Eye Surgery

Ptosis Correction (Levator)

Enhancing small and sleepy eyes to large and vivid eyes

What is Ptosis Correction?

Ptosis Correction creates large and distinctive eyes

Blepharoptosis means droopy upper eyelids due to nerves or myasthenia gravis that covers certain parts of the iris. Some people have naturally droopy eyelids and others have saggy eyelids from aging.

Not only do these eyes appear sleepy but also long-lasting droopy eyes make people use their forehead muscles to open up eyes so that they gradually develop forehead wrinkles and headaches. By pulling eye-opening muscles upward during a ptosis surgery in Korea, sleepy and shaggy eyelids can be revitalized to become refreshed and vivid eye shape.

  • Surgery Duration1 - 2 Hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Times
  • AnesthesiaSedation or local anesthesia
  • Removal of Stitches3 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery Period2 - 3 Weeks

The Problems Due to Ptosis

Gradually develop forehead wrinkles

Gradually develop forehead wrinkles

Skin near eyelid becomes saggy

Can make you look tired

Can make you look older

JW’s Ptosis Correction

#1 | Incision Ptosis Correction

JW’s Incision Ptosis Correction, revitalizing sleepy eyes to become vivid and refreshed eye shape.
Incision Ptosis Correction is applicable to:
  • Those whose eyelids cover over one-third (1/3) of the pupil.
  • Those who hear often that you look sleepy.
  • eyelids are sagging and have a large volume of eyelid fat.
  • Those whose eyes look overly sleepy.
  • Those whose eyes are severely asymmetric.

Procedure of Incision Ptosis Correction

Incision Ptosis Correction can be enhanced by the reduction of upper eyelid muscle or surgery of Müller’s muscle depending on the level of blepharoptosis. These surgeries are simple to operate and the method is determined by each patient’s eye-opening strength.

Step 1

Diagnose current eye condition prior to surgery and design a customized ideal eye shape.

Step 2

Remove unnecessary tissue after the incision.

Step 3

Readjust the “levator muscles”.

Step 4

Complete a vivid and bright eye shape.


You are required to pay special attention to yourself in order to care for any complications, including bleeding, inflammation and infection, following the operation.

#2 | Non-incision Ptosis Correction

JW’s non-incisional ptosis correction creates vivid and refreshed eye shapes without incisions.

Non-incisional ptosis correction is operated simply by muscle readjustment through conjunctiva by flipping the eyelid. Without an incision that makes an artificial double eyelid line, a natural-looking eye shape can be built.

Through non-incision ptosis correction, the iris will appear vividly. Additionally, through the correction of eye muscle, patients would use less eyebrow and forehead muscles. In this way, wrinkles around the eyebrow and forehead would reduce.

The size of eyes is monitored during the operation in real-time.

Functional effect by blepharoptosis correction.

Satisfaction with both vivid eye shape and aesthetic aspects.

Satisfactory operation results without revision surgery.

Non-incision Ptosis Correction is recommended to:
  • Those who have weak eye-opening muscles so the eyelids cover the iris.
  • Always-sleepy eyes.
  • The eyelids always cover the iris which gives the appearance of a tired look.
  • Those who need blepharoptosis correction with double eyelid line operation.
  • Those who have concerns about scarring after an operation.

Procedure of Non-incision Ptosis Correction

Step 1

Diagnose current eye condition prior to surgery.

Step 2

Design a customized ideal eye shape.

Step 3

Make a hole on the double eyelid line and pull eye-opening muscle and tarsal plate.

Step 4

Complete a vivid and refreshed eye shape.

JW’s expertise with Non-Incision Ptosis Correction

Delicate Operations

We use super thin fine needles to perform precise and delicate surgery.

Large, refreshed & vivid eye shape all at once

Proceeding with double eyelid line surgery helps to create a large, refreshed and vivid eye shape.

No scarring

We operate the procedure through a small hole without incision so as to ensure there are no remaining scars.

Rapid recovery with minimal tissue damage

Non-incisional operation results in less swelling and less tissue damage enabling a quick return to daily activities is possible.

Reducing wrinkles around eyebrows and forehead

Correction of eye-opening muscle can reduce the wrinkles around eyebrow and forehead.

Improved satisfaction

During operation, patients can check their eye shape by closing and opening eyes to decide desired eye shape, resulting in higher satisfaction of results.


You are required to pay special attention to yourself in order to care for any complications, including bleeding, inflammation and infection, following the operation.

Who needs Incision or Non-incision Ptosis Correction

Incision Ptosis Correction

  • Weak muscle to open eyes fully
  • Drooping or hooded upper eyelids
  • Fatty upper eyelids
  • Thick skin around upper eyelids
Severe blepharoplasty and aging blepharoplasty would be effectively improved.
Natural looking double eyelids would be created after the operation by minimized scarring.
Convincing before and after results reveal satisfactory results.

Non-incision Ptosis Correction

  • Enough power to open eyes
  • Light drooping or hooded upper eyelids
  • Less fatty eyelids
  • Adequate thickness of the skin around upper eyelids
No incisions are conducted during the operation so returning to daily activities is possible right after surgery.
Well-experienced and skilled surgeons perform the operation so less side effects and risks to revisions are expected.
If this operation is accompanied with double eyelid surgery, a surprisingly beautiful eye shape could be created.

The Features of JW’s Ptosis Correction

Look Vivid & Refreshed

You will be able to achieve more refreshed and vivid look by controlling of your upper eyelids muscle (ptosis correction) instead of just having regular double eyelids surgery.

1:1 Customized Surgery

Considering your own facial characteristics, we find the golden ratio of your eyes.

Secondary Problem Improvement

Additionally, through the correction of eye muscle, patients would use less eyebrow and forehead muscles. In this way, wrinkles around the eyebrow and forehead would reduce.

Fast Recovery from Operation

JW Plastic Surgery Centers Ptosis correction gives fast recovery from the operation by having impalpable holes or incision.

Caution Before Eye Surgery

  • You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.
  • Bring clothing you can easily change into without irritating the surgical sites, such as a shirt or a big T-shirt.
  • Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation.
  • A serious cold may reduce your trachea and respiratory functions. Please inform your doctor in advance if you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery.
  • You must stop taking any medications that might disturb hemostasis (oral contraceptive pills, hormonal drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least one week before an operation. If you are currently receiving treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, you must inform your doctor in advance.
  • We recommend that you take a bath and wash your head on the day before an operation. You must remove makeup and wash your teeth on the day of surgery. In addition, you must remove your contact lenses, any accessories, nail polish, and pedicure.

Caution After Eye Surgery

  • You can wash your face with water from the day after the stitches are removed. You may take a shower but should refrain from using a sauna or a public bath.
  • You must take the medications on time as prescribed by a physician and refrain from taking aspirin or hormonal drugs.
  • Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.
  • Apply an ice pack on the surgical site for the first three days. Then, apply a warm pack on the site for two to three days. Placing the surgical sites on a higher position than your heart helps to reduce swelling. Refrain from drinking water before you go to sleep to prevent swelling.
  • As each individual has different health conditions, bruising or swelling may disappear at different rates. Please allow time until bruising or swelling disappears.

With more than 18 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Eye Surgery.

JW eye team constitutes 3 eye specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.