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Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Types of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

If you want to look and feel your best, come to North Georgia Aesthetics. We offer various surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, including specialized eyelid surgery, such as blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the entire eye area by reducing puffy upper and lower eyelids, eliminating under-eye bags and dark circles, tightening droopy upper and lower eyelids, and removing excess fat and sagging skin from the upper and lower lids.

Mohs Reconstruction (Eyelid Skin Cancer)

Mohs reconstruction is a technique that removes skin cancer from the skin layer by layer. Each layer of the skin is examined to ensure that only cancer-free tissue remains. Removing skin cancer from the eyelids often requires the reconstruction of tissues, which may include flaps, skin grafts, or rearranging adjacent tissue. Mohs reconstruction with the eyelid aims to preserve the function and appearance of the eyelids.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess muscle, skin, and fat from your upper eyelids. Removing these excess things helps rejuvenate tired, droopy eyelids and makes you look younger and more awake. Upper blepharoplasty uses incisions in the crease of the natural eyelid, ensuring they are harder to see. Your oculoplastic surgeon will reshape the area while minimizing any visible scarring.

Lower Blepharoplasty

During lower blepharoplasty, excess tissue, and under-eye bags are removed to enhance the contour of your eyelid. An incision is carefully made below the lash line to eliminate any surplus skin. Dr. Hayek then skillfully lifts the skin, resulting in a more attractive and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Ptosis Surgery (Droopy Eyelid)

Droopy eyelids can be caused by ptosis in adults, often when the levator muscle in the eyelid stretches or separates from the eyelid. Because of this, the eyelid becomes droopy and may affect the visual field and your ability to see clearly. Ptosis surgery repairs this by surgically strengthening, shortening, or repositioning the levator muscle to lift the eyelid. Doing this helps to improve vision and appearance in patients.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is a procedure that elevates low, heavy brows by heightening and lifting tissue in the forehead. Your North Georgia Aesthetics surgeon will create an incision within the hairline or the eyelid creases to reposition underlying muscles and tissues. Undergoing a brow lift can reduce visible signs of aging around your eyes while helping you look younger and brighter.

Forehead Lift

A forehead lift is a procedure that helps improve the appearance of saggy, droopy brows by smoothing and lifting the skin from your lower forehead. Your surgeon will place an incision behind your hairline to help lift the skin, allowing your forehead and upper face to look more youthful and vibrant.

Midface Advancement

A midface advancement repositions your face if it looks hollowed out or flattened. Midface advancement helps your face look more youthful in structure and shape. Your surgeon will create incisions inside your mouth or lower eyelid to resecure the structure of your face to improve it and make it more aesthetically pleasing.


Entropion and ectropion are eye conditions. Entropion causes the eyelashes to rub against the eye, while ectropion causes irritation and dryness when exposed to surfaces. These eye conditions can be treated with surgical procedures that help tighten and balance tissues of the eyelid, ensuring that the lid margin is positioned correctly behind the eyelashes to provide appropriate protection for the eye. 

Tear Duct Repair

If the tear ducts are not functioning because they are blocked and cannot drain as they should, your surgeon may recommend a procedure like dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). The procedure makes an opening between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. Doing this allows tears to drain. External or endoscopic approaches help reduce irritation and infection due to overflow of tears.

Orbital Trauma, Tumors, and Repairs

The eye socket and orbit of the eye can develop tumors or may experience trauma. If this happens, these structures require delicate realignment of the bones to ensure there is proper eyelid and sensory function, which may require using plates and screws to stabilize them. Repairing and treating orbital trauma often requires a multidisciplinary approach, including radiation and chemotherapy. Patients may need functional rehabilitation to preserve vision, eye movement, and expression. Trauma and the use of oncology to reconstruct orbital structures try to create the best possible cosmetic outcomes for patients.

Insurance and Evaluations

Some oculofacial plastic surgery procedures are considered cosmetic, meaning they are not covered by insurance. However, in some cases, oculofacial plastic procedures can be considered medically necessary. If deemed medically necessary, the procedure may be covered by insurance. 

At North Georgia Aesthetics, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation during your consultation to determine if you might meet the insurance criteria for coverage. When you call us, we will guide you on whether you need an evaluation with North Georgia Eye Associates and Dr. Hayek or an evaluation with North Georgia Aesthetics. Schedule your consultation today!