Can I get upper blepharoplasty at 19 years old? (Photo)
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Ptosis repair, Not blepharoplasty
Yes, you have left upper eyelid ptosis and this requires surgery to correct.
Droopy eyelid at age 19
- Thank you for the very helpful photo - and here is the good news.
- You don't need a standard blepharoplasty -
- You clearly have levator muscle ptosis - that means the muscle that lifts your upper lid is weak or too long, so you lid isn't fully supported.
- This can be corrected by a Board Certified Plastic or Ophthalmoplastic Surgery -
- Usually with local anesthesia in the office.
- And if you have health insurance, insurance may pay part or even all of the cost.
- So call a plastic or opthalmoplastic surgery and tell them you want a consultation for eyelid ptosis (pronounced tosis.)
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You need ptosis repair
Ptosis repair, rather than blepharoplasty, is needed to raise your droopy eyelid. I recommend scheduling an evaluation with an oculoplastic surgeon. There are several different techniques available and you can be advised on the best approach for your case. Good luck!
Droopy Eye Lids Benefit from Eye Lift
Your drooping eyelid, otherwise known as ptosis, is caused by a weakened Müeller muscle in your upper lid. It is not uncommon for this condition to worsen with age, as you have noticed. I would treat your ptosis by lifting the lid at the point where it crosses the iris. You are not too young for such a procedure. I hope you find someone who will help you.
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