Ptosis Repair

Drooping Eyelid in Westchester, New York

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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.

Surgical Technique

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. 

During/After Surgery

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.

Expected Cost

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.

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Average Cost  
From $3,300
Recovery Time  
1 - 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
20 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
5 - 7 Days
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Ptosis Surgery FAQs


The various causes of this condition include excessive contact lenses use, aging, trauma, and genetics.

Excess Skin?

Ptosis does not involve excess skin or tissue in the eyelid (a condition called dermatochalasis).

Future Concerns?

Children with ptosis should be examined regularly to check for other vision problems including amblyopia (“lazy eye”), refractive errors, and muscular diseases.

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