Understanding eyelid scar revision surgery

Arrows show the planned blepharoplasty surgery to lift and correct the skin and swelling.Dr. Daniel S. Tresley is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the area of Northbrook, IL. He works with patients who are in need of facial procedures, specifically ophthalmic plastics. Patients who have scars on the eyelids, either from trauma or past surgeries, may be interested in finding out what methods of reduction or removal are available to them. By speaking with our team, patients can find out if eyelid scar revision surgery is appropriate for their unique needs and learn more about the procedure and how it is performed.

What is eyelid scar revision surgery?

Eyelid scar revision surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the look of existing scars that are located on the eyelids. This particular surgery can be used to reduce the size of the scar, change the shape of the scar, or make the scar less noticeable. Eyelid scar revision surgery is a relatively minor procedure, and it is typically performed using local anesthesia. This means that you will be awake during the surgery, but you will not feel any pain. The surgery usually takes about an hour to complete.

How is eyelid scar revision surgery performed?

Eyelid scar revision surgery is performed by making a small incision near the scar. The surgeon will then use a variety of techniques to improve the appearance of the scar. These techniques may include:

  • Suturing – This technique is used to close the wound and help it heal properly.
  • Skin grafting – This technique is used to replace damaged skin with healthy skin from another part of the body.
  • Tissue expansion – This technique is used to stretch the skin around the scar so that it can be repaired.

How do I learn more about eyelid scar revision surgery?

If you are considering eyelid scar revision surgery, it is important to talk to Dr. Daniel S. Tresley about your options. He can tell you if this procedure is right for you and educate you on what to expect. If you reside int eh area of Northbrook, IL and are interested in working with our board-certified ophthalmologist to learn more about eyelid scar revision, connect with his friendly front office team by calling (847) 773-0679. The practice is conveniently located at 500 Skokie Boulevard, Suite #120 and is open to new patients.

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