Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery at Face & Eye is undertaken by specialist oculoplastic surgeons.

What is an oculoplastic surgeon?

An oculoplastic surgeon (or oculofacial or ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon) is a surgeon who has first been trained as an ophthalmologist (or an eye surgeon or ophthalmic surgeon). The surgeon has received the specialised training required to diagnose and manage a wide range of disorders affecting the eyes and has acquired the skills needed to perform highly delicate surgery on the eyes. The surgeon has then received additional highly specialized training (often referred to as sub-specialist fellowship training) in oculoplastic surgery that provides the skills required to perform both cosmetic surgery (also referred to as cosmetic blepharoplasty) and functional/rehabilitative surgery around the eyes.

 This specialist knowledge and training is essential when performing very delicate surgery relating to the upper and lower eyelids and other structures around the eyes e.g. the tear drainage pathway.

 Why seek the skills of an oculoplastic surgeon?

The eyelid and other areas around the eye are delicate structures that need special understanding and care. Very often the problem at issue is not just cosmetic but interferes with visual function, comfort and well-being of the eyes. It therefore makes sense to entrust such work to a specialist who has completed years of additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding facial structures.

 In recent years, many more people have become aware of the need for cosmetic eyelid surgery or cosmetic blepharoplasty. This procedure re-contours the upper and lower eyelids by removing obvious signs of sagging and ageing. An increasing number of patients consider blepharoplasty before considering a full face-lift. Blepharoplasty is a less invasive procedure and has many positive and long-lasting results. Many discerning people now recognize the benefits of seeking the skills of the oculoplastic surgeon for this surgery.

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