Oculoplasty is a fast growing super-specialty in India There was a time when eyelid and orbital surgeries were performed by general plastic surgeons For eyelid, orbital, brow, lacrimal and mid-face surgery, please seek and look for a good oculoplastic surgeon. Oculoplastic Surgeons are those ophthalmologists who have acquired specialized training in plastic & reconstructive surgery of the facial and peri-orbital tissues including eyebrows, forehead, eyelids, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), cheeks, lacrimal (tear) system. Oculoplastic surgeons perform reconstructive, plastic, and cosmetic procedures in Orbital Oncology & Surgery, Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, Reconstructive & Functional Oculoplastics, Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures, & Tear Duct Surgery.
Oculoplastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive, Oculo-facial or Eye Plastic Surgery or Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty derived from Ophthalmology that deals with the medical, reconstructive and cosmetic surgical management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony socket) and the adjacent face. An Oculoplastic Surgeon is a surgeon who has undergone residency training in Ophthalmology and then undergone a super-specialized fellowship training in Oculoplastic Surgery – i.e. an Ophthalmologist who has completed additional advanced training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes, face and surrounding structures.
Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids (ptosis surgery), repair of tear duct obstructions & watering eyes (lacrimal surgery), orbital fracture repairs, removal of tumors in and around the eyes, eyelid reconstruction (posteyelid skin cancers) and facial rejuvenation procedures including laser skin resurfacing, eye lifts (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, botox for eyelid conditions like blepharospasm and facelifts.
Entropion, ectropion, ptosis, and eyelid tumors are commonly treated by various forms of eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty (eyelift) is plastic surgery of the eyelids to remove excessive skin or subcutaneous fat. Asian blepharoplasty (Double eyelid surgery). Ptosis repair for droopy eyelid. Ectropion repair. Eyelid flaps and grafts for eyelid cancers/ tumors/ tumours – Skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma and malignant melanomas are treated by oculoplastic surgeons using a variety of flaps, grafts and reconstructive surgery techniques.