Banobagi Consultation Center
Lift up the levator muscle!
Procedure Period 1 hour
Hospitalization Period None
Suture Removal After 5 to 7 days
Post Treatment Two to Three Times
Recovery Period 5 days for daily activities
The muscle which is responsible for lifting the upper eyelid is called levator muscle. Ptosis is a condition when the levator muscle is weak so the upper eyelids are drooping. Banobagi Hospital performs a ptosis correction surgery only on needed cases after a thorough medical examination of a patient for determining the best way of correction. Various ptosis techniques are also used here.
Dual non-incisional ptosis correction significantly reduces a possibility of loosening of the fold, which is the weakness of the non-incisional ptosis correction. Since a surgeon performs the ptosis correction while checking conditions of the muscle, it could be performed along with non-incisional ptosis correction for a patient with weak levator muscles.
When a patient has weak levator muscles, incisional ptosis correction is required. However, if the levator muscle of only one eye is weak or the levator muscles are slightly weak, incisional ptosis correction could be too much. In this case, partial incisional ptosis correction could be the perfect choice for natural-looking eye without visible scars.
In case of clinics and/or surgeons performing only incisional ptosis correction, it is possible that they have no other options so they recommend incisional method for every patient regardless the eyes conditions. However, it should be noted that 80% of ptosis patients experience non-severe ptosis so it would be beneficial to undergo the non-incisional ptosis correction in terms of surgical period, cost and scar.