Four Treatments That Can Fix Your Droopy Eyelids
When your eyelids start to droop too far into the upper field of vision, you may have a condition called “ptosis.” If you have a less advanced case, then you may have a “sleepy” or “tired” look that bothers you. If the problem is more severe, your vision may be obstructed, which can potentially cause other problems, such as extra stress on your forehead muscles.
Fortunately, there are eyelid restoration treatments available to correct droopy eyelids. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Benjamin Ticho and the eyelid specialists at Ticho Eye Associates can help you fix your droopy eyelids with one of four excellent ptosis treatments in Chicago Ridge or Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN.
Levator muscle tightening
Levator muscle tightening is the most common treatment for droopy eyelids we provide. We use an external approach and target the levator muscle that helps raise the upper eyelid and keeps it in a sustained position. A small incision is made in the eyelid crease for less scarring, and excess tissue is trimmed to tighten the muscle or reattach it to the upper lid.
Muller’s muscle tightening
This procedure is more of an internal approach that targets the superior tarsal muscle, or Muller’s muscle, which helps keep the upper eyelid elevated. We suggest this procedure when the amount of drooping isn’t extensive enough to require levator muscle tightening. The eyelid is flipped inside-out during the procedure and Dr. Ticho will tighten the Muller’s muscle from the backside.
One of the more unique treatments we provide at Ticho Eye Associates is a Fasanella-Servat procedure. It shortens the eyelid by flipping the eyelid inside-out and then removing the excess tissue from the region. Instead of repositioning layers of tissue inside the eyelid, a surgeon will remove those layers. This lessens the stress in the eyelid area, producing a healthier look.
Frontalis sling approach
The frontalis sling approach is suggested if the levator muscle is extremely weak and the other three procedures won’t be able to correct the situation. This procedure moves the elevating function in the frontalis muscle to another part of the eyelid, which creates a sling that links the frontalis muscle to the eyelid. The frontalis muscle covers parts of the forehead and supports the structure in the area. The new sling will suspend the eyelid to the brow, helping to keep the eyelid in an upright position without producing sagging.
If you are tired of your droopy eyelids, contact our Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN office for treatment options
All four of these treatments for droopy eyelids can correct your condition and produce a more flattering look that you will enjoy. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Benjamin Ticho and the eyelid specialists at Ticho Eye Associates can help you find a treatment that works for you. For your convenience, we have offices in Chicago Ridge and Tinley Park, IL, and we have an Indiana office in Munster. So, contact us today to schedule a visit.