Ptosis is a condition where the muscles that raise the eyelid are not strong enough to do so anymore. It can occur in one or both eyes and tends to happen naturally as people grow older. More severe forms of this condition may be attributed to one of the following reasons: damage to the muscle, damage to the nerve controlling the muscle, trauma, congenital defects, inflammation or tumours present on the eyelid. There are, of course, a variety of other causes of ptosis.
Most people who have a mild or severe form of ptosis are good candidates for an eyelid lift. If they want to have eyelid lift surgery for cosmetic purposes, they will need to explain to their plastic surgeon what their desired outcome is. Those who want an eyelid lift to treat ptosis may need to bring their medical records to Mexico so the plastic surgeon understands their situation better.
The development of loose skin and wrinkles around the eye area as a person ages can cause their eyelids to droop. This is regarded as a mild form of ptosis and can easily be corrected with blepharoplasty. Puffy bags under the eyes may also develop, giving the eyes a tired and old look. You will need to undergo a lower eyelid lift to treat these. If you desire both an upper and lower eyelid lift, talk to your plastic surgeon about what the eyelid lift procedure will involve.
If ptosis is interfering with a person’s vision, their surgery will be performed by an ophthamolic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. This type of plastic surgeon specializes in diseases and problems of the eyelid. If mild ptosis is more of a cosmetic concern rather than a medical one, a regular plastic surgeon will perform the surgery. Of course, it is important to ensure that the plastic surgeon you choose in Mexico has extensive experience in eyelid lift treatment.
Ptosis can also be caused by a congenital abnormality. This means that a child is born with this condition. So that they do not later develop amblyopia (“lazy eye”), a child will need to have surgery. An eyelid lift is usually very successful in restoring the appearance of the eye and its function.
One of the main reasons that people travel to Mexico to treat ptosis is because the cost of an eyelid lift in Mexico is so much more affordable than it is in the United States. They can also use their eyelid lift preparation or eyelid lift recovery to enjoy all that Mexico has to offer!
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