What is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?

Are you thinking about having eyelid surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons (or both)? If so, then you may have come across the term “oculoplastic surgeon” while doing your research. Just what type of surgery does an oculoplastic surgeon specialize in, and why can choosing one to perform your eyelid surgery contribute to the best surgical outcome? Dr. Ali Ghafouri answers these questions here.

What Kind of Doctor is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?

An oculoplastic surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has fellowship training in facial plastic surgery, with a specialized focus on the eye area. This focused training includes a thorough education on facial anatomy, particularly the eye’s underlying muscles and tissue. Oculoplastic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures that involve the eye’s orbit, eyelids, tear ducts and face; the facial plastic surgery procedures they perform include eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, facial rejuvenation and dermal filler treatments.

Why Choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon for Your Eyelid Surgery?

The skin surrounding the eyes is the most sensitive skin on the body, which is why it is the first area to show signs of aging. Add to this the fact that many eyelid procedures address not only cosmetic but also functional issues of the eyes, including their intricate framework of muscles, and it makes sense to choose an eyelid surgeon with the most knowledge of, and surgical experience with, this area.

Using their advanced knowledge of the eye and its surrounding structures, oculoplastic surgeons are able to make informed surgical decisions that protect and preserve eye function while also contributing to aesthetically pleasing results. And since oculoplastic surgeons like Dr. Ghafouri are eye surgery specialists, they typically perform a much larger volume of eyelid surgeries than other types of surgeons that perform this procedure; this added experience, coupled with specialized training that combines ophthalmology and plastic surgery, makes oculoplastic surgeons the ideal choice for a safe, effective eyelid surgery that produces the most attractive and natural-looking results.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Ghafouri Today

Dr. Ghafouri is an oculoplastic surgeon who has performed over 12,000 facial surgeries, and can help you find the solution to meet your eyelid surgery needs — whether they’re medical, cosmetic or a bit of both. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ghafouri today by calling (480) 905-1010.

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Dr. Ghafouri, MD, FACS, is a distinguished ophthalmic plastic and facial cosmetic surgeon based in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona, with extensive experience in eyelid, eye orbit, tear drainage, and skin cancer surgeries. He specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures such as cosmetic eyelid lifts, endoscopic forehead lifts, mid-facelifts, laser facial rejuvenation, Botox, and dermal fillers. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of several prestigious medical societies, he has performed over 18,000 major reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries. Dr. Ghafouri and his team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care with compassion and excellence.



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