Plastic Surgery

Lacrimal Gland Suspension

Repositions and stabilizes the lacrimal gland, addressing tear production for improved eye comfort and health.

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Lacrimal Gland Suspension

Lacrimal gland suspension is a type of eyelid surgery that involves the repositioning of a prolapsed, or drooping, lacrimal gland, the gland that is responsible for producing tears. Using a very delicate technique, utilizing a hidden incision within the eyelid crease, the prolapsed lacrimal gland is identified and suspended to a higher position underneath the outer rim of the eye socket. A prolapsed tear gland can produce a bump in the eyelid or fullness in the lateral aspect of the upper eyelid, therefore, this procedure is usually performed for cosmetic reasons.

It is important not to confuse the prolapsed lacrimal gland with excess eyelid fat, as accidental excision or cautery of the gland can lead to permanent dry eye problems.

The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and is minimally invasive, allowing the patient minimal discomfort and a quick recovery.

Recovery and Aftercare:

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

Done by an experienced Oculoplastic surgeon, lacrimal gland suspension is a safe and effective procedure that can provide cosmetic improvement of a fullness of the lateral aspect of the upper eyelid. If you’re considering this procedure, be sure to consult with a qualified eye specialist or Oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. They can help determine if lacrimal gland suspension is right for you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure and the recovery process.

Tear Trough Implant

Tear trough implant surgery is a type of facial plastic surgery that involves the placement of implants in the tear trough to treat the hollow region of the lower eyelid at the top of the cheek. This counteracts the natural volume loss associated with aging and improves overall facial balance and symmetry. This procedure is typically performed for cosmetic reasons to create a smoother “Eyelid-Cheek Continuum” as opposed to a cheek implant which is mostly done to enhance facial contour and create a more defined cheek. The intention of this procedure is not to change your appearance, but rather to create a more well-rested, refreshed look to the eyelids. If there is also prolapsed or excess lower eyelid fat in addition to a tear trough volume deficiency, tear trough implant is often combined with lower blepharoplasty.

Benefits of Tear Trough Implant Surgery:

It is important to keep in mind that individual results may vary and that it’s always best to consult with a qualified Oculofacial plastic surgeon to determine if tear trough surgery is the best option for your specific needs and medical history. A qualified surgeon will be able to evaluate your anatomy, skin thickness, and facial shape to determine the best implant size, shape, and placement for you.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

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