Blepharoplasty, or cometic eyelid surgery, involves the removal of excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower lids, and the removal or repositioning of excess fat.  These procedures redrape and recontour the eyelids to improve their appearance.

Often times additional procedures are needed to attain the best final outcome.  One such procedure is ptosis repair.  Ptosis is the condition when the upper lid muscle becomes “lazy” and allows the lid margin (where the lashes are) to fall so that the lid impinges on the pupil.

Ptosis repair involves tightening the internal (lifting) muscle of the eyelid.  It is a highly specialized procedure performed primarily by oculoplastic (ophthalmic plastic) surgeons.  It is imperative to assure that ptosis is diagnosed and addressed with any blepharoplasty procedure when appropriate.

Please open the link below to read a published article by Dr. Massry on ptosis repair for the cosmetic surgeon