Oculoplastic Surgery

Also known as: oculoplastic procedures, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery.

What is oculoplastic surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery is a form of cosmetic or plastic surgery that is performed around the eyes. It can fix problems for cosmetic reasons, such as wrinkles or droopy eyelids, or if there’s a medical problem with the eye.

What happens during the procedure?

The exact nature of oculoplastic surgery will vary based on the type of surgery that is performed. The procedure typically involve either local or general anesthesia and some form of surgical work on the area around the eyes. Patients can often return home on the day of the procedure.

Is any special preparation needed? 

The patient may need to avoid certain medications in the lead up to the procedure. It’s also important to arrange for transportation home afterward.

What are the risk factors? 

Infection, bleeding, damage to surrounding organs and tissues, pain, bruising and swelling are possible complications of oculoplastic surgery.

Reviewed by: Chad A Perlyn, MD

This page was last updated on: 7/9/2018 5:21:14 PM

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