Once I’ve had ptosis surgery, will I need another treatment?
There are several factors that can impact if and when you need another surgery.
These factors include: the type of ptosis you have, the age when you had the procedure,
changes related to aging and your own tissue’s elasticity.
For example for someone who has congenital ptosis or ptosis you are born with has surgery
before the age of 6 and as they get old may need to get another surgery in their teen
years or young adulthood.
The more common type of ptosis called acquired ptosis occurs in later life and is caused
by the thinning or detachment of the tendon of the levator muscle which is the muscle
responsible for lifting the eyelid.
A common term for this type of ptosis is referred to as aponeurotic ptosis or levator muscle
The procedure to approach this type of ptosis in my experience can last for years without
needing any additional surgery.
Ptosis surgery may require enhancement during the first several months or years if there
is any issue related to the height, symmetry or contour.