Ptosis & Your Self Image
Are tired-looking droopy eyelids affecting your appearance (and your confidence)?
Eyes are the central feature of beauty. 31% of people notice the eyes first when they first meet someone new. If you think people are having trouble seeing past your tired-looking lids, you may have acquired ptosis.
Acquired ptosis results in more than just physical changes – it can also affect how you feel about your appearance. Patients with acquired ptosis reported higher levels of distress and concern with their appearance than those without acquired ptosis. Statistically, women are affected by the negative psychosocial impacts of acquired ptosis, but a large percentage of men are also affected by the condition. Almost half of women feel the impact of tired looking eyelids on their psyche while 20% of men felt the same appearance-related concerns. Why do so many people with acquired ptosis feel it takes away from their daily life? Because they feel that their tired-looking eyelids have a negative effect on how they are perceived.
Acquired ptosis is more than just a loss of muscle function in your eyelids. Tired-looking lids don’t just impact how others see you: they affect how you see yourself.
If you think that acquired ptosis is preventing people from seeing the real you, take the time to talk to your healthcare provider about acquired ptosis.