Plastic Surgery


Surgical removal of the caruncle, a small fleshy structure in the inner corner of the eye, often done for medical reasons or cosmetic enhancement.

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Understanding the Benefits and the Procedure

Carunculectomy is a type of eyelid plastic surgery that involves the removal of the caruncle, a small, pink, fleshy protuberance located at the inner corner of the eye. This procedure is typically performed for medical reasons, but can also be performed cosmetically if the caruncle is large and obvious.

Medical Reasons for Carunculectomy:

Cosmetic Reasons for Carunculectomy:

Benefits of Carunculectomy:

The Procedure:

Carunculectomy eyelid plastic surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia or sedation. The procedure itself only takes a few minutes, and patients can typically return to their normal activities the next day; a biopsy of the caruncle will be sent for pathology to rule out more serious issues.

Recovery and Aftercare:

After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and redness, pink or red tearing, as well as some discomfort. To minimize these symptoms, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon, which include topical antibiotic ointment and applying cold compresses and avoiding activities that may irritate the eye.

Overall, carunculectomy eyelid plastic surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can provide numerous benefits for those who suffer from caruncular problems or seek cosmetic enhancement of the eye area. If you’re considering this procedure, be sure to consult with a qualified Oculofacial surgeon. They can help determine if carunculectomy is right for you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure and the recovery process. Book a consultation with Dr Amadi.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

Focusing on a natural and age-appropriate look, Dr. Amadi will deliver the finest personalized care, giving you the results you desire.

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