Eyelid Ptosis Repair (Upper Eyelid Drooping)

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid wherein the muscle that opens the eyelid (the levator aponeurosis) has slipped or is weak. This is different than Dermatochalasis which only involves excess hanging skin. Upper eyelid ptosis is often seen in conjunction with dermatochalasis where both a blepharoplasty and ptosis repair would be performed. Ptosis repair could be performed from the undersurface of the eyelid leaving no visible scars, or from the front if already performing a blepharoplasty. Either way the goal is to detach the levator muscle and reattach it further down the eyelid in order to allow a wider opening of the upper eyelid. It is often covered by insurance depending on the severity of droopiness. Ptosis could also be caused by a nerve problem or from birth. Occasionally if the muscle is too weak a sling procedure would be necessary connecting the forehead muscle to the eyelid muscle to help elevate the upper eyelid.

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Dr. Becker literally stopped me from crying. I had a blocked tear duct and narrowed my choices down to Dr. Becker and Dr. Christopher Zoumalan. Dr. Becker’s schedule wasn’t available sooner so I saw Dr. Zoumalan first. I was still counting on Dr. Becker to perform the less invasive balloon dacryoplasty as HE INVENTED the procedure but saw Dr. Zoumalan anyway to see who made me more comfortable. When I saw Dr. Zoumalan he actually referred me to Dr. Becker as apparently everyone in LA knows he’s the go-to-guy for blocked tear ducts. It’s been 9 months and I tear free without having a DCR done.

I can’t thank Dr. Becker enough as it’s pretty embarrassing as a man to be wiping tears from your eyes every 5-10 minutes. If you have a blocked tear duct see Dr. Becker. You won’t regret it!

- Ken L.
I had a very serious injury to the left side of my face an I never thought I would ever look the same again. Dr. Becker fixed everything almost like nothing happen. He is very good at what he does.

Very kind an truly cares about his patients. He definitely has a gift from God. An I’m so grateful I was referred to him an so very thankful for all that he is an all that he did for me.
- Mary P.
Dr. Becker exceeds above and beyond! A 5-star doctor I would recommend to family and friends because he truly is a specialist in ophthalmology and in cosmetic surgery. I learned that he teaches one day out of the week to residents at UCLA, which explains why he is so patient and didn’t mind explaining the procedure with me. I was quite nervous but he really calmed my nerves about Juvederm, because I was afraid to not look natural after the injections.

I have to say I LOVE MY RESULTS! my parentheses lines along the sides of my nose and mouth where so defined but now I feel like I’m in my early 20’s again 🙂 He has become me to go the doctor to help retain my youth appearance.

- Janet T.

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Encino

5363 Balboa Blvd Suite 246
Encino, CA 91316

Westlake Village

2659 Townsgate Rd Suite 215
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Encino, CA     818-783-3510
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