Also referred to as ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, oculoplastic surgery involves reconstructive and plastic surgery of the tear ducts, eyelids, orbit, and the eyelids and brows. It also entails the surgical and medical treatment of different abnormalities in the eyelids, eyes, eye socket, tear ducts, and face.
Our expert oculoplastic surgeon at The Medical Eye Center comes with unrivaled experience, enabling him to perform oculoplastic surgery for patients with issues like ptosis, orbital conditions, and tumors and cysts on the eyelids.
Dr. Dane Slentz at The Medical Eye Center is among the finest board-certified, ASOPRS trained oculoplastic specialists in New England. ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) is a professional society for ophthalmologists who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyelids, and orbits. An ASOPRS-trained surgeon has received specialized training in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery and comprehensive training in the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Slentz is one of only a few ASOPRS physicians in New Hampshire. Whether you’re looking to enhance your appearance or need a medically necessary procedure, he’s dedicated to providing patients with superior quality care, treatment, and exceptional outcomes. Schedule your consultation at The Medical Eye Center today!
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Some conditions treated with oculoplastics are complex reconstruction after removing skin malignancies to prevent them from returning. Other conditions that oculoplastics can treat include:
While some oculoplastic procedures are medical and deal with functional issues with your eye structure, others are for cosmetic purposes. If you want to look younger, rejuvenated, or more youthful, there’s a good chance that you can benefit from cosmetic oculoplastic services.
Usually, a plastic surgeon is the first thing many people think of when they want to combat the signs of aging or improve how they look. But oculoplastic surgeons are often more preferred now and for a good reason.
These experts specialize in facial and eyelid plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgeons are extensively trained ophthalmologists.
This means they have the background to provide a more precise approach and more finesse. Their results are more exact, and they have a greater understanding of both the face and the eyes, which works in your favor if you’re a patient who wants to feel younger and look better.
That’s why they are highly recommended specialists to go to if you’re considering any kind of facial plastic surgery on and around the eye.
Your surgeon will take your complete eye care into account during the procedure. Dr. Slentz at The Medical Eye Center is a fully qualified, board-certified ophthalmologist and has advanced ophthalmic surgery training. He offers lacrimal stenting, punctoplasty, conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR), and dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).
Also, he uses advanced technologies to provide treatments for clogged tear ducts and epiphora. Other areas of specialization include trauma and reconstruction of the lacrimal system and reconstruction after Mohs surgery. Also, Dr. Slentz can remove styes and bumps on the eyelids and bothersome legions or those suspected to be cancerous.
If you’re considering an oculoplastic procedure, the first step is to go for a consultation with a surgeon to discuss your issues and goals. The oculoplastic specialist will review your eyes, test results, and medical history.
Tests will be done depending on the kind of surgery you need. After establishing you need an oculoplastic procedure, the surgeon will develop a highly individualized plan tailored to your unique needs.
With their precision, skill, and attention to detail, oculoplastic surgeons can correct unsuccessful results from previous cosmetic surgeries.
Corrective surgery is quite delicate and requires a thorough and specialized knowledge of the eye and how it has been affected by a prior procedure, which is crucial. The main concern of a top-rated oculoplastic surgeon is your health and safety.
Although these specialists understand that a cosmetic surgery patient’s primary goal is to look and feel great, their focus on blepharoplasty is eyelid function. This involves ensuring the patient can close their eyes properly after they’ve recovered from surgery.
With that being said, if there’s a need for any tweaks or corrections, such as dealing with old injuries or removing an unsightly skin lesion, they will do it during surgery. Performing these corrections during an already scheduled procedure ensures that patients do not have more surgical procedures than necessary.
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