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# Ptosis Correction

Brightening your image

01 The shape is the ultimate factor of attractive eyes

As the double-eyelid surgery has been known as the typical cosmetic surgery for the eyes, it’s recognized as attractive eyes always have double eyelids. However, eyes with slight crease or monolids are charming enough even without double eyelids. The common point they have is that they have ideal eye shape. Actually, the eye shape affect more than eyelid shape on impressions. Especially, the location or exposure of pupil set by eye shape are important.

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{ Pupil exposure determined by eye shape }

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Normal eye shape

Mild hypertropia Mild hypertropia Mild hypertropia
(pseudo ptosis)
Mild hypertropia (pseudo ptosis)

Normal eye muscles allow the upper eyelid to open well but the outer eyelids droop over the eyes

Severe hypertropia Severe hypertropia Severe hypertropia
(pseudo ptosis)
Severe hypertropia (pseudo ptosis)

Eyes are normal, but the pupils stay upward and give excessive lower eye exposure

Ptosis Ptosis Ptosis
Ptosis

This gives a sleepy look and the eyelid opens less than 7mm

What is Ptosis correction?
Eye reshaping is a surgery that constructs more attractive eye shape by making the opening more conspicuous for an appropriate pupil exposure.
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Therefore, if your eye shape does not feature an ideal pupil exposure, it is better to consider a type of surgery such as Ptosis correction or Canthoplasty rather than relying on double eyelid surgery.

Especially if the insufficient pupil exposure is due to the lack of eye muscle strength, a simple correction
that strengthens the muscles brings great result that make the eyes seem bigger and clearer.

02 Double eyelid surgery and Ptosis correction, each has different goals

Double eyelid surgery connects the eyelid and muscle, helping the eyelid be naturally follow the muscle when the eye opens. However, if the muscle strength itself lacks, the surgery results in an indistinct and sleepy-looking look even if the eyelids have crease. Ideal eyes have clearly opened eyelids and appropriately exposed pupils, but Double eyelid surgery simply creates an additional line on the eyelid while leaving the pupil exposure as it is.

This is where Ptosis correction comes in. Ptosis correction strengthens the eye-opening muscles themselves, and therefore, is more advantageous in creating an ideal eye shape. Therefore, if an eye lacks the muscle strength, Ptosis correction alone could present more distinct and spacious eye shape and even create clearer and more attractive double eyelid. Furthermore, the surgery allows the eyes to open easily, preventing wrinkles caused by habitual squinting or eyebrow-raising.

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Even with double eyelids, an eye without sufficient muscle strength cannot have an ideal pupil exposure.

Ptosis correction improves the overall shape by allowing the eye to open more clearly.

※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions, and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself

03 This surgery is not a universal solution:
it must be approached with more caution.

As explained previously, Ptosis correction is a specific operation for those who lack the eye muscle strength. In other words, it’s unnecessary if the patient has sufficient eye muscle strength.Therefore, it is important, above all else, to accurately diagnose the condition of the patient’s eyes before any decision has been made. Ptosis correction is sometimes recommended after simple diagnostics (e.g. difficulty in eye-opening when pressed above the eyebrows, wrinkling of the forehead when the eyes are opened, droopy eyes without double eyelids, small eyes, etc.), but such methods cannot accurately measure the eye-opening strength so may lead to an inappropriate surgery.

This is why you should choose a specialist: who can determine whether Ptosis correction is necessary through an accurate diagnosis and is able to precisely plan the degree of correction to avoid excessive or insufficient reconstruction.

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Imprecise diagnostics for eye muscle strength

01. Making the diagnosis of weak eye muscles that eye-opening is difficult when pressing the forehead

02. Making the diagnosis that wrinkles of forehead when opening the eyes come from weak eyelid strength.

03. Making the diagnosis simply from under-half pupil exposure

04. Making the diagnosis simply from the eye size

Ptosis correction requires the degree of reconstruction to be adjusted by identifying the necessity of correction and accurately determining the eye muscle strength through accurate diagnosis
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Because individual eye muscle strength differs, Ptosis correction must be done differently as well.

If the lack of muscle strength is significant and the eyelid covers more than half of the pupil, reshaping through incision works well. However, if a fair degree of strength is present, the double-embedding method is possible as well.

The double-embedding method of Ptosis correction is designed by BANOBAGI senior director, Dr. Park Sunjae. It effectively and consistently corrects the eye using the dual force of thread strength and tissue adhesion, all the while avoiding any incision.

Ptosis correction is needed when the eye muscle strength itself is insufficient, and the surgery used to be difficult to complete without making any incision and with the threads alone: because the threads make it difficult to properly control the muscle tension and carry the risk of becoming loosened. However, the double-embedding method properly overcomes such disadvantages even as it still retains the benefit of Non-incision procedure.

Non-incision surgery minimizes the operating time and the recovery. In addition, it lessens the post-surgery swelling and pain: leading to a more inconspicuous and rapid recovery.

Strengthening
eye
muscles

Effective
and consistent
correction

Relatively
rapid
recovery

Double-embedding
eye correction

Natural
and soft
eye shape

Quicker
surgery

Bright
and clear
impressions

Double-embedding eye correction

  • Strengthening eye muscles
  • Effective and consistent correction
  • Relatively rapid recovery
  • Natural and soft eye shape
  • Quicker surgery
  • Bright and clear impressions
Double-embedding eye correction
Non-incision correction through the dual force of thread strength and tissue adhesion

Surgery information

Detailed care for even the pain during anesthesia

  • Operation time

    About 30 mins

  • Anesthesia

    Local anesthesiaNon-sedated Minimum pain anesthesia

  • Stitch removal

    About 3 to 5 days

  • Recovery

    Resume daily routine in 2 days

  • Follow-up

    About 1 visit

Post-op pain level

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Non-sedatied minimum pain anesthesia even takes the pain away from the anesthetic process. Following the procedure, patients may experience numbness and feverish sensations which will diminish over time. The stiff pain caused by swelling can be alleviated with pain-relievers, and icing helps. The procedure allows the eyes to open more firmly, and this enables swelling to subside rapidly.

  • * Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to questionnaire.
  • * Not a strict standard, and patients’ experiences may differ.

If it is determined that the lack of muscle strength in the eye makes the double-embedding method ineffective, the incision method can be used to correct the eye. Patients generally wish to avoid making incisions: from the conceptual fear and the notion that incision-based surgeries bring awkward results. However, the incision method can also produce a natural-looking set of eyes if a capable specialist carries out the procedure.

The belief on awkward result of Incision method is a misunderstanding that they simply produce more swelling during recovery, and once the swelling goes away, the result do not differ greatly from non-incision surgery. Awkward results are derived from the too high lines, but this is a matter of the surgeon’s judgment, rather than the surgical method.

Once the misconceptions have been debunked, the incision method has many advantages. The incision method is very effective because the surgeon can directly observe the tensile strength of the eye muscle, and the point of fixation can be set more precisely. It also allows the eye to open more firmly after the correction: this facilitates swelling reduction and the patients can return to their routine with more ease.

The incision method is very effective because the surgeon can directly observe the tensile strength of the eye muscles, and the point of fixation can be set more precisely. It also allows the eye to open more firmly after the correction: this facilitates swelling reduction and the patients can return to their routine with more ease.

Misconceptions against
Incision ptosis correction

01. Awkward results?

This notion is acquired that Incision method simply produce more swelling than Non-incision one during recovery. Awkward results are possible when the line is set too high on the eyes, but this is a matter of the surgeon’s judgment, rather than the surgical method.

02. More conspicuous scarring?

This is an understandable concern, because the scarring is relatively visible immediately following the surgery. However, any scarring will go away in 6 months.

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    After stitch removal
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    After 1 month
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    After 6 months

※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions, and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself

The incision method is very effective because the surgeon can directly observe the tensile strength of the eye muscles, and the point of fixation can be set more precisely. BANOBAGI offers Ptosis correction from a systematic and large set of know-how: we even have dedicated resources for Incision ptosis correction.

Natural lines from a precise incision
Rapid recovery from minimum incision
Bright impression from clear and lively eyes

Surgery information

Detailed care for even the pain during anesthesia

  • Operation time

    About 40 mins ~ 1 hours

  • Anesthesia

    Local anesthesiaNon-sedated Minimum pain anesthesia

  • Stitch removal

    About 4 to 5 days

  • Recovery

    About 1 to 2 weeks

  • Follow-up

    About 1 visit

Post-op pain level

Intensity of pain img

Non-sedatied minimum pain anesthesia even takes the pain away from the anesthetic process. Following the procedure, patients may experience numbness and feverish sensations which will diminish over time. The stiff pain caused by swelling can be alleviated with pain-relievers, and icing helps. The procedure allows the eyes to open more firmly, and this enables swelling to subside rapidly.

  • * Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to questionnaire.
  • * Not a strict standard, and patients’ experiences may differ.
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※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions, and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself