Lower Lid, Mid Face & Cheek Surgeries
- Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
- Ectropion Repair
- Entropion Repair
- Lid Splitting Procedures/Electrolysis
- Trichiasis/Cicatricial Systemic Disease
- Lower Lid Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
The lower eyelid can have “bags” under the eye, which is caused by orbital fat pushing forward. This can cause the eyelids to look fatigued. Excision or repositioning of the fat can provide a more youthful appearance. This procedure is considered a cosmetic procedure in nearly all cases.
When the lower eyelid rolls outward, the eye can have irritation or tearing. By repositioning the eyelid into a more normal position, the symptoms of tearing and eye irritation can be significantly improved. This condition is covered by insurance if the patient is having symptoms associated with their abnormal eyelid position.
If an eyelid rolls inward this is called entropion. It usually occurs in the lower eyelid, but it can also occur in upper eyelids. This is more frequently seen in adults but it can also occur in children. Entropion can be very irritating to a patient as multiple eyelashes are constantly rubbing the eye. The symptoms can be intermittent in nature. Repair of this condition is covered by insurance.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction
There are three common skin cancers of the eyelid as well as numerous rare types. Depending
on the location and size of the lesion, excision of the malignancy can require the involvement of a Mohs surgeon, who is a dermatologist specialized in the excision of malignant lesions. After the Mohs surgeon has successfully removed the malignancy, reconstruction by an oculoplastic surgeon is then performed in order to ensure the eyelid maintains a proper position and function.