is ptosis after surgery a permanant condition fixed only after another surgery, or will this get better with time?
Had Upper Eyelid Surgery 31/2 Weeks Ago. I Have Ptosis. Will This Go Away on Its Own?
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Your photo does not offer any information regarding the possiblity of ptosis. Most commonly patients do not notice it before surgery even though they may have had it.
Ptosis is not to be expected after upper eye lid surgery.
Ptosis of the upper eye lid is sometimes present but unnoticed if it is mild and there is excess skin to blame the appearance on. Correcting the skin excess then may reveal the preexisting problem however the surgeon should have noticed the ptosis in advance and discussed it with you. If the ptosis is totally new then I'd expect you to need more surgery to fix it............ the muscle that elevates the eye lid or its tendon/aponeurosis attachment may have been cut and, if so, needs fixing. I'm assuming that no Botox was used in the vicinity at the same time as the surgery.
Ptosis after eyelid surgery
You need to wait a little longer before one decide what residual ptosis is present. I recommend a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon.
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Your picture is not helpful and you need to send picture while looking straight. Ptosis is very unusual post the upper eyelid surgery unless there were ptosis before surgery and was not diagnosed. Pleas send set of pictures .