Ptosis (or blepharoptosis) is the medical term for a droopy upper eyelid. This can occur for many reasons including from birth, trauma, nerve or muscle disease or simply ageing. The operation to lift the eyelid is performed under local anaesthetic so that your appearance can be judged during the operation for a better result.
The lower eyelids can develop excess skin over the years, and the fat that normally cushions our eyes, can become more obvious. This leads to swelling of the lower eyelids and a more tired appearance. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and can have dramatic results. The fat is either removed or repositioned depending on Dr Hussain's evaluation.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
This procedure removes excess skin (and if required fat) around the upper eyelids. This can gather over time and lead to a tired and more aged appearance. The operation is done under local anaesthetic, and leads to a subtle, more refreshed look. Your field of vision may also improve.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift)
Lacrimal (Tear duct) surgery
Dr Hussain has been trained in tear duct (lacrimal disorders) and has performed surgery for children and adults with watery eyes. This type of surgery is usually covered by MSI and, if successful, can significantly improve a patient's quality of life.
Orbital surgery involves procedures on the structures around the eye including the bony socket of the eye. This includes surgery for orbital tumours, decompression for thyroid eye disease and repair of the orbit from trauma.
The human eyelid can develop lesions which may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (eyelid cancer). Most can be successfully treated using the gold standard technique of margin-controlled excision. Dr Hussain works with a pathologist to ensure that all of the malignancy is removed, before performing reconstruction.
It is a privilege to be able to provide patient care. Over the years, I have learnt a great deal from my patients and mentors. I strive to practice my field with compassion and dedication.
Facial plastic surgery requires an appreciation of each individual as unique. The same operation does not suit every patient. Your consultation is important in determining what it is that bothers you, as well as what the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure are.
Health education and awareness of the condition is central to successful care. Please feel free to ask any questions through my contact page.