Dr. Militello performs many types of surgeries to improve the function and appearance of your eyelids. These include:
- Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
- Eyelid Ptosis repair
- Brow Ptosis Repair
- Ectropian repair
- Entropian repair
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you may be considered a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
- Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
- A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
- Excess skin and fine, "crepe paper type" wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Lower eyelid droopiness
- Lower eyelashes that rub against your eye
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, muscle and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. With age and occasionally for hereditary reasons, the muscles and ligaments around the eyes weaken and the skin becomes increasingly loose and puffy, producing an older and tired appearance.
Actual patient of Dr. Militello
After Blepharoplasty surgery
Dr. Militello performs both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Militello would be happy to discuss the procedure, as well as all of the benefits and risks associated with eyelid surgery.
Eyelid and Brow Ptosis Repair
Eyelid ptosis, or droopiness, occurs when there is a laxity of the muscles of the upper eyelid causing functional visual impairment. Brow ptosis occurs when there is a laxity of the forehead muscles causing functional visual impairment.
Dr. Militello is able to perform procedures to repair both eyelid and brow ptosis, reattaching or shortening the muscles to elevate the eyelid or brow back to a position that will improve visual function.
Ectropian and Entropian Repair
Ectropian is a condition in which the eyelid turns outward (everted) so that the edge of the eyelid no longer touches or rests on the eyeball. Entropian is a condition in which the eyelid turns inward (inverted) causes the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball.
Symptoms of both Ectropian and Entropian include:
- Sagging skin around the eyes
- Dryness or redness of the eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Sensitivity to light and wind
Dr. Militello can perform surgical procedures to repair the lower eyelid and restore the lid to its original position. The procedure is done at a surgery center. Dr. Militello would be happy to discuss the procedure, as well as all of the benefits and risks associated with eyelid surgery.