Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Houston

Ptosis is a medical term used to describe a droopy eyelid. This lowering of the eyelid is more than just having an excess of eyelid skin drooping downwards. Ptosis can not only result in a reduction in the field of vision with the eyelid partially or completely covering the pupil of the eye. It can also change a person’s appearance by making them appear sleepy, tired and aged. The amount of droopiness or ptosis can also differ between the two eyes making them appear asymmetric.

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Ptosis is a result of weakening of a muscle in the eyelid that is responsible for elevation, known as the levator. While some are born with this condition, most people develop this with increasing age. Together with extra eyelid skin, a ptotic or droopy eyelid can result in an aged look and can also change a person’s vitality and appearance.

Cosmetic And Functional Improvement

Ptosis repair procedures can be performed in the upper eyelids for both cosmetic and functional improvement.

Although this procedure has been in existence for a long time, it has been tremendously refined and its true potential towards achieving aesthetic harmony is well appreciated and harnessed in today’s enlightened age. That is why it is imperative that you seek an oculoplastic surgeon, trained in all the subtle nuances of this procedure and its countless outcomes, to perform this cosmetic procedure on your eyes to ensure you achieve the best results.

More Youthful & Invigorated Appearance

The goal in a cosmetic ptosis repair is to reveal a more invigorated, youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. Sami‘s vast experience with cosmetic surgery and her attention to details ensures her patients obtain excellent results and outstanding care.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to learn more about these surgeries listed in the Cosmetic Procedures section.

Ptosis - Before


Ptosis Blepharoplasty - After


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If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sami, please do not hesitate to contact us at 713-668-1264 so we can help enhance your life.

The procedure

Ptosis repair, just like any eyelid procedure, begins with a thorough knowledge of periorbital structures together with a unique and customized approach to each individual patient. Remember, no two eyes are the same, let alone any two faces. In addition, every person has some degree of asymmetry between the two halves of the face.

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty - BeforeBefore

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty - AfterAfter

Dr. Sami carefully customizes her operative plan for each patient, taking into account their unique features such as eyebrow position, facial symmetry, shape of the eye, position of fat pads, skin quality, muscle tone, dry eye problems and position of eyeball in relation to the facial bones. Based on her preoperative assessment and the needs and expectations of each patient, she ensures her surgical plan is carried out with compassionate care to yield fantastic results.

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation in an outpatient setting. The procedure can be performed at the same time as other eyelid or orbital procedures, such as blepharoplasty, browlift or eyelid malposition correction.

At Houston Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on our compassionate patient care, our sensitivity and understanding of each patient’s needs and expectations and our drive for excellence. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones feel welcome, comfortable and 100% satisfied with your experience.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sami, please do not hesitate to contact us at 713-668-1264 so we can help enhance your life.