Eyelid Retraction Repair in Tampa Bay
Eyelid retraction can quickly cause dryness in the eyes, leading to discomfort and a range of other symptoms. To correct the appearance and alleviate these symptoms, you may want to consider eyelid retraction repair at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay. We welcome patients from Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL and the world.
What is Eyelid Retraction Repair?
Eyelid retraction repair is a surgical technique for addressing eyelid retraction, which is a condition characterized when the eyelid is pulled too far up or down from the eye. Instead of hindering your vision, eyelid retraction exposes more of the eyeball. This can cause discomfort and dryness, while leaving you more vulnerable to infection.
Additionally, it can cause you to look surprised even when you are relaxed. Eyelid retraction repair addresses the muscles responsible for eyelid retraction, allowing the eyelid to rest at the appropriate level on the eyes.
Am I A Good Candidate for Eyelid Retraction Repair?
If you are suffering from eyelid retraction, you may be a good candidate for eyelid retraction repair. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine if eyelid retraction repair is a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Eyelid Retraction Repair Treatment Like?
The eyelid retraction repair treatment is often performed with anesthetic to ensure your safety and comfort. During treatment, we will make small incisions within the natural folds of the eyelids, where any scarring will be virtually invisible. From here, we will relax the muscles and loosen the eyelids so that the eyelids will rest at a more natural position. This procedure typically takes about an hour to perform, depending on the extent of your symptoms.
What is the Eyelid Retraction Repair Recovery Process Like?
After eyelid retraction repair, it is common to experience some soreness and swelling in the treatment area. Patients are encouraged to take a day or two off of work and other activities in order to rest while the eye(s) heal. However, most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days of treatment. Exercise will need to be limited for a few weeks following the procedure.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Eyelid Retraction Repair?
The results from eyelid retraction repair will become visible in the weeks following treatment, after any side effects fade. However, most results will be visible almost immediately after treatment. These results should be permanent, assuming the condition is not caused by an underlying condition. Also, the eyelids will still be susceptible to changes due to the natural aging process.
To learn more about eyelid retraction repair or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay is proud to offer this procedure to the residents of Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL and around the world.