PTOSIS in Las Vegas, NV

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What is PTOSIS?

Ptosis, or a droopy eyelid, occurs is when the upper eyelid sits in an abnormally low position. The degree of tissue sagging varies from patient to patient, but the eyelid can droop just a little or low enough to impede healthy vision. This condition affects both children and adults of varying ages but can be treated to improve one's field of vision and aesthetic. Dr. Shoib Myint is a skilled ophthalmic plastic surgeon who offers treatment for ptosis at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. He has years of experience in oculofacial plastic surgery and can help you or your loved one achieve healthier vision and a more natural appearance so you can get back to enjoying the things you love.

What are the benefits of ptosis treatment?

Excess skin and tissue around the upper eyelid can cause a range of problems, both functional and cosmetic. Patients frequently work with Dr. Myint because they want to improve their vision, increase their self-confidence, or achieve a more youthful appearance. Our team has years of experience in performing ptosis surgery and can provide the care and guidance needed to make the best decision for your needs. We understand that this can be a sensitive time and will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable and confident every step of the way.

I love this man! I had ptosis right eye. Insurance covered most of it. He was a CLASS ACT and very likable, from start to finish and will be the same for you. Even prepping for surgery, with my blood pressure off the charts taking hours of medical staffs time and then having to cancel and reschedule my surgery ($$$$ time/oppty) he was SO COOL about it it. Left a huge impression. Anyway, now with procedure complete, my eyes are absolutely exactly semetrical for the 1st time in 10 years. His nurses, Desiree, and the "musician with man bun lol" anesthesiologist were perfect for what i needed. I just cant give a big enough 10. P.S. He even played Lidacris in the OR for me and i know he died but it really helped me:) Dr. Myint is a perfectionist with a personality. Rare combo:) Choose him.

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Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! My results are perfect and I couldn’t be happier!Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!!

J.P. Yelp

Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!

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I am a 64-year-old beautiful black woman that can still cut a rug on the dance floor, and and I needed surgery for my right eye due to glaucoma with multiple surgery with the pressure being high in my right eye.Dr.Shiob Myint performed a Ptosis on the right upper lid (aka) a eye lift because the eye was looking sleepy...it happen because the eye comes from having those surgeries done to the eye. I wanted to look normal again that's probably just the diva in me.I was concerned if perhaps I would get a keloid or if it wouldn't work. Dr Shoib Myint said that was no problem that he could do it, but he also explains the risks but in my heart and soul and the recommendation that I had from him I knew he could do it. Now my family and friends tell me girlllll you look great and I'm still healing.Dr Shiob Myint brought back my confidence I can lift my head up and look at people not them seeing the eye that I had before...Dr Shoib Myint and his staff treated me great my insurance didn't pay for the surgery but I also had options that they were willing to work with me but I was able to get it done anyways, with that being said I'm going back to see him again just to do a few more little touch-ups you know little aging but I know that my face is going to be in good hands🤗😁😁😁😁 Thank you so much Dr.Shoib Myint and staff🙏🏽

J.P. Google

Had Ptosis surgery, I was absolutely terrified. Dr. Myint and his staff were fantastic, had no pain or any discomfort really, a little bruising but not bad at all! My whole experience was great! I highly recommend Dr. Myint he did a great job. Many thanks again Dr. Myint

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Who is a candidate for ptosis treatment?

Droopy eyelids are not just a cosmetic concern—they can also impede vision. This is especially problematic for those who already suffer from poor vision. In addition, ptosis can cause fatigue and headaches from eye strain. Candidates for treatment should undergo an exam at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery to determine the best course of action. Our team can review your medical history and current health to make sure surgery is the best option for your needs at this time. Ideal candidates are in good overall health, do not have any active eye conditions, and are seeking to improve their vision and appearance.

What are the causes and symptoms of ptosis?

Ptosis is usually caused by age-related muscle weakness, injury, a neurologic condition, or previous eye surgery. It could be congenital or develop over time with advanced age. The most obvious symptoms of ptosis include a droopy upper eyelid and impaired vision. Children who are born with ptosis generally experience other eye-related issues, such as difficulty moving their eye, muscle disease, or tumors on their eyelid. This can also lead to a lazy eye (amblyopia), astigmatism, or it can lead a child to adopt a chin-up position to see better, resulting in neck problems. 

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How is ptosis treated?

Regardless of age, ptosis is usually treated with surgery. However, for younger patients who also have a lazy eye, Dr. Myint may recommend specialized glasses, an eye patch, or medicated eye drops to strengthen the weaker eye. Ptosis surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that takes about 1 – 2 hours depending on whether one or both eyes are being treated. The goal of surgery is to tighten or reattach the eyelid muscle with sutures in order to adjust the height of the eyelid. The incision is made within the natural crease of the eyelid, which makes it difficult to notice with the naked eye.

What should I Expect After Ptosis Surgery?

A typical ptosis surgery performed by Dr. Myint can last up to two hours depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After surgery, you should plan on several days to rest and recuperate. Cold compresses can assist in reducing bruising and swelling while soothing your eye(s). Swelling and bruising usually subside within three weeks, while optimal outcomes are usually seen in about 3 – 4 months. The outcomes from ptosis eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, aging does not stop and can cause the eyelids to droop.

Average Cost

$4,000.00 - $7,000.00

Recovery Time

1 – 3 Months

Average Procedure Time

1 – 2 Hours

Post-op Follow-up

1 Week

Procedure Recovery Location

Outpatient

Is ptosis treatment surgery covered by insurance?

If your eyelids are covering your eyes and impeding your vision, most insurers will cover the surgery. However, you should always consult with your provider before scheduling any procedure.

How long is recovery from ptosis surgery?

Typically, most patients will experience swelling and some bruising that will slowly improve over 1 — 3 weeks after surgery. While healing is different for each patient, most will see near-complete healing after about four months.

How long does ptosis surgery take?

Most ptosis surgeries last between 1 — 2 hours.

Are you asleep during ptosis surgery?

No, ptosis surgery is performed under local anesthesia and may include sedation. While you are awake, the treatment area is completely numbed to keep you comfortable and avoid any pain or discomfort.

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If you or your child has struggled with ptosis for years, reach out to Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas to schedule a consultation with seasoned ophthalmic plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint. With surgical treatment, a droopy eyelid can be addressed to help improve your field of vision and symmetry of your upper eyelids. Since this procedure is sometimes considered medically necessary to correct vision, partial insurance coverage may be available depending on your provider and unique benefits. During your initial consultation, we can estimate your costs and review all of your payment options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.