Try on Corner Sutures for Entropion Solutions
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Minor Surgical Procedure
$500 - $2000
What is a corner sutures for entropion procedure?
A corner sutures for entropion procedure is a minimally invasive minor surgical procedure utilizing strategically placed sutures in the lower eyelid to correct the inward turning (entropion) of the lower lid. Entropion is caused by age related changes to the lower eyelid muscles that cause imbalances leading to an inappropriate inward curling (entropion). This inward curling (entropion) differs from the outward curling seen in an ectropion.
Symptoms of entropion include the eyelashes irritating the eye, corneal ulcers, dry eye requiring artificial tears/eye drops, eye infections, excessive tearing, eye redness, and crusting.
The Anatomy of the Eye
The strategic placement of sutures is designed to cause adhesions (thick scar tissue) to form between the orbicularis muscle and lower lid retractors. This will tighten the lower lid retractors, rotate the lower eyelid margin anteriorly (forward), and induce fibrotic adhesions for sustained results.
What cosmetic concerns does a corner sutures for entropion procedure treat?
- Sagging & Hooded Eyelids: By strengthening the connection between the orbicularis and the lower lid retractors, corner sutures for entropion can rejuvenate and restore the lower lid appearance.
- Aging & Tired Eyes: A corner sutures for entropion procedure will correct an entropion (inward curling of the eyelid) and restore the eyelid margin.
Who is the ideal candidate for a corner sutures for entropion procedure?
The ideal candidate for corner sutures for entropion has acute entropion, spastic entropion, or early involutional entropion. Corner sutures for entropion is not recommended for those with severe entropion or those looking for a more permanent and significant repair.
What is the average recovery associated with a corner sutures for entropion procedure?
Most acute bruising, swelling, and tenderness around the lower eyelids resolves within one to two weeks. The use of cold compresses and sleeping with an elevated head of bed can help to further reduce swelling. Contact lenses should not be used for three to four weeks, and physical activity is restricted for two weeks. Most patients feel comfortable being in public after two weeks.
What are the potential side effects of a corner sutures for entropion procedure?
Possible side effects of a corner sutures for entropion procedure include blurred vision, double vision, corneal abrasion, bleeding, infection, asymmetry of the lid margin, overcorrection of the entropion, eyelid lumps, and possible need for revision surgery.
What can someone expect from the results of a Corner Sutures for Entropion procedure?
The result of a corner sutures for entropion procedure is an immediately noticeable correction of the inward turning appearance (entropion) of the lower eyelid. The results of the corner sutures for entropion procedure will be subject to natural changes from aging over time.
What is the average cost of a corner sutures for entropion procedure?A corner sutures for entropion plastic surgery procedure can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000. The actual cost of a corner sutures for entropion is dependent upon location, plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.
- Quick Procedure
- Simple Procedure
- Immediate Results
- High Chance Of Reoccurrence
- Under Correction
A corner sutures for entropion surgical procedure is a minimally invasive way to correct an entropion (inward curling of the lower eyelids) to reduce the symptoms of entropion and improve facial aesthetic.