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Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

The Elite Wellness Resort

Justina P Taube, MD

Ocular-Plastic Surgeon & Ophthalmology located in Houston, TX

If you experience ocular trauma due to a car accident or a blow to the head, reconstructive surgery can restore your facial features and reduce the risk of complications. At The Elite Wellness Resort, ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Justina Taube, MD, uses reconstructive surgery to correct various injuries. To make an appointment at the practice in Houston, Texas, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery uses special tools and advanced treatment techniques to treat trauma affecting your eyelids, orbital bones, or tear duct system. Dr. Taube is one of the few ophthalmic plastic surgeons in the area with this type of training and expertise. Her knowledge and experience ensure positive treatment outcomes and stunning results.

What conditions can benefit from reconstructive surgery?

At The Elite Wellness Resort, Dr. Taube uses reconstructive surgery to treat various conditions, including:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Tumors
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Entropion (turned in eyelid)
  • Ectropion (turned out eyelid)
  • Styes
  • Eyelash abnormalities
  • Fractures
  • Thyroid-related eye disease (Graves disease)
  • Trauma to the tear duct system
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Abnormal tear draining

You might also benefit from reconstructive surgery if your eye socket experiences trauma, like a sudden blow from a fall or high-impact crash.

How do I prepare for reconstructive surgery?

Before recommending reconstructive surgery, Dr. Taube reviews your health history, asks about your goals for treatment, and performs a comprehensive ophthalmic exam. During the appointment, let Dr. Taube know about any medications, vitamins, or supplements you take regularly. 

It’s also a good idea to tell Dr. Taube about any underlying medical conditions you have, like heart disease or diabetes. These issues won’t prevent you from undergoing reconstructive surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important she’s aware.

What does reconstructive surgery involve?

No two ophthalmic reconstructive surgery procedures are exactly alike. Dr. Taube designs a custom treatment plan based on your needs. 

For example, if you have drooping eyelids that affect your peripheral vision, you might benefit from eyelid surgery. The quick, outpatient procedure involves Dr. Taube removing excess skin from your eyelids. 

If you lose an eye due to cancer, trauma, or an infection, you might benefit from reconstructive surgery with an eye implant. That involves Dr. Taube removing your eye and surrounding tissue and replacing it with a prosthesis.

Is reconstructive surgery safe?

Reconstructive surgery is safe and usually well-tolerated. Each of the procedures occurs under anesthesia so you’re comfortable the entire time. Following treatment, Dr. Traube provides you with care instructions and makes recommendations to speed up your body’s natural healing process.  

To see if you’re a candidate for reconstructive surgery, make an appointment at The Elite Wellness Resort by calling the office or scheduling online today.