Reconstructive eyelid surgery is a procedure that is performed on a person’s eyelid(s) to improve appearance or functionality. It can be done to fix problems with a variety of origins. It can be done with no requirement for an overnight stay in the hospital.
People that are born with an abnormal eyelid can often have the problem corrected with the use of reconstructive eyelid surgery. When the eyelid does not function as it should, the person’s vision could be impacted. This is why it is important to fix the problem as soon as possible.
Other people require reconstructive eyelid surgery to repair the damage that was done as a result of an accident or another injury what involved trauma to the eye. Depending on the level of trauma or scarring, the surgery can range from procedures that are fairly simple to those that are very complex, even requiring more than one surgery to fix the problem. The surgery could be something like putting the injured sections of the eyelid back together, or it could require the removal of skin and other tissue from another part of the body to use it to rebuild the eyelid. It is in these situations that multiple surgeries may be required.
Reconstructive eyelid surgery may be required when a benign growth or chalazion has been removed from the eye or the eyelid itself. In the event of a cancerous growth removal or mole removal, it is important to remove all growths that may have affected the eyelid to ensure that all of it is gone.
Another reason why reconstructive eyelid surgery is frequently conducted is to remove the loose skin that is causing bagginess around the eyes. As a person ages, his or her skin becomes loose and does not return to its normal shape when it is stretched as well as it did during the younger years. At times, this causes the upper eyelid to sag to the point that it starts to block the vision. Eyelid surgery can remove the bagginess by removing the object that is interfering with the function of the eye.
If you have an eyelid condition that you feel is negatively affecting your appearance, such as a scar, a mole or a benign growth, you should bring the condition to the attention of Syed Ahmad, MD at his office in Plano.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about reconstructive eyelid surgery.