Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery

Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery in Long Beach

Eyelids are important to the protection, health and function of your eyes. The upper eyelid helps to protect and lubricate the eye when we blink, and the lower eyelid helps maintain the quality of our tears. There are several reasons on may require reconstructive eyelid surgery:

  • Eyelid lesions such as benign moles or vascular lesions
  • Open defects left from Moh’s surgery for skin cancer
  • Lacerations from facial trauma
  • Scar deformities from previous eyelid surgery

Eyelid reconstruction is a common procedure. However, it is recommended that eyelid reconstruction be performed by an oculoplastic surgeon due to the complexity and precision needed to effectively treat the area surrounding the eye. This cosmetic procedure requires expert knowledge of the skin, cartilage, muscle, and mucosa that make up the anatomy of the eyelids, and aims to preserve the function of the eyelids so that a patient’s eye remains healthy.

What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery and Reconstruction

Eyelid reconstruction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Recovery from eyelid reconstruction may vary based on the type of eyelid surgery performed, and patients may experience side effects such as swelling and bruising. Each patient is provided with specific aftercare instructions to help ensure successful results of the reconstruction procedure.

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