Oculoplastic Surgeon or Craniofacial Surgeon?
- Asked by Laura in Nanaimo in Nanaimo, BC
- 1 year ago
Both surgeons said the same thing, that scar tissue is pulling my lower lid down and I need a spacer graft. I've had a few surgeries go awry that I'm now scared of getting a surgeon that sees me as a guinea pig rather than a patient. I just want some help with my eye. The plastic surgeon I went to see specializes in craniofacial surgery and reconstruction. The oculoplastic surgeon knows eyes but he gave me the impression that he was more into Botox and my pore size/skin conditions.
Surgeon Choice for Ectropion Correction
Both Specialties train surgeons to take care of ectropion (lower lid pulled down). The key is not so much the specialty but the experience in taking care of this problem each has. I would ask specific past experience questions and then make a decision
Oculoplastic or craniofacial
well. I am biased. I definitely would choose the oculoplastic surgeon if it was me as that person is far more well trained to treat your problem. however, you do need to feel comfortable with whoever you choose. Consider checking the directory at ASOPRS.org
Web reference: http://www.kassmd.com
Choosing your surgeon
You need to be comfortable with the surgeon and their knowledge, personality, expertise and how comfortable are you with them.
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