The human eye is one of the most uniquely designed parts of the body. It serves so many functions. It is what allows you to see the world. At the same time, your eyes are what allows the world to see you. When people look into your eyes, they learn a lot about you.
For this reason, it is understandable that people are concerned about the function and appearance of their eyes. Oculoplastic surgery is a general term that is used to define surgeries that are done to the eyes and eyelids. The surgery can be done to reconstruct a damaged part of the eye, it can be done to improve the aesthetics of a person’s eyelid or it can be done in connection with facial plastic surgery.
Oculoplastic surgery includes procedures that are done for cosmetic and medical reasons. For example, some people will have an eyelid issue that is not only a cosmetic eyesore, but also affects their ability to see, the health of their eyes or their ability to live comfortably.
Ophthalmologists specialize in everything that has to do with the eyes. They not only understand the cosmetic structure of the eyes, but they are also experts in how your eyes function and what is needed in order to maintain good ocular health.
In addition to addressing cosmetic issues, they understand and are trained to manage eyelid abnormalities, orbital diseases and problems with your tear ducts. This puts them in the best position to perform surgical procedures on the eyes and eyelids that have a positive outcome.
Oculoplastic surgery is extremely popular in the United States. The procedures are listed among the top cosmetic surgical procedures performed every year. In just 2012 alone, it was estimated that more than 200,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in the United States alone.
Although many eyelid surgeries are performed by plastic surgeons and similar type surgeons, it is best to have a trusted ophthalmologist like Dr. Hester at Live Oak Ophthalmology perform the procedure. He is highly skilled and experienced in oculoplastic surgery. Schedule a consultation at our office in Wilmington to learn more information about how these procedures can benefit you.
While Live Oak Ophthalmology is primarily known for LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, cornea transplant procedures and cornea surgery, we also offer a variety of oculoplastic procedures, including upper and lower blepharoplasty. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!