Head, Ears, Eye Region, Nose, Mouth, Face & Neck Region.
As a Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Mohd Ali performs corrective surgery from Head to Toe and he performs Ptosis Surgery on a very regular basis.
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