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A Quick And Visual Guide On Droopy Eyelids (By A Plastic Surgeon)

Posted on 1 Feb 2018
Dr Samuel Ho
Plastic Surgeon
Singapore
(5 Reviews)
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Dr Samuel Ho
Plastic Surgeon
Singapore
(5 Reviews)
Posted on 1 Feb 2018
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Many Singaporeans who come to my plastic surgery practise don't realise that droopy eyelids isn't just a cosmetic problem.

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It's actually a medical issue that can affect quality of life.

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Droopy eyelids can result in a whole host of other real world problems.....

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It's common to experience annoying symptoms, which include:

  • Obscured vision
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Heaviness of eyelids

The medical term for droopy eyelids is blepharoptosis, or ptosis for short. Eyelid ptosis is often asymmetrical, which means that one side is droopier than the other.

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Ptosis is divided into several grades, according to something called the Marginal Reflex Distance 1 (MRD1):

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

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The treatment for ptosis is in turn dependant on this grading.

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The cause of ptosis can be divided into 5 categories:

  1. Congenital (born with it)
  2. Traumatic
  3. Neurological
  4. Wear and tear (involutional)
  5. Idiopathic (unknown cause)

The traumatic form typically affects the younger age group, while the "wear and tear" type typically affects the older age group.

Post-pregnancy mothers tend to have the traumatic type of ptosis. This is likely due to the strain of carrying the newborn child, as well as pregnancy hormones.

Neurological causes of ptosis (eg. myasthenia gravis) will benefit from medical treatment first.

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The surgical treatment of upper eyelid ptosis is based on tightening or shortening of the tendon of the eyelid opening muscle. It's very similar to that of a “cutting” double eyelid procedure.

As upper eyelid anatomy is delicate and complex, the procedure should only be done by a specialist surgeon who does it on a regular basis.

This ensures the most optimal outcome, with a shorter recovery period and as few complications as possible.

Droopy eyelids treatment is Medisave claimable in Singapore!

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Most people don't realise that droopy eyelids treatment is Medisave and Insurance claimable, because it's actually a medical condition, and not a cosmetic one.

Of course, this also depends on the severity and whether certain conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Health (MOH) have been fulfilled.


Dr Samuel Ho is a plastic surgeon at Allure Plastic Sugery. He has worked alongside top plastic surgeons at plastic surgery centres in Korea, such as the Hanyang University Hospital, 101 Plastic Surgery Clinic and BIO Plastic Surgery Clinic. Aside from regular work, Dr Samuel is a supporter of a not-for-profit medical volunteer organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to young children in Indonesia.
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