What is Oculoplastic surgery?
Oculoplastic surgery is related to treating the diseases and disorders associated to eyelids, eye sockets, and tear ducts. This surgery basically involves the cosmetic, corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eye and its surrounding structures.
For patients who wish to reconstruct, restore, and rejuvenate their appearance as well as the functionality of eye, they can go for oculoplastic surgery which is aimed at corrective medical as well as cosmetic repair procedures.
Oculoplastic surgery is a rare super specialty and it requires high degree of precision and skill. Many surgeons perform these oculoplastic surgeries, but given the difficulty in obtaining top quality results, the best oculoplastic surgeon should perform the surgery. Since the surgery involves the anatomy of the eye and a very complex system of optical nerves, it should be ensured that only a very skilled and reputed surgeon performs the surgery. Any damage to nerves in the eyes can result in permanent loss of vision.
Who is an Oculoplastic surgeon?
Oculoplastic surgeons are highly skilled and specially trained ophthalmologists who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital facial area, which includes the lacrimal system, eye orbit, cheek bones etc.
Some of the diseases and disorders treated by surgeons in Kanpur:
lesions are like raised bumps on the skin. They can be of different types and depending on the type, a surgeon may decide whether to get the lesion biopsied or to observe it safely. In some cases, lesions are also excised completely. Some of the most common benign eyelid lesions are moles, skin tags, cysts etc.
Thyroid Eye Disease, which is also known as Graves’ Disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder. Its origin is unknown and it affects the eye orbit, eyelids and other associated soft tissues of the eye anatomy. Thyroid eye diseases can occur and affect people with different degrees of severity. The treatment modalities can be either or both surgical or non surgical and can be used to treat ocular proptosis, eyelid malposition etc.
Removing blind painful eyes –
disfigured, painful or blind eyes are generally removed completely despite great advancement in ophthalmic medicine. The eye socket is generally reconstructed to custom fir the prosthetic eye which gives almost completely natural looking experience.
Blepharoplasty – Upper & Lower Eyelids –
The eyelids lose their shape and tone as a person ages. They can become saggy and loose. By treating the eyelids surgically excessive fat and loose muscles can be repaired which restore a person’s youthful appearance.
The droopiness of the upper eyelids can result in problems in the vision as well as give a person tired appearance. Therefore, correction of upper eyelid is considered to be a cosmetic procedure in addition to being a medically requited procedure which is done to restore a patient’s vision. In most cases, lower eyelid surgery however is done to improve the symmetry of the eyelids, remove excess fat and tighten the loose bulging skin. Therefore, lower eyelid surgery is considered to be more of a cosmetic procedure.
Double Eyelid Surgery–
According to the anatomy of the eyelids, a procedure can be customized according to needs of the patient. In certain races, like Asians, double eyelid crease can be corrected through surgery.
Forehead & Brow Lift-
Eyebrow position and loose or wrinkled forehead skin can be corrected using forehead and brow lifting. There are several surgical techniques to address this condition. The shape of eyebrows in men and women differ greatly. The arch of the eyebrows in case of men is not as pronounced as it is in women, in whose case the arch rests right above the brow bone. Sometimes blepharoplasty can be combined with the brow lift procedure thereby reducing the amount of the upper eyelid skin that has to be removed.
In the cases where the droopiness of the eyelids is visible but it does not hamper the vision greatly, surgery can be performed to elevate the lids to a more desirable height or create better symmetry and alignment of features between the sides and add facial beauty. Surgery from ptosis is usually an out-patient procedure therefore the patients can get back to normal lives within few days only.
While you may be in Kanpur, you should travel where ever the best oculoplastic surgeon is in India and the world, so surgery can be successful the first time itself.
Dr. Debraj Shome is considered to be one of the best plastic surgeons in Kanpur and in India. Dr. Shome has acquired his training and fellowship in oculoplastic surgery from some of the best institutes in the world.
He has been honored with many awards such as ‘Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeons in India’, ‘Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who’, ‘Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific’ etc for his excellence in the plastic surgery.