What are common types of eyelid surgery?

Our clients are referred to us by dermatologists, ophthalmologists, primary doctors, ER doctors, optometrists, and medical spas for the individualized experience and best results in eyelid surgery.  Common reasons people come to see Dr. Iyengar are for blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery. These are both different types of droopy eyelids.  One requires eyelid skin removal and one requires tightening the muscle within the eyelid.  As a board-certified, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Iyengar can address both of these issues with the most current surgical techniques.  Another common reason clients are referred to our practice is for reconstructive eyelid surgery.  Dr. Iyengar has built a national reputation for beautifully reconstructing some of the most advances cases of skin cancer around the eyelid and upper face.  Patients often see their dermatologist for Mohs surgery, where the skin cancer is removed completely, and then referred to Dr. Iyengar to provide the most aesthetic and functional result.  Seeing an eyelid specialist, like Dr. Iyengar,  for the eyelid area is very important as it avoids the risk of several complications.  This experience in eyelid reconstruction comes from over a decade of reconstructing traumas and skin cancers. Dr. Iyengar is frequently consulted by local plastic surgeons to fix complicated eyelid injuries and gives his time to care for our community by serving on staff at various hospitals in the San Diego area.

This is a nice woman who had lower eyelid surgery by a general plastic surgeon in the La Jolla area. She was referred to our practice after having blepharoplasty and a suboptimal result. Dr. Iyengar was able to fix her eyelids, reduce her eye irritation, and provide a better aesthetic result.

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