Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery
Although the eyelid is the thinnest and most delicate skin on the entire body, it performs vital functions. Many patients undergo cosmetic procedures that deal with aging issues around the eyes, like saggy skin, eye bags, line and wrinkles. Sometimes trauma causes damage to one or both eyelids that must be repaired with reconstructive surgery. This is when oculoplastic, or eyelid reconstruction, surgery is needed.
Skin cancer, defects, accident trauma or reconstruction after Mohs surgery are all causes for eyelid reconstruction surgery. While these surgeries require meticulous and precise techniques, Dr. Cerrati has the experience and skills necessary to perform the corrective measures necessary to restore your eyelids to completely normal function and aesthetic appeal. He understands that both considerations are equally important to his patients.
Post-Trauma Oculoplastic Surgery
Reconstructive techniques are not only used when trauma causes damage to the eyelids. Very often, they are also used during purely cosmetic procedures to remove excess skin and fatty tissue that affects the patient’s appearance or even hinders their eyesight. At times, patients will have misshapen eyelids that inhibit proper function or restrict vision. After the removal of some skin cancer tumors near the eye, eyelid surgery is needed to reconstruct the area once occupied by the cancerous cells.
Dr. Eric Cerrati is a highly skilled and expertly trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who also instructs students in this field of medicine at the University of Utah. He is a specialist at oculoplastic, or eyelid reconstruction surgery, who uses the latest and most advanced surgical techniques to bring about the functional and aesthetic results you desire.
To schedule your eyelid reconstruction surgery consultation, contact Dr. Cerrati’s offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah, or call to speak with one of our team members.