Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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OCULOPLASTIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS

You may be asking, what in the world is “oculoplastic” surgery? Is it plastic surgery? Yes, and it can be either cosmetic or reconstructive. While general plastic surgeons are trained to perform a variety of procedures across the body, the eyes are only one part. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists first. They specialize in treating everything in and around the eyes.

Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Doctors

The Sabates Eye Centers Approach to Oculoplastic Reconstructive Surgery

While cosmetic procedures are performed solely to improve appearance, reconstructive surgery is medically necessary to restore impaired visual function. That’s an important difference.

 

At Sabates Eye Centers, patients of all ages undergo oculoplastic surgery to treat abnormalities of the eyelids and face, the lacrimal (tear duct) system and the orbit, caused by advancing age, injury or disease.

  • Patient with eye doctor before oculoplatic reconstructive surgery.

    Did You Know?

    Unlike cosmetic procedures, oculoplastic reconstructive surgery is a medically necessary procedure and, therefore, covered by most health insurance plans.

  • Close up of watery eye before Jones tube replacement.

    Is Plastic Surgery For Me?

  • Oculoplastic surgery specialist Dr. David Lyon, M.D., FACS - Sabates Eye Centers.

    Sabates Eye Centers Oculoplastic Specialist

    Dr. David Lyon, M.D., FACS  Dr. Lyon sees patients at the Independence, Leawood, Northland, Olathe, Plaza, and Warrensburg Eye Centers, plus Truman Medical Center – University Health and Lakewood locations.

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TYPES OF COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES

BLEPHAROPLASTY

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) consists of the artful removal of excess and redundant skin and underlying bulging tissue, and includes elevation and anchoring of the deeper muscle layers.

 

In many people, excess upper eyelid tissues hang downward, hooding the eyelashes and even causing significant visual obstruction. The weight of the excess upper eyelid tissues may cause ‘browache’ and fatigue or may cause eyelashes to turn inward and irritate the eye. Lower lid blepharoplasty reduces puffiness, bags and bulges under the eyes and can be extended to include cheek lifting.

 

BROWPLASTY

A brow or forehead lift is often done in combination with eyelid blepharoplasty. Sagging brows may crowd the eyelid space and fail to support the upper lids. Brow lifting restores the normal brow position and contour and reduces forehead creases. Browlifting can be accomplished through a variety of approaches, with small-incision, endoscopic and transblepharoplasty approaches now being popular and less invasive alternatives.

 

CHEEK OR ORBITAL ONLAY IMPLANT

When it’s time to address those drooping eyelids, you might not need a lift from above. You might be better with a boost from below. Loss of cheek and eyelid fullness due to aging can lead to an almost concave appearance on the sides of your face, dragging eyelids down. Onlay implant procedures restore the fullness that once gave you those higher cheekbones. After cheek implants are placed, your eyelids are naturally lifted by the support from below. Surgeons make an incision on the inside of the eyelid, allowing them access to the orbital rim, where the implant, made of silicon or polyethylene, will rest. Bruising and swelling usually lasts two to three weeks, with mild to moderate pain.

 

BOTOX AND FILLERS

Office procedures to improve your appearance, with little or no recovery time, are becoming more and more popular. Botox® and Restylane injections are two of these common procedures. Several other temporary, semipermanent and permanent injectable fillers for smoothing facial furrows and age-related tissue loss are also available.

 

CHEMICAL PEELS

If you’re noticing fine wrinkles and dark sunspots, consider a chemical peel, a popular treatment that can revitalize your skin. Chemical peels work by creating a minor, controlled effect to the skin. The skin reacts by producing more collagen as it regenerates. Firmer skin emerges in just a few days. Patients see results after one or two peels, but three are recommended. Minimal discoloration on the day of your procedure is followed by redness that may last from one to six days, with treated skin starting to shed on the second or third day.

 

Why Sabates Eye Centers?

Kansas City is blessed with many qualified plastic surgeons for cosmetic procedures. When it’s more complex than the standard eyelid lift, however, your eyes deserve an experienced oculoplastic surgeon. Our patients find it comforting that the ophthalmologist treating them is trained for the most complicated problems and procedures. And, should another type of eye problem arise, there’s an entire team of fellowship-trained subspecialists in the same group!