Oculoplastic Surgery at Aestique Surgical Center in Greensburg, PA offers specialized procedures designed to enhance and correct the appearance and function of the eyes and surrounding structures. Focusing on both aesthetic and reconstructive techniques, this surgery addresses a range of conditions such as droopy eyelids (ptosis), orbital tumors, and tear duct obstructions.
Catering to patients with cosmetic concerns or functional issues, Oculoplastic Surgery provides tailored solutions that rejuvenate and restore the eye region. Typically, results become visible within weeks, varying based on the specific procedure. The longevity of these outcomes can span from several years to permanent, depending on the treatment chosen. If your eyes don’t reflect the youthful and refreshed look you desire, Aestique Surgical Center is your destination. Secure your spot now to regain confidence and poise.
Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid; with excessive skin weighting down lid
Excision of lesion of eyelid
The physician administers a local anesthetic and the face and eyelid are draped and prepped for surgery. The eyelid lesion is outlined in a marking pen. The lesion is incised and the surgical wound is repaired with sutures if necessary.
Repair of blepharoptosis
Blepharoptosis surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. An incision is made along the upper eyelid crease, and the levator tendon is isolated. Using sutures, the tendon is advanced onto the tarsal plate in an adjustable manner, addressing the ptosis degree. For those who can tolerate it, eyelid height is assessed in a seated position under gravity’s effect. Once the tendon is secured in its new position, the incision is sutured.
The physician administers local anesthetic and the patient’s face and eyelid are draped and prepped for surgery. The physician increases the lid margin by cutting the medial or lateral canthus (juncture of upper and lower eyelid). The physician rearranges the anterior tissues of the lids to prevent adherence.
The patient is prepped and draped for surgery, receiving local anesthesia. Using an operating microscope, the physician separates conjunctival epithelial tissue from Tenon’s capsule. The graft site is prepared, with freshened margins, and the conjunctival graft is sutured into place. The graft can either be free tissue or involve rearrangement of existing tissue.
Dr. Phillip H. Choo received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his medical degree from Columbia University in 1992. He graduated in the top 10% of his medical school class, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Choo was an intern at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, and was a resident in ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He then finished a two-year fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.