Eyelid Malposition in Las Vegas, NV

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About Eyelid Malposition

Eyelid malposition is an umbrella term for the different types of eye conditions that affect the normal position of eyelids. The different forms of eyelid malposition include ectropion, entropion, eyelid retraction, and floppy eyelid syndrome (FES). The position of eyelids is essential for protection, moisture retention, tear production, drainage, and normal function or blinking. If you're experiencing sagging eyelids or have noticed your lids have turned inward or outward, then call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today. We'd be happy to set up a consultation with seasoned ophthalmic plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint so you can learn about all of your treatment options.

Causes and symptoms of eyelid malposition

The exact cause of eyelid malposition can vary between patients, but typically, it's caused by tissue laxity that comes with advanced age, paralysis of the facial nerve (due to Bell's palsy, stroke, or other neurologic condition), trauma, scarring, or surgery. The most common symptoms associated with eyelid malposition include obvious changes in the position of the eyelids, dryness, redness, chronic irritation, excessive tearing, mucous discharge, impaired vision, and infection.

Treatment for eyelid malposition

Eyelid malposition is generally treated with surgery. Dr. Myint's goal is to reposition or reconstruct the eyelid(s) to achieve a more symmetrical and natural appearance. The procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia on-site at our AAAASF-accredited facility in Las Vegas. Dr. Myint will excise excess skin (if that's a concern) and use various tightening techniques to reposition the lid(s) while restoring function to the underlying muscles and tendons. Surgery typically takes about 1 - 2 hours to complete.

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Average Cost  
$3,000 - $5,000
Recovery Time  
1 – 3 Months
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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natural-looking lids

Many patients have visited Dr. Myint in Las Vegas, NV for eyelid surgery to help restore the natural shape and function of their eyelids. Most patients experience immediate improvement following surgery for eyelid malposition and enjoy their results for many years. Since this procedure is often considered medically necessary, partial coverage is typically offered by most major insurance providers. Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery will get in touch with your insurer to confirm any coverage, and we can discuss your estimated costs during your consultation. 

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