It Is Suitable For
· Those in Seoul, South Korea for more than 3 days.
· Those with drooping eyelids that obstruct vision.
· Those who wish to lift droopy and weak eyelids.
· Those who wish to have more prominent eyes.
· Those who wish to attain a refreshed facial appearance.
What is Ptosis Correction?
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, the problem with the levator muscles (muscles that lift the eyelid), an 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 Correction is a treatment that can help to tighten levator muscles to lift the eyelid, giving you an improved eye appearance and vision. At our affiliated clinic, the procedure can be carried out with or without incisions.
Non-Incisional Ptosis Correction
The non-incisional method of Ptosis Correction at our affiliated clinic is known as Double Embedding method. In the operation, intricate knots will be done to get a natural and stronger adhesion between the skin tissue and muscles.
It is widely known that non-incisional approach in eyelid surgeries can lead to loosening as threads cannot control the muscle tension properly. But Double Embedding method eliminates this issue as the intricate knots are strong enough as a fixation.
Non-incisional surgery reduces operation time as well as recovery duration. Post-surgery swelling and pain are also minimized.
Partial Incision / Incisional Ptosis Correction
If the lack of eye muscle strength makes you unsuitable for a non-incisional operation, then a partial incision or incisional approach can be done.
Although incisional method is not preferred due to the fear of unfavorable scarring and other surgery issues, an incisional method can be very effective and produce highly satisfying results.
In an incisional approach, the surgeon can directly assess the tensile strength of eye muscles and set precise fixation point. The direct access from the incision will enable the surgeon to make stitches to tighten the small muscle that raises the eyelid. This allows the eyes to open more firmly after the surgery. With the expertise of our affiliated doctors, you can be assured of minimal swelling and post-operative pain.
Revision Ptosis Correction
A revision surgery can be done when you are unhappy with the results from previous Ptosis Correction(s). Some issues can arise after the initial surgery, such as asymmetry, unfavorable scarring or unsightly changes that occur with aging.
Our affiliated doctor will examine your case to determine the best course of action for your ptosis condition.
Advantages and Limitations of Ptosis Correction
· Gives bigger eyes by lifting droopy eyelids
· Makes overall facial appearance looks fresh and more energetic
· Improves the field of vision
· Improves symmetry between two eyelids
· Restores the 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
· 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 contact lens after your eyelid has healed, that is when it feels comfortable and can close well. Generally, you can start wearing lenses again about 3 to 4 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 2 months after surgery to get a new prescription to allow your eyes to get comfortable.
Q3: Will there be any effects on my vision?
A3: The surgery does affect your vision my making the field of vision wider, but it may cause eye dryness since the eyes may not close fully during the recovery period. Please use the lubricating ointment when necessary and follow the 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] Banobagi Plastic & Aesthetic Clinic
[Location] Seoul, South Korea
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] Walking distance from Yeoksam Station Exit 6 and Eonju Station Exit 7. Surrounded by a lot of eateries and hotels.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday to Friday (9:30AM - 6:30PM) ; Saturday (9:30AM - 4:00PM)