Also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery is a specialized dynamic field of medicine that combines the microsurgery of Ophthalmology with the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery to offer the latest techniques and most modern approaches to cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. Oculoplastic surgeons are board certified ophthalmologists with specialized training in plastic surgery of the eyes and face. They focus on cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows in addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit. Ophthalmic plastic surgeons also perform minimally invasive cosmetic office procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Xeomin, Kybella, and Chemical peels.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that removes excess skin and sagging tissues from the upper or lower eyelids. It can also be done cosmetically to get rid of eyelid bags, puffiness, and dark circles. After one to two weeks of recovery, patients will experience in an improvement in peripheral vision and a better appearance of the eyelids and mid face.
Blepharoplasty can be combined with ptosis repair or brow lifting to fully correct aging related changes around the eyes. Ptosis repair is a procedure to lift a weak eyelid muscle in order to lift the edge of the eyelid above the pupil. This results in an improvement in peripheral vision. Brow lifting is done to re-position a droopy eyebrow at or above the rim of bone above the eye (its normal youthful anatomic position).
SightMD offers complimentary cosmetic consultations for patients interested in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Appointments are available in New York City (Manhattan and Queens), Nassau County, and Suffolk County.