Dr. Goodglick and Dr. Mehta are among an exclusive group of physicians in the country who are trained in ophthalmology as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and around the eyes. Oculofacial Plastics & Orbit (also known simply as Oculoplastics) is a rigorous, fellowship level specialty where surgeons are uniquely qualified to operate on the face given their extensive training focused exclusively on tissues around the eyes and behind the eyes.
One of the most common cosmetic eyelid surgery our expert surgeons perform is called blepharoplasty, which usually involves removal of excess skin and fat around the eyes. Eyelid surgery can reduce the aging, tired, or sad look caused by drooping eyelids. Our oculoplastic surgeons are also trained in facial rejuvenation procedures like brow lifts and mini-facelifts, as well as cosmetic injections (ex. Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport, Xeomin) and fillers (ex. Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero).
Surgery around the eyes always requires the consideration of the eye function, and oculoplastic surgeons with dual training, like Dr. Goodglick and Dr. Mehta, are uniquely qualified to perform such procedures. Common cosmetic and functional problems involving the eyelids and the tissues around the eye can also have underlying neurological or muscle causes and associations, and evaluation necessitates more than just a cosmetic approach. A patient with such problems often needs to be evaluated from the perspectives of an oculoplastic surgeon, an ophthalmologist, a neurologist, and a specialist experienced in diseases of the eyes and orbits.
Oculoplastic and orbital surgeons Dr. Goodglick and Dr. Mehta also perform reconstructive surgery of the eye socket and orbital fractures. They are experts in thyroid eye disease (Graves’ disease), eye prostheses, tearing problems, blepharospasm, eyelid revision surgery, and orbital tumors.
Contact our Maryland practice at Chevy Chase near Virginia and Washington DC, for more information on oculoplastic surgery including blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or other cosmetic, reconstructive, or eye socket procedures.View Video