Give me 30 minutes of your time and I will tell you how to find the best treatment for ptosis
Have you ever thought about how tired and hooded your eyelids look and how by the end of the day you can have a bit of a headache, the eyes feel quite dry and tired, and you look tired? Do you ever think you might even look a little bit older than you feel?
There are many reasons to get hooded eye treatment, which in general is eyelid surgery done by an ocular plastic surgeon, such as myself, to correct either the droopy upper eyelid or hooded eye appearance.
All it takes is a 30-minute consultation with me, and I will tell you how to find the best treatment for your ptosis. Call me if you are interested in booking this appointment.
During that 30-minute consultation, I will first listen to you while you tell me how your eyes affect you. You will tell me what you do during the day, what eye drops you have been using, whether droopy or hooded eyes run in your family and how it bothers you.
Whilst you are talking I will be carefully observing your facial expressions, the position of the eyebrows, how the eyelids move and change as you speak, whether there is any symmetry, whether I think there is excess hooded eyelid or even small eye bags and whether the eyelids themselves are droopy and you have droopy eye.
I will then use a mirror. I will put the hand mirror in front of you and together we will examine your eyelids. I am looking at your eyelids, and you are looking at your eyelids in the mirror. I will measure the eyelids. I will measure how much they are open and whether you have droopy eyes.
I will measure how much skin you have in the upper lids and whether we should remove some of it. I will assess whether the eyelids are normally closing and if you have strong muscles or weak muscles for closing. I will have a look at the eyelid function, the excursion of the eyelid from its full looking down position to full looking up position.
I would also look at the lid margins and the tear film and look at the lid show, the position of the lashes, the lashes about the eyelid skin and many other features of the periorbital area. Once I have examined you and done my measurements, I will then think and tell you what I think the best treatment will be for your hooded eyes.
As I already said, the best treatment for ptosis is likely to be eyelid surgery. This is eyelid surgery done under local anaesthetic as a day case. It may merely be a blepharoplasty which is very delicate surgery done by an oculoplastic surgeon, such as myself. Blepharoplasty aims to remove excess skin and its underlying muscle and any soft tissue which has descended into the eyelid that is causing the heaviness and droopy eye. Alternatively, it may be that you have got an eye which is lying lower which is falling called ptosis and then I will explain to you what surgery you require.
Each patient has slightly different requirements. Some patients may need
- one eyelid operating on
- two eyelids
- a combination of blepharoplasty and ptosis
- And some entropion surgery if the upper eyelid lashes are beginning to turn inwards.
I will explain everything about the best treatment for ptosis for you
We will send you an information pack about blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery, whichever is the more relevant. Then, I will write a full report for you.
In that report, I will outline the findings and what you require personally as the best treatment for your hooded eyes, and also some of the risks and the benefits of the surgery.
That will take only 30 minutes and then you will have a proper report a few days later that you read and think about. I will have already told you what can be involved on the day of the surgery and I will also send you a quote as it is most likely that this is self-paying for private eyelid surgery.
You then have to think about whether you want us to do this surgery for your hooded eyes and ask us any questions that we have not covered either in the 30-minute consultation or in my report. We want to help you find the best treatment for ptosis and hooded eyes here at Clinica London.