Austin Oculoplastic Surgeon
3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 130
Austin, Texas 78705 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery. Austin, TX

Makes you feel comfortable and not anxious.

5 out of 5 stars Ptosis Surgery

55 yr old cheek implants / Ptosis surgery - Austin, Tx

After meeting Dr. Amatto, I felt she could help me with my Ptosis. She explained everything that would be done so I could understand. She made me feel very comfortably, as I was very nervous about the surgery. I was impressed with the surgery and with the results. I would recommend Dr. Amatto to anyone needing this procedure.

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Personal Statement

I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to pursue my training and specialty all over the country, from Georgetown in Washington D.C., to Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and even abroad. Now, I enjoy taking care of patients in Austin and central Texas and making them feel and look better.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Awards & Recognition

Best Doctors of America, 2011 - 2014
Top Doctors, Oakland Magazine, 2010 - 2013
Best Doctors, Austin, Texas, 2014
Top Doctors, Austin Monthly Magazine 2015
Professional Recognition:
President, Austin Ophthalmology Society, 2014
Achievement Award, Academy of Ophthalmology
Co-Chair Austin Oculoplastics Conference, 2014
Editorial Board, Eye Net Magazine
Reviewer, Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Amato has hospital affiliations at Seton and Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Boston College, 1992
    Medical: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University, 1997
    Residency: Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital, 2000
    Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, ASOPRS, Texas Oculoplastic Consultants, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2002

Treatments offered at Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

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Unhappy with upper eyelid surgery, 9 months post-op. Do I need a brow lift or another eye lift? (Photo)

The best way to get an idea of what is the best result you can achieve at this point, would be a thorough examination, to look at your facial... READ MORE

One Eye Bigger Than the Other? (photo)

Greetings, If you feel your asymmetry is new, then I would seek a conslultation with an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation. Either side may be the... READ MORE

Eyes 2 Different Sizes: Excess Eyelid Skin or Unsuccessful Ptosis Surgery? (photo)

I recommend waiting 6 months for final result. Upper lid swelling, scar tissue that will improve, eyelid skin and brow symmetry can all be factors. At... READ MORE

I am looking for long-term treatments (nothing I have to do monthly) for wrinkles around my eyes, and to even skintone (Photo)

The first thing I would recommend is good skin care. Make sure you're on a good sunblock and moisturizer for your face. There are several skin care... READ MORE

Puffy upper eyelids! (Photo)

I would recommend initially an evaluation by an Oculoplastic Surgeon who specializes in medical and cosmetic eyelid conditions. They can work with... READ MORE

Why does one eye appear smaller than the other? (photos)

There are many reasons your eyelids can appear asymmetric. First, gradual aging facial changes can cause a subtle difference between the eyes and... READ MORE

Will Voluma cheek injections improve under eye hollows?

Voluma is primarily used for cheek augmentation and can be a nice compliment to restylane or fat transfer surgery to address the lower eyelids.I would... READ MORE

I'm only 22 – What has caused my crows feet and sleep lines?

Eyelid wrinkles are often a combination of sun exposure, smoking, allergies, and heredity to name a few. It is never too late to stop smoking, wear... READ MORE

Young male with eye bags. What are my treatment options? (Photo)

There are several treatments to lessen eyelid bags as a result of chronic allergies including topical medications,various surgical procedures or laser... READ MORE

I'm 21 years and have deep folds under my eyes, what can I do to treat them and get rid of them? (Photo)

Nonsurgical Treatment for lower eyelid folds can include fillers or Botox or a combination of both and can be very effective. Ideally, it would be... READ MORE

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