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Oculoplastics Surgery

At Regional Eye Center, we provide oculoplastics services with a wide variety of eyelid revision. We also provide reconstructive surgeries after trauma.

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Blepharoplasty for Droopy Eyelids

If you suffer from drooping eyelids, you may appear older, exhausted, or even hostile. Moreover, this issue can hinder your vision. If you are dissatisfied with your eye’s appearance, surgery can be a suitable choice to restore your youthful look. Through surgery, Dr. Tu can enhance the eye region’s appearance by eliminating surplus skin and fatty tissues. This operation can be carried out on both the upper and lower eyelids.

Is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Covered by Insurance?

Typically, insurance policies do not provide coverage for cosmetic surgeries. However, in cases where vision is affected by conditions like droopy eyelids or excess skin, the cost of surgery may be partially or entirely reimbursable. We advise you to contact your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage and any applicable deductibles.

Is Lid Surgery Painful?

To ensure your comfort during the procedure, we take necessary measures such as administering local anesthesia and mild sedation. Your eyelids will be anesthetized to avoid any pain. After the procedure, you can ease discomfort with ice and over-the-counter Tylenol.

The recovery period for Blepharoplasty varies based on the type of procedure and the patient’s individual circumstances. Typically, patients experience bruising and swelling of the eyelids. It is advisable to rest at home for a few days. After a few days, you can resume light activities and driving, but it is essential to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for at least two weeks.

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Are Your Eyes Going to Look Natural After Surgery?

Yes, your eyes will still look natural after surgery. We aim to provide natural-looking results that make you appear refreshed rather than drastically altered. The surgery is designed to make you look years younger without changing the unique features of your eyes. Additionally, any scars resulting from the procedure will be well-placed and are designed to fade over time, allowing them to hide well and blend in with the natural contours of your face.

Other Eyelid Conditions and Treatments

Eyelid Growths

Common Types of Eyelid Growths:

While not all eyelid growths are necessarily a cause for concern, you should have any bumps on your eyelids examined by an eye doctor to rule out the possibility of skin cancer. Common types include:

Non-Cancerous Eye Conditions Include:

  • Styes: These are small and painful lumps filled with pus that appear on the edge of the eyelid. They are caused by an infection of the meibomian gland in the eye.
  • Xanthelasma: This is a yellow-white bump that appears on the eye due to a buildup of fat.
  • Chalazion: This is a lump that can feel soft or firm and is located in the middle of the eyelid. It is caused by a blockage of the meibomian gland.

    Chalazion Removal

    The eyelids contain oil glands that can become clogged. When this happens, it can cause a painful red bump. Treatments include:

    • Steroid injections
    • Applying warm compresses and antibiotic ointment
    • Surgery (to drain or remove)

    Cancerous Eye Conditions Include:

    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This is characterized by scaly and thick growths that do not heal.
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma: This is a shiny bump that grows in size and can break open, bleed, or form a scab.

    Cancerous Eye Conditions Include:

    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This is characterized by scaly and thick growths that do not heal.
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma: This is a shiny bump that grows in size and can break open, bleed, or form a scab.

    Skin Cancer

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Although less frequent than basal cell carcinoma, this type of cancer can exhibit high aggressiveness and rapid spread. It can manifest as scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts that crust over and bleed.

    Basal Cell Carcinoma

    When identified early, this prevalent form of cancer is easily treated. It typically manifests as a firm, pearly nodule and can cause skin ulcers and infiltration of neighboring tissues if left untreated.


    The most perilous type of skin cancer is melanoma, which usually originates on the skin but can extend to other body regions, including the eyes. If left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Timely detection and surgical intervention can lead to an excellent survival rate.

    Most of these procedures can be done at our state-of-the-art surgery center for your comfort and convenience.

    Call Regional Eye Center in Americus to schedule an appointment today.

    Dr. Tu's surgical patients, actual photos of his plastic surgery

    You can view some of our surgical results (preop on the left and postop on the right):

    Levator Resection
    (tightening eyelid muscle)

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    (removing excess skin and fatty tissue)

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