Ptosis is droopiness of the eyelid. This droopiness is not caused by excessive skin but from a weakening or detaching of the tendon that raises the eyelid.
Ptosis is repaired by shortening or reattaching the muscle that elevates the eyelid. This can be performed individually or in conjunction with a blepharoplasty procedure depending on the patient’s needs or desires.
Brow ptosis can be corrected with removal of excess skin and subcutaneous tissue (the tissue beneath the skin surface). This can be performed just above the brow, the middle of the forehead (in a natural crease in the forehead), at the hairline, or within the scalp.