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Eyelid Ptosis

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Eyelid ptosis (known commonly as a droopy eyelid or lazy eyelid) is a medical issue visible in sagging of one or both upper eyelids. Eyelid ptosis belongs to the most popular eyelid problems. Eyelid ptosis often affects people since birth (congenital ptosis) but there are also cases of developing eyelid ptosis due to stretching of eyelid muscles, sudden droopy eyelid or eyelid ptosis caused by medical conditions as well as toxins and drugs.
It is important to not confuse eyelid ptosis surgery with blepharoplasty or eye lift. Blepharoplasty aims at removing fat and excess skin and is usually a purely cosmetic procedure. Eyelid ptosis treatment is a normal surgery and involves correction of muscles responsible for one’s eyelid.

Eyelid Ptosis Candidates

Candidates for eyelid ptosis surgery are people whose ptosis is severe and whose eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery didn’t give proper effects.
Eyelid ptosis surgery or eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery is especially recommended for children who have droopy eyelids since birth – severe eyelid ptosis may lead to lazy eye and other eye problems.

Am I Suitable for Eyelid Ptosis?

Not everybody is eligible for eyelid ptosis surgery. For some lighter cases of the lazy eyelid, eyelid ptosis treatment without surgery seems to be more suitable since it is less invasive than classic ptosis repair. In order to get a proper droopy eyelid treatment, it is suggested to visit an eye doctor and get a professional medical examination, which will determine whether eyelid ptosis surgery or other treatment should be put in use.

Preparing for Eyelid Ptosis

There is no elaborate preparation for eyelid ptosis surgery. However, as with all types of surgery, it is important to inform your eye doctor about medical conditions you suffer from as well as medications you take for them. Especially so-called blood-thinners are not recommended for some weeks before the ptosis repair.

How is Eyelid Ptosis Performed?

The type of ptosis surgery depends on the case. Patients with congenital ptosis, especially children, will undergo so-called frontalis ptosis surgery, attaching their eyelids to frontalis muscles which are normally responsible for the eyelid movement. Other patients will have their eyelid muscles moved forward in order to increase the vision.
The eyelid ptosis surgery is a delicate droopy eyelid treatment which requires a skilled eye doctor. Therefore, it is better to conduct a proper research before choosing an eye doctor for your eyelid surgery procedure.

Eyelid Ptosis Summary


Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Usually overnight stay is not required

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Eyelid Ptosis Recovery

Sutures used in eyelid ptosis surgery are usually removed after one week. Eyelid surgery procedure leaves also some bruising, which may take a little longer to pass. Patients who undergo droopy eyelid surgery need to use antibiotics and other medications prescribed by their eye doctor for some time after ptosis repair.

Eyelid Ptosis Risks and Complications

Repairing sagging eyelids is usually a safe procedure. Still, there are some risks connected with eyelid ptosis surgery. For example, some patients after ptosis repair, experience problems with closing their eyelids as well as overt dryness of eyes. Others may have an eyelid infection or their eyelids may have different height. However, those and other complications after droopy eyelid surgery can be dealt with by eye doctors.

Eyelid Ptosis Side Effects

Swelling and bruising together with mild, temporary eye dryness, are usually associated with eyelid ptosis treatment. Those side effects are, however, acceptable since the effects of droopy eyelid surgery are usually highly satisfying for patients.

Eyelid Ptosis Success Rates

While there is no data available for eyelid ptosis surgery success rates, it is safe to say that most of the cases of the droopy eyelid are treatable with eyelid surgery. Congenital ptosis is thought to be the hardest to fight with.

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Eyelid Ptosis Cost

Average Eyelid Ptosis costs are € 1,155, based on Eyelid Ptosis prices from 8 clinics.

Eyelid Ptosis prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Eyelid Ptosis in Turkey is a popular option where Eyelid Ptosis costs as low as € 1,155.

Please note that the Eyelid Ptosis prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Eyelid Ptosis procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Eyelid Ptosis procedures. To receive a personalized Eyelid Ptosis quote, please click HERE.

Eyelid Ptosis FAQ

What Is Eyelid Ptosis?

Eyelid ptosis is a medical situation, in which one or both eyelids are sagging, partially or totally covering the eyesight. It is known also as droopy eyelid or lazy eyelid.

Is Eyelid Ptosis Surgery the same with Blepharoplasty?

No. Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery known also as an eye lift, while droopy eye surgery is a must for many patients due to problems with eyesight inflicted by it.

Is There any Eyelid Ptosis Treatment Without Surgery?

Yes, eyelid ptosis surgery is often the last call. Before deciding on this droopy eyelid treatment, eye doctors usually attempt at other, less invasive methods.