What is Eyelid Facial Reconstruction and Trauma?
The eyelids and eye area are comprised of delicate skin, tiny blood vessels and muscles, nerves, and other anatomical structures. Any trauma or injury to this area has far-reaching implications and may require eyelid facial reconstruction and trauma treatment. These procedures may help to protect eye function, as well as vision.
What Are the Benefits of Working with an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon for Eyelid Facial Reconstruction and Trauma?
Facial trauma involving the area around the eyes, including the mid to upper face, can be a very difficult situation to deal with. Similar to with skin cancer excision, appropriate repair of a wound in this area of the face is extremely important to ensure adequate protection of the surface of the eye and preservation of vision. When dealing with such traumas, many people will desire the specialization of an oculofacial plastic surgeon to restore their appearance and maintain their function as close to normal as possible.
Dr. Lewen completed his fellowship training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, well known as one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Here, he received extensive training in facial and eyelid reconstruction from some of the most experienced trauma surgeons in the country.
What Should I Expect from Eyelid Facial Reconstruction and Trauma Treatment?
The consultation with Dr. Lewen takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and during this time, he examines your eye area to better understand how trauma has affected the function of the eyelids, eyeball, and vision-related structures. Based on his findings, he describes his recommendations for treatment and the anticipated outcome.