There are many signs that indicate to others how long we’ve been around on this earth. While some are positive such as, accumulated wisdom or wealth, other, more physical signs like failing joints and wrinkles are the less desired side effects of aging. Since our face is the first thing people notice about us, one of the biggest indicators that we are getting old is the condition of the skin and underlying structures of the face, specifically in the eye area. Ectropion repair surgery is a popular procedure performed on older adults that corrects a common aging issue of the eyelids. Those desiring a more rejuvenated and alert appearance of their eyes may be interested to know that this procedure can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other cosmetic eye procedures to turn back some of the most obvious effects of aging.
What is Ectropion Repair?
Ectropion is a condition that causes the orientation of the eyelids to roll outward. The eyelid droopiness is typically attributed to cancers and abnormalities from previous plastic surgeries, but can also be congenital, trauma-related, or age-related. Ectropion repair surgery is usually recommended to patients afflicted with the condition as it can improve any irritation, dryness, or watery eyes the patient is experiencing. Another benefit of ectropion repair surgery is that it can be combined with other surgical eye procedures to produce the best results.
Many patients that choose to undergo ectropion repair surgery do so because they desire a more alert and rested appearance. Blepharoplasty is another surgical eyelid procedure that accomplishes this same goal and can be combined with ectropion repair for a fresher, more dramatic result. Patients that suffer from puffiness in the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both can benefit from blepharoplasty. During the procedure, Dr. Lewen will make small incisions in the natural contours around the eye, minimizing any visible scarring. He will then remove fatty tissue and excess skin while tightening any loose muscle in the eyelid to produce a smoother appearance.
Droopy Eyelid Surgery
Some patients that suffer from ectropion also struggle with ptosis, a term that describes a sagging or droopy eyelid. Those with this condition typically complain that the condition makes their eyes look small, tired, or heavy and can even affect vision. Fortunately, droopy eyelid surgery coupled with ectropion repair surgery can correct these concerns for a more rejuvenated and alert end result.
Take the Next Step
Dr. Gregory D. Lewen and his staff provide these eyelid procedures and more at locations in Miami, Aventura, and surrounding areas of Florida. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Lewen Cosmetic Surgery today.