Ptosis (Droopy Eye Lids)
Sometimes a lid will droop on one or both sides because the muscle that is responsible for elevating it is weakened or functionally impaired. This is corrected with an outpatient surgery done on one or both lids.
The surgery involves identifying and isolating the affected muscle and then taking a tuck in it to give it a greater mechanical advantage when lifting the lid. This is also done under local anesthesia as an outpatient and recovery time is minimal. Sutures are removed in 1-2 weeks.