Ptosis is a condition in which the eyelid droops. It is caused by a weakness or separation of muscles deep within the eyelid. Ptosis is usually a result of aging, but can also develop after eye surgery or an injury. Some children are born with this condition. A brief surgical procedure can eliminate the drooping or sagging eyelid. Many young patients with mild to moderate ptosis do not need surgery early in life. Patients who are also suffering from excess skin may choose to combine a blepharoplasty procedure with ptosis repair. Dr. James Gordon is best known for his conservative surgical approach that achieve a youthful yet natural look.
Ptosis Repair Reviews
"PROFESSIONAL AND CARING DOCTOR - I come from a family of doctors so I have learned to do research before choosing a doctor. After much research, I decided to have a consultation with Dr. Gordon - after all, this is about my EYES! I live in Fairfield County and there are many doctors in my area but decided to see Doctor Gordon in Westchester after seeing all positive reviews about him on RealSelf.com. Firstly, the staff is efficient and the facility is state of the art. It is an active and busy office but I did not even have a wait time. Very impressive. Upon meeting Doctor Gordon, it is clear that Dr. G is passionate about his profession. I did not even know what was wrong with my eyes- just that there was an odd and uneven look to them. He described to me that it was a ptosis condition of the eyelid and one eye was more severe than the other. He put drops in my eye which would vastly improve the cosmetic look for up to 10 hours at a time. In 3 minutes the change was amazing and I could see such a positive change in the symmetry of my eyes. For a permanent repair, he suggested ptosis surgery which I am now seriously considering. Only one day ago, this was not even in my mind but his manner evokes a feeling of confidence and trust. He takes a conservative approach and suggested that he operates on one eye at a time about a month apart. The procedure and recovery seems very manageable with my busy work schedule. Again, I want to stress that I he did not push the surgery at all and said that I could continue to use the drops for temporary cosmetic improvement.I believe that Doctor Gordon really does have the patient's best interest at heart. and is a physician to trust. He even called this morning to see how I fared with the eye drops. Not many doctors even do this with a serious procedure - this was about eye drops!I am very happy to have met Doctor Gordon and now feel that I have met the ultimate eye doctor for me."- J.W. / Vitals / Oct 01, 2015
"Ptosis Repair - Harrison, NY - Dr. James Gordon - Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I could'nt be more pleased with the results of the Ptosis Repair. Everything from the consult to pre-opt to surgery to post care to post-opt appointment all ran smoothly, his team showed care and concern with the upmost professionalism throughout the entire process. I knew I was in good hands and that Dr. Gordon was great surgeon but he exceeded my expection by leaps and bounds. I am so happy to have trusted my eyes to someone as skillful as Dr. James Gordon to say I am well pleased is an understatement."- P. / RealSelf / Jul 20, 2016
Ptosis repair is typically a brief surgical procedure to eliminate the drooping or closing of the eyelid. Simple local anesthesia is administered. Incisions can be made through the skin or even through the back of the eyelid so no scar is seen. Absorbable sutures are often used.
Ptosis repair takes about 20 minutes. Most patients take 1 – 2 weeks off of work and other activities to recover after ptosis surgery. Dr. Gordon will talk to each patient about post-surgical care instructions, including what can be done to speed healing. Dr. Gordon asks patients to schedule a follow up appointment for 5 – 7 days after the surgery so he can assess the patient’s healing progress and check for any concerns.
Ptosis repair surgery costs around $3,300 for most cases. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss treatment plan and his surgical coordinator will review pricing details.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $3,300
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5 - 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Ptosis Surgery FAQs
The various causes of this condition include excessive contact lenses use, aging, trauma, and genetics.
Ptosis does not involve excess skin or tissue in the eyelid (a condition called dermatochalasis).
Children with ptosis should be examined regularly to check for other vision problems including amblyopia (“lazy eye”), refractive errors, and muscular diseases.