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The oculoplastic specialty works on the eyelids, face, and other areas of the body related to the eye. In the field of ophthalmology, the focus is primarily on tissues and structures adjacent to the eye: the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit. The procedure includes blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, tumor removal, and volumization of areas around the eye. Some of these surgeries are covered by insurance, but some are considered to be elective procedures, meaning they are not covered by insurance.
What’s the Difference Between Oculoplastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?
A subspecialty of general surgery is plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery deals with surgeries around eyes and faces. It is a subspecialty of ophthalmology.
What Are Some of the Most Popular Oculoplastic Surgeries?
Blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, and eyelid skin cancer reconstruction are a few of the most popular oculoplastic surgeries.
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Due to aging, the lid structures can become loose, causing the eyelids to turn outward. This problem can sometimes be caused by sun-damaged skin. Similarly, eyelids can also roll inwards, causing eye pain and irritation from lashes rubbing against the eye. In both cases, the procedure can usually be done as an outpatient, which is often covered by insurance.
What Are Common Causes of Your Eyes Tearing?
A block in the tear drainage system can sometimes cause tearing as well as lid malpositions.
How Do I Treat Eyelid Tumors?
It is possible to surgically remove eyelid tumors and reconstruct the lid with minimal scarring. Reconstruction will need to be more intensive for larger tumors.
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The specialty of cosmetic oculoplasty is reconstructive surgery performed on the eye and the surrounding area. The eyelids and eyebrows are considered part of oculoplastics, which is the treatment and surgery of those structures. These procedures are performed by ophthalmologists. Whether you are young or old and in any phase of your eye health, we are committed to making sure you always look and feel your best with various cosmetic procedures that enhance the appearance of your eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an operation to remove excess skin, fat, and lax muscles on the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed when sagging skin obstructs peripheral vision, and it will expand the visual field and give the eyes a more youthful appearance.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
The following benefits are provided by eyelid surgery:
- The upper eyelid is opened, allowing the eyes to be seen
- Reduces the appearance of puffy bags under the eyes
- Removes fat and loose skin from the upper and lower eyelids
- Reduces the obstructive effects of upper eyelid hooding on peripheral vision
Are you wondering if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of our oculoplastic surgeons!