The eyelid skin is the most sensitive skin on a person’s body. This is why your eyes are usually the first part of the body to show signs of aging and are at an increased risk for developing serious disorders or experiencing trauma. An expert Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon from La Peer Health Systems can help you understand which type of surgery best suits your needs, be it cosmetic or reconstructive.
Eyelid Surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
There are several reasons for a patient to undergo eyelid surgery. Perhaps they wish to achieve a more youthful appearance through the help of cosmetic surgery, such as blepharoplasty, or they need corrective surgery to repair eyelid trauma. Whatever the reason, La Peer Health Systems houses some of the best surgeons in Los Angeles, they are here to help.
Below are several different surgical procedures, pertaining to the eyelid, that will help patients achieve various goals.
Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Blepharoplasty surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct a patient’s hollowed lower eyelids or droopy upper eyelids. In both cases, a patient often seeks this type of cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles as a natural result of the aging process, as puffy upper or lower eyelids can make a person appear older than they actually are.
In upper blepharoplasty surgery, an experienced eyelid surgeon removes excess sagging skin or fat through a very small and hidden incision in the eyelid crease. For patients undergoing lower blepharoplasty, fat can be repositioned or removed through a hidden incision on the inner part of the eyelid. Sometimes, patients also opt to undergo a chemical peel or laser resurfacing to smooth out any fine lines or wrinkles left behind.
Eyelid Malposition Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
A patient may undergo eyelid malposition to correct an inward or outward turning eyelid. Eyelid malposition is usually accompanied by significant symptoms including irritation, discomfort, severe vision impairment, and an unwanted appearance. Depending on the seriousness of the patient in question, both invasive and non-invasive techniques can be used to correct the eyelid.
Most commonly, treated is accomplished by tightening the eyelid. This restores it to its normal position. Our surgeons perform this as an outpatient procedure. This allows patients to recovery easily with the help of antibiotics and ointment in the weeks following the procedure.
Eyelid Retraction Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Eyelid retraction surgery is usually performed when a patient has abnormal upper or lower eyelids. Basically, the eyelids are situated either too high or too low. There are several possible causes that may be to blame, including Grave’s disease, botched surgery, or blunt trauma to the area. Those who have undergone a lower blepharoplasty are at an increased risk of needing eyelid retraction surgery if significant scar tissue develops.
Treatment for eyelid retraction is varied, including topical ointments and drops, though surgery is often needed to achieve permanent results. Your surgeon will discuss which option best suits your needs during your initial consultation.
Eyelid Tumors Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Treating eyelid tumors depend on a variety of factors, including determining the cause of the tumor, its location, and whether it is malignant. When a patient is seeking treatment for an eyelid tumor, it’s very important to visit a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon in Los Angeles due to their extensive background and training of the eyes and orbit. Three of our surgeons (David Savar, MD and Guy Massry, MD) are specialized oculoplastic surgeons, and they specialize in treatments for the eye.
Basal Cell Caricinoma, a type of skin cancer, represents 90 percent of eyelid tumors and can grow over several months to several years. Treatment for basal cell tumors generally calls for the removal of the entire tumor and has an excellent prognosis for patients. Reconstructive surgery is typically needed following the tumors removal as a facial is usually created.
Other types of eyelid tumors can occur such as squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, though they are less common. These lesions also require surgical excision but additional care is needed o assure that the cancer hasn’t spread to other organs. Luckily, the surgeons at La Peer specialize in a dozen departments of medicine, making our outpatient center one of the most versatile in the area.
Schedule Your Initial Consult With Best Eyelid Surgery in Los Angeles Today
If you’d like to learn more about the various surgical procedures offered by a cosmetic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles, please contact us today to schedule your initial meeting with a surgeon. Our physicians are experts in their fields and will address any question or concern that you may have pertaining to your cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery.
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