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What is eyelid ptosis repair?

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid that partially covers the pupil, caused by stretching of the tissues that support the upper lids, or by weakened muscles. This condition can cause a tired, older appearance and interfere with vision. Eyelid ptosis repair is a facial plastic surgery procedure to correct drooping upper eyelids.

Am I a good candidate for this surgery?

You may be a candidate for eyelid ptosis repair if you have excess sagging of the upper eyelids. This procedure may be recommended for medical reasons if drooping lids are interfering with your vision, and for cosmetic reasons, to restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance to the eyes.

Why choose Dr. Ardesh for eyelid ptosis repair?

  • Dr. Ardesh has served as a professor in several departments of Loma Linda University, including the department of ophthalmology.
  • He is double board-certified as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and received his training at several highly acclaimed institutions.
  • Dr. Ardesh is a true expert in the field of facial plastic surgery who communicates clearly and honestly with his patients.
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What is the recovery like after eyelid ptosis repair in Los Angeles?

Pads will be placed on your eyes after surgery. If both eyes were treated, one pad is removed when you are ready to return home, and the other is removed the following day. You will be given drops and ointment to use and will return for a follow-up appointment in approximately one week.

Plan not to drive for a few days after surgery. In most cases, you can return to work in about one week after the procedure.

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When can I resume wearing contact lenses after eyelid ptosis repair?

You may begin wearing contact lenses again when your eyes feel comfortable, and your eyelids are closing well. For most people, this occurs at approximately three to four weeks after surgery.


What causes ptosis?

There are several possible causes of eyelid ptosis. The most common cause is age-related stretching of the tendon that supports the eyelid. Other causes of ptosis include:

  • The long-term wearing of contact lenses (due to stretching of the tissues from repeated insertion and removal of the lenses)
  • Injury or previous eye surgery
  • A problem in the nerve supply to the muscle
  • An inherited trait or defect

What are the aims of ptosis repair?

This procedure is performed to correct vision problems by lifting the eyelid, restoring a more alert and youthful appearance to the eyes. Ideally, the eyelids should close fully and comfortably, sit at a normal level, have natural curves and contours, and match one another.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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