Ptosis is a medical condition that occurs when the top eyelid starts to hang down. The dropping of the eyelid will likely be very minor when the condition is first developed, but it will start to fall down more over time. The condition is also known to get worse when you are very tired. Since ptosis can harm your appearance and vision, it is very important to get it treated as early as possible. It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the most effective forms of treatment for ptosis is a forehead lift.
What is a Forehead Lift?
A forehead lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to repair sagging skin in the upper eyelids. This is achieved by removing small segments of the muscles and tissues that are causing your droopy eyelid. The surgery can also be used to fix any saggy skin problems on the forehead. Most patients also report a reduction in their forehead wrinkles after undergoing the surgery. If you are a relatively healthy person that is tired of dealing with their sagging eyelids, then you will be an excellent candidate for a forehead lift.
Details of the Procedure
You will remain awake throughout the entire procedure, but an anesthetic will be used to prevent any discomfort. An opening is made in the hairline to prevent any visible scars. An endoscope is then sent through the opening to help the doctor see what they are doing. The problematic muscles and tissues are then adjusted and repaired. Once your ptosis symptoms are cured, the surgeon will seal the opening. You will be allowed to go home shortly after the procedure is finished.
The Recovery Process
Your openings will be covered in protective bandages immediately after the forehead lift finished. You should expect to notice some bruising and swelling around the eyes and cheeks. These minor side effects will start to go away after a few days. It is vitally important to keep your head elevated at all times during the first few days of recovery.
Once the bruising and swelling has completely disappeared, you will notice a big improvement in the look of your eyelid. The droopy skin will be fully repaired, so you will no longer have any vision or appearance issues. The muscles and tissues in the eyelid are permanently adjusted, so you will not have to worry about your ptosis symptoms returning in the future.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Ptosis may not cause any serious health issues, but it still should not be ignored. Do not wait any longer to repair your hanging eyelid. To learn more about what a forehead lift can do for you, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Springs Aesthetics. At our convenient location in Colorado Springs, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!