Our surgeons at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence understand that reconstructive surgery of any kind is always a big decision to make, especially in cases involving the orbital area. The eyes and surrounding tissues are a very delicate and personal part of the body. The first step in the process is education. Here you can read about each service and learn about how these orbital surgery procedures would benefit you.
Reconstructive Surgery at the Center of Excellence
Remember, when it comes to eyes no two are exactly alike, therefore each procedure is personalized and tailored to your individualized needs to achieve your desired goals. With every case, our highly trained doctors at La Peer aim to maintain quality of vision, prevent blindness, and restore a natural look.
- Orbital Decompression: For patients with Grave’s Disease, orbital decompression is one of the main treatment options to handle bulging eyes.
- Eyelid Reconstruction: During Eyelid Reconstruction, the delicate skin of the eyelid is made to look more natural using skin grafts.
- Socket Reconstruction: Socket Reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores function and provides rehabilitation to the soft tissues and bone around the eye including the eyelids, socket, and conjunctival fornices.
- Orbital Tumors: Orbital Tumors are tumors on and around the eye tissues. They can vary on size and magnitude and in some cases need to be surgically removed.
- Eyelid Retraction: Eyelid Retraction is process in which an oculoplastic surgeon replaces the eyelids to their natural resting place, allowing for a more comfortable and natural look.
How to Pick an Oculoplastic Surgeon
The orbit is a small, compact and complex structure. At La Peer Health Systems’ Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills, our oculoplastic surgeons have undertaken the extra training to deal with the nuances of treating orbital disease and injuries. When choosing a surgeon to evaluate and treat your orbital problem, look for an ophthalmic facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the eyelid, orbit, and tear drain surgery. Members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) have the extra training required to care for these problems in children and adults. Membership in ASOPRS indicates your surgeon is not only a board certified ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and structure of the eye and orbit, but also has expertise in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery to appropriately care for your problem.
Importance of Pre and Post Reconstructive Surgery Care
When preparing for orbital reconstructive surgery, your Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon will meet with you multiple times to develop a plan and talk about each step. It is very important at this time to pay close attention to what your oculoplastic surgeon says about prepping for your surgery at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills and what to expect afterwards. Be sure to follow any instructions he may give you, such as using prescription eye drops or stopping behaviors such as smoking.
Before the day of your surgery, please arrange a ride with a close friend or family member to and from the Beverly Hills surgical center that day. Also, in some cases, arrange for a caregiver or family member to stay with you the rest of the day as well. Be sure to follow your oculoplastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions as well. You may not be able to return to work or drive immediately, as this time is crucial for your healing.
If you have any questions about before or after reconstructive surgical care at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills, be sure to contact the office for more information at (888) 559-4341.
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