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Improve Your Appearance with Facial Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery!

At Black Hills Regional Eye Institute we believe in total eye rejuvenation so you can look, see, and feel your best. Your face and eyes are the central focus in everyday conversations. Improving these areas can better appearance and greatly increase day to day functionality. Contact the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute to schedule an evaluation.

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery removes fatty deposits and excess loose skin around the eyelids. This is typically done to improve vision or improve appearance.View Video
  • Blepharospasms affect the eye muscles and usually result in excessive blinking and irritation of the eye.
  • Ectropion occurs when the eyelid turns out and exposes the inner surface. It usually affects the lower lid and can cause dry, painful eyes.View Video


  • Entropion is the opposite of ectropion and results in the lower lid turning inward. This causes the eyelashes to scratch the surface of the eye and cause discomfort.View Video


  • Enucleation is the surgical removal of the eye and is done only when there is no other choice. Anyone undergoing enucleation of their eye will require an artificial eye.
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a procedure that restores tear flow into the nose from the lacrimal sac when a duct becomes blocked. DCR commonly causes watering of the eye, discharge of mucous, irritation, and eyelid swelling.View Video
  • Graves Disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to over activity of the thyroid gland. Graves disease can cause the eyeballs to bulge out and can cause eye irritation and tearing.
  • Ptosis is better known as a droopy eyelid. When the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid is weak or damaged, it can cause ptosis.View Video


  • Skin cancer can also occur on the face and around the eyes. Mohs surgery is a minor procedure used to remove skin cancers located in these areas.
  • Orbital Decompression Surgery is usually done for patients with Thyroid Eye Disease. This surgery creates more space in the orbit to allow the eye to return to its normal position.


Where We Are

2800 3rd St.
Rapid City, SD 57701