Surgical Procedures

Cosmetic Surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)- The eyes are the facial feature that people notice most- don’t trust your eyes to just anyone. Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure which corrects droopy, heavy or puffy eyelids, which can dramatically improve an angry, sad or tired appearance. Many patients desire this procedure for cosmetic reasons, but for some patients correcting upper eyelid drooping may be medically necessary to improve peripheral vision. Lower eyelid puffiness is always considered a cosmetic problem.

Browlift- A browlift or forehead lift is a surgical procedure which is performed to address drooping eyebrows. This may be performed alone or with an eyelid lift to achieve a more dramatic result.

Autologous Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer)- Autologous fat grafting is used to replace lost volume and improve facial contour. It is similar to facial fillers but much longer lasting. In particular, it is an excellent option for improvement in lower eyelid appearance for patients with a sunken or hollow lower eyelids who need volume replaced as opposed to removed with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Surgery for Medical Conditions

Dr. Ahuero also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions related to the eyes and face. Many of her patients are referred to her for her expertise after a visit to their regular eye doctor, dermatologist or primary care physician and it is discovered that additional, more specialized treatment may be necessary. Some of these conditions include:

Blepharoplasty
Removal and reconstruction of eyelid and facial skin cancers
Ptosis (drooping eyelid) repair
Eyelid Malposition Repair - Ectropion and Entropion
Tearing and Lacrimal Problems
Thyroid Eye Disease
Orbital Disease and Tumors
Blepharospasm and Hemifacial spasm
Trauma: Eyelid Lacerations and orbital fractures
Scar Revision