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Ptosis Fort Myers
Ptosis is a medical condition that results in the drooping of the upper eyelids. Ptosis can be acquired as a result of age, trauma, muscular or neurologic disease. It can also be a congenital issue that is present at birth. At our ophthalmic plastic and orbital surgery practice, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Laquis offers ptosis surgery in Fort Myers.
Ptosis is the medical term used for drooping of one or both eyelids. There are several causes of ptosis. Congenital ptosis is a condition that may be present from birth. Ptosis can also occur later in life due to the muscles and ligaments of the eyelids becoming weaker or damaged due to factors like aging and disease. Ptosis can also occur as a result of an injury that damages the structures of the eyelid.
In severe cases of ptosis, the issue can significantly impact the person’s appearance and can cause issues like blurred vision. In these cases, surgery may be required to restore both the appearance of the eyes and the patient’s vision.
Ptosis surgery is performed to elevate the upper eyelid to restore a full field of vision and symmetry. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. There are several techniques that can be utilized. In some cases, an incision is made along the upper eyelid to allow access to the eyelid muscles so that they can be lifted and tightened. The eyelid may also be flipped to allow access to the inside of the eyelid where the muscles are adjusted without making an incision.
Recovering from Ptosis Surgery
Your vision may be a little blurry immediately following your surgery. On average, it can take around three months to fully recover from ptosis surgery. You can expect to experience some swelling, soreness, and a feeling of tightness around the eyelids. Dryness and itchiness are also common. Bruising will occur and may last for around two weeks.
Post-surgical instructions will be provided to help you through the recovery process. To make sure you are healing properly, follow-up visits will be scheduled. Most patients will need to take around two weeks off from work to properly recover.
Cost and Payment Options
There are a variety of fees and factors that will go into determining the exact cost of your ptosis surgery in Fort Myers.
Price can vary based on the extent of the work required, the techniques used, and other factors like anesthesia fees. Cost and payment options for your ptosis will be discussed during your consultation. Financing options are available.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
When it comes to any surgical procedure, it is important that you choose a skilled and expertly trained surgeon who can provide you with safe and personalized care. Dr. Stephen Laquis, an acclaimed ophthalmic plastic, and reconstructive surgeon can achieve natural-looking results for clients in Fort Myers in need of ptosis surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are suffering from ptosis and would like to know about the treatment options available to you or if you would like to receive care from Dr. Laquis, please Contact our office or call 239-947-4042 to schedule a consultation for your ptosis surgery in Fort Myers.