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Eyelid / Facial Laceration Repair

What is eyelid or facial laceration repair?

Lacerations are one of the most common eyelid and facial injuries. Meticulous repair of the laceration by an oculofacial plastic surgeon who is an expert in eyelid and facial anatomy is important to maximize function while minimizing scarring. When the injury involves the tear drainage system, the repair should happen right away to prevent permanent damage and to preserve the tear drainage system. Dr. Liu individualizes the repair to each wound, location, and situation to achieve the best functional and aesthetic result possible.

Commonly asked questions

What kind of anesthesia is used during laceration repair?

Laceration repair is typically performed using local anesthesia in Dr. Liu’s procedure room or under sedation at an off-site surgery center, but only in very rare cases would general anesthesia be used.

How does Dr. Liu perform laceration repair?

There are several techniques that Dr. Liu uses, depending on the size, depth, and placement of the wound. Because Dr. Liu has such specialized training, she has access to a number of techniques that are not utilized by most other doctors, and she will customize these techniques to get the best outcome. The specific techniques that Dr. Liu uses will be selected based on your needs.

How long does the procedure take?

Laceration repair typically takes less than an hour from start to finish.

Is there scarring after laceration repair?

After laceration repair, there may be some scarring in the area of the wound, however, Dr. Liu will try to minimize scarring as much as possible by using meticulous closure techniques. Non-specialized surgeons typically have results with more visible scarring.

Dr. Liu is one of the loveliest doctors. She is kind, knowledgeable, patient and comforting. Even though I was nervous about having eye surgery, she made me feel relaxed throughout the entire experience.


Dr. Liu is the top rated oculoplastic surgeon in Orange County.

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