The goal of medical, or functional, eyelid ptosis surgery is to position the eyelids in their appropriate position. If the eye's levator muscle is lax, it's tightened; if the levator muscle is separated from the eyelid, it's reattached. Ptosis surgery is usually done while patients are awake so they can blink, and open and close their eyes, to give the surgeon a good approximation of how the eyelids should be properly positioned.
For a cosmetic eyelid droop, a plastic surgery procedure is performed to lift the eyelid; drooping skin and excess fat can be removed from the upper and lower lids. This can be done while patients are either awake or under anesthesia. The procedure lifts and evens out the eyelids, and can also improve bagginess or puffiness under and around the eyes.
About the New York Group for Plastic Surgery
The New York Group for Plastic Surgery is comprised of highly trained reconstructive and plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and recognized for their specialized medical and cosmetic surgical skills and personalized patient care. The New York Group for Plastic Surgery serves patients from communities in the entire Hudson River Valley, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Connecticut, as well as patients who travel from across the United States and internationally for their expertise.Contact: Andrea ZiltzerAZ Healthcare Communications Andrea@AZHealthcomm.com 914.923.3547 SOURCE New York Group for Plastic Surgery