If you are in need of a provider who can perform reconstructive or cosmetic surgery around your eyes then an oculoplastic surgeon can help you to get the job done right. These surgeons are specially trained to work in the delicate eye area and to provide the least amount of scar tissues possible. There are many reasons that you may need to see an oculoplastic surgeon, check out the list below to see if a specialist is right for you.
Some common reason for Oculoplastic Surgery:
There are a number of reasons to involve an occuloplastic surgeon in your care. Below are some of the most common reasons to visit these healthcare providers.
- Droopy eyelids that cause cosmetic issues
- Droopy eyelids that make vision worse
- Blocked tear ducts
- Poorly positioned eyebrows
- Loose or sagging skin of the forehead
What exactly does this surgeon do?
An oculoplastic surgeon performs a variety of surgeries on the area surrounding the eyes or the immediate areas of the face. These surgeons perform procedures to unblock tear ducts in some cases or to lift the eyelids. They may also be involved in procedures to reconstruct the bony structures around the eye known as the orbits.
What can’t my occuplastic surgeon help me with?
Occuloplastic surgeons cannot directly improve the vision of the eyes through laser corrective surgery, retinal transplant, or any other corrective vision surgery. However, as mentioned above, removing loose skin from the eyelids may help vision overall in many patients. Also, occuplastic surgeons can remove fine lines or wrinkles to make the face look more youthful. Some patients do feel that they look more youthful after the eyelids or skin of the forehead has been tightened or lifted.
How can I find an occuloplastic surgeon that’s right for me?
Finding an occuloplastic surgeon can seem like a daunting task, but it’s quite simple really. Always be sure that your surgeon is board certified and don’t be afraid to view their credentials. If you know friends or family who has had similar procedures you may want to ask them for references as well. Another great resource is your family doctor who will likely be able to recommend a number of fine occuplastic surgeons for your care. Finally the internet may be used as a way to search for doctors within your area and possibly see the reviews of other patients who have undergone similar treatments with those providers that are listed.
As you can see there is a great deal to consider with these types of procedures and the surgeon that you choose. Don’t let this deter you though, with many great resources you will have found the perfect provider for you in no time. Correcting drooping eyelids, blocked tear ducts, or sagging skin of the forehead provides many benefits too. Many patients report feeling more confident or youthful and many report an improvement in vision as well. So talk to your doctor today about finding an occuloplastic surgeon that’s right for you.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.