Plastic Surgery

Ectropion Repair

Corrects outward turning of the eyelid, addressing discomfort and preventing eye irritation.

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Ectropion Repair

Ectropion is a condition where the lower eyelid turns outward, causing the eye to become exposed and uncomfortable. This condition can be caused by aging, skin laxity, and other factors, including prior eyelid surgery. This can lead to a range of problems, such as eye irritation, redness, dryness, and an increased risk of infection. For those who suffer from ectropion, plastic surgery may be an option to restore the normal position of the eyelid and improve quality of life.

Ectropion repair is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to correct the position of the lower eyelid, restore the natural shape of the eye, and prevent the exposure of the eye to the environment. The procedure typically involves tightening the eyelid to restore its natural position. This can be done through a variety of techniques, including eyelid shortening and reconstruction or the use of tissue flaps and/or grafts.

The benefits of ectropion repair are numerous: by correcting the position of the eyelid, patients can experience improved vision, less tearing, reduced eye irritation/redness/dryness, and reduced risk of infection. The procedure can also improve the overall appearance of the eye and restore the patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

However, like any surgical procedure, ectropion repair also has associated risks and potential complications. These may include scarring, pain/tenderness, eyelash irregularity, bleeding/bruising, and infection. Patients should also be aware that the procedure may not always achieve the desired outcome, especially if prior surgery has taken place leading to pre-existing scarring. Sometimes additional procedures may be necessary to correct any residual issues. Patients should also have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure and be aware that the outcome may not be perfect.

Ectropion repair can have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients who suffer from this condition. By restoring the natural position of the eyelid and reducing the risk of eye irritation, dryness or tearing, and infection, the procedure can help to improve the overall health and appearance of the eye.

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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