Oculoplastic surgery like blepharoplasty can fix instances of ptosis and drooping eyelid

If the eyes are considered the windows to the soul, then the layers around the eye are the framing and curtains for those windows. When this area is affected, either aesthetically or functionally, you might find your vision and your self-confidence affected. That’s where the oculoplastic surgeons at CEENTA can help.

What conditions affect the eye area?

While eye care providers typically focus on ailments that directly affect the eyes, such as glaucoma, dry eye, and cataracts, there are conditions that create visual or aesthetic issues for the surrounding areas. These conditions include:

  • Ptosis: an insufficient opening, drooping, of the eyelids
  • Dermatochalasis: excessive skin on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Steatoblepharon: bulging of fat into the upper or lower eyelids
  • Brow ptosis: Drooping or heaviness of the eyebrows
  • Rhytids: wrinkling of the eyelid area skin

What treatments can an oculoplastic surgeon provide?

The oculoplastic surgery team at CEENTA specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the tissues around the eye, allowing them to treat the conditions mentioned previously that affect such areas. Each oculoplastic (or oculofacial) surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in conducting surgery of the skin, muscle and bones around the eye.

Dr. Catherine Cuite, a CEENTA oculoplastic surgeon who practices out of our SouthPark office, expands on this concept. “Since this area is exquisitely delicate and functional to protect the eye, many patients prefer oculoplastic surgeons who are uniquely trained to operate on these tissues.”

To improve your vision and appearance oculoplastic surgeons can operate on this area to open eyes wider, tighten the skin of upper and lower eyelids, remove fat, lift eyebrows, and provide wrinkle reducing services. Popular procedures to accomplish these goals include:

Who are good candidates for oculoplastic surgery?

In general, ideal candidates for oculoplastic surgery are not on any blood thinners, do not smoke, and can find a two-to-six-week period in their schedule to heal from surgery. Although some of the procedures are partially covered by insurance, but many do require cash payment. At CEENTA, we offer Care Credit to qualified patients so that payment for cash services can be spread out over time.

Oculoplastic surgery can change your view of the world, and it can also change how the world views you. CEENTA’s award-winning team of facial plastic surgeons can examine your eyelids and face to determine which treatment will bring out your best features. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Cuite at our SouthPark office today so you can see and feel the difference.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your physician. To make an appointment with a CEENTA facial plastic specialist, you may schedule online, through myCEENTAchart, or by calling 704-295-3000.


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