Our eyelids can be vulnerable to many different conditions and types of change as we age or due to our genetics. Not only can abnormalities with our eyelids have a cosmetic effect, but they can also lead to health concerns in some cases. One such instance can be a condition called ectropion. The good news is that Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery offers expert ectropion treatment in Austin to restore your eyelids’ health and appearance. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your eyelids!
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What Is Ectropion?
If you are experiencing ectropion, this refers to your eyelid turning outward. While aging is a common cause of this condition, certain forms of facial paralysis can also lead to it. Other life events such as injury, surgery, or solar damage are also known to lead to this condition. While not every case of ectropion can be problematic, in many cases it can lead to symptoms around the eye and eyelid such as:
- Damage to the eye and loss of vision (in severe cases)
What Is Ectropion Repair Like?
Depending on your individual situation, ectropion treatment can take about one hour, sometimes more, sometimes less. It all depends on the causes of your condition and the factors that require surgical attention. However, you will certainly be comfortable the entire time, receiving anesthesia to keep you comfortable from start to finish. We perform the procedure with either local anesthetic or IV sedation, depending on what is best for you. Dr. Shah Vira will provide you with a complete outline of your personal procedure plan beforehand so you will not be in the dark at all.
I really appreciate Dr. Sha Vira’s genuine, interested, and caring manner. She never makes me feel rushed or like I’m just a number. She always takes time to make sure all of my concerns are addressed.
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Should I Get Ectropion Treatment?
Choosing to get treatment is largely up to you. However, in some cases, the longer you wait to address these conditions, the more you can put the health of your eyes at risk. We generally recommend at least visiting for a consultation to learn more about your condition and what you can expect from it. To be an ideal candidate, it will also be important to be non-smoking before and after the procedure, to avoid it from interfering with your recovery and results.
To learn if you are a good candidate for ectropion treatment in Austin, you can set up your consultation today! Our experienced surgeon, Dr. Shah Vira, will meet with you personally and provide a comprehensive exam to discover your options and the outcomes you can expect to see. We are by your side at every point of your treatment, ensuring you get personalized treatment in a compassionate, professional atmosphere.
After your ectropion procedure, you can go home right away, though you will need a driver. Some pain and swelling will be normal for about 1-2 weeks, during which most patients take downtime off from work. However, we can provide medication and advice for managing any discomfort or swelling. We will also provide you with complete instructions for your recovery period, and following them carefully will not only minimize any risk of complication but will help you see even better results. After your procedure, it can take some time for the swelling to fully go down and see your final results, but you should see the immediate results within days and have relief of any related symptoms.Request Appointment
Call us or use our online form to get started by setting up your consultation for ectropion treatment in Austin, Texas. The team at Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery is here to provide you a fully personalized experience that takes care of your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about our procedures and how they can help you restore the health and beauty of your eyelids.