Repairing drooping lids and removing excess tissue

Ptosis (droopy eyelid) repair is relatively reliable, with about a 90% chance of good outcome with a single surgery for most types of problems.  Patients generally don’t complain of significant discomfort, nor do they experience significant swelling.  Below is a recent preoperative / postoperative picture set that shows just how minimal the degree of swelling usually is after one week.  (The stitches have yet to be removed in this picture.)

 

Preoperative:

 

 

Postoperative (1 week, prior to suture removal):