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
"Westchester Eye Associates is the premier place for eye/vision care. I can't say enough great things about them. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Particularly, Dr. James Gordon, he was wonderful. I made an excellent decision seeing him. He did my upper double eyelid surgery January 2011. In the initial visit, he was courteous, and very patient. He took time to explain what the procedure entails and I left feeling totally confident in his abilities. The surgery went very smoothly and the recovery was just as he explained. I feel that Dr. Gordon's expertise minimized my down time, to almost nothing. I am loving the results. Dr. James Gordon is also a fantastic ophthalmologist. I go to him for all my eye care. Just last week he revised a cataract surgery I had undergone a few years ago, and today I see 20/20. No pain, no scars, no regrets"- K.C. / Vitals / Aug 15, 2013
"Symmetrical Eyelids - I've been contemplating either surgery for a long time because both eyelids are different heights. Often people asked me if I'm tired where if I had an injury to one night due to the closing of that island. I went to see Dr. Gordon who explained the problem and clear easy to understand words and even drew out the procedure he was going to perform. After the surgery dr. Gordon called me that night to see how I was feeling he also call me the next day to make sure I was comfortable. One week after the surgery I saw the doctor and he and I both were very pleased with the results. I can't believe that in only one week my eyes are symmetrical again and people have stop noticing my eyes altogether. Thank you Dr. Gordon for making me feel normal again."- M.V. / Vitals / Dec 30, 2014
"AMAZING Difference!!! - I'm astonished with how a simple injection off fillers in my tear trough and cheek area could make such a HUGE difference in my appearance. I saw Dr. Gordon for a blepharoplasty consult. He suggested I use A Restylane instead to hide my bags and plump up my cheeks. I easily look 10-20 years younger now without surgery! The procedure took 10 minutes and I went back to work the same day. Thank you Dr. Gordon ð??"- E. / Vitals / Mar 11, 2015
"Loving my new eyes! - Dr. Gordon performed upper & lower blepharoplasty procedure on me. He did an amazing job. I am loving my new eyes now. I no longer look tired and sick. This made me a happy person too! Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 13, 2015
"Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery - Perfect job done on my upper & lower eyelids. I am highly appreciative of the doctor's superb skills, judgement and knowledge. Thank you Dr Gordon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 25, 2015
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.