What is Oculoplasty and what conditions does it treat?
Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Eyes are the windows to the world. Eyes enable us to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of nature and the smiling faces of our loved ones. So naturally, one wants to protect their eyes and eyesight in the best possible way. In everyday life, the common eye problems we know about are "Vision problems,"Cataract,"damage to the eye due to injuries or accidents," etc. However, these beautiful eyes can face many other problems and at times require surgery. This blog will introduce you to specific surgical procedures collectively known as "Oculoplasty" performed at Clinica Fai. Clinica Fai is India's first virtual eye-face rejuvenation clinic and the first in India to offer Plexr Pro. Plexr Pro is an innovative soft surgery treatment that is used to treat eye and skin conditions.
In simple terms, Oculoplasty means "Plastic Surgery of the Eye." So "why does one need plastic surgery for the eye?" Plastic surgeries of the eye are undertaken to restore function of the eye and tissues around it and its appearance in certain conditions. Read on to know more about when Oculoplasty is done and who needs it?
About Clinica Fai
Clinica Fai is one of a kind eye-face rejuvenation clinic. We provide a digital offering that makes oculoplasty treatments available to everyone cheaper, faster and more effectively. We are pioneers in utilising the advanced Plexr Pro soft surgery treatment used to treat eye and skin conditions. It creates a plasma arc to stimulate instant contraction and to tighten the skin and removes blemishes. Our mission at the clinic is to make innovative cosmetic treatments accessible to everyone. We curate personalized treatments to deliver accurate results. We offer digital treatment to patients to minimize hospital visits. We offer treatments for droopy lids, eye bags, baggy upper lids, brow lifts, dark circles, and many more. Our world-renowned team of doctors/technicians are always ready to help you.
All about Oculoplasty
What is Oculoplasty?
As mentioned above, Oculoplasty refers to plastic surgery procedures relating to the eyes and structures around the eyes. These are a group of surgeries. They are mainly of two types:-
Reconstructive surgeries, which correct the abnormalities in the eye structure.
Cosmetic surgeries, which enhance the appearance of the eyes, thereby changing the appearance of the face.
However, before going into the details of eye corrections via Oculoplastic surgeries, we want to share some ways in which you can manage the health of your eyes better::-
Drinking an adequate amount of water
Having a balanced diet containing lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits of fibre and minerals
Maintaining adequate and good sleep
Wearing good sunglasses while going out in the sun.
Regular cleaning of eyes
Limiting the "digital time"
Managing your stress levels
Taking care of your facial skin
What types of conditions are treated by Oculoplasty?
Oculoplastic surgery is best for issues related to the eyes and the cosmetic appearance of the eyes and surrounding areas. Common issues are:-
Problems with Tear Drainage
Malposition of the eyelids
Cancer of the Eyelid
Problems of the eye socket
Symptoms that lead to oculoplasty treatments
Your ophthalmologist is the best judge for suggesting surgery. However, lookout for the following symptoms and know that you need Oculoplasty:
Need to blink eyes more than usual
Downward hanging eyelids (Ptosis)
Wrinkles, scars, or folds surrounding the eyes
Tearing in or out of eyelids
Blocking of tear ducts
Tumours either inside or surrounding the eye.
Excessive fat accumulation in eyelids
Bulging of eyes
Dark circles under the eyes
Oculoplasty Treatments offered at Clinica Fai
Droopy lids, also known as ptosis, is a condition where the upper lid covers the eye. It can vary in degree and severity. It happens due to weakness of the lid lifting muscle, which is known as 'levator'.
Eye bags, commonly known as puffy eyes, are when the fat behind the eye protrudes out and leads to the formation of bags. Common causes of eye bags are ageing, hereditary, and certain medical conditions like thyroid, hypertension, or renal disorders. Symptoms of Eye bags are:-
Appearing older than their age.
Looking tired, drunk and sad.
Difficulty in wearing spectacles.
Hooded eyelid is a condition with an extra fold of skin over the crease (dermatochalasis). This causes the eye to appear smaller and heavy and is usually associated with droopy brows.
Botox and Fillers
Botox (botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers are widely used and the most popular non-surgical tools to reshape, augment and enhance facial features. Treatment with these injectables help in modifying the emotional quotient/expression for the patient. Sometimes a combination of both may be advised. These treatments are completely safe when performed by a trained physician.
Brows are the foundation of a face and determine our various expressions. A brow lift Is a procedure to lift, restore, and fill the droopy, descended and floppy brow position. Brow drooping happens due to ageing, injury, paralysis, or previous surgeries. Patients cannot immediately identify this condition but exhibit the following symptoms:-
Heaviness in the eyes
Extra growth on the lids
Eyes appear to be smaller
Lumps and Bumps
Lumps and bumps on the eyes are a result of :
Overuse of tear glands
They can appear on the forehead, brows, lids and periocular areas and face.
Dark circles affect approximately 10% of the world population and are caused due to:-
Bony framework alignment (cheekbone, orbit walls)
Vascularity (prominent blood vessels)
Patient experiences cosmetic blemish, hollowness under the eye, tiredness, grogginess and sleep.
Hollowness under the lids
This condition is also known as sunken eyes. The patient will have valleys under the eyes, with a visible shadow below the lower eyelids and can happen at any age. Common reasons for sunken eyes are:-
Ageing results in thinning of lid skin, absorption of fat, bone depression or atrophy, loosening of support structures like the ligaments.
Health problems that can cause extensive fat atrophy
Sudden weight loss
Sunken eyes can make you look older than your age.
Spasms and Twitching
Spasms/ twitching can affect the lids and face. The patient experiences constant, uncontrolled, involuntary movements of lids and or face. They happen due to injury, neurological diseases, stress, facial nerve compression (blood vessel, tumour), neurotransmitter imbalance.
It impacts the individual's physical, psychological and social life.
Other conditions treated via Oculoplasty and available at Clinica Fai are:-
Eye Orbit diseases and injuries
Eye Socket reconstructions
Tear passage disorders
Removal of eye scars.
After reading this blog, one can understand that there are various reasons why Oculoplasty is undertaken. For many, the appearance of eyes and face is a matter of self-confidence too. With advanced technology and a well-qualified team of doctors, we can handle various cosmetic issues of eyes and face. Our innovative digital treatment method is of great convenience to the patients since it minimizes hospital visits. We first listen and carefully assess the patient and then provide complete information to the patient. This wholesome approach helps the patient to make an informed decision.
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