Oculoplastic Surgery / Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are the most important aesthetic and functional component of the face. For this reason eyelid procedures are among the most efficient ways to give the face a fresher appearance with relatively light surgery. Modern oculoplastic methods or blepharoplasty respect the workings of the eye, leave little, if any, scarring and take into account future ageing.
Most concerns are related to puffy or sagging skin/muscle and the formation of eye bags. This is most frequently a result of reduced elasticity in the skin/soft tissues and gravitational descent of the periorbital tissues - which is part of the natural process of ageing. In addition, the face loses fat and volume (fat atrophy) in and around the eyes, which may further expose or aggravate these age-related changes.
Eyelid surgery - oculoplastic surgery
Dr Sorensen specialises in the fine structures of the face and, in particular, eyelid and periorbital surgeries. Any successful facial rejuvenation or reconstructive procedure of the face must to some degree consider the status of the eyes and eyelids. If the eyes appear youthful and refreshed, the overall appearance of the face will be enhanced considerably.
The three-dimensional approach, used by Dr Sorensen, aims at restoring all the soft tissues throughout the periorbital area. Microsurgical techniques allow for subtle and gentle adjustments to both skin and the deeper structures of the eyelids. The methods applied are muscle preserving to support functionality; scar reducing, typically by accessing the deeper structures through the the inside of the lid (a transconjunctival approach) and volume enhancing (including fat transfer), as volume and soft-tissue support is essential.
A number of specialised oculoplastic procedures are available to relieve reduced eyelid functionality - these include eyelid ptosis, eyelid scars, facial palsy and periorbital asymmetries.
From Greek blepharon, meaning eyelid, and Greek plastikos meaning ‘to mold’. Classic medical terminology that refers to surgery of the eyelid tissues.
● Oculoplastic surgery
Terminology most frequently used by medical professionals. From Latin oculus, meaning eye, and Latin plasticus meaning ‘to mold’. Refers to functional and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to the eye, eyelids and the surrounding structures.
● Periorbital surgery
The orbit is the bony cavity of the cranium surrounding the eye (from Latin, meaning ‘eye socket’). The periorbital area comprises all facial tissues encircling the eye and eyelids - from the eyebrow to the cheek.