Female: Once I've had ptosis surgery, will I need any other treatment?

Dr. Prasad: There are several factors which can impact on if and when you would need another surgery. These factors include the type of ptosis you have, the age when you have had the procedure, changes related to aging and your own tissues' elasticity. For example, if a person who has congenital ptosis or ptosis that you were born with, has surgery before the age of six and then as they get older, may need another surgery in their teen years or young adulthood. The more common type of ptosis called acquired ptosis occurs later in life and is caused by thinning or detachment of the tendon of the levator muscle, which is the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid. A common term for this type of ptosis is referred to as aponeurotic ptosis or levator muscle dehiscence. The procedure to address this type of ptosis in my experience can last for years without needing any additional surgery. Ptosis surgery may require enhancement during the first several months or year if there's any issue related to the height, symmetry or contour.

What Is the Likelihood of Needing Ptosis Revision or a Second Surgery?

Dr. Amiya Prasad discusses factors of ptosis surgery that can affect the need for additional treatment, such as: the type of ptosis, age when surgery was performed, the patient's tissue elasticity, and age related changes.