Published on January 19, 2022

Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized branch of both ophthalmology and plastic surgery that combines the highly detail-oriented techniques of both fields. At SightMD our patients have many choices when selecting their cosmetic eyelid surgeon. Here are three main things to consider when selecting the best doctor to take care of your eyelids:

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Choosing the right surgeon for you

It is important that you choose a surgeon that is a true eyelid expert. An oculoplastic surgeon (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgeon) is a doctor who has dedicated their practice solely to care for the structures around the eyes, including the eyelids. Because of their specialized attention to the detailed anatomy around the eyes, oculoplastic surgeons can provide meticulous care. Trained as both board-certified ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained surgeons, these highly skilled physicians are best suited to treat eyelid conditions.

Proper Training and Certification

It is also important to choose an oculoplastic surgeon who is board certified and trained by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Comprising only around five hundred members world-wide, ASOPRS-trained oculoplastic surgeons are able to offer the most advanced techniques in eyelid, orbital, and tear duct surgery to optimize results and decrease recovery times. Particular attention can be paid to using minimally-invasive surgeries to achieve the best results for patients.

Experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Finally, it is important to choose a cosmetic eyelid surgeon who has experience in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. While the overwhelming majority of surgeries are performed without any complications such as bleeding or scarring, sometimes it is difficult to predict how a particular patient will react to a procedure. As a result, it is important to select a surgeon who is able to care for any complications which may arise during the recovery period.

Choosing the best oculoplastic surgeon for cosmetic eyelid surgery can be an exciting process. Our patients are lucky to have access to some of the top cosmetic surgeons within New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. By selecting a true eyelid expert, patients can be assured of the best results from surgery.

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