Back to Basics: What Is Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Oculoplastic Reconstructive Procedures Bellevue WAPlastic surgery is plastic surgery, right? Just like with most things in the medical field, there are different specialties of plastic surgery. For instance, here at Dr. Kristin Tarbet’s office, we specialize in a realm of plastic surgery called oculofacial plastics. So, what exactly is oculofacial plastic surgery and what does it entail? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is Oculofacial Plastic Surgery?

When you think of plastic surgery the first things that may come to mind are liposuction, breast augmentations, and rhinoplasties. And although those surgeries fit into the category of “traditional plastic surgery,” when it comes to oculofacial plastic surgery, we specialize in something else. Specifically, oculofacial plastic surgery is a form that specializes in both the aesthetic and reconstructive parts of the eyebrow, face, eyelids, tear ducts, nose, and orbital bones.

Specifically, oculofacial plastic surgery involves surgeries like blepharoplasty, DCR to fix blocked tear ducts, earlobe repair, fat transfer, and eyebrow lifts. Here at our office and in addition to fillers and facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Kristin Tarbet specializes in:

  • Blepharoplasty (Droopy Lids)
  • Eyebrow Lift / Forehead Lift
  • Facelift/Quicklift
  • Fat Transfer
  • Midface Lift / Cheek Lift
  • Neck Liposuction and Rejuvenation
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Blepharoplasty (Droopy Lids)
  • Blepharospasms/Hemifacial Spasms Treatment
  • DCR (Blocked Tear Duct)
  • Ectropion & Entropion
  • Enucleation
  • Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression (Graves’ Disease)
  • Ptosis Repair (Muscle Weakness in Eyelid)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tumors of the Eye

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kristin Tarbet and our staff, we will perform a physical evaluation and address any questions or concerns that you may have. If you want to learn more about oculofacial plastic surgery or any of the other procedures that we offer here at our Bellevue office, call us at 425-455-2131.

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