Frontalis Suspension Ptosis Repair

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.

 

 

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