Your eyelids create the form and shape of your eye as well as protect your eye from harm. When an eyelid is damaged or does not function as it should, it can affect your appearance and put your sight at risk. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, has the extensive training and experience needed to restore the form and function of a damaged eyelid through reconstructive surgery, available at his offices in NYC and Staten Island.
The eyelids are delicate, yet protect the eyes from intrusion while retaining moisture. When they are damaged as a result of trauma, or affected by a medical condition like facial paralysis, they may lose their ability to protect the eye. Dr. Rosenberg’s training and experience as a dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon has given him the expertise to repair various types of eyelid damage. Not only is function restored, but his artistic skills can restore a beautiful form to the eyelid to improve appearance.
Types of Eyelid Reconstruction Surgeries
There are many causes of eyelid damage that may require the expertise of a facial reconstructive surgeon. To function properly, the eyelids require the nerves, tendons and muscles to work correctly. For aesthetics, the eyelid skin and tissue must be carefully formed for balance and symmetry. Some of the types of eyelid reconstructive surgeries that Dr. Rosenberg can complete include:
- Gold weight surgery and eyelid tightening for facial nerve paralysis
- Repairing eyelids damaged from trauma
- Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer and reform the eyelid
- Birth defect reconstruction
Each eyelid, or oculoplastic surgery, is unique to the patient and has its challenges. Dr. Rosenberg strives to restore beauty and function to his patient’s eyes, using his extensive knowledge in this specialized field.
If you or a family member have eyelid defects that need repair, you can trust the expertise of Dr. Rosenberg for your eyelid reconstructive surgery. Contact us at one of our offices to schedule a consultation.