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 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.

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.

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.

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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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Eyelid Malposition FAQ

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. 

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