What Is eyelid reconstruction?
The eyelids are very delicate in nature, making them more susceptible to injury or damage. There are a number of reasons why someone might seek surgical intervention. In some cases, reconstructive surgery is the best option to correct torn eyelids or to restore tissue after tumor removal. Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint is a leading professional in the field of oculoplastic surgery. His years of diverse experience and expertise make him an excellent choice for correcting eyelid trauma. Call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to set up a consultation and learn more.
What Are The Benefits Of An Eyelid Reconstruction?
A personalized eyelid reconstruction procedure created by Dr. Myint can have amazing results with a number of great benefits that include:
- Restoring normal eyelid functioning
- Repairing damage from injury, tumor removal, or a previous surgery
- Enhancing the aesthetic harmony and balance of the face and eyes
- Treating mild to severe cases
- Improving self-image and restoring confidence
"Looking 10 Years Younger!!!! I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before - Dr. Myint performed my brow lift two weeks ago, and I absolutely love the results. The procedure resulted in minimal discomfort relieved by Tylenol for two days. Before my brow lift, I disliked looking at pictures of myself, and always appeared exhausted. Now I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before. I have tried multiple non-invasive lasers over the last few years, and have even tried injectables. I am very happy that I consulted with Dr. Myint and proceeded with a surgical procedure that will benefit my looks for many years to come. If you want youthful, beautiful, natural-looking results, treat yourself to Dr. Myint's talents. Dr. Myint is highly accomplished, has a superb bedside manner, and will provide ample information before and after the procedure."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 15, 2020
"I have been a patient of Dr. Myint for the last few years and I'm extremely happy with his expertise and results. He is truly knowledgable and highly talented. A real artist in the best sense of the word. He is also very good in reconstruction surgery and in fixing the mistakes of other doctors. His results are natural and always perfect. As a model and beauty queen I wouldn't trust anyone else."- L.S. / Yelp / Aug 13, 2020
"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"- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 27, 2022
"I had a consultation with Dr. Myint this morning. He is an oculo facial plastic surgeon. His office is located in Nevada Eye Physicians, an ophthalmology practice -- which is indeed one of Dr. Myint's expertise areas with respect to plastic surgery. The glass door entering into the suite's waiting room clearly has his name displayed. I checked in with the receptionist. Minutes later I was greeted by one of Dr. Myint's assistants and escorted into one of the practice's exam rooms--similar to any other medical practice exam room.I was clearly impressed with Dr. Myint's knowledge, his detailed explanations, and his overall patient demeanor in terms of listening/answering questions. His staff is friendly and definitely service oriented. My experience rated 5's in all aspects that are important to me. Office aesthetics is not one of those.Dr. Myint won my trust by his knowledge and "bedside manner." His support staff is first class as well. "- K.M. / Healthgrades / Jun 02, 2022
"From the time I scheduled my consultation to my pre-op Dr. Myint’s office personnel and him have been amazing. Their customer service is beyond my expectations. Kimberly and Jill are so professional, kind, and caring. His pricing fits my budget and so affordable. I highly recommend him and his office staff."- H.R / Google / Jan 15, 2022
Who Is A candidate for eyelid reconstruction?
Eyelid reconstruction is generally recommended for patients who have recently had a tumor or cancerous tissue removed, an injury or tear in their eyelid due to an accident, or severe disfigurement from previous eyelid surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Myint, he will perform a thorough exam of your facial structures and discuss your unique concerns. From there, he can provide his recommendation on whether reconstructive surgery is the right option.
How Is eyelid reconstruction surgery PErformed?
Eyelid reconstruction is performed on-site at our accredited surgical facility in Las Vegas, NV. Depending on the complexity of your condition, reconstructive surgery may take anywhere from around 1 – 3 hours. For superficial deformities, Dr. Myint will use simple techniques to correct these issues. In more intricate cases, a skin graft or flap may be required to complete the reconstruction. Severe cases also generally require more than one surgery (staged reconstruction).
What Should I Expect After An Eyelid Reconstruction?
After surgery, it's normal to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in and around the treatment area. These symptoms should fade over the next few weeks as the eyelids heal and can typically be eased with cold therapy and pain medication. A follow-up exam is typically set up about one week after your surgery, but sutures are usually removed after around 4 – 5 days. Our team will provide you with post-op instructions to follow at home, but if you have any questions or concerns regarding your recovery, do not hesitate to give us a call. We're here to serve you.
Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery FAQ
What is eyelid reconstruction surgery?
The eyelids are very thin, delicate structures that can be easily damaged by an injury, trauma, cancerous tissue removal, or as a result of a disfigurement from previous surgery. Eyelid reconstruction surgery helps to repair your eyelids for a more natural-looking result.
How long does eyelid reconstruction surgery take?
While each case is unique, you can typically expect an eyelid reconstruction surgery to last between 1 - 3 hours. Severe cases may require more than one surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Myint, he can give you a better idea of what will be needed to achieve your goals.
How long does it take to recover from eyelid reconstruction surgery?
It is normal to experience bruising, swelling, and some discomfort after eyelid reconstruction surgery. However, these will fade over the next few weeks after your procedure as your eyelids heal. Dr. Myint will schedule a follow-up exam to check the progress of your recovery about a week after your surgery, but the sutures are normally removed after 4 -5 days.
Is eyelid reconstruction surgery covered by insurance?
In some cases, if deemed medically necessary, eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance. Dr. Myint can discuss cost and payment options during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 3 Months
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
restore your look
In some unique cases, if reconstructive surgery is deemed medically necessary, eyelid trauma may be covered in part by your insurance policy. During your first visit, we can estimate your costs and review all your payment options. Our goal at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery is to help you achieve natural-looking results. If you or a family member has recently suffered an injury or undergone a surgery that led to unfavorable results, call our office in Las Vegas, NV to set up an appointment with seasoned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint.