Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic And Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Oculoplastic Surgeons or Eye Plastic Surgeons combine extensive training in ophthalmology with advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures.  Oculoplastic surgeons also perform cosmetic surgery.  This results in an excellent combination for patients: the attention to detail that comes from a surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation, and the safety that comes from a specialist who is knowledgeable and concerned about protecting your precious vision.

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Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as repair of drooping eyelids, repair of tear duct obstruction, and eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer removal.  Below are eye disorders we commonly treat:

Eyelid Disorders

  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
  • Dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin)
  • Benign and malignant eyelid tumors
  • Eyelid malposition such as entropion (turned in eyelid) and ectropion (turned out eyelid)
  • Eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer removal (reconstruction after Mohs surgery)
  • Periocular skin lesions
  • Chalazion (stye)
  • Eyelash abnormalities
  • Thyroid (Graves’) Eye Disease
  • Trauma
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Before and After Eyelid Disorders

Ptosis (drooping eyelids)

Ptosis (drooping eyelids)

Dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin)

Dermatochalasis and Ptosis

Dermatochalasis and Ptosis

Dermatochalasis and Ptosis

Eyelid Tumor

Facial Rejuvenation (Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures)

Botox

Botox® treatment can dramatically improve facial wrinkles. It is by far the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. The compound is a purified protein derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A. During the procedure, a small amount of Botox® is injected directly into the specific muscles that are responsible for the wrinkling, weakening those muscles and helping to diminish the wrinkles. The actual injections take only minutes, and results can usually be seen in two to eight days. After treatment, patients are able to return to work and wear makeup right away.  Botox is not only dose dependent, it is doctor dependent.  It is important to have a doctor who is experienced with Botox injections and familiar with the facial anatomy.

Botox® works most effectively on  "expression wrinkles." These are the frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow's feet. People who have these types of wrinkles usually see remarkable and rapid improvement after treatment with Botox®.

Botox

Botox

Wrinkles or rhytids can be divided into two major groups: 1) dynamic wrinkles— those that form when muscles contract, and static wrinkles, which are lines or depressions, that exist even when there is no muscle action or pull on the  skin. Dynamic wrinkles are best treated with Botox® Cosmetic, whereas static wrinkles are best treated with substances that plump up and fill out the problem lines. These substances are known medically as "dermal fillers." Our preferred injection substances are those which are biodegradable, rather than permanent. Dr. Nipper mainly uses the product Juvederm for static wrinkles.  Dr. Nipper also uses Restalyne.  Below is a picture depicting areas that work well with “dermal fillers”.

Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic Face

Dermal Filler

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Juvederm

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.

The type of peel, the frequency, and the aftercare recommendations will be made at your consultation. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel is  to schedule a consultation where after a thorough evaluation and discussion,  your questions can be answered and you can decide if its right for you.

Customized Chemical Peel

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Latisse is a FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.

Latisse

Latisse

Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Conditions

  • Unexplained tearing
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear duct)
  • Punctal malposition or stenosis (abnormal tear drain)

Oculoplastic surgery addresses eyelid issues that are functional (medically necessary) and cosmetic.  Some eyelid problems can affect vision, eye comfort, and eye health.  Photographs and additional testing can be submitted to your insurance company to determine if your eyelid procedure is covered by insurance.  Some insurance companies will approve surgery in advance while others do not.  Our team will work with your insurance on a case-by-case basis.

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