Ptosis surgery is an operation to tighten the muscle that lifts your upper eyelid. As you get older, the levator muscle that lifts your upper eyelid stretches and weakens, causing your eyelid to sag.
The operation is usually performed under a local anaesthetic that is injected in your eyelid and given as local-anaesthetic eye drops. The operation usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on whether the operation involves both of your upper eyelids.
We usually make a cut on the natural skin crease of your eyelid and place stitches in the levator muscle to strengthen its attachment to your eyelid and to adjust the height of your eyelid.