Eyelid Malposition in Las Vegas, NV

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What is 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.

What Are The Benefits Of Eyelid Malposition Surgery?

Eyelid malposition surgery in Las Vegas, NV at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery offers effective functional and aesthetic benefits, including:

  • Enhances vision by expanding line of sight
  • Reduces eye discomfort
  • Creates a more youthful appearance
  • Improves tear production, drainage, and moisture retention
  • Provides almost immediate improvements in comfort, function, and appearance

What Should I Expect After Eyelid Malposition Surgery?

Eyelid malposition surgery can last up to two hours, considering whether one or both eyes are treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to rest. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from eyelid malposition surgery may last a decade or longer, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop.

I love this man! I had ptosis right eye. Insurance covered most of it. He was a CLASS ACT and very likable, from start to finish and will be the same for you. Even prepping for surgery, with my blood pressure off the charts taking hours of medical staffs time and then having to cancel and reschedule my surgery ($$$$ time/oppty) he was SO COOL about it it. Left a huge impression. Anyway, now with procedure complete, my eyes are absolutely exactly semetrical for the 1st time in 10 years. His nurses, Desiree, and the "musician with man bun lol" anesthesiologist were perfect for what i needed. I just cant give a big enough 10. P.S. He even played Lidacris in the OR for me and i know he died but it really helped me:) Dr. Myint is a perfectionist with a personality. Rare combo:) Choose him.

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Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! My results are perfect and I couldn’t be happier!Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!!

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Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!

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I am a 64-year-old beautiful black woman that can still cut a rug on the dance floor, and and I needed surgery for my right eye due to glaucoma with multiple surgery with the pressure being high in my right eye.Dr.Shiob Myint performed a Ptosis on the right upper lid (aka) a eye lift because the eye was looking sleepy...it happen because the eye comes from having those surgeries done to the eye. I wanted to look normal again that's probably just the diva in me.I was concerned if perhaps I would get a keloid or if it wouldn't work. Dr Shoib Myint said that was no problem that he could do it, but he also explains the risks but in my heart and soul and the recommendation that I had from him I knew he could do it. Now my family and friends tell me girlllll you look great and I'm still healing.Dr Shiob Myint brought back my confidence I can lift my head up and look at people not them seeing the eye that I had before...Dr Shoib Myint and his staff treated me great my insurance didn't pay for the surgery but I also had options that they were willing to work with me but I was able to get it done anyways, with that being said I'm going back to see him again just to do a few more little touch-ups you know little aging but I know that my face is going to be in good hands🤗😁😁😁😁 Thank you so much Dr.Shoib Myint and staff🙏🏽

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Had Ptosis surgery, I was absolutely terrified. Dr. Myint and his staff were fantastic, had no pain or any discomfort really, a little bruising but not bad at all! My whole experience was great! I highly recommend Dr. Myint he did a great job. Many thanks again Dr. Myint

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What are the 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.

What Are the Risk Factors Associated with Eyelid Malposition?

Eyelid malposition can pose several risks and complications. One primary concern is the potential impact on vision, as malpositioned eyelids may obstruct the visual field or lead to excessive tearing. Additionally, eyelid malposition can cause discomfort, irritation, and dryness of the eyes. In severe cases, the misalignment may contribute to corneal exposure and increase the risk of corneal abrasions or infections. It is essential for individuals experiencing symptoms of eyelid malposition to consult with a member of our team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate management.

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How Is Eyelid Malposition Diagnosed?

Eyelid malposition can typically be diagnosed by Dr. Myint during a one-on-one consultation at his office. During your appointment, Dr. Myint will review your medical history, examine you, and listen to your symptoms and concerns. Typical tests include asking you to blink or close and open your eyes forcefully, gently pulling your eyelids to test skin laxity, and generally examining the condition of your eyelids. He will then be able to determine if the issues you are experiencing are in fact eyelid malposition or another problem that can be treated.

How is eyelid malposition Treated?

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.

Average Cost

$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Recovery Time

1 – 3 Months

Average Procedure Time

1 – 2 Hours

Procedure Recovery Location

Outpatient

What are some common eyelid malpositions?

There are a wide number of eyelid malpositions we could identify during your appointment. These could include congenital ptosis, blepharophimosis syndrome, epicanthal fold, euryblepharon, epiblepharon, entropion, and ectropion.

Can eyelid asymmetry be fixed?

Absolutely! At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, we are highly experienced in treating eyelid asymmetry and malposition to create results that are stunning and permanent. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.

How common is entropion?

Entropion is a condition where the eyelid folds inward, usually occurring in the lower eyelid. This causes the eyelash and skin to brush and rub against the eye, causing discomfort, pain, and irritation. While rare in children and young adults, as many as 2.1% of adults over 60 are affected by entropion.

What can happen if entropion goes untreated?

If entropion is left untreated, it can lead to cornea damage, eye infections, and in some cases, vision loss.

What can cause lower lid retraction?

Lower lid retraction is a form of eyelid malposition in which the lower eyelid sags, exposing the white of the eye (sclera). This can be caused by a number of factors, including age, paralysis of the facial nerve from conditions like Bell’s palsy, scarring, eye injuries, and surgery complications.

What is the name for droopy eyelid surgery?

The most effective surgery to repair drooping eyelids is called blepharoplasty, which involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle to tighten the eyelids.

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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. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.