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Eyelid Ptosis (TOE-sis) is when the upper eyelid of one or both eyes droops. This condition is sometimes referred to as the lazy eye. When the upper eyelid droops, it covers the black dot at the center of your eye that lets light in.

Depending on its intensity, Ptosis can completely block normal vision or limit it. Fortunately, this condition can be surgically treated in a way that improves vision as well as the appearance of the droopy eyelid(s).

Who Can Have Eyelid Ptosis Treatment?

  • Patients who feel like their vision has gotten worse. 
  • Patients who have upper eyelids that sit lower.
  • If you experience mild to severe drooping of one or both upper eyelids.

Droopy Eyelid Treatment Duration

Droopy eyelid surgery takes 30–60 minutes.

Eyelid Ptosis Surgery Side Effects

  • Dry eyes
  • Poor vision
  •  Infection
  • Eyelid movement may be lost
  • Asymmetrical eyelids

Ptosis Surgery Recovery Time

It can take up to three months to fully recover from eyelid ptosis surgery. Recovery happens in stages. Understanding these stages ensures that people are informed about what will happen after the surgery is complete.

Eyelid Ptosis Treatment Success Rate:

Eyelid Ptosis surgery has a success rate of 87% - 98%.

Drooping Eyelid Alternative Treatments

  • Ultraformer 3 HIFU
  • EndyMed RF
  • Botulinum toxin injection (also known as Botox)

How Does It Work?

The Eyelid Ptosis surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure –this means that you can be discharged right after having the surgery. To make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the eye and the area around it. In some instances, a small adjustment is made to the lid’s lifting muscle.

In the event that the Ptosis is severe, the doctor may need to strengthen and reattach the levator muscle to the eyelid.

What Does Eyelid Ptosis Surgery Involve?

Once you have decided to undergo this procedure, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip, and your procedure will be customized so as to match your preferences, goals, as well as the clinic’s best practices. During the online consultations, expect the following questions:

  • Have you ever had eye surgery before?
  • Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of?
  • Are you currently taking any medication?

Planning your trip and choosing the clinic

When you decide to have an Eyelid Ptosis surgery, our first step will be to present to you several detailed options of clinics and doctors. After you have chosen your preferred clinic and doctor, we will then set up an operation date and arrange your trip. All the dates are set according to your preferences!

This surgery is usually performed in the morning or afternoon, so we always recommend that you arrive in Turkey a day before the surgery –so that you can have enough time to rest.

Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Eyelid Ptosis surgeon. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals.

Medical Examinations

Before the surgery commences, your surgeon will conduct physical and blood tests to make

sure that you are in a good health state. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests so as to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery.

Preparation for Surgery

To make you feel comfortable during the surgery, your surgeon will give you local anesthesia. If you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you should let us know so that we can offer you doctors who can give you anesthesia without using needles.


Can I wear makeup on the day of the operation?

No. You should appear without makeup and bring dark sunglasses.

Can I smoke before the operation?

Limit smoking if possible. Smoking leads to increased bleeding during the operation and, as a consequence, to bruising and poorer wound healing.

Is a hospital stay necessary?

The doctor will specifically discuss this question with you during your first consultation.

Will I experience pain during surgery?

No. The operation will be painless for you. This applies to both general anesthesia and local anesthesia.

After the surgery, what can I do to make my eyelids swell as little as possible?

In the first 48 hours, as much as possible should be cooled by means of a cooling face mask. This is delivered to the patient after each operation.


Learn more about Eyelid Ptosis in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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