Eyes – Surgical Services
The eyes are the most revealing facial feature because individuals primarily express themselves and emote through their eyes. The eyes are also arguably one of the most important aspects of facial attractiveness. Puffy, sagging eyelids or eyebrows give a fatigued, sometimes angry appearance. Dr. Price and Dr. Mally’s goal is to provide you with functional and beautiful results with every procedure performed while maintaining the health and safety of the eyes.
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ptosis typically develops as a result of aging, when the muscle (or muscle tendon) that raises the upper eyelid stretches and loses elasticity. Ptosis repair is surgical and involves elevating the drooping eyelid.
Ectropion (lid turning outward) and Entropion (lid turning inward)
These conditions are most often caused by age-related tissue relaxation. If left untreated, scarring of the eye and blindness can result. These conditions can be corrected with a brief surgical procedure under local anesthesia.
Orbital surgery may involve removing tumors, increasing the space in the socket by removing bones in the orbit (orbital decompression), or may involve repairing orbital anomalies caused by accident or injury (fractures) or congenital (at birth) anomalies.
Skin Cancer and Mohs Reconstruction
Skin cancer is a common malignancy occurring in the face and eyelids, most frequently on the lower eyelid. There are a number of ways to treat these lesions, typically beginning with biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
Drooping brows often make the eyelids appear even droopier. The tissue between the forehead and eyebrows is gently lifted, reducing wrinkles and raising the brow line to its natural youthful position.
Tearing Disorders & Lacrimal (Tearing system) Surgery
Faulty tear drainage can be due to a blocked tear duct (secondary to inflammation, tumor, injury, other), an infection in the tear drainage system, or improper position of the eyelids. Management is usually surgical, but an evaluation to determine this is needed.
As the face ages, there is downward movement of the cheek fat and gradual sagging of the cheek skin. Lifting the cheek upward restores a more youthful contour.
When the skin around the eye has been injured by an accident or trauma, Dr. Price can repair the injury and restore the tissues to their pre-injury appearance, often with minimal residual scarring.
Scar tissue forms as wounds heal from injuries or surgery. Occasionally, wounds can leave unsightly scars. Patients may additionally experience problems with their eyes including drooping eyelids, lid retraction (difficulty closing the eyes), eyelid margin deformities or notches, and misdirected lashes. Removing or revising the scar, as well as correcting these additional complications, can often drastically improve one’s appearance.
Enucleation and Artificial Eyes
The term “enucleation” refers to the surgical removal of an eye that has either poor or no vision and has become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. Occasionally, enucleation is performed to remove an eye with a malignant tumor.