Eye Center South has provided world-class eye care to the Wiregrass for over forty years, and as a result, our patients trust us to care for their eye health and improve their sight through life-changing disease treatment and eye surgery. However, we understand that other parts of the face — such as the eyelids, brows, and facial muscles — may also cause issues that impact the vision.
Because of this, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures, from minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments to reconstructive facial surgery. Reconstructive surgery seeks to improve vision and facial structure by addressing issues in the orbital structure, and correcting problems with the eyelids and brows that may affect the quality of sight.
About Our Facial Reconstructive Surgeon
At Eye Center South, facial reconstructive procedures are performed by Dr. Richard W. Bryant, our board-certified Facial Cosmetic and Orbital Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Bryant completed a highly-specialized oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills, California, where he trained under some of the world’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons. His experience in the field of orbital and cosmetic surgery, meticulous attention to detail, and compassion for his patients has made him a sought-after surgeon across the Wiregrass.
Dothan, AL Reconstructive Procedures
Facial reconstructive procedures use surgery to reshape the contours of the face. These procedures can be used to restore the face to a natural appearance following illnesses or injuries, to correct congenital defects, or to restructure the face for aesthetic reasons.
Droopy Eye (Ptosis) Repair
Ptosis refers to the drooping of the upper eyelids due to the congenital or age-related weakening of the levator muscle, which opens and closes the eye. Ptosis surgery involves the tightening of the levator muscle to raise the eyelid back to its proper position.
Ectropion causes the eyelid — normally the lower lid — to turn outward, exposing the cornea and conjunctiva, which can lead to irritation, infection, and in severe cases, vision loss. Ectropion repair surgery restores the eyelid to its normal position against the eye.
Entropion typically affects the lower lid and occurs when the eyelid turns inward and causes the eyelashes to rub against the cornea, which leads to irritation, discomfort, and eventually permanent damage to the cornea and vision loss. Entropion requires reconstructive surgery to restore the eyelid to its normal position.
As we age, the skin and muscles of the eyelids begin to weaken and sag, which can sometimes be severe enough to diminish vision. An upper blepharoplasty is a procedure where excess skin and fat is removed from the upper eyelids, producing a more alert and youthful look while also serving to restore your visual field.
Can You Benefit From A Reconstructive Procedure?
Find out by getting in contact with one of our specialists.
Reconstructive Procedures in Dothan, AL
Whether you’re seeking treatment for an eyelid condition that affects your vision, or simply looking to reverse the signs of aging, Dr. Bryant at Eye Center South has a solution for you. If you’d like to not only see your best but look your best, too, give us a call at (800) 467-1393 to book an appointment today!