Ptosis Correction on Asian Eyelids?
I am an adult Asian male with mild congenital ptosis of my right eyelid (about 1.5mm difference). I had consultations with two well-qualified oculoplastic surgeons. The first recommended Muller resection on the basis of good levator function and response to phenylephrine.
The second said he avoids performing that procedure on Asians due to increased propensity to swell and not heal so well, and instead recommended external levator advancement.
Why would swelling/healing be a stronger consideration for one procedure vs. the other? Do you agree with this supposed ethnicity-specific factor in deciding between the two procedures?
Asian Eyelids respond well to properly designed upper lid surgery
Asian eyelids don't swell more than Western eyes
Correcting eyelid ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid)
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