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Eye Ptosis Surgery

Eye Ptosis or a drooping eyelid is a condition affecting millions of individuals across the world, it even hits home in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Some cases are hardly noticeable and some so severe, damage to the eye and at worst case, blindness can result. Dr. Perry Liu specializes in reconstructive surgery of the eye and has years of training and experience in this field. No matter the severity of your ptosis, Dr. Liu can do something about it. His training and background in art sets him apart from the standard surgeon. Not only does he have the technical skill but applies it in an aesthetic way to give you the beautiful outcome you desire. It is in this way his patients say he delivers the best ptosis surgery Beverly Hills has to offer.

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is the term used to describe a drooping of the upper eyelid or droopy eyelids. This drooping or lowering can give you an obstructed field of vision and change your appearance. People suffering from this condition have trouble keeping their eyelids open and to compensate, will often arch their eyebrows in an effort raise their drooping eyelids. Overtime this can contribute to premature or increased forehead lines and wrinkles besides the “lazy eye” or sleepy look that ptosis causes.

Ptosis can be congenital, occurring in children. Children that have ptosis can develop a stigmatism due to the pressure exerted on the eye from the drooping eyelid and require treatment as soon as possible to prevent vision conditions worsening as the child develops.

What Causes Drooping Eyelids or Ptosis?

The muscle that lifts the eyelid is called the levator muscle, when this becomes weak or is underdeveloped, ptosis can result. Eye ptosis usually occurs over time, as we age, but there are also other factors that can contribute to the condition such as:

  • Contact lens wear
  • Head injury
  • Complications from corrective eye surgery or cataract surgery
  • Diabetes
  • A tumor
  • Neurological conditions such as Horner’s syndrome and nerve palsy

Ptosis Symptoms

While ptosis itself is usually not painful, the condition can lead to aches and pains in other areas of the body. Ptosis, even if slight, causes your eyelid to droop and cover part of your eye thus obstructing your vision. People compensate for this obstruction by tilting their head up to see better, this can result in a sore neck which can mistakenly be attributed to a neck condition and is only handled when the ptosis is treated. Other symptoms to look out for that might indicate ptosis are:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Tearing
  • Tilting of the head in a chin up position
  • Eye tiredness
  • Frequent raising of the eyebrows in an effort to lift the eyelids
  • Eyestrain and headache

If you notice any of these symptoms, please call our office right away. Dr. Liu has helped many people with ptosis, from mild to severe. He delivers among the best ptosis surgery Beverly Hills has available and this is proven by his results.

Ptosis Treatment

Dr. Liu has an extensive background in many types of plastic surgery, this has given him a wide range of skills in this field and he has come to understand the aesthetics of the face completely. Being able to create a beautiful symmetry of facial features lends itself to fantastic results in ptosis treatment. Your eyes are your most expressive feature and must look natural and radiant and complement to rest of your face.

Treating drooping eyelids or ptosis can be done in many ways, each one tailored to your specific condition; tightening of your levator muscle may be the correct option for you. If your levator muscle is extremely weak, a “sling” operation can be performed which involves using the forehead muscles to raise the eyelids. Another involves surgery on the muscle inside the lid of the eye. These are all out-patient procedures and usually use only local anesthesia with a minimal recovery time.

Your condition is unique to you and there is no one treatment for everyone. You will work with Dr. Liu to decide on the best treatment to get the result you desire. With his care and skill and training in this surgery, if you are looking for some of  the best drooping eyelid surgery Beverly Hills has, Dr. Perry Liu is the doctor for you.

Testimonials

“Dr. Liu is a gifted and talented surgeon. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease because of his calm disposition. I had my upper and lower eyes done and I couldn’t be happier. Even after the first week everyone complimented me on how great I looked.” – C.H.

“Dr, Liu is a patient, efficient, and generous doctor. He did not rush through my appt. and took the time to answer my many questions without hesitation. Further, he went above and beyond my reasons for being there by introducing many different options that are now available.

His staff mirrors the efficiency of Dr. Liu. Very kind, considerate women willing to answer any concerns you may have, and to make certain the concerns are made known to Dr. Liu.” L.F.

Schedule a Consultation in Beverly Hills

Please call our office today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Liu and discover why our patients say he offers the top ptosis surgery Beverly Hills & Los Angeles has available.

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