Ptosis Specialist

Chicago Oculofacial Consultants

Kenya M. Williams, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon located in Chicago, IL & Evanston, IL

If you experience ptosis or drooping eyelids, you don’t have to live with them. At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, Kenya Williams, MD, surgically corrects ptosis to improve your line of vision and the appearance of your eyelids. Call one of the offices in the Millenium Park and Rush neighborhoods of Chicago or Evanston, Illinois, to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Ptosis Q & A

What is ptosis?

Ptosis is a condition in which your eyelids droop. Drooping eyelids are common with aging, but they can make you look older than you’d like or diminish your line of vision. Fortunately, treatment with Chicago Oculofacial Consultants can improve the function and appearance of your eyelids.

What are the risk factors for ptosis?

Anyone can develop ptosis, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing the condition. Examples include:

  • Older age
  • Family history of ptosis
  • Birth defects
  • Injuries
  • Nerve damage

Regardless of what’s causing ptosis, you don’t have to live with the condition. Dr. Williams is highly trained in eyelid surgery and can give you the lifted, tighter eyelids you desire. 

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

Dr. Williams examines your eyelids and discusses your medical history, symptoms, and desired outcome to determine if you’re a candidate for ptosis surgery. She personalizes ptosis treatments to meet your unique needs and preferences and lets you know what to expect during your procedure.

What is the treatment for ptosis?

Eyelid surgery is the most common treatment for ptosis. Dr. Wiliams first numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain. She and her team offer you sedation to help you relax and feel comfortable during the procedure.

Dr. Williams makes an opening in the skin on your upper eyelid, allowing her to remove or alter targeted tissues and tighten and lift the lids. She uses stitches to hold the eyelid tissue in place if needed but can also complete surgery underneath the eyelids.

What should I expect after ptosis surgery?

Follow all of Dr. Williams’ instructions to care for your eyelids after ptosis surgery. Keep your eyelids clean and apply ointment to them as directed to prevent infection. 

After the procedure, your eyelids might be tender, sore, red, or swollen. 

Get plenty of rest, avoid rubbing your eyes, and steer clear of strenuous activity until Dr. Williams gives you the OK. Attend follow-up appointments with her to ensure your eyelids heal properly and call the office if you experience worsening pain or signs of infection.

Don’t live with drooping eyelids (ptosis) when you don’t have to. Call the nearest Chicago Oculofacial Consultants office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.