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At Cookeville Eye Specialists, our experienced oculoplastic surgeons are dedicated to providing personalized care for a wide variety of conditions affecting the delicate structures around the eyes. Whether you’re interested in enhancing your natural beauty or addressing a medical concern, we offer a range of treatments to rejuvenate your appearance and ensure the health of your eyes.

What is Oculoplastics?

Oculoplastics, also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, is a field of ophthalmology that focuses on the delicate structures surrounding the eyes. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat a range of conditions affecting these areas to improve the function and appearance of the eyes.

At Cookeville Eye Specialists, our oculoplastic surgeons provide a wide range of treatments to address concerns such as drooping eyelids, eye bags, facial aging, and other eyelid issues. With his deep understanding of complex eye anatomy and his commitment to delivering natural-looking results, our surgeons helps patients achieve a more refreshed, youthful look while prioritizing the health and function of their eyes.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a common oculoplastic procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids. Over time, factors such as aging, genetics, and sun exposure can cause the skin around the eyes to lose elasticity, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and puffiness.

Blepharoplasty can address these concerns by removing excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids, resulting in a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty focuses on the upper eyelids, where excess skin and fat can create a hooded or droopy appearance. During the procedure, an oculoplastic surgeon will make a discreet incision along the natural crease of the eyelid, allowing him to remove excess tissue and reshape the remaining skin for a smoother, more awake look.

In some cases, an upper blepharoplasty may be performed only for cosmetic reasons. However, this procedure can also improve vision in cases where sagging skin affects a person’s field of vision.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty targets the under-eye area, where puffiness, bags, and dark circles can contribute to a tired or aged appearance. The procedure involves making an incision just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid, allowing the oculoplastic surgeon to remove or redistribute excess fat and skin. 

This can help to smooth out the under-eye area and create a more youthful, energized look.

What is Entropion Repair?

Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inward, rubbing the eyelashes and skin against the surface of the eye. If left untreated, this can lead to irritation, discomfort, and even damage to the cornea.

Entropion most commonly affects the lower eyelid and is often seen in older adults due to weakened eyelid muscles and tendons. Although entropion can be uncomfortable and frustrating, there is a procedure that can help correct this issue.

Entropion repair is a surgical procedure designed to correct the inward-turning eyelid and help improve your symptoms. During the procedure, an oculoplastic surgeon will make a small incision near the edge of your eyelid and tighten the weakened muscles and tendons to restore the eyelid to its proper position. 

If you’re struggling with the discomfort and irritation caused by entropion, treatment can help you find relief and prevent the condition from causing additional issues.

What is Ectropion Repair?

Ectropion is the opposite of entropion. In ectropion, the eyelid turns outward, exposing the inner surface of the eyelid. 

This can lead to dryness, irritation, and discomfort. It can also put you at an increased risk of infection and other complications.

Ectropion often occurs due to aging, as the muscles and tendons that support the eyelid weaken over time. However, it can also be caused by facial paralysis, scarring, or other factors.

Fortunately, there is a solution for those dealing with the discomfort and challenges of ectropion. Ectropion repair is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the eyelid to its proper position, protecting the eye and alleviating symptoms.

During the procedure, an oculoplastic surgeon will carefully tighten the tendons and muscles that support the eyelid, ensuring that it rests against the eye as it should. This can help alleviate symptoms while also improving the appearance of the eye area.

What is Botox?

Botox is a widely used treatment that can help smooth out lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead without the need for surgery. The main ingredient in Botox is a protein that works by gently relaxing the facial muscles, which is responsible for creating certain types of wrinkles.

When an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, like Dr. Michael Jones, injects Botox, it can soften the appearance of wrinkles in the face. This results in a more youthful, refreshed look that can boost confidence and help you feel your best.

At Cookeville Eye Specialists, Botox is used not only for cosmetic purposes but also for treating various medical conditions. These include hemifacial spasm, a condition that causes involuntary twitching of the facial muscles on one side of the face, and blepharospasm, a condition that causes abnormal blinking or spasms of the eyelids. 

Additionally, Botox injections can be used to alleviate certain types of headaches, such as chronic migraines. The effects of Botox are temporary, usually lasting about three to four months. 

After this time, you can choose to have the treatment repeated to maintain your desired results or to continue managing the condition being treated.

How Do I Know if an Oculoplastic Procedure is Right For Me?

If you’re considering an oculoplastic procedure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our experienced oculoplastic surgeons at Cookeville Eye Specialists. During your consultation at Cookeville Eye Specialists, a surgeon will assess your specific concerns, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a particular procedure.

At Cookeville Eye Specialists, we’re committed to providing personalized, compassionate care to help you look and feel your best. 

Are you ready to explore your options for oculoplastic surgery? Schedule a consultation at Cookeville Eye Specialists in Cookeville, TN, today!

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