About 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.
"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
"The results look natural and my friends and family say I look refreshed - Another plastic surgeon initially referred me to Dr. Myint because he specializes in eyelid surgeries. I also did a consultation with another surgeon, but after meeting with Dr. Myint, I knew he was the one. I was impressed by his honesty, candid responses to my questions and that he did not try to oversell me on additional procedures. I felt so comfortable with Dr. Myint that I decided to have the lower bleph and mini facelift surgeries done together because of the similar recovery time frames. Dr. Myint is a masterful surgeon with a reassuring demeanor. I had the lower bleph and mini facelift surgery 2-1/2 months ago and I am amazed and very pleased with the results. On the day of surgery, I could see Dr. Myint's experience and artistry as he did the markings and explained the procedures. I felt calm and reassured that I was in the best hands for the surgery. Dr. Myint and his staff were professional and responsive to my questions pre and post-operation. Dr. Myint was excellent at communicating what to expect during the recovery period and everything he said is exactly what I experienced. It was reassuring to know that the swelling and day-to-day changes were a normal part of recovery. I am so glad I had the two procedures done together because now I am back to my normal activities and feel I look younger and more vibrant. The results look natural and my friends and family say I look refreshed. The lower eyelid bags and jowls that were the biggest issue for me are gone. It's like the clock has been reversed 10-15 years. I highly recommend Dr. Myint if you are looking for natural looking results. Thank you Dr. Myint!"- C. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2021
"I had originally gone to another surgeon for a consultation for eyelid surgery. I told him I felt my eyelids made me look tired, old and angry. He gave me a price for my eyelids and quickly left the room. I felt like I was bothering him. My friend had gone to Dr. Myint and was so impressed with him she insisted I meet with him before deciding on a surgeon. When I met with Dr Myint I told him the same thing. I needed eyelid surgery. He said “that’s not what you’re looking for. You’re looking for this”. With that said, he lifted up my eyelid and pulled my forehead back a little. With mirror in hand he said “I think this is what you’re looking for”. YES!! That’s it! That’s exactly what I want!! It’s been a little over a month since my Eyelid and Brow Lift surgery. Although I’m still healing the difference in my appearance is amazing. My husband and friends tell me I look at least 10 years younger. I have more confidence and self-esteem. Dr Myint is amazing. He’s a perfectionist. He checks my healing process every couple weeks. I am so thankful my friend recommended Dr. Myint. If I had gone with that other surgeon, I would not not be happy right now. He would have given me what I asked for and not what I needed."- R.S. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"I recently had an eye lift and forhead lift with Dr. Myint. I chose him as he had performed an emergency surgery on my daughter as she was bit by a dog near her eye. She fully recovered and we can barely can see her scar. I also chose him because he specializes in not just plastic surgery but your eyes as well. The surgery went great and his entire office was very attentive. I saw him several times during the healing process and he was very patient with me as I expressed various concerns with the healing process. He seemed genuinly interested in my opinions and concerns. He addressed every one. It has been six months and I am super happy. I have seen a couple friends for the first time since Covid and they have commented on my eyes and face. It was money well spent! I highly recommend Dr. Myint!"- L.C. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
candidates 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.
eyelid reconstruction surgery
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).
After your procedure
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.