Broken Arrow Brow Ptosis | Dr. Lee Bottem
Broken Arrow Brow Ptosis
As you age, you may notice the tissue around your eyebrows and eyelids drooping. This is called ptosis, and it’s very common. Gravity, the sun, and the natural weakening of muscles and skin are the usual causes of this condition, but sometimes it’s a result of injury, disease, or genetics as well.
If you notice this condition affecting your eyesight or even just your overall comfort, you can get blepharoplasty surgery to correct it. Ophthalmologists like Dr. Lee Bottem perform blepharoplasty surgeries, and they also perform examinations to determine the cause of your ptosis, since it can be a signal that something else is going on.
The treatment for the ptosis itself generally depends on the severity of the condition and if it’s occurring in your eyebrows, eyelids, or both.
If your ptosis is centered around your eyebrows, for example, Dr. Bottem will often perform a brow lift, while if your eyelids are very involved in your ptosis as well, Dr. Bottem may also need to make a small adjustment to the levator muscle. (This is the muscle that’s responsible for lifting your eyelid.)
Other times, if you’re experiencing severe eyelid ptosis, Dr. Bottem may need to remove excess skin from the eyelid to help it lift properly or even strengthen and reattach the levator muscle to the eyelid.
Broken Arrow Brow Ptosis Experts
Dr. Lee Bottem is an experienced ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon, and he completed a fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery, making him the perfect specialist to consult for your ptosis needs.
During your consultation, Dr. Bottem will go over the cause of your ptosis and recommend the best treatment options for you. He has extensive experience in performing all types of ptosis surgery, so you can be confident that you’re in good hands.
When you do have your ptosis surgery performed, we’ll apply local anesthesia around your eye to numb it and the surrounding area. The surgery itself is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day.
In addition to your surgery, if Dr. Bottem is concerned that there is an underlying cause of your brow ptosis besides normal aging, he’ll discuss a plan with you for examinations or other tests or treatments to ensure that you take care of the root of any eye health concerns rather than just the symptoms.
Visit Us for Your Broken Arrow Brow Ptosis Needs
Our team at Dr. Lee Bottem’s office is committed to providing you with the best possible care. From Dr. Bottem’s professional expertise and experience to our team’s excellent customer service, you can rest assured that you’ll be well taken care of no matter what you come in for.
Our goal is to help your eyes be as healthy as possible and for you to feel as comfortable as possible in your skin, whether that’s through medical treatment, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, or both.
If you’re experiencing ptosis or have any other concerns about your eyebrows and lids, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule a consultation so we can help you get back to being confident and healthy.