Bulging eyes can appear larger and, at times, disproportionate to the rest of the face. Often, bulging eyes can be painful, exposing the eyes to too much air and foreign objects. Bulging eyes may be present from birth and are more prevalent among certain ethnicities. While the same bulging eyes may be abnormal in one ethnicity/race, they may be normal in another.
Proptosis (bulging eyes) can result from a variety of causes, including
· Graves' or thyroid eye disease
· Orbital tumors
Treatment for Bulging Eyes
The treatment for proptosis or bulging eyes is orbital decompression. Often the procedure is performed for functional or rehabilitative reasons, as bulging eyes can cause eye irritation, redness, and tearing from increased exposure of the eyeballs to air and/or an inability to close the eyes fully. Orbital decompression sets the eyeballs back by removing bone and/or fat from behind the eyeballs through small, hidden or inconspicuous incisions. Dr. Taban performs orbital decompression on an outpatient basis.
Cosmetic Orbital Decompression
Treatment for bulging eyes can also be performed for cosmetic or aesthetic purposes for those who are unhappy about the appearance of their eyes or the way they look in proportion to the rest of the face, either due to disease or inherited. Usually, the degree of decompression needed for aesthetic reasons is less than that required for functional reasons. As stated earlier, cosmetic orbital decompression is performed on an outpatient basis, where the patient goes home after surgery. Dr. Taban uses only the latest surgical technologies, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes for his patients.
About the Procedure
Dr. Taban performs cosmetic orbital decompression using a minimally invasive approach that involves small, hidden incisions. After surgery, the patient will usually experience swelling and bruising for 7-10 days, with the only restriction being no exercise or heavy lifting during that time.
Your procedure, and follow-up appointments with Dr. Taban to track your progress, will take place at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills. This multi-million dollar facility was designed with your comfort in mind.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a triple board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in treating bulging eyes. Dr. Taban has written numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and is a leading voice in the surgical community. In addition to treating bulging eyes as a symptom of Graves’ Disease (thyroid eye disease), Dr. Taban also offers bulging eye treatments for patients who want orbital decompression for cosmetic reasons.
Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban
The orbital area is highly detailed, complex, and compact, requiring a special skill set. Cosmetic orbital decompression for bulging eyes is usually performed by an oculoplastic or orbital surgeon, who is board-certified in ophthalmology and oculoplastic orbit surgery (ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery). Dr. Taban has two locations for your convenience, one located in Santa Barbara and the other in the heart of Beverly Hills. Dr. Taban is triple board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.
If you are interested in cosmetic orbital decompression or would like to seek treatment for bulging eyes, please call our office at 310-278-1836 to make an appointment with Dr. Taban.
Cosmetic Orbital Decompression FAQs
Who should perform cosmetic orbital decompression?
It is important that you have a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon perform any type of surgery that involves the eye or orbit area.
How long will it take to recover?
You should use ice to reduce the swelling and follow ALL of Dr. Taban’s after-care instructions following your surgery. Expect to return to work inone week. Bruises should fade after about 10 days.
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