What is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?

Oculoplastic surgeons are unique because they specialize in the surgical treatment of deformities and abnormalities of the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, and surrounding facial structures. Renowned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban offers both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries for a variety of conditions that occur in the ocular area.

How are Oculoplastic Surgeons Different from Ophthalmologists?

Ophthalmologists specialize in medical and surgical eye problems, often connected to eyesight issues. Oculoplastic surgeons have had the same training and education as ophthalmologists, but also complete 2 years of additional fellowship training focused on plastic surgery following their ophthalmology residency. While most general plastic surgery residents spend their fellowship training acquiring skill in surgery on all parts of the body, oculoplastic surgeons spend 2 years concentrating only on the eyelids, orbit, and surrounding areas. This focused training gives oculoplastic surgeons unparalleled expertise and experience in treating the complex issues often presented by the ocular area.
If you have an abnormality in your ocular area that concerns you, an oculoplastic surgeon is your best option for a consultation and treatment. Because the many structures in the area are interconnected and very complex, it is important to see a surgeon with specific training in the functions of the eyes and face. It is often the case that one problem would be best treated with a combination of procedures to provide the patient with the best functional results.
Further, oculoplastic surgeons offer the best cosmetic results because they specialize in plastic surgery. The eyes and face are very delicate and contribute significantly to overall appearance, so it is very important that your surgeon performs procedures with the cosmetic result in mind. Dr. Taban uses the most advanced technology in his surgeries, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and more natural results.
Dr. Taban is experienced in treatment of a variety of issues. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Taban in Santa Barbara or Beverly Hills, if you have any of the following conditions:
    • -Droopy eyelid (ptosis)
    • -Lower eyelid bags
    • -Eyelid malposition
    • -Eyelid retraction
    • -Sty (chalazion)
    • -Eyelid tumors
    • -Dry eye syndrome
    • -Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Disease)
    • -Orbital tumors and infections
    • -Orbital and eyelid trauma
    • -Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
    • -Eyelid spasm (Belpharospasm)
    • -Chemosis

Oculoplastic Procedures

Ocular issues and abnormalities have a variety of treatment options. Many issues are best treated with reconstructive and/or cosmetic surgery. Dr. Taban performs the following procedures:
    • -Ptosis surgery (droopy eyelids)
    • -Eyelid reconstruction
    • -Eyebrow lift
    • -Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
    • -Lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid bags)
    • -Asian blepharoplasty (and eyelid crease surgery)
    • -Canthoplasty
    • -Revisional eyelid surgery
    • -Midface lift
    • -Cheek augmentation
    • -Fat transfer
    • -Cosmetic orbital decompression
    • -Orbital tumor surgery
    • -Orbital fracture surgery
    • -Eye socket reconstruction
    • -Dry Eye treatment
    • -Tear duct surgery (DCR surgery)

Contact a Beverly Hills Oculplastic Surgeon Today

If you have a condition that should be treated by an oculoplastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Taban today. He has extensive training in the most advanced surgical techniques and is double board certified. Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS practices in the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.