top of page

By a leading expert, Sachin Salvi

Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Droopy eyelid, medically known as ptosis, is a condition recognised by the sagging or drooping of the upper eyelid.

What is Droopy Eyelid?

Droopy eyelid, or ptosis, occurs when the muscles responsible for lifting the eyelid weaken or become stretched, resulting in a lower position of the eyelid.


What are the Symptoms of Eyelid Ptosis?

Symptoms of eyelid ptosis may include:


- Drooping of the upper eyelid, covering part of the pupil

- Difficulty keeping the eyelid open

- Eyestrain or fatigue from constantly lifting the eyelid

- Reduced field of vision, particularly in severe cases

What causes droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelids can be caused by things, including:


- Age-related weakening of the eyelid muscles

- Congenital (present at birth) abnormalities in muscle development

- Neurological conditions affecting nerve function

- Eyelid trauma or injury

- Certain medical conditions or medications

How Do You Fix Droopy Eyelid?

Droopy eyelids can be corrected using surgery. The specific surgical technique used depends on the underlying cause and severity of your ptosis. Surgery involves tightening or repositioning the muscles responsible for lifting the eyelid to restore its normal position and function.


Is Droopy Eyelid Surgery Painful?

Droopy eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic, meaning you will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain. This allows Mr Salvi to better judge the lid position. Sometimes the surgery is performed with local anaesthetic and sedation or a general anaesthetic.


You may experience some discomfort following surgery, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. Most patients report minimal pain during the recovery period.


Mr Salvi prioritizes patient comfort and safety throughout the entire surgical process.

Mr Salvi is a highly experienced ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. He will work with you to determine the most suitable procedure based on your individual needs and lifestyle preferences.


Mr Salvi committed to providing personalised care and exceptional outcomes for all of his patients undergoing surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact us
bottom of page