Female: Plastic surgeon or ophthalmologist for eyelid surgery?

Dr. Amiya Prasad: Eyelid surgery is performed by several specialties, and a question like this can have some controversy. There are financial interests, which has created very unprofessional, inter-specialty rivalry, which occurs particularly when one group of surgeons claims superiority over another. As a cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgeon for over 20 years, I have a unique perspective as a specialist who has performed revision surgery for people coming to us from all over the world. A significant group of these patients needed extensive revision and were operated on by Board certified surgeons of several specialties. Within every specialty performing eyelid surgery, there is going to be variability in individual surgeon's technical skills, artistry, expertise and experience.

I would also state that communication with patients is critically important when you're making a decision about finding a surgeon. Someone who spends time with you and understands your personal aesthetic values and what you want to see improved is absolutely necessary to achieve the goals you have. My advice is to choose a specific surgeon, rather than choosing a specific specialty, for your procedure.

Not Just Any Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Should Be Trusted With Your Eyes

Dr. Amiya Prasad discusses how eyelid surgery is offered by board certified surgeons of several specialties but results, skills, experience, and expertise vary with those who don't specialize in eyelid surgery.