LONG ISLAND, NY — Oculoplastic surgery (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery) is a specialized dynamic field of medicine that combines the microsurgery of Ophthalmology with the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery to offer patients the latest technology and most modern techniques for cosmetic eyelid surgery. The most common procedures performed by an oculoplastic surgeon include blepharoplasty (eyelid lifting), ptosis repair, brow lifting, eyelid bag removal, dark circle treatment, tear duct surgery, eyelid skin cancer diagnosis and reconstruction, orbital surgery, and cosmetic injections such as Botox, Juvederm, Volbella, Vollure, Voluma, Radiesse, Xeomin, Belotero, Kybella, and Restylane.
For many patients, eyelid surgery will be covered by their insurance to restore vision and function to the eye. If patients desire aesthetic improvements in the appearance of their eyes or face, some out of pocket expenses may apply. Our offices offer care credit financing options and payment plans for patients who are interested in cosmetic surgery.
An oculoplastic surgeon is a true eyelid specialist. The training to become a board certified oculoplastic surgeon includes pre-medical studies in college, four years of medical school, a one year preliminary internship in medicine or surgery, three years of Ophthalmology training, and two years of a sub-specialized plastic surgery fellowship.
Most procedures performed by an oculoplastic surgeon can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in an ambulatory surgery center with light sedation. Often, microscopic stitches are used around the eyes which either dissolve or are removed five to ten days after surgery. To prevent infection after eyelid surgery, an antibiotic ointment is usually prescribed to be used on the incisions and stitches. Rest and ice to the affected areas will help patients to recover most quickly from oculoplastic surgery.
Office cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten the skin, or replace volume can be performed after a free cosmetic consultation at any of our offices throughout Long Island, Queens, or New York City. A combination of Botox, fillers, Kybella, or chemical peels may be used to achieve non-surgical rejuvenation of the face. These procedures offer minimal down time and can sometimes be used either in conjunction with or instead of surgery.
Currently, SightMD offers convenient access to doctors by providing oculoplastic surgery services in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Manhattan. To schedule your consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our offices today.