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Orbit Reconstruction: the Best Eyelid Surgeon in Lakeview

Reconstruction of the Eye Socket

Restore Your Eye Health

Our eyes are a crucial part of our lives. They not only allow us to see the world around us, but they give our faces a distinct look. It’s vital to make sure your eyes are working properly so you can experience everything around you to the fullest.

Sometimes, we are faced with situations that can cause issues in the eye or entire eye area; birth defects, serious accidents, or certain diseases can cause issues in the entire eye area, both functionally and aesthetically. At Adam J Cohen, we aim to restore your eye functionality to increase your confidence and quality of life.

What is Orbital Reconstruction?

If you’ve suffered from a traumatic event that has caused damage to your eye sockets, then you may be experiencing problems with your eyes, vision, facial muscles, or facial sensations. You may also be unhappy with how your face looks as a result of an accident.

Whether you’ve had a major or minor injury, were born with a deformity, or have some sort of other eye issue, our team is confident we can help.

Reconstructive eye socket surgery, also known as orbit reconstruction, is a medical procedure that aims to restore the look of your face, and the natural functions of your eye. This type of eye reconstructive surgery is difficult and complex, and can’t be carried out by just any dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It must be performed by a facial plastic surgery expert with decades of experience.

With his experience removing cancer on the face, facial reconstruction, and reconstructing eye sockets back to their natural function and beauty, Dr. Cohen is qualified to help.

How Is The Eye Socket Reconstructed?

​Dr. Cohen uses a variety of techniques to reconstruct your eye socket. No two reconstructive surgeries are the same, because every patient’s physicalities and deformities are different.

In general, Dr. Cohen uses implants or fat grafts, eyelid tightening, and upper eyelid ptosis surgery, among other procedures, to restore the eye socket.

The procedures and techniques Dr. Cohen uses will depend on your exact situation. Factors that affect how the procedure will be done include the severity of the issue, the exact nature of the problem, and your goals for the procedure.

During a consultation with Dr. Cohen, you will be able to discuss your goals as well as what to expect during surgery and recovery. He will assess your eye and areas surrounding the eyes and make a decision based on what he thinks will be best. No two situations are alike, and Dr. Cohen is an expert at treating each case individually to ensure the best possible outcome. You can rest assured that he will enact whichever procedure method will be best for you.

Will I Be Under Anesthesia?

As with cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive procedures can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. They and are most often completed as outpatient procedures.  You will be able to discuss your sedation options with Dr. Cohen during your consultation so you’ll know exactly what type of anesthesia you’ll be receiving and what to expect on the day of your surgical procedure.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Orbital Reconstruction Surgery?

In many cases, recovery from eye socket reconstructive surgery is pretty speedy, lasting only a couple of weeks.

The exact recovery period will depend on your specific situation, the complexity of your own unique surgery, and the intensity of the reconstruction. On average, you can expect a 2-6 week recovery period, with visible bruising within the first 1-2 weeks. You may also experience sensitivity to bright lights, dry eyes, slight blurriness, or difficulty opening and closing your eyes. However, all side effects are temporary and your vision will shortly return to normal. During this recovery period, it’s best to avoid any strenuous activities as well as bending over or excessively blowing your nose.

Some patients can go home the same day as their surgery and typically need another individual to help them complete tasks for the first day or so. The doctor may prescribe you medicine to help combat side effects or recommend over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or painkillers.

If more in-depth surgery techniques are required, patients may need to be hospitalized for about 3-7 days so the results can be monitored and pain can be controlled if needed.

In some cases, Dr. Cohen may give you a pressure patch to wear for about a week to control swelling. This is usually removed at your postoperative appointment.

Contact our Office Today

If you are suffering from any eye-related trauma, pain, deformity, or orbital fractures, you may be a candidate for orbit surgery. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen, we encourage you to call us or submit a request online. We look forward to hearing from you and restoring your eye health for a confident, beautiful look.