Ptosis: Droopy Eyelid Muscle Lift
Droopy Eyelid (“Ptosis”) Repair (Eyelid Tendon Lift) Surgery
Many people present to Dr. Soroudi to have their eyelids “lifted” up. This condition is called “Ptosis” and is different than someone who just has “extra skin” on top of their eyelids. Ptosis is a result of a “stretched” tendon on the upper eyelid (sort of like a stretched garage door chain).
There are a variety of reasons why peoples’ eyelids start to droop (develop Ptosis). Whatever the cause, ptosis, aside from its obvious cosmetic stigma, can truly affect one’s vision. The most common reason people develop ptosis is that the tendon that keeps the eye open starts to dehisce and can no longer support the weight of the eyelid.
Before- and just 10 days after left upper eyelid Ptosis Repair by Dr. Soroudi, MD, MS
There are two basic ways ptosis can be repaired:
- From the outside (requires cutting the eyelid skin to access the underlying tendon). This is called a “Levator Advancement” Procedure.
- From the inside of the eyelid (the skin is not cut at all). This is called a Muellerectomy or a Fasanella-Servat Procedure.
Both of these approaches are very effective, but depending on the cause, Dr. Soroudi might decide to choose one approach over the other.
Dr. Soroudi performs both of these procedures in-house under only local anesthesia with minimal sedation for patient comfort. You may return to your usual work activities in a day or two with minimal bleeding or bruising.
What sets Dr. Soroudi aside is he does NOT use a blade (or scissors) to perform your lower eyelid surgery! This technique allows for an almost BLOODLESS surgical experience, with almost NO BRUISING, and a relatively PAINLESS recovery (MUCH shorter than if performed with a blade/scissors as is commonly performed by other surgeons). He uses 7-0 Prolene Sutures on his patients (vs. a much thicker 6-0 Suture) for the most cosmetically pleasing results with very little scarring.
Dr. Soroudi performs ALL his oculoplastic procedures in the comfort of his OWN medicare-certified surgery centers IN-HOUSE (vs. the back office as is commonly done in some doctors offices), obviating the need to goto a hospital or an “open-access” surgery center, saving his patients time and money! Having an anesthetist and a registered nurse present, Dr. Soroudi ensures utmost comfort and safety for ALL of his patients who choose the BEST experience with their eyelid plastic surgery.
If you and your loved-ones are suffering from ptosis/droopy upper eyelids, or you just wish to have a more fresh/youthful appearance, please make an appointment and come in for a VIP consultation. We guarantee you that it’ll be one of the BEST decisions you’ve made in your life!ght upper eyelid “lift” (Ptosis Repair).
Some of the other cosmetic procedures in which Dr. Soroudi is an expert include:
- “Bladeless” lower eyelid fat (“BAG”) removal (lower eyelid blepharoplasty)
- “Droopy” Eyelid (Ptosis) Repair (lifting the eye’s “muscle” (vs. skin))
- Dermal fillers (Juvederm)
- Botox / Dysport
Please call or email us to schedule your VIP consultation with Dr. Soroudi, and he can explain the benefits of these procedures, as well as the entire process.
Certified & Proven Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeon
Having consistently demonstrated his skills, attention to detail, and dedication to the needs of patients, Dr. Soroudi has become well known throughout the industry as a true cosmetic professional. His is also an associate member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has been recognized by Angeleno Magazine as one of the most sought after eye and eyelid specialists in the greater Los Angeles area.
Should you choose the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center for your cosmetic plastic surgery needs, you can be confident that we possess the experience, technology and personalized services you deserve. Contact our office to schedule an in-depth consultation at our Los Angeles or Encino locations. Our convenient office locations cater to the residents of Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Encino, Huntington Park, Westlake Village, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Santa Monica, and West Hills.
Please note: Unfortunately, the patient above had dermal fillers (Juvederm) injected under her eyes by a Dermatologist prior to presenting to Dr. Soroudi’s office; hence, the bumps under her eyelids.
Meet with an Experienced Eye and Eyelid Surgeon in Los Angeles
If you suffer from a droopy eyelid (or eyelids), make an appointment to see Dr. Soroudi for an in-depth evaluation to learn more about improving your vision and appearance.
Treatment provided to residents of the following areas:
- Beverly Hills
- Huntington Park
- Santa Monica
- Sherman Oaks
- West Hills
- Westlake Village
- Woodland Hills
Recognized as one of the most sought after eye and eyelid specialists in Los Angeles by Angeleno magazine, Dr. Soroudi can provide the personal attention you deserve and the experience and medical expertise you need. Contact the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center today.