What is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Oculoplastic Surgeons are ophthalmologists who have additional, specialized training in plastic surgery of the region around the eye. They repair eyelids, tear drainage system damage, and also focus on the bones and other structures around the eye. In the office, they perform medical injections around the eyes and face to improve the function of facial structures.
Conditions treated by Oculoplastic Surgeons:
- Aging changes that cause functional or cosmetic concerns
- Congenital problems
Services or procedures that may be addressed by Oculoplastic Surgeons:
- Botox injections
- Brow lift
- Cosmetic surgery
- Ectropion repair
- Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
- Entropion repair
- Eyelid lesion removal
- Eyelid retraction repair
- Facial fillers
- Lacrimal surgery
- Orbital decompression
- Orbital tumor removal
- Ptosis repair
- Scar revision
- Skin cancer reconstruction
Sources: American Academy of Ophthalmology & Mayo Clinic
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested.