Ophthalmic plastic surgery (oculoplastic surgery) is specialized form of plastic surgery that deals with cosmetic surgery of the forehead/eyebrows, upper and lower eyelids and midface (cheeks); and reconstructive surgery of the same areas in addition to the tear ducts and orbits.

It is a subspecialty of ophthalmology.  As such physicians credentialed in this area are board certified in ophthalmology and have also undegone separate specialty fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

The society that accredits opthalmic plastic surgeons is the called “The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” or simply ASOPRS.  In was founded in 1969 to assure specific surgical and medical training in this very delicate area of the face.  This is a very competetive filed and there are less than 50 training spots available in the United States.  The society has over 500 national aninternational memebers.

The eyes are the window to the soul.  It is important to have an experienced and trained surgeon perform your eyelid surgery.  Dr. Massry (Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery) is available for consultation at (310) 453-8474 or at his web site drmassry.com