Stress, aging, and sun damage can take their toll on your eyelids and surrounding areas. Oculoplastic surgeons have the specialized training, expertise in microsurgery, and the latest technology and products to rejuvenate these delicate and intricate areas of the face.
“Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues, including eyelids, eyebrows, orbit [eye socket] and lacrimal [tear] system,” says Thai Do, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon at Oklahoma City’s Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI). “With their extensive training, oculoplastic surgeons have the anatomical understanding and surgical finesse to treat complex conditions around the eyes.”
Jeremy F. Tan, MD, also a DMEI oculoplastic surgeon, states, “Some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed at DMEI include blepharoplasty (removal of excess eyelid skin), ptosis repair (droopy eyelid lifting), and endoscopic forehead and brow lift. In addition, we provide injectables, such as Botox and judicious dermal fillers. We also offer skin rejuvenation with laser and light therapy. For an optimal results, a combination of techniques individualized to the patient will likely be offered.”
Dr. Do further states, “The eyelids and the tissue around the eyes serve essential functions, including eyelid opening and closing, blinking, tear drainage, and facial expressions. The margin of error for these procedures is often in millimeters or less. That is why you should avail yourself of the expertise of an oculoplastic surgeon for facial cosmetic work.”
Dr. Tan adds, “We develop plans individually tailored to each patient. Most patients are not trying to look like someone else. They just want to look more youthful and energetic. The best compliment I get from patients after they heal from a procedure is that their friends and family tell them they look well-rested.”
Put your best face forward! Schedule a cosmetic consultation at DMEI by calling 405.271.1096 and learn more about the procedures we offer at www.dmei.org.