Astrid Plastic Surgery Clinic

Ptosis Correction Surgery

Why Choose Astrid

  • At Astrid, we are renown for upper eyelid surgery, making it a signature treatment at our clinic.
  • We offer the option of scarless ptosis correction, which gives a scarless eye lift.
  • Fine and delicate approach means less discomfort and downtime.

Ptosis Correction Surgery

Similar names: Double Eyelid Surgery, SUB, Upper Blepharoplasty, Eye Lift.

For patients with droopy eyelids, the eyes may appear tired, sleepy or small. However, ptosis of the eyelids is more than just a cosmetic problem.  In advance cases of eyelid droopiness, the patient’s vision is compromised and can give symptoms such as visual obstruction, fatigue and headaches. For these patients, the surgery may be Medisave- or insurance-claimable.

The key to ptosis correction surgery is to repair the cause of ptosis – detachment of the levator aponeurosis, which are muscles that lift our eyelids. After surgery, the eyes will look bigger and the scars are hidden within the double eyelid folds (which also defines them). In milder ptosis, the scarless technique is possible.


Ptosis Correction Surgery
01-surgical scissors

Procedure Time:
1 – 2 hours


Local anaesthesia

Day Surgery

Recovery Time:
5 – 7 days


Surgeries often done together with ptosis correction surgery for more eyelid enhancement:


  • Stop blood thinning medication as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid supplements such as fish oils, vitamin E, Ginseng, glucosamine before surgery.
  • Stop smoking to maximise your healing ability.

It is recommended to stop eyelid tapes and glue for a week before surgery.

After ptosis correction surgery, your eyelids will feel bruised but it will not be intensely painful. For some patients with dry eyes, their eyes may feel uncomfortable and you will be given eye drops to soothe the eyes.

Abstain from wearing contact lens for 5 to 7 days after surgery because it may exacerbate dry eye symptoms.

  • We advise to start wearing cosmetics 1 week after eyelid surgery.
  • Instead of eye cream or eye gel, apply the ointment provided by the clinic to moisturise the wounds and the eyelids.
  • Cool compress for 3 days.
  • Walk around and avoid lying down to make use of gravity to reduce swelling.
  • Low salt diet.
  • Stop blood thinners and certain supplements as directed by the doctor before surgery.
  • Warm compress from day 4 of surgery.
  • Some patients are prone to obvious bruising. Speak to our doctors on starting bruise lasers to help clear your bruises more promptly.

The cost will depend on the technique used and the severity of the ptosis. In advanced cases, the cost may be Medisave- or insurance-claimable. Please consult our doctor for a more accurate cost advice.

  • Patients with ptosis have a eyelids that are droopy due to detachment or weakening of the levator (eyelid lifting) muscle. This muscle is repaired in ptosis correction but not in double eyelid surgery.
  • Both ptosis surgery and upper eyelid surgery will create double eyelid folds because the scars is placed at the double eyelid crease.

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