What Can an Oculoplastic Surgeon Do?
An oculoplastic surgeon is a board certified ophthalmologist who has also received training to specialize in plastic surgery around the eye area. Surgery performed by an oculoplastic surgeon can be for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes. What can an oculoplastic surgeon do?
Blepharoplasty: Performed on the upper or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty is a surgery to tighten the lids and remove excess fat or skin. Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eye area by lifting the upper eyelids or removing under eye bags and sagginess. The surgery can also be used to treat hooded eyes by creating an eye crease above the eyelid.
Brow Lifts: A brow lift can change the entire look of your face, returning eyebrows to a more youthful placement. In addition to moving the eyebrows up and out again, a brow lift will improve the appearance of wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyes.
Ectropion Repair: The eyelid can turn out for many reasons, but no matter the cause, ectropion leaves the inner eyelid exposed to painful irritation. Surgical repair corrects the eyelid through a minimally invasive procedure.
Entropion Repair: When the eyelid turns in, eye irritation is unavoidable. The lashes can scratch the outer surface of the eye or even the cornea. Like ectropion repair, an oculoplastic surgeon can perform entropion surgery as an outpatient procedure.
Ptosis Correction: Drooping eyelids aren’t just a cosmetic problem; they can actually lead to vision loss. Eyelid drooping can be corrected by an oculoplastic surgeon.
Thyroid Eye Disease: Bulging or protruding eyes due to hyperthyroidism can be treated by an oculoplastic surgeon. Sometimes the condition necessitates surgery, while more minor cases may need monitoring or drug therapy. An oculoplastic surgeon can oversee a range of treatment options and determine which one is best for you.
These are only a sample of what oculoplastic surgeons can do; these highly qualified doctors can also biopsy and remove skin cancer around the eyelid, repair trauma to the eye area with attention to cosmetic appearance, remove tumors from the eyelid and so much more.
Think an oculoplastic surgeon is right for your cosmetic or medical eye goals? Talk to Dr. Perman about your concerns and create a treatment plan that’s tailored to you. Call (301) 571-000 to schedule an appointment today.