Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Correction Surgery
If you notice an eyelid that seems to hang lower than the other, even when you are wide awake, you could suffer from ptosis. This describes a droopy upper eyelid caused by muscle weakness or paralysis. This condition can even affect your vision if allowed to progress long enough.
Ptosis is correctable through a blepharoplasty, or eyelid correction surgery. Dr. Cerrati treats this eye condition by strengthening the muscle function, or in some cases, replacing the muscle that controls and causes eyelid function. This is not the same condition known as “lazy eye.” That issue stems from a problem with the muscles that control eyeball movement, not the eyelid muscle.
Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery in Utah
Dr. Eric Cerrati is a skilled and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Utah who performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Ptosis correction surgery is one form of blepharoplasty. During this procedure, Dr. Cerrati removes any excess skin to help reshape the eyelid while treating the eyelid muscle that is the primary cause of the problem. Special care must be taken to remove the precise amount and still allow for proper eye function and protection by the eyelid.
This procedure is commonly performed in an outpatient setting, and patients recover quickly. This is due to the thin eyelid skin that heals rapidly and with minimal scarring. Postoperative bruising usually fades within seven days, and most patients return to a normal routine within 7-10 days.
For a confidential ptosis correction surgery consultation with Dr. Cerrati, contact either of his Utah offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan. His kind staff will be happy to schedule you for a consultation as soon as possible.