Ptosis is a relatively common condition that most commonly develops due to aging.
As we get older, the muscles responsible for lifting our upper eyelids can start to weaken, which can eventually cause the eyelids to droop. When you experience ptosis, it not only makes you look constantly tired, but it can also obstruct your field of vision. In severe cases of ptosis, corrective surgery may be required, and for some patients, Dr. Chesnut’s EnigmaLift Ptosis Correction procedure can provide an effective treatment option.
What is an EnigmaLift Ptosis Correction?
Dr. Chesnut’s EnigmaLift ptosis correction is a complex surgical procedure used to correct upper eyelid volume loss and ptosis. Many patients who have undergone a previous eyelid surgery may no longer have their nasojugal fat pads, which limits the options for restoring eyelid volume and correcting ptosis. In that situation, the EnigmaLift may be the most practical treatment method.
During an EnigmaLift ptosis repair surgery, Dr. Chesnut will utilize a temporal fascia graft to cover the patient’s concave deformity. He will then create a tent, restructure the upper eyelid, and add volume to the area using a specialized fat transfer process. Once the structure and volume of the upper eyelid have been corrected, Dr. Chesnut will carefully lift the position of the lid to open up the eye.
Benefits of EnigmaLift Ptosis Correction
- Restores lost volume to the eyelids
- Corrects eyelid deformities
- Lifts sagging eyelids
- Improves your field of vision
- Gives your eyelids and eyes a more youthful appearance
- Increased self-confidence
What Should I Expect During the Surgery?
Before undergoing an EnigmaLift ptosis correction procedure, the first step will be to have a consultation with Dr. Chesnut. The doctor will have questions about your medical history, current health, and specific aesthetic goals. If an EnigmaLift is indeed the best option for your needs, Dr. Chesnut will work with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan.
Your EnigmaLift ptosis correction will likely be performed as an outpatient procedure. Typically, this surgery is performed using local or regional anesthesia with IV sedation. Once you’re numb and fully relaxed, Dr. Chesnut will carefully perform the steps of the EnigmaLift ptosis correction, restructuring the eyelid, adding volume, and lifting the position of the lid.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
You will likely be able to return home within a couple of hours of your surgery, but you’ll need someone to drive you. For the first week of recovery, you’ll want to focus solely on rest and healing. You will probably experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which you can alleviate by applying a cold compress and making use of our hyperbaric chamber at Clinic 5C. Most patients can return to work and resume their normal routines within around two weeks, but it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise for at least four to six weeks.
Am I a Candidate for EnigmaLift Ptosis Correction?
Adults with loss of eyelid volume and upper eyelid ptosis could be good candidates for EnigmaLift ptosis correction. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Be in generally good health
- Have realistic expectations
- Have the desire to lift one or both eyelids
- Have the desire to restore volume to one or both eyelids
- Be a non-smoker
Why Choose Dr. Chesnut for EnigmaLift Ptosis Correction?
The EnigmaLift ptosis correction procedure is a very complex surgery that requires precision and experience. Dr. Cameron Chesnut is an extremely skilled plastic surgeon and an expert on facial aging. He has perfected the EnigmaLift ptosis repair procedure and will know exactly how to restore your field of vision and the youthful appearance of your eyes. Dr. Chesnut and the rest of the Clinic 5C staff will ensure that you have a comfortable experience and receive the wonderful results you deserve.