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If one or both of the muscles responsible for lifting your eyelid has weakened causing your eyelid to droop, this could be affecting your vision.
In this case, you might want to consider ptosis repair, also known as "droopy eyelid surgery". This type of surgery is designed to restore function to the muscles responsible for lifting your eyelids and improve your overall vision. Board-certified plastic surgeon Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, M.D., is a cosmetic specialist in many procedures, including eye surgery, deep plane facelifts, and deep neck contouring. Expect the highest quality of service from the moment you call until your final appointment. After nearly a decade in practice, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz knows how to deliver the results you're looking for and restore your self-esteem.
Eyelid ptosis refers to a condition in which the levator muscles of the upper eyelids weaken to the point that they can no longer lift the eyelids correctly. Causes of eyelid ptosis include genetics, congenital disease, neurological disorders, and aging.
Ptosis repair is a surgical procedure meant to correct droopy eyelids. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz specializes in this kind of surgery and can help restore your muscle and vision.
As you age, the levator muscle stretches and separates, which causes loss of control in the eyelid. At times, the eyelid sags to the point that it obscures vision. In these cases, patients have reported having to manually lift their eyelids or turn their heads in order to see clearly.
As a result, patients strain their eyes attempting to see, which can also cause headaches.
Ptosis repair can address these issues, reversing this medical issue even as it restores a more youthful appearance to your face. It is also common to undergo blepharoplasty at the time of ptosis repair for full eyelid rejuvenation. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has found that many patients seeking to improve their eyelids have underlying ptosis that if not identified pre-op and repaired at the time of blepharoplasty would lead to unsatisfactory results and an appearance of still looking tired.
During ptosis repair Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will first make an incision on the upper eyelid crease. Once that is done, he will then locate and tighten the levator muscle by reattaching it to the tarsal plate, which is the structure that supports your upper eyelid. He will then suture the incisions closed.
Note that during the procedure, you will be sitting upright. This allows Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz to make sure there is true eyelid symmetry and no more drooping eyelid, which might not be as clear if you are on your back for the procedure.
Ptosis repair is an outpatient surgery. Generally speaking, ptosis repair can take up to an hour, if not a little longer depending on what you’re having done and if it’s combined with any other procedures
Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz performs all facial surgery under local and/or twilight sedation. Without the use of general anesthesia, bruising, swelling and recovery times are substantially minimized. Learn more about the benefits of Twilight Sedation during your facial surgery with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz. After Dr. Rodriguez has closed your incisions, you’ll be taken to a recovery room in Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s accredited surgery center. This will allow you time to come out of sedation and be monitored to make sure there are no unexpected complications from your procedure.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz represents the next generation of surgical and non-surgical procedures for eyelid aesthetics. Catering to both local and international clientele at his state-of-the-art boutique practice and accredited surgical facility in Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of the few top-tier plastic surgeons who opt to pursue further aesthetic-surgery training after their residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Committed to mastering the most advanced techniques, he performed an elective fellowship in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner. This additional training afforded Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz the opportunity to embrace and utilize his artistic eye while perfecting his aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) skills. He also has extensive experience performing complex revisional eyelid surgery, and droopy eyelid (ptosis) surgery.
After practicing for almost the last decade, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz and his practice understand patient concerns and know how to provide you with the highest quality service. If weakened eyelid muscles are affecting your vision or overall self-confidence, call or email today for more information, or book a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz.
If your upper eyelids are sagging, causing issues with vision and other symptoms such as migraines or eye strain, ptosis repair can correct this issue by repairing the muscle that controls your eyelid and/or cutting out excessive skin that’s obscuring your vision.
After you wake up from sedation, you will likely feel sore and may experience general discomfort in your eyes. There may also be some swelling and/or bruising. Generally, patients alleviate their discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
For the first three days after your procedure, you need to ice your eyes. You will also need to clean the area several times a day per Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s instructions. Plan to take up to ten days off of work, particularly if your work involves staring at a screen for hours. You can resume normal activities after a month. Swelling can last up to three months.
Because the incisions will occur in the crease of the eyelid, any slight scarring will live in the natural contours of the eye.
Both upper blepharoplasty and ptosis repair focuses on the upper lids. However, upper blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift is usually an elective cosmetic procedure. On the other hand, ptosis repair is usually a medical procedure to restore function in the eye. It is common, however, to have both procedures done simultaneously to provide a full rejuvenation to the eye area.
Because ptosis repair is considered medically necessary in order to restore vision, it is considered a functional procedure and some insurance providers may cover a portion. Talk to Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz and his staff about how you can get your procedure approved.
Any candidate interested in ptosis repair in Miami needs to first have a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz in order to establish eligibility before scheduling any surgery. Good candidates usually are nonsmokers, in generally good health, do not have a history of significant eye problems, and do not have a history of excessive scarring.
Invest in the confidence that comes from loving your look. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz today.
You deserve the best for yourself. When you make the choice to receive plastic surgery in Coral Gables from Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, you are choosing a specialist who is widely regarded by other professionals in his field as an expert in oculofacial plastic surgery. His innovative procedures and stunning results will help you be the best version of you.
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