Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon for eye surgery?

When you see the words “plastic surgery,” your first thought probably is not eyes.
As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Abedi specializes in surgery of the area around the eyes. And while there is value to cosmetic procedures in the eye area, that’s not her entire area of focus, though many oculoplastic surgeons do perform cosmetic procedures. There is a lot of confusion from patients who are curious about how an oculoplastic surgeon could help them. Let’s go through what an oculoplastic surgeon does, what conditions we treat and answers to some of the most common questions patients ask.

Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon for eye surgery?

An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, with specialized training in plastic surgery around the eyes. Oculoplastic surgeons work exclusively with the eyes and the structures in the eye area, including the:

  • Eye sockets
  • Eyelids
  • Tear ducts
Common Questions about Oculoplastic surgery

Contrast this with a general plastic surgeon, whose experience is much broader because they work with large parts of the body. Plastic surgeons’ overall training is less eye-focused, and they see fewer patients with eye-related problems.
It’s similar to the difference between a general car mechanic and one who specializes in transmissions. For many jobs, the general mechanic is the better choice. But for difficult jobs involving a transmission, the specialist may be the better option.
When you see an oculoplastic surgeon, you get the advantage of our narrower focus, as well as our greater familiarity with the anatomy and how everything works together in the eye area.
As a board-certified eye surgeon, Dr. Abedi is highly sought not only for her award-winning work but her expertise in her field of eye surgery.

Dr. Paris Abedi ☎(949) 371-5915 is a board-certified Ophthalmologist that exclusively specializes in diseases and surgery of the eye serving Aliso Viejo, Irvine, and Orange County, California.

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