Italy Oculoplastic Surgeon
Centro Carones - Via Mascagni 20
Milano, 20122 IT
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Personal Statement

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, with 2 year fellowship training at University of Cincinnati; my signature treatments include endoscopic face-lifting, lipofilling, fillers for the tear trough, aesthetic rehabilitation of thyroid exophthalmos. Functional surgery can be performed with an aesthetic eye.


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

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Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Professor in Plastic Surgery, University of Genova, Medical School
Professor in Ophthalmology, University of Genova, Medical School

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bernardini has hospital affiliations at Gaslini Children Hospital, Genova.


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Genova, Itlay
    Fellowship: OculoFacial Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, USA

Treatments offered at oculoplasticabernardini

Blog Posts and Articles

Treatment of unilateral congenital ptosis: putting the debate to rest.

AbstractPURPOSE OF REVIEW: Frontalis suspension for the surgical correction of poor levator function congenital ptosis has been a matter of debate in the last decade, but recently progress has been made. This study highlights the relevant keystones regarding sling material, surgical steps, and approach that can improve functional and esthetic results, while minimizing risk to the eye.RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence and demographics of ptosis in children have been reported by two recent...

Minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lifting and fat grafting as a systematic approach to the rejuvenation of the periocular es

AbstractPURPOSE: The forehead/brow complex, the temporal region, the upper eyelid, the zygomatic area, the lower eyelid, and the cheek comprise the periocular esthetic unit. The combination of variable degrees of tissue descent and fat deflation of the component parts of the unit determine its appearance with age. The authors report the results of tissue repositioning through a minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lift and volume restoration used in combination to restore the natural...

Calcium hydroxyl-apatite (Radiesse) for the correction of periorbital hollows, dark circles, and lower eyelid bags.

AbstractPURPOSE: To describe the authors experience with calcium hydroxyl-apatite (CaHa) injections for the aesthetic correction of tear trough, infraorbital hollows, deep upper sulcus, dark circles and lower eyelid bags.METHODS: The records of 63 patients (127 eyelids) injected with CaHa for aesthetic rejuvenation of the periocular region between March 2012 and March 2013 were retrospectively evaluated. All injections were carried out using a 25-gauge cannula after adding 0.5 ml of 2%...

Superficial Enhanced Fluid Fat Injection (SEFFI) to Correct Volume Defects and Skin Aging of the Face and Periocular Region.

AbstractBACKGROUND: Although recent research on micro fat has shown the potential advantages of superficial implantation and high stem cell content, clinical applications thus far have been limited.OBJECTIVES: The authors report their experience with superficial enhanced fluid fat injection (SEFFI) for the correction of volume loss and skin aging of the face in general and in the periocular region.METHODS: The finer SEFFI preparation (0.5 mL) was injected into the orbicularis in the...

Most popular answers from Francesco P. Bernardini, MD

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Can I get a mini lift at 26? (photo)

Hi I don't think lift is the right answer for you. Volume loss is a major factor in your case rather than tissue descent. The way I see it restoring... READ MORE

Exophthalmos/Proptosis/Bulging eyes/Things eye related (Photo)

You do seem to have prominent globes. Many times this has a constitutional basis some others it occurs because of a thyroid related disease. There is ... READ MORE

Is there any treatment for this kind of eye bags? (photos)

Dear frre_man,looks like you could be a good candidate for a filler under the bags to cover the bulging. As the transition from the lid to the cheek... READ MORE

I had a congenital ptosis surgery (droopy eye) on my right eye about 7 years ago . (Photo)

Dear Barcelona95,you are a good candidate for a revision; the scar and the eyelid crease asimmetry can be improved with a mild procedure. Please... READ MORE

Not at all happy with the lower bleph. I still have the deep grooves under my eyes. Is this fixable? (photos)

Looks like the surgeon did a very good job with your eyelids as you look very much rejuvenated already even at one week. You have minor edema in the... READ MORE

Do I need a forehead/eyebrow lift or would an upper eyelift be enough? (photo)

I'm inclined to support the surgical indications that your consulting surgeon gave you as you would benefit from that combined procedure. Min in favor... READ MORE

What are my options for under eye bags? (Photo)

Dear Katiel,considering your age it seems more indicated the use of fillers. In my practice I tend to favor the use of radiesse, but also hyaluronic... READ MORE

Are these pillow like bags normal from Juvederm injections? (photos)

Hi, you should check with your treatin physician as it may be indicated the use of hyaluronidase to dissolve them away if they don't improve over the... READ MORE

Wondering about a second operation on my left eyelid for congenital ptosis. (Photo)

It is indeed a good idea to have a reop after the primary procedure got you 2mm of improvement. The risks are very low and chances are that you get... READ MORE

Any suggestions for under eye bags? (photos)

Dear Kellielynn86 a trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty can help with your bags, tear trough and even improve the dark circles without affecting the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Bernardini

Francesco P. Bernardini, MD has shared 14 before and after pictures with 8 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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