Specialty / Oculoplastics

Connecting ophthalmology with plastic surgery, oculoplastics focuses on functional plastic and reconstructive surgery for the eyelids, tear ducts, and ocular orbits, as well as aesthetic cosmetic procedures for the eyelids and eyebrows.

What Is Oculoplastics

Ophthalmic plastic surgery (more commonly referred to as oculoplastic surgery) is a specialized field of medicine that combines the microsurgery of ophthalmology with the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery. This particular branch of ophthalmology focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and ocular orbits, along with cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows. Oculoplastic surgeons also perform aesthetic procedures off the face with injectables like BOTOX or Dysport, and facial fillers like Restalyne or Juvederm.

Your eyelids and the structures around your eyes are vital for healthy vision. Wilmington Eye is proud to have an oculoplastic surgeon that offers advanced functional and aesthetic treatments and services that promote oculofacial rejuvenation and treat these important components of your vision. Our fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Oester, Jr., MD, FACS, specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyelids, performing a wide range of procedures.

Contact us or call 910-763-3601 to schedule an appointment.


Oculoplastic Services

Wilmington Eye offers the following oculoplastic services:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyelids
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Ocular orbits
  • Ptosis
  • Tear systems
  • Brow lifts
  • Lid lifts
  • Forehead lifts
  • Mid-face lifts
  • Cancer reconstructions
  • Cosmetic lower eyelid surgery
  • and many other procedures.


If you feel you are experiencing any of these issues, please give us a call at 910.763.3601 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

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