It Is Suitable For:
・Those travelling to Japan.
・Those with sleepy eyes.
・Those who wish to have rounder eyes.
・Those who wish to lift droopy eyelids.
・Those who wish to have more prominent eyes.
What is Ptosis treatment?
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 Treatment 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.
Advantages and Limitations of Ptosis Treatment:
・Gives bigger eyes by lifting droopy eyelids
・Makes overall facial appearance looks fresh and more energetic
・Improves field of vision
・Improves symmetry between two eyelids
・Restores normal appearance of eyelids
・Scarring will take 3 to 6 months to disappear
・The eyelid will feel sore and look swollen for a few weeks
Ptosis Treatment Post Care:
・No makeup should be done around the eyes until the next day post thread removal for faster wound healing.
・Elevate your head and use cold compresses as much as possible after surgery to reduce swelling.
・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.
Q1: Can I continue wearing contact lens and glasses after the procedure?
A1: On the day of the surgery, please bring your glasses or sunglasses to avoid irritating the eyes. You can only continue wearing your contanct lens after your eyelid has healed, that is when it feels comfortable and can close well. Generally, you can start wearing lenses again about three to four weeks after surgery.
Q2: Do I have to change my glasses after the treatment?
A2: You may need to change your eyeglass prescription, but please wait until at least two months after surgery to get a new pescription to allow your eyes to get comfortable.
Q3: Will there be any effects on my vision?
A3: The surgery does effect your vision, but it may cause eye dryness since the eyes may not close fully during recovery period. Please use the lubricating ointment when necessary and follow doctor’s post care tips to get faster healing.
Q4: Will the swelling after the surgery affect my daily life?
A4: Swelling and internal bleeding may happen for about a week, and then they will gradually subside. Please take plenty of rest during recovery.
Clinic Name: Rakuru Clinic
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The clinic is located in the heart of Shinjuku and takes about 5 mins walking distance from the JR Shinjuku Station West or 1 min from Toei Oedo Line Shinjuku West Exit or 3 mins from Seibu Shinjuku Line Seibu Shinjuku Station
Clinic Opening Time: Monday – Sunday (10:00AM – 8:00PM)