THOUSAND OAKS COSMETIC EYE SERVICES
Do you feel self-conscious about your eyes, eyelids or eyebrows? Access Eye Institute’s ophthalmic plastic surgery team is ready to help you improve your appearance and restore your self-confidence.
Cosmetic eye surgery may not be medically necessary, but it can drastically improve your feelings about yourself as well as your mental health.
Read on to learn more about how we can fix droopy or sagging eyelids and eyebrows, as well as our strategy for other common eye conditions such as excessive or inadequate tear production and facial skin cancer removal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC EYE SURGERY
Q: Can cosmetic eye procedures make me look younger?
Many cosmetic eye procedures such as blepharoplasty or ptosis repair can potentially help you look younger. Schedule a consultation at Access Eye Institute so we may discuss your specific goals and challenges.
Q: What happens at my initial consultation?
The initial consultation is very important: it’s your chance to ask all your questions and learn more about the risks and benefits of your chosen cosmetic eye improvement procedure. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, your goals, and any concerns you have about cosmetic eye surgery.
Q: Are cosmetic eye surgeries very common?
Cosmetic eye surgeries are very common and usually have minimal risks with great outcomes for patients. Many people, especially celebrities, who attribute their youthful looks to great genes and healthy lifestyles are actually fibbing: they’ve had eye surgery.
Ptosis is the drooping of the eyelid. While ptosis is usually the result of aging, people of all ages can be affected. Patients may seek treatment for droopy eyelids for cosmetic and/or medical purposes. Severe drooping may obstruct vision as the eyelid gradually droops lower and lower, eventually covering the eye. Many young patients with mild to moderate ptosis should be examined regularly to check for other vision problems including amblyopia, refractive errors and muscular diseases.
Symptoms of ptosis may include:
- The drooping of one or both of the eyelids
- An increase in tearing of the eyes
- Difficulty closing the eye or blinking
- Reduced vision
BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)
Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting sagging or drooping eyelids. Often this occurs naturally with age. Blepharoplasty tightens the eyelid’s muscles and tissue, and removes excess fat and skin. Blepharoplasty eliminates the drooping of skin around the eyes, greatly improving peripheral vision as well as cosmetic appearance.
Our surgeons specialize in both upper and lower blepharoplasty, as well as Asian blepharoplasty. Revisional eyelid surgery is also available for corrective purposes. Please contact our offices to set up a consultation.
In addition to a blepharoplasty, some people may need a lift to elevate droopy eyebrows (brow ptosis). The procedure will vary depending on the degree of the lift required an are done in such a way that minimizes obvious scarring. Brow lifts can restore a youthful appearance and functional improvement with minimal risk.
The lacrimal system is responsible for tear production. Tears are necessary to lubricate the eyes and clean any debris that may have become lodged in the eye. Excessive tearing is often the result of the eye’s inability to drain properly. Tearing of the eyes can be caused by several different factors, including: allergies, blepharitis, blocked tear duct, ingrown eyelashes, conjunctivitis, dry eye, environmental irritants, foreign bodies, infection, irritation, and trauma.
Constant tearing, redness and swelling, and pain are symptoms of excessive tearing.
After a thorough medical examination of the eye, treatment of watery eyes will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Treatment may include: antibiotic or corticosteroid eye drops, surgical removal of the blockage, or surgical implantation of an artificial tear duct. Artificial tears or antihistamines may be recommended to treat dry eye and to relieve symptoms.
FACIAL SKIN CANCER REMOVAL AND RECONSTRUCTION
An abnormal growth that forms on the eyelid should be examined as soon as possible. A biopsy will usually determine whether the eyelid tumor is benign or malignant. The eyelids suffer from a large amount of sun exposure and are therefore more at risk for skin cancer. The results of the biopsy will determine if removal of the growth is recommended.
We aim to completely remove the cancerous growth and to reconstruct the eyelid. Once the tumor has been removed, the area will be retested to make sure been excised. In some instances, the entire cancerous growth cannot be entirely removed and radiation may be recommended as an additional treatment.
Once removal is complete, our surgeon will reconstruct the eyelid to restore both form and function. This procedure will be tailored to fit your specific needs based on the size and location of the affected area. We will walk through the removal and reconstruction process step by step during our consultation.
BOTOX / DERMAL FILLERS
Botox injections are minimally invasive and used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These injections, made from a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent, are approved by the FDA and are commonly used in cosmetic procedures. Once injected into the skin, Botox can stop the nerve muscles from making the repetitive movements that cause fine lines and wrinkles, creating a younger, smoother appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm create a smoother appearance to the skin by restoring volume to drooping areas.
CALL ACCESS EYE INSTITUTE TODAY
The first step toward scheduling your cosmetic eye surgery in Ventura County is to contact Access Eye Institute. We’re in Thousand Oaks, near Simi Valley and Westlake Village. We serve patients from all over Los Angeles.
Our compassionate surgeons will meet with you to help you pick the best treatment plan for your goals and needs.
Whether you need a blepharoplasty or just some Botox, call Access Eye Institute at 805-497-7976. We can’t wait to meet you!
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Do you have questions or concerns about the health of your eyes? We are board certified in ophthalmology and can help you with your eye care needs. Let us know how we can help you.
Our board certified ophthalmologists and our top notch team strive to provide the highest quality care for our patients. Come in today to see what a difference Access Eye Institute can make in your life. Schedule an appointment.