Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Michael Glassman has performed thousands of eyelid procedures, pioneering his own trademark techniques to achieve natural and youthful results. As an Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Glassman is a highly sought after cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid plastic surgery specialist with a nationwide and international clientele.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Sagging and puffy upper and lower eyelids can cause the entire face to appear older and tired. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can revitalize the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. In the hands of a skilled, certified Oculoplastic Surgeon such as Dr. Michael Glassman, blepharoplasty can restore radiance and youth to the eye area and face. Dr. Michael Glassman is a recognized expert in the specialized field of Oculoplastic Surgery, the only surgical subspecialty dedicated to plastic surgery of the eye area. Known for meticulous technique, artistic skill and attention to fine detail, Dr. Glassman creates eyelid surgery results that are refreshed, natural, and youthful. Blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures, such as a ptosis (drooping eyelid) repair, which can elevate the upper eyelid to improve the field of vision.
Revisional Eyelid Surgery
Patients from around the world have been referred to Dr. Michael Glassman for surgical treatment of complications arising from eyelid surgery. Surgical correction can help patients suffering from an inability to close the eyes, tearing, scarring, and asymmetry. Any surgical procedure can have unexpected results, but the best prevention is to make sure your eyelid surgery is in the hands of an experienced and certified Oculoplastic Surgeon such as Dr. Michael Glassman.
Safe removal of eyelid and facial growths
Skin lesions and growths on the face and eyelids can appear unsightly as well as be potentially cancerous. When these are close to the eye, patients should be referred to an Oculoplastic Surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Michael Glassman can safely remove these lesions with a simple office procedure. All areas excised are sent to the laboratory for examination to determine if they are benign or cancerous.
Dr. Michael Glassman specializes in the treatment of skin cancer around the eye area, utilizing specialized reconstructive techniques to maintain the form and function of the eye. The goals of cancer surgery around the eye are to cure the cancer, reconstruct the area to enable the eye to function normally, and to preserve cosmetic appearance.
Eyelid malpositions, such as ptosis, a drooping of the upper eyelid which can interfere with vision, entropion (an inward turning of the eyelid), and ectropion (an outward turning of the eyelid), can be addressed with surgical procedures by Dr. Michael Glassman. Oculoplastic surgical correction of these eyelid problems can often improve vision and preserve the normal function of the eye.
Intermittent or constant tearing can interfere with vision and quality of life. Tearing can be caused by one or a combination of factors, including eye irritation, eyelid malpositions, and tear duct blockage. As an Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Glassman can diagnose and treat these conditions.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs:
Q: Will my insurance cover an upper lid blepharoplasty?
A: Your insurance may cover an upper lid blepharoplasty if the redundant skin rests on the eyelashes and/or covers the eye so as to cause a loss of upper field of vision. Photographs and visual field testing will be performed and may need to be submitted to insurance for prior authorization.
Q: Is it possible to have both upper and lower lid blepharoplasty done at the same time?
A: Yes! By performing both upper and lower lid blepharoplasty at the same time, overall patient recovery time can be reduced, and patients experience a cost-saving due to using fewer resources than if the procedures were completed separately.
Q: What is the difference between an oculoplastic surgeon and a plastic surgeon?
A: Oculoplastic surgeons undergo specialized training in order to master the skills needed to perform microsurgery on the delicate eye area, combined with aesthetic and reconstructive techniques of plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgeons spend years mastering specialized surgical procedures around the delicate eye area, rather than spending time on various parts of the body like a plastic surgeon.