So my training is in ophthalmology followed
by oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. And as such, many, many of the patients we
see in our practice come in because of problems around their eyes. Whether it’s an aging issue
or whether it’s something that they’ve been bothered by their entire life, it’s something
that we often address and correct. The paradox is that a lot of the time, it’s actually not
the eyes that are at fault. It’s not the problem of the eyes, it’s an aesthetic issue related
to aging which is gravitational. So their eyes which are the window of our soul and
the area that we actually focus on when you look at a person, aren’t really areas
that are changing. The eyeballs stay pretty much stationary. It’s the eyelids that change
and the eyebrows and the cheeks that, sort of, alter position. As a cosmetic surgeon, it’s not just eyelid
surgery we do. We do brow surgery and cheek surgery primarily to make the eyes more beautiful.
But we focus on the eyes themselves, because obviously we need to keep them functional,
working beautifully, and respect them and make sure not to cause problems with dryness.
As an oculoplastic surgeon, that’s something that we’re trying to do and something that’s
one of my most common ambitions. It’s to give someone a beautiful look and also keep them