Eye reconstruction, or oculoplasty, repairs eye related issues such as eyelid tumors and eye socket fractures. Sun damage combined with genetics can lead to skin cancers of the eyelids, including basal or squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. When removing these cancers, eye or eyelid reconstruction can improve the aesthetics and functionality of the eye.
Our Board-certified team of ophthalmologists and facial plastic surgeons perform eye socket reconstruction to treat and repair infections, tumors, and fractures or trauma of the eye socket (orbit) or to support an ocular prosthesis. Orbital issues should be treated quickly before they cause additional medical problems.
Who is a Candidate for Eye Reconstruction / Oculoplasty?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy men and women who do not suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions. Various techniques are used to recreate volume and normal eye appearance. Other surgeries of the eye include the eyelid lift to remove excess skin and wrinkles, tear duct surgery to treat blockages of the tear drainage ducts, and droopy eyelid repair to correct eyelid obstruction.
What is the Recovery like from Eye Reconstruction / Oculoplasty?
Eye Reconstruction or oculoplasty is performed under moderate sedation or using general anesthesia in an operating room. We only use modern, state-of-the-art techniques to enhance a patient’s heritage. The techniques used are personalized to each patient’s age and needs.
The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually one to two weeks, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first two to three weeks after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 10-12 days. Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-art techniques and the use of homeopathic or herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
Those patients considering oculoplasty or eye reconstruction should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Our doctors are Board Certified, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper vision function.
To schedule a private consultation with the Hudson Valley, Westchester County and the Tri-State Area’s best Oculoplasty surgeons, please contact our Concierge Patient Coordinators at (845) 454-8025 or email us at info@NYfaceMD.com