If you or someone you love is suffering from an eyelid malposition condition called ectropion, which occurs when one or both eyelids turn out, there is a simple, surgical technique available to correct the condition. The skilled oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Taban has extensive training and experience performing a technique called switch flap surgery to treat lower eyelid ectropion and has a strong track record of achieving amazing results.
Do not wait to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taban today in Los Angeles to learn more about treatment options for eyelid malposition.
What is Ectropion?
Ectropion is an uncomfortable eyelid condition that occurs as a result of aging, injury, facial paralysis, or previous surgery. As the eyelid turns out away from the eyeball, it leaves the delicate tissue of the eye exposed to air and debris, which can become more than just uncomfortable, it can lead to substantial damage to the eye and even vision loss. It is crucial to seek medical care as soon as possible to correct the position before it gets too serious.
What is Switch Flap Surgery Los Angeles?
The surgical technique known as switch flap surgery involves taking a skin graft from the upper eyelid or another part of the body and used to treat the ectropion eyelid. The skin flap is used to correct the skin tissue that is pulling the eyelid in the incorrect direction, allowing the lid to lay in a natural, healthy position on the eyelid.
The procedure is minimally-invasive and can be performed in-office under local anesthesia. The patient is conscious during the operation in order to help the surgeon find the best positioning of the lid when open and closed before making final changes. The recovery process can take no more than one to two weeks and will result in little to no scarring, especially when the procedure is conducted by a skilled surgeon.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
To undergo switch flap surgery in Los Angeles with a dedicated and exceptional oculoplastic surgeon, get in touch with Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban right away. An eyelid surgery can not only help protect your eyesight, but also make your everyday life comfortable once more.
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