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Lift Sagging Eyelids with Ptosis Treatment (Tokyo, Japan)
A chance to restore youthful eyes with surgical or non-surgical ptosis treatment.
By Azra Shuib | January 3 2020
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul – and windows should be opened wide to let the soul shine. But for some people, aging can get in the way of opening their eyes wide enough. Sagging eyelids, or known as ‘sleepy eyes’ can make you look tired, sleepy and years older than your actual age. You might have noticed that some older people have sagging eyelids that are moderate or some, on the severe note too. The truth is, sagging eyelids can become so serious that they block your field of vision.
If there is one thing associated with old age, then it’s wrinkles. Your skin loses its elasticity and volume as you age, and continuous gravity pull over the years can lead to excess skin and fat deposits to accumulate on your eyelids.
Ptosis refers to drooping of the upper eyelid. The droop can descend over the pupil, blocking full vision and making the person looks sleepy. Ptosis can affect both children and adults, but it usually occurs because of aging. The condition can also happen due to injury, problem with the levator muscles (muscles that lift the eyelid), aftereffect of cataract surgery or other corrective eye surgery. An eye tumor, neurological disorder or systemic disease like diabetes are other causes of drooping eyelids. Ptosis treatment is a surgery that can help to tighten levator muscles to lift the eyelid, giving you an improved eye appearance and vision.
Ptosis treatments consist of 2 types – incisional and non-incisional. Your treatment depends on your current condition. If it’s serious, which means your eyelids are sagging too much and you have puffy eyelids due to fat deposits, you might need ptosis surgery (incisional). And if your condition is moderate and your eyelids are relatively thin and not puffy, then non-incisional treatment would suffice.
Ptosis surgery procedure
1. Overall eye condition will be examined.
2. Incision area will be predicted.
3. Anesthesia will be administered.
4. An opening in the skin of the upper eyelid will be made.
5. Stitches to tighten the small muscle that raises the eyelid will be placed.
6. The incision will be closed with ultra-fine threads.
7. Patients should return 7 days after the treatment for removal of threads.
Ptosis non-surgical treatment
Non-incisional treatment involves correction with thread and tissue adhesion. The dual force can lift the excess skin effectively, improving your condition.
Post care of ptosis treatment
You need to take good care of yourself once you’ve had ptosis treatment, especially if it’s incisional. Plus, we only have one pair of eyes so taking care of them is vital.
Generally, your recovery should aim at reducing increased blood flow to the eyes that can lead to strain, pain and internal bleeding. Post care measures include:
1. No makeup should be done around the eyes until the next day post thread removal for faster wound healing.
2. Elevate your head and use cold compresses as much as possible after surgery to reduce swelling.
3. After surgery, the eyelid can become stiffer than normal which can make the eyes dry. Use the lubricating ointment provided by the doctor when necessary.
Getting a treatment
Japan is famous for its innovative medical technology as well as the experts’ extensive experience. You should consider scheduling a treatment session with our affiliated clinic to ensure a safe and responsible care.
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