When it comes to problems and concerns with the eyelid area, even small problems can have significant impacts on your health and appearance. A common condition that we treat is called ectropion. By receiving professional ectropion repair in Columbus with Dr. Kauh, you can protect your eyelids’ health while also improving their cosmetic appearance.
At CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery, we focus on providing a range of eyelid and facial surgery treatment options that enhance both health and aesthetics. With a focus on building on your natural features and treating key areas, our results give patients consistent results for optimal outcomes. Call us today to get started on your ectropion plan at CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery.
What Is Ectropion?
Though not very common, ectropion still can affect almost anyone at some point in their life. This condition occurs when one or both of a patient’s eyelids turn outward, away from the eye itself. Usually, this happens due to either changes with age or suddenly due to injury or physical damage to the eyelid. While many patients think of it only as a cosmetic concern, this condition can actually cause a range of symptoms if you do not treat it in a timely manner. Though mild at first, these symptoms can worse over time and become increasingly painful and unpleasant.
Ectropion symptoms can include:
- Discomfort and eventually pain
- Discharge from the eye area
- Redness and inflammation of the eye and eyelid
- Gradual damage to the eye itself, potentially causes loss of vision in severe cases
Should I Have Ectropion Repair Treatment?
While ectropion can cause a range of problems, not all patients require treatment. In some cases, the condition may improve on its own or only require minimal intervention. However, in other cases, ectropion can cause serious symptoms that impact both your health and quality of life. Still, the best course of action is to visit an eyelid specialist like Dr. Kauh as soon as you notice concerns with your eyelid. Based on an exam and discussion, she can help you decide whether you need treatment or not.
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What Is Ectropion Repair Like?
Ectropion repair is typically a relatively simple and straightforward procedure that can be completed in our office with local anesthesia most of the time. The goal of ectropion repair is to tighten the eyelid, thus returning it to its natural position. This not only improves the appearance of your eyelid but also prevents symptoms from occurring or worsening.
During ectropion repair, Dr. Kauh will make a small incision in your eyelid to access the muscles and tissues that need to be adjusted. She will then tighten the tissues and muscles before closing the incision. In some cases, ectropion repair may be performed in combination with other eyelid procedures, such as a blepharoplasty.
Ectropion Repair Recovery and Results
After ectropion repair, you can expect some bruising and swelling around your eyelids. These side effects should subside within a week or two, after which you should be able to see your initial results. As you heal, you should also see your other symptoms fade until your eyes and eyelids are back to full health. Dr. Kauh will provide you with personalized instructions to follow based on your procedure and recovery expectations.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have noticed any concerns or problems with your eyelids, then it may be time to speak with eyelid specialist Dr. Kauh. Through ectropion repair, you can find symptom relief while also boosting your eyelid’s aesthetic. If you want to learn more about ectropion repair in Columbus, contact CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your procedure options and build a personalized plan to help you reach your goals. Contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic and function eyelid surgery options and get started on your plan.