How a Blepharoplasty Can Treat Ptosis | Malena M Amato MD


How A Blepharoplasty Can Treat Ptosis

If your eyelids are drooping down and sagging over your pupils, you might have what’s called ptosis.


Having ptosis can make life a bit more difficult mainly because it can impair your vision causing you to lift your head or eyebrows in order to see more clearly. These actions alone can cause other issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, and intense migraines. Just like with the rest of your face, the structures that hold your eyelids in place begin to weaken over time. The results of this can be hooded eyes. To help correct the drooping skin caused by aging is a procedure called blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.


Dr. Malena Amato offers several different options when it comes to eyelid rejuvenation to help reach your ultimate aesthetic goals. Her extensive experience performing eyelid surgery and meticulous planning always ensures a safe environment and natural results. Here is how Dr. Amato can help fix ptosis with blepharoplasty.

What Causes Ptosis?

Ptosis can develop due to a medical condition, trauma to the eyes, or simply through aging. If your eyelids start to droop as another birthday comes around in your 40s, 50s, and so on, you are not alone. Fortunately there are ways to address this issue.


Aging is one of the most common causes of ptosis. The muscles that lift your upper eyelid is call the levator muscle. Due to loss of collagen and elasticity within the muscle from years of pulling, rubbing, and age, it begins to stretch and weaken with time. This weakening allows your eyelid to droop and thus causes the development of ptosis in one eye or both.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery, is a medical procedure that repairs the form and function of the eyelids affected by ptosis. It is often encouraged to combine your upper eyelid lift with a brow lift for optimal results that can restore your youthfulness and widen your peripheral vision. Still, it can also be beneficial on its own.

To perform a blepharoplasty, Dr. Amato uses a minimally invasive approach to minimize scarring and any discomfort. By utilizing a tiny incision and precise instruments, Dr. Amato can create beautiful natural results and a speedy recovery. Dr. Amato removes the excess skin and fat through this incision while adjusting the levator muscles that have weakened due to ptosis.

Benefits Of an Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift offers so many benefits both aesthetically and functionally:

  • A younger, more awakened eye shape
  • Improved vision
  • Smoother forehead
  • Less confusion about your mood
  • Brighter, clearer eyes
  • Reduce migraines

Put A Stop to Ptosis Today with Upper Eyelid Lift

Whatever your reason for seeking blepharoplasty, you’ll find the best results with a highly qualified surgeon. Dr. Malena Amato possesses exceptional surgical skills and extensive knowledge of facial structures’ underlying structure and interdependencies. Let us help you open your eyes to all the benefits blepharoplasty has to offer. To make an appointment, call our office at (512) 501-1010 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!