Is it possible for the ptosis surgery to only lift the bit of the lid covering the iris?
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Mild ptosis repair should be performed by experienced surgeons
Yes, it is possible to lift the eyelids a small amount to correct mild ptosis. Ptosis surgery requires specialized expertise, and I would recommend that you have an evaluation by an oculoplastic surgeon. For your other question, eyelid surgery has risks, including blindness; however, the likelihood of experiencing that complication is very small. Good luck!
Can a small degree of elevation be performed with ptosis repair
Ptosis surgery requires an expert
Yes "mild" Ptosis surgery can be performed. Ptosis surgery is a very challenging procedure that requires a high level of experience and skill to perform properly -- and even in excellent hands can be difficult. In the hands of a fellowship trained cosmetic oculofacial surgeon this artful surgery can yield individually tailored, beautiful results. I rarely combine this procedure with canthoplasty. Under the care of an experienced eyelid surgeon, the risk of blindness from Ptosis repair is extremely rare. Currently I cannot see any photos of you and so cannot comment on your particular case. All the best in your search!
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I have studied your photos and I do not believe you should have a canthoplasty.
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