Definitions for "Ptosis"
Drooping of the upper eyelid, produced by paralysis of its levator muscle.
Prolapse of an organ or part. Usually, it refers to the drooping of the eyelid, closing the eye. Clinically, it refers to paralysis of the 3rd cranial nerve.
Upper eyelid drooping. Can be caused by neuromuscular weakness, cranial nerve III disorders and Horner's syndrome.
sag or sagginess. There are several levels of ptosis -- please discuss with your surgeons your options to remedy ptotic breasts.
sagging. Breast ptosis is usually the result of normal aging and the pull of gravity or changes caused by pregnancy or weight loss.
When describing breasts, degrees of ptosis can be described in terms of the nipple's location relative to the inframammary crease, the fold where the underside of the breast meets the chest.