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  • Writer's pictureDr. Peggy Velayo

Why should Blepharoplasty Surgery only be done by an Ophthalmologist?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the eyelids to remove excess skin and fat, and improve the appearance of the eyes. While blepharoplasty is typically considered a

cosmetic procedure, it can also be done for medical reasons, such as to improve vision in cases where excess skin on the upper eyelids obstructs the field of vision.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, and is trained in performing surgery on the eyes and surrounding areas.

Because blepharoplasty involves operating on the delicate skin and tissues around the eyes, it is important that the surgeon performing the procedure has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of the eyes, as well as the potential risks and complications that may arise during or after surgery.

Additionally, ophthalmologists are experienced in managing the medical conditions that may affect the eyes, such as dry eye syndrome or glaucoma, which may need to be addressed before or after surgery. Therefore, it is generally recommended that blepharoplasty be performed by an ophthalmologist with the appropriate training and expertise in this area.

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