Eyelid Reconstruction in Las Vegas, NV

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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. 

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.

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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  
Outpatient
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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.

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