Eyelid and Orbital Reconstructive Surgery
For those who suffer from congenital or traumatic deformities, or aging changes of the eyelids and surrounding structures, Outlook Eyecare offers a full range of reconstructive surgery options. Oculoplastic surgery at one of our New Jersey locations can restore proper function and appearance to the eyelids, tear ducts, eye socket and surrounding facial structures. Dr. Joseph Shovlin is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who is fellowship (ASOPRS) trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
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Eyelid skin is particularly delicate, and especially susceptible to environmental damage and the effects of aging. When the skin in this area loses elasticity, it may wrinkle and sag. In addition, fatty deposits may accumulate, causing puffiness and bags that contribute to an aged appearance.
Dr. Shovlin is a preeminent oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive training and experience in leading-edge blepharoplasty techniques. Women and men visit him for eyelid surgery from Princeton, Monroe Township, and surrounding areas to attain a more rested appearance. Dr. Shovlin can perform blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, lower lids, or both without changing their natural shape. He also offers other cosmetic options to complement these surgical procedures, such as injectable fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Upper eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin through a tiny incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Any excess fat is removed, and remaining tissue is repositioned to re-create the youthful appearance of the eyelid. Dr. Shovlin may also alter tiny muscles in this area for improved results that do not change the natural shape of the eye.
In some cases, lower eyelid surgery can be performed entirely through an incision made inside the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. Fatty tissue can be removed, contoured, or repositioned through this approach. To remove excess or significantly wrinkled skin or to tighten lax muscles, Dr. Shovlin will add a tiny incision just below the eyelashes.
Because Dr. Shovlin uses advanced surgical techniques and the latest technology, his eyelid surgery patients experience a more comfortable and quick recovery. Within 7 to 10 days, swelling and bruising have typically subsided enough to return to work and normal daily activities. Results will continue to emerge over the course of several weeks to months, with the ultimate outcome being eyes that look younger, more alert, and refreshed.
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