Frontalis suspension is a specialized technique used to correct upper lid ptosis when the upper lid function is very poor: in certain cases of congenital ptosis, or neuromuscular disease, or mitochondrial disease. In these cases, the lids do not function enough for “eyelid-only” surgery to be effective. Instead, surgery must take advantage of the only muscle that typically works in these situations: the eyebrow.
The surgical video presented demonstrates how the coupling between the brow and eyelid is enhanced by implanting a silicone rod.
WARNING: THIS SURGERY VIDEO DEMONSTRATES A FAIRLY INVASIVE PTOSIS CORRECTION TECHNIQUE USED IN ONLY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS HIGHLY SPECIALIZED, AND UNLIKELY TO BE REQUIRED BY ANY CASUAL VIEWER.