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Ptosis Surgery in Singapore: All You Need to Know In 2022

Ptosis surgery in Singapore is a procedure performed on the eyelid designed to lift the eyelid and remove skin that may be obstructing the patient’s vision. Ptosis is a medical condition typically caused by ageing (acquired ptosis) or a congenital condition, and a surgical treatment allows the patient to see clearly again.


However, some ptosis sufferers may even opt for the treatment for aesthetic reasons. Droopy eyelids (ptosis) can also make you appear tired or unwell, which may affect your personal or professional life.

What does ptosis surgery in Singapore involve?

To determine if a ptosis surgery is needed, your ophthalmologist will carry out several tests which may include X-rays or blood tests to first determine the severity of your condition. They will also assess your age and general health and fitness before determining the best option for your condition.

ptosis surgery assessment and consultation

The surgery consists of tightening, or in severe cases, reattaching, the levator muscle to the eyelid or brow bone and removing any excess skin which is causing obstruction.

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic as opposed to general anaesthetic as the surgeon requires your other eye to be alert so they can match the height of the eyelid to the other non-affected eye.

Facts about ptosis surgery in Singapore

Ptosis surgery in general has a high success rate of 95% for treating droopy or asymmetrical eyelids in one sitting. It is a common treatment in Singapore and one that most board-certified surgeons are well versed in.

There are a few possible complications that could arise from ptosis surgery. One of the most common is under- or overcorrection of the condition. In this case, further treatment would be required.

Typically, as with all surgeries, there is also a risk of bruising and swelling or infection. 

ptosis surgery assessment

Before deciding to have ptosis surgery in Singapore, it is important to understand what it can and cannot treat. Ptosis surgery is successful in the treatment of:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Excess skin on the eyelid
  • Lazy eye development (in children)
  • Weak eye muscles

Ptosis surgery can improve the look of the eye area as a result of the medical treatment despite aesthetics not being its main aim. However, you may wish to combine your ptosis surgery with another procedure such as a browlift or lower eyelid surgery to maximize the anti-ageing results.

Cost of ptosis surgery in Singapore (2022)

The costs for ptosis surgery procedures in Singapore starts from $5,000, and it depends on many important factors.

Some of these factors are based on you as the patient, for example, whether you require just one or both eyelids being treated, the severity of your surgery and if you need local or general anaesthetic.

Other factors include the location of your clinic, booking fees and the experience of your surgeon.

Where do I go for ptosis surgery?

plastic surgeon doing a checkup on ptosis

It is important to do your research when choosing the clinic and to ask your surgeon the right kinds of questions. Things to look out for include:

1. Board certification

Board-certified surgeons are the cream of the crop when it comes to medical professionals. It means they possess a higher level of skills than non-certified surgeons and have received a seal of approval for advanced knowledge and expertise.

2. Experience

It is always good to find out if the treatment you are looking for is one that the surgeon performs regularly. Ask to see before and after photos from previous patients and make sure you read reviews online to determine if that surgeon is right for you.

3. Clinic accreditation

In Singapore, there are certain industry standards that a clinic must uphold to become accredited. To get accredited, the clinic must be using appropriate and up-to-date technology, have a thorough assessment procedure and offer great customer service.

By choosing an accredited clinic, you are assuring you will receive a level of care that will keep you safe and satisfied.

4. Comprehensive aftercare plan

A good surgeon and clinic will be invested in your aftercare, particularly in terms of follow-up appointments that assess whether the healing process is going as it should and that there are no complications. They will also be willing to perform a follow-up operation if anything is not right, for example, if there is a case of over- or under-correction.

For peace of mind and to ensure you get the best possible results from your ptosis correction surgery in Singapore, make sure you book a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon and undergo a comprehensive assessment of your condition before committing to your treatment.

Why choose Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?

Polaris plastic surgery clinic

At Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we integrate modern techniques to curate tailor-made treatments to fit your needs and goals. Our consultant plastic surgeon and medical director Dr Adrian Ooi is an MOH-accredited, board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in aesthetic surgery, and he has performed plastic surgery including ptosis correction for thousands of clients.

Schedule an appointment with Dr Adrian Ooi today to learn about your options for ptosis correction.

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