During eyelid reconstruction, the eyelid is repaired or replaced following disease or damage. The procedure can also be performed to create a crease on the eyelid. If the procedure requires only a minor fix, skin from adjacent tissue is used. However, for more involved reconstruction, a skin graft might be taken from the opposite eyelid or the lower eyelid.
Also Known As:
- Eyelid surgery
- Facial surgery
Conditions Treated with Eyelid Reconstruction:
Eyelid reconstruction is utilized to treat various types of eyelid damage.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to eyelid reconstruction.
Anesthesia with Eyelid Reconstruction:
Eyelid reconstruction can be performed with either local or general anesthesia.
Potential Complications from Eyelid Reconstruction:
Possible risks of eyelid reconstruction include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Some patients temporarily experience bruising, soreness and swelling following the procedure. Other potential complications include blood clots and skin graft rejection.
Prognosis after Eyelid Reconstruction:
The prognosis for a positive end result following eyelid reconstruction is good.
Recovery from Eyelid Reconstruction:
Total recovery following eyelid reconstruction depends on whether the procedure was minor or more invasive and can range from seven to 10 days.