Eyelid surgery is the most delicate of any plastic surgery operation. The reason lies in the fact that eyelids are complex structures and differ from any other tissue in the face. Their complexity makes them particularly vulnerable to suffer alterations in their function after an operation. Therefore, eyelid surgery claims specialists in the plastic surgery field called oculoplastic surgeons.
Oculoplastic surgeons are eye surgeons who have trained in plastic surgery of the tissues around the eyes. Their knowledge of eye function allows them to perform delicate plastic surgery on the eyelids, always keeping in mind the health of the eye. Eyelid surgeons perform aesthetic and reconstructive operations of the eyebrows, eyelids, and midface.
What do reconstructive eyelid surgeons do?
Reconstructive eyelid surgery deals mostly with treating eyelid skin cancer and the effects of aging on eyelid function. Some common procedures include droopy eyelid surgery and ectropion or entropion operations. The latter are secondary to eyelid laxity with age. Oculoplastic surgeons also treat inverted eyelashes and teary eyes. Most of these operations are performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and mild sedation. One of the benefits of eyelid surgery is that it tends to be painless, and the downtime required after the operation is short.
Eyelid surgeons also treat complications of aesthetic operations such as blepharoplasty. Cosmetic eyelid surgery to remove bags and wrinkles under the eyes, also known as lower eyelid blepharoplasty, is perhaps the most common surgery to produce complications. Eyelid retraction and unsightly scars are sometimes seen after this operation. The oculoplastic surgeon has extensive experience in handling these complications and restoring proper function and a normal appearance to the eyelids. All of these are considered reconstructive or functional procedures.
Reconstructive eyelid surgery in Costa Rica
When it comes to the best alternative to treat a functional eyelid condition, oculoplastic surgeons have the most experience and can achieve the best results. ASOPRS trained eyelid surgeons are specialists in reconstructive eyelid surgery. Costa Rica has some of the best eyelid surgeons in the Central America. Even if you live in a foreign country, we can help you with transportation and lodging. The most important thing for us is that you get the best medical care.