Ptosis Correction Surgery

  • Completion of bigger and wider shape of eyes
  • Removal of drooping & puffy eyelids

Ptosis Correction Surgery

Ptosis refers to the drooping of the upper eyelids. People with ptosis often have difficulty opening their eyes completely. Ptosis is caused by a weakened eye opening levator or Müller’s muscle, which is the main eye opening levator muscle. To compensate, people suffering from ptosis often unconsciously lift their eyebrows or forehead in an effort to raise the drooping eyelids. In the case of ptosis, a double eyelid surgery alone will worsen the condition and cause the crease to become easily loosened. However, ptosis correction will strengthen the eye opening levator muscles and create a natural crease to make the eyes open easily.

FacePlus offers a specialist ptosis correction surgery performed at our clinic which not only makes the eyes bigger and brighter, but also longer. Longer eyes usually need canthoplasty to lengthen inner and outer corners, and most other clinics perform ptosis correction only for vertical correction but our surgery will increase horizontal size too.

Better Muscle Control

Ptosis Surgery improves muscle control and allows wider opening of the eyes to minimize the visual impairment.

Excess Skin Removal

We remove the excess, thick skin around the eyes so patients stop using their forehead for muscle control.

Ptosis Correction

Even severe cases of ptosis can be corrected through this advanced FacePlus' correction method.

Non-incisional Ptosis Surgery

This method is recommended for people with minimal to moderate ptosis with relatively thin upper eyelids. It is also highly recommended for males who wish to have bigger eyes but don’t want to have visible double eyelids. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with double knot non-incisional double eyelid surgery to create a natural crease without any scarring. It ties the levator and Müller’s muscle to the interior skin at several points to shorten the muscles.

Upper eyelid Condition Checklist / Non Incisional:

1. Appearance: Thin

2. Amount of fat: Less

3. Skin droopiness: Moderate

4. Ptosis: Moderate

Duration:  1 Hour

No Incision

Hospitalization: None

Stitch removal: 2 days

Recovery period: 5 days

Anesthesia: Local assisted with sedation

Step 1
Consultation with the plastic surgeon to decide which double eyelid method is suitable

Step 2
5-6 microholes are made with the size of 1-2 mm

Step 3
A thread is inserted to connect the muscle and the skin

Step 4
Eye opening muscle is tightened

Step 5
Eye opening muscles are strenghtened

Step 6
Upper eyelids are connected to levator muscle with double knot technique (connecting in and out of upper eyelids) to create permanent eyelids

Step 7
Permanent and natural double eyelids are made. Eyes are not only bigger but also horizontally wider just by having ptosis correction without eye corners lengthening (canthoplasthy)

Incisional Ptosis Surgery

This second method is recommended for people with puffy and droopy upper eyelid skin with severe ptosis with relatively thick upper eyelids. Similar to an incisional double eyelid surgery, a full incision is performed to tighten the eye opening levator muscle. The results are bigger, brighter eyes with more length – all without the need for canthoplasty.

Upper eyelid Condition Checklist / Incisional:

1. Appearance: Puffy & Thick

2. Amount of fat: Abundant

3. Skin droopiness: Severe

4. Ptosis: Severe

Duration:  1.5 Hour

Along the crease of eyes

Hospitalization: None

Stitch removal: 7 days

Recovery period: 7 days

Anesthesia: Local assisted with sedation

Step 1
Before procedure

Step 2
Incision is made

Step 3
Fat is removed

Step 4
Eye opening muscle is tightened

Step 5
Various tissues are manipulated to create a crease

Step 6
Natural & permanent double eyelid. The eyes are bigger and wider

Why Choose Us?

Backed by Seoul National University (SNU)

Dr. Park, our lead surgeon, holds numerous qualifications including a Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees from Korea’s number one University, SNU. His involvement in pioneering R&D projects has resulted in advanced surgical treatments and techniques being rolled out across our clinic. His superior surgical skills have ensured FacePlus Clinic has positioned itself as the leading plastic surgery hospital in Korea and is always committed to delivering surgical excellence.  

Excellent Track Record

FacePlus Clinic is renowned for its superb levels of quality, care, professionalism and patient satisfaction, with over 25,000 patients benefiting from procedures with us. Safety is paramount and Face Plus clinic is proud of our accident-free record.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Occupying an enviable position in the heart of Gangnamgu the mecca of Korea’s plastic surgery, it is easily reached by local public transport and has excellent international links. The clinic has recently invested in upgrading much of its medical equipment and houses state-of-art clinical facilities and equipment. 

Dr. Park, Medical Director


FacePlus clinic is one of Korea’s leading plastic and cosmetic surgery clinics with an unrivaled reputation in delivering the highest levels of quality care in a safe and professional environment. Located in Gangnamgu, the mecca of Korea’s plastic surgery, we are an alumni hospital of Korea’s Number 1 University, Seoul National University, and have treated over 25,000 patients.

Our primary goal is to make our patients look and feel beautiful, and our team of skilled plastic surgeons is hugely experienced in exceeding patient’s expectations.

What Our Patients Say?

“Having my eyelid surgery done at FacePlus clinic was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Park was so knowledgeable and understanding, I felt at total ease from my initial consultation through to receiving my post-operative care plan. “

Yvonne, Singapore

I did a surgery in July 2019. I want to say thank you for everything FacePlus did for me. You have changed my life on the surgery day. You are the best plastic surgeon in Korea. Thank you for helping me to become prettier.”

Yen Le, USA

Contact Us Today


FacePlus Plastic Surgery Clinic
4F Boratr building
Gangnamdaero 480
Seoul, Korea


E-mail: Phone/Whatsapp: +82-10-9797-3336