A drooping eyelid (ptosis) can interfere with your vision and make you look sleepy. Highly-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon Yogita Kashyap, MD, and her team correct droopy eyelids with ptosis repair surgery at Hudson Face & Eye, with two locations in the Midtown West and Murray Hill areas of Manhattan. To learn more about ptosis repair, call our New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Ptosis is a drooping upper eyelid that may affect one or both eyes. When you have ptosis, the upper eyelid may cover your pupil and partly or completely block your vision. Ptosis occurs in children and adults.
Most of the time, ptosis occurs when the muscle that raises your eyelid stretches or loosens too much to keep it open. In some cases, ptosis results from an injury, long-term contact lens use, previous eye surgery, or medical conditions such as oculomotor nerve palsy.
Ptosis repair or blepharoptosis is a challenging and intricate procedure that requires an experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Yogita Kashyap
She has performed hundreds of ptosis repair procedures that not only improve patients’ appearances but also maintain essential eye health.
In addition to fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery, Dr. Kashyap completed her residency and fellowship in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, and orbital surgery at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
To determine whether ptosis repair is right for you, Dr. Kashyap will meet with you for a consultation. She will thoroughly examine your eyes, review your medical history, and spend time listening to you describe your concerns.
Dr. Yogita Kashyap finds that most healthy people are candidates for ptosis repair. If you have a dry eye condition, she may recommend you seek treatment for that before the ptosis repair procedure.
Dr. Yogita Kashyap performs ptosis repair at our office while you remain sitting up. She will use a local anesthetic and gentle sedation to make sure you feel no pain.
There are many techniques for ptosis repair. She will determine the best method for you during your consultation. Ptosis repair involves tightening the loose tendon around your eyelid with permanent internal sutures.
The surgery takes 1-2 hours. Some patients decide to get upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, or a brow lift at the same time as ptosis repair to correct signs of aging.
You can go home the same day but need someone else to drive you because you’ll be drowsy. Afterward, you may experience mild discomfort for a few days and minor swelling and bruising that resolves in 1-2 weeks.
If you’re looking for an expert surgeon to perform ptosis repair, call Hudson Face & Eye or book an appointment online today.