What happens during ptosis surgery?
Ptosis surgery in adults such as levator muscle advancement and levator muscle resection is
typically performed in our practice under local anesthesia with conscious IV or intravenous
The goal of the surgery is to elevate the eyelids or both eyelids as well as to maximize
the symmetry and the cosmetic appearance.
In order to accomplish this, I typically have my patient open and close their eyes in both
the laying and upright position to confirm the appearance and to make adjustments.
Of course, the patient is comfortable and is not feeling anything when I’m doing this.
When I and my team are happy with the results, we lay the patient back and I complete the
We place cold compresses afterwards and our patients go home without any bandages.