Some questions on Ptosis repair surgery. (photos)
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There is very little discomfort associated with ptosis surgery.
Hi Ray, Greetings from the UK! If you're bothered by the ptosis cosmetically and it intermittently becomes functional problem so much so that you'd be prepared to write about it on a worldwide forum then yes absolutely surgery is worth it. The question in the end though is whether ptosis surgery can offer the degree of predictability that you need for you to be happy. Ptosis correction surgery regardless of technique does come with it a degree of unpredictability. When you're dealing with tiny degrees of asymmetry in mild ptosis cases, for a patient to be 100% happy the eyelids need to be bang on absolutely symmetrical post op and so it's always important that both the patient is realistic about his expectations and that the surgeon is honest about the prognosis for this result. In terms of swelling though it's usually not that bad. Expect a bit of swelling for the first week or so with some minimal discomfort. Most of my patients are off work for 5-7 days only and use their drops for 5-7 days post op too. Good luck. Best wishes David
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