Do I have eyelid ptosis or extra skin?
Determining if your eyes droop because of ptosis or extra skin can be challenging.
Ptosis is defined by the position of the eyelid margin relative to the pupil.
If you have extra skin, the weight of your skin can affect the position of your eyelids,
this is referred to as “mechanical ptosis”.
When I evaluate a patient for ptosis, I lift the extra skin to see where the eyelid margin
is positioned.
If the eyelid level remains low, then it’s likely you have ptosis.
This means that if you have a blepharoplasty only, your eyes will remain low unless your
ptosis is also addressed.