A disorder of the eyelids which is known as ptosis can cause severe problems in the vision of the patient. Ptosis not only causes obstruction in the vision by making it impossible for the patient to keep his eyes open. In order to be able to see clearly, as a reflex, the patient tends to raise his eyebrows when suffering from ptosis. In an extreme scenario, the patient tends to keep raising his head to see things around him. Doctors consider this action a symptom of ptosis. Ptosis is common in both adults as well as children. Ptosis can affect one or both the eyelids. In Mumbai, India, Dr. Debraj Shome performs such surgeries on regular basis.

Ptosis can be caused due to a number of reasons. Sometimes ptosis may be caused due to a combination of following reasons:-

  • Birth defect
  • Trauma or any injury to face
  • Age
  • Neurological diseases
  • Side effect of eye surgery like a cataract surgery or a laser surgery

Inadequately developed levator muscle could cause congenital ptosis. In children, unless there is an extreme disruption of vision & amblyopia, surgery for ptosis for cosmetic reasons is not recommended. But the child will have to undergo regular tests and check up to ensure that the ptosis is not worsening.

In adults cosmetic ptosis surgery may become necessary for several reasons. As the degeneration of the eyelid muscles increases, the ptosis can become worse and become a health issue more than a cosmetic one. For correcting ptosis in adults, a simple surgery for cosmetic reasons could be done in which the eye muscles are tightened back to their ideal position.

Types of ptosis:-

Ptosis is categorized based on the cause. So, ptosis can be congenital, aponeurotic or acquired. Acquired ptosis could occur due to a number of reasons which include cancer, trauma, side effects of eye surgery etc. Also, in some cases ptosis could occur where a prosthetic eye has been fitted.

What is cosmetic ptosis repair?

The degree of ptosis can differ from one patient to another. In some people the amount of ptosis could hardly be noticeable while in some patients the asymmetry of eyelids could be the first thing that we see. The surgery for ptosis that is done more for aesthetic reasons rather than to fix a medical issue is known as cosmetic ptosis surgery. In some cases, there could be puffiness or looseness in the eyelid skin, which could be one of the reasons of ptosis. In such cases cosmetic ptosis surgery could help in rectification of both the issues through one surgery only. The cosmetic ptosis surgery corrects the upper eyelids asymmetry. Also, in case of ptosis there could be some hollow space on the eyelid margins which can also be fixed by cosmetic ptosis surgery. The main objective of a cosmetic ptosis surgery is to attain an aesthetically pleasing outcome. Droopiness of the upper eyelid could make a person look tired and the asymmetry may cause the overall face to look distorted. In most cases, cosmetic ptosis surgery is performed on both eyelids to achieve the perfect balance and an attempt is made to optimize the symmetry of the eyelids through cosmetic ptosis surgery.

Cosmetic ptosis surgery in India:-

Cosmetic ptosis surgery is generally done more for aesthetic, rather than medical or functional reasons. But, for the cosmetic ptosis surgery, the surgeon deals with very complicated ocular components which are very delicate and there is zero scope of error. Also, one very important thing to be noted about cosmetic ptosis surgery is that this surgery should be performed by an oculoplastic surgeon. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmic surgeon who has a super specialty fellowship training in plastic surgery of the eyes. There are only a few oculoplastic surgeons in India who have the right credentials and qualifications.  In an ideal scenario, a cosmetic surgeon is not the right person to perform cosmetic ptosis surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon is the right person to deal with the intricacies of the eyes in a cosmetic ptosis repair. He is the super specialist oculoplastic, maxillofacial and top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, who has been performing the cosmetic ptosis surgery for many years now. He has got his training and practice from the top institutions of the world and his extensive experience makes him the best not only in Mumbai but in India as well for cosmetic and plastic surgeries. Mumbai has been a witness to the prowess that Dr. Debraj Shome has displayed in treating numerous patients for cosmetic ptosis. He is considered to be the best in India for several reasons. He is not only the best surgeon for cosmetic ptosis surgery but also a top innovator and a researcher as well. Some his best works include treatment of children from various parts of India and the world who come to Mumbai for treatment of cosmetic ptosis. Though Dr. Shome has been practicing in Mumbai for many years, his patients come from all parts of India. He is a prominent figure in the world of cosmetic and facial plastic surgery and is considered to be the best amongst all the surgeons in India. According to Dr. Shome the prognosis of cosmetic ptosis is best once the surgery has been performed. In Mumbai, Dr. Shome has handled very complicated cases of ptosis and has even repaired ptosis in very young children in Mumbai. In India, due to lack of healthcare many children are born with congenital ptosis. Dr. Shome provides children with cosmetic ptosis surgery and best care and with the top medical equipment. Patients who get treatment at The Esthetic Clinics rarely ever need a follow up surgery. Dr.Shome regularly visits various hospitals of India as a visiting member to give the top hospitals the benefit of his experience. His clinics in Mumbai always welcome patients who come from all over India for the best treatment in the field of cosmetic, oculoplastic and facial plastic surgery. India is moving forward in the field of medicine and Dr. Shome and his clinics in Mumbai are paving the way for the future of medicine in cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Dr.Shome is top surgeon in India and has many innovations to his credit. Mumbai is at the center of medical revolution because of Dr. Shome and his stellar work in Mumbai. Ptosis is a common ailment with people in India assuming it to be a difficult disease to treat. From his wisdom and treatments in Mumbai, Dr. Shome wants to spread awareness about various ailments in India.

About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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