What is Oculoplastics?

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Oculoplastics, better known as oculoplastic surgery, is a difficult word to say but not difficult to understand. Essentially, four oculofacial procedures fall under the category of oculoplastic surgery: eyelid, orbital, cosmetic and tear duct surgery. As you can see, it encompasses many ranging surgical options.

An oculoplastic surgeon is someone who is a trained and certified ophthalmologist and who has undergone more education and training to be able to perform this focused type of corrective surgery. Our oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Byron Wilkes, has a thorough knowledge of the eye, eyelid and all the precise details of that region of your face.

While there is a vast range of procedures that oculoplastics can cover, overall, it encompasses the eyes and the face. It combines both eye surgery and plastic surgery together. Plastic eye surgery is another term that tends to combine the overarching definition of oculoplastics.

Oculoplastic surgery can be used to treat drooping eyelids, tear ducts, Botox, eyelid lifts, under eye bag removal, changing the way your eyelids are turned, and repairing serious injuries, to simply name a few. This type of surgery can be medically necessary or cosmetic. Whether you simply want to stop the signs of aging or improve your range of vision, we are here to help.

With all the procedures that this type of surgery includes, results will vary from person to person and from procedure to procedure. We encourage you to come in for a personal consultation with Dr. Wilkes. He will work with you to determine which procedure(s) will best meet your goals. At that time, he can  answer your questions and give you specific details about the procedure(s) the two of you have agreed upon. After consultation, we can also help you determine if your insurance can assist with costs.

Here at McFarland Eye Care, Dr. Wilkes offers a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He can perform and repair drooping eyelids that may be interfering with your line of sight or it could be that you are simply not satisfied with the wrinkles that the years have brought. He offers brow lifts, Kybella, Juvederm and Botox as well. The brow, eye socket and tear ducts are all common areas that oculoplastics includes. Whether you are interested in a procedure for cosmetic rejuvenation or medical reconstruction or a number of any other reasons, we are ready to assist you.

For more information concerning oculoplastic procedures, fill out the form below or give us a call to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Wilkes. 

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