Dr. Syed Ahmad is an ophthalmologist in Plano, TX, who specializes in plastic surgery around the eyes. As a plastic surgeon, he offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures that can be reconstructive, cosmetic or both. Blepharoplasty, for example, is usually considered a cosmetic procedure, but upper eyelids that droop too far can obscure the patient’s vision as well as make them look tired or old.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift or forehead lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that provides a number of benefits:
- Reduces the lines running across the forehead
- Raises drooping brows that are obscuring the upper eyelids
- Reduces frown lines between the eyebrows
- Makes the eyebrows look more alert and youthful
A brow lift can be done on its own or combined with another procedure like a facelift or blepharoplasty. Consulting with a plastic surgeon can help you better understand what treatment options or procedures are best for you.
The patient will be placed under monitored anesthesia, a type of intravenous sedation. The anesthesiologist will place the IV needle in a vein in the hand or arm. They will administer a medication that will make the patient go to sleep and adjust the dosage to keep the patient comfortable during the surgery.
The patient can usually go back to school or work here in Plano, TX, shortly after the procedure.
How do you treat cancer involving the eyelids or eye sockets?
The doctor will have to first evaluate the extent of the cancer through imaging devices like computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Treatment options will depend on the location and type of tumor.
The patient will need surgery in the vast majority of cases, for even a benign tumor can impair vision if it gets large enough. The doctor will often perform Mohs surgery, a technique noted for its impressively high success rate. This procedure focuses on removing the tumor.
After removing the cancer, the surgeon will reconstruct the operation site to restore a normal appearance. Depending on the size of the wound, they may need only to make a few stitches, or they might need to use a skin graft.
To learn more about what a plastic surgeon can do for you, contact us today at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD, and schedule a consultation! Our team in Plano, TX, is committed to helping you look and feel your best.