Oculofacial, Other

Your eyes tell a unique story, and sometimes, our eyelids may need a little extra care to ensure that story is told beautifully. If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you’ve probably heard the term “oculoplastic surgeon.” At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we’re proud to introduce you to our skilled oculoplastic specialists: Dr. William Lipham, Dr. Jill Melicher, and Dr. Krista Stewart. Read on to learn why you should choose an oculoplastic surgeon for your eyelid surgery.

Why Consider an Oculoplastic Surgeon?

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a specialized area of Ophthalmology. Our Oculoplastic Surgeons have completed an additional 2-year fellowship training following their ophthalmology residency through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). While general plastic surgeons offer an array of treatments for the entire body, our surgeons strictly perform procedures around the eye and associated structures, making them experts in their field. The specialized expertise of Oculoplastic Surgeons enables them to address a wide range of cosmetic and functional concerns.

What does an Oculoplastic Surgeon Do?

At Minnesota Eye Consultants, our Oculoplastic Surgeons perform an array of procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids, treating tear duct obstructions, orbital fracture repairs, orbital tumor removals, eyelid reconstruction, addressing eyelids that turn in and out, and much more. The surgeons also perform facial rejuvenation procedures including upper and lower eyelid lifts, eyebrow and forehead lifts, and BOTOX.

  1. Precision in Eyelid Expertise: Oculoplastic surgeons are like artists, specifically trained in the delicate canvas of your eyelids. Dr. Lipham, Dr. Melicher, and Dr. Stewart bring a level of precision to eyelid surgery that ensures both functional and aesthetic success. They understand the subtleties of eyelid anatomy, allowing for meticulous adjustments that enhance your natural beauty.
  2. Personalized Care for Unique Faces: No two faces are alike, and our oculoplastic specialists know this well. They approach each surgery with a personalized touch, considering your individual features, lifestyle, and goals. The result? Approved functionality and a refreshed look that harmonizes with your unique facial characteristics, giving you a natural and youthful appearance.
  3. Dual Focus on Beauty and Function: Eyelid surgery isn’t just about appearance; it’s also about functionality. Our oculoplastic surgeons consider both aspects to ensure your eyelids not only look great but also function optimally. Whether it’s addressing droopiness or improving vision, their dual focus ensures a comprehensive approach to your eye health.

With four (soon to be five next month!) convenient locations across the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota Eye Consultants stands as one of the Midwest’s largest eye care providers. If you’re considering eyelid surgery, visit our cosmetic and oculoplastics page to learn more about the treatments offered at Minnesota Eye Consultants. Schedule a consultation today with one of our oculoplastic specialists and let us show you how we can elevate your vision and appearance with expertise, precision, and personalized care. Your eyes deserve the best – choose Minnesota Eye Consultants for a brighter, more vibrant you.

Oculoplastic and cosmetic eye care is offered at all of our Minnesota Eye Consultants locations, including the new Minnetonka (Crosstown) office opening March 2024. We look forward to caring for patients in that beautiful new space!