Treatment for Post-Surgical Ptosis

Milwaukee Blepharoplasty Clinic Corrects Eyelids

Cataract removal, LASIK, and other eye surgeries can sometimes cause ptosis, a condition where the eyelid droops. Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid rejuvenation, is a procedure which can correct post-surgical ptosis. Dr. Bruce Massaro is Milwaukee’s best eyelid surgeon and is ready to offer blepharoplasty consultations for patients who are experiencing saggy, droopy eyelids after ocular surgery.

Ocular procedures which can cause post-surgical ptosis:

  • Cataract removal
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • LASIK
  • Foreign object removal
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Strabismus surgeries
  • Refractive surgeries
  • Vitreo-retinal surgeries
  • Blocked tear duct treatment

Milwaukee Patient Before and After Ptosis Surgery

Why do ocular surgeries cause ptosis?

The reason these procedures so often cause ptosis is because the eye must remain open while operating is underway. The methods to hold back the eyelid can stretch the skin and cause sagging. In other cases, the surgery may weaken the muscles of the eyelid. Post-surgical ptosis can occur on the upper or lower eyelid.

Blepharoplasty for Ptosis Correction

Before correcting post-surgical ptosis, it is recommended patients wait between 3 and 6 months for their eye area to fully heal. Candidates for blepharoplasty must be in good general health. A consultation with Dr. Massaro, a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, will determine if you are an ideal candidate.

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Post-Surgical Ptosis Eyelid Lift Recovery

After surgery, your eyes will undergo some swelling. Using icepacks around the eyes will reduce this and bruising. Wear prescription glasses or sunglasses to shield your eyes for the first few days after surgery. Normally non-aspirin Tylenol is the only pain relief medication you will need.

Within 7 to 10 days you will be able to resume most activities. It can take up to 6 weeks to fully recover from the surgery, depending on the extent of your procedures.

Contact Dr. Massaro to schedule a post-surgical ptosis correction consultation.
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