Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
When Is Eyelid Reconstruction Necessary?
There are several scenarios where you would need to undertake eyelid reconstruction surgery. Trauma to your eyelids or tumor excision are two common examples. Many superficial defects can heal naturally over time with normal care procedures. However, more serious damage or blemishing can only be effectively addressed by professional surgical methods.
Recovery for Traumatic Injuries
When significant damage has occurred to your eyelid or a large area has been removed due to abnormal growths or cancers, reconstruction surgery may be advisable. In these cases, defects may affect your entire eyelid, and more advanced surgical procedures are usually required. Depending on your circumstances and needs, your surgeon may use skin grafts from adjacent or other parts of your body to reconstruct the area.
These operations are complex and may require multiple visits and procedures to complete. When more than one surgery is needed, the process is called staged reconstruction. At the end of this process, the goal is always to restore your eyelids’ natural appearance and function.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery commonly referred to as an eye lift. This surgery is targeted to patients who have loose, baggy skin around their eyes. Although we often perform this surgery for cosmetic reasons, it is also done when the skin interferes with our patient’s vision.
How Do Eyelids Age?
As you age, your skin starts to lose some of its elasticity. This causes your skin to bag around your eyes. Although this is natural, many patients choose to have the excess skin removed for cosmetic purposes. In severe cases, this extra skin can even cause vision interference.
Am I a Candidate?
There is no minimum age requirement for this surgery. If your eyes seem to have bags under them, contact our office to schedule a consultation. However, because the excess skin is generally caused as the skin ages, most of our patients are 35 years of age or older.
Will It Last?
Because your skin will continue to age, you may choose to have the surgery performed again in later years. However, in most cases, our eye lift surgeries provide you with years of comfort and confidence. Get started today. Ask one of our doctors to find out more about this cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Protecting Your Vision and Body
The purpose of eyelid reconstruction is to restore their natural function; that is, to protect your eyeballs and vision from harm. Once your eyelid is reconstructed, you will be able to resume your normal lifestyle and activities with peace of mind.
Schedule Your Consultation With Us
Our highly experienced and professional team is ready to meet with you and discuss your specific circumstances. We work hard to build relationships with our patients that are based on trust and respect. We will listen to your thoughts and concerns and get you the information you need to make the right decisions for your eyes and sight. When you need advice you can trust, schedule your appointment with Calvert Ophthalmology Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.