Oculoplastics & Eye Lids
Located at Baptist Hospital in Miami, the Center for Excellence in Eye Care offers a wide variety of treatments that rejuvenate appearance and enhance vision, including blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid lift, upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, and cosmetic eyelid surgery), dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm), and Botox injections. Dr. Victoria works carefully with our demanding south Florida patients to identify the best options for each individual.
Upper Eyelid Surgery, technically termed upper eyelid blepharoplasty, this small surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids and corrects any irregularities in the eyelid crease. By removing drooping skin folds, blepharoplasty may open up the superior field of view, rejuvenate eyelid appearance, and indirectly reduce forehead creases (by decreasing the need to raise eyebrows to pull up sagging eyelid skin). Please click the following link for more detailed information on upper lid blepharoplasty.
Patients with puffiness, bulging, or bags in their lower eyelids are often told they look tired. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a small surgery that flattens these unsightly bulges, helping to restore a more energetic and youthful appearance. Please click the following link for more detailed information on lower lid blepharoplasty.
The fierce south Florida sun is well known to cause premature aging of the skin. With their particularly high standards for appearance, our patients frequently complain of facial wrinkles that make them look angry, stressed, or older. Cosmetic Botox injections are the best way to diminish facial wrinkles due to frowning, smiling, or eyebrow-raising. Botox requires 1 week to reach full effect and slowly wears off over several months (typically 3-4 months).
Both Dr. Ana Carolina Victoria and Dr. Richard Simon give Botox injections at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care.
The aging face may develop hollows, indentations, or deep wrinkles. Restylane and Juvederm are cosmetic fillers that fill in these sunken areas. They are composed of purified hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the human body. Restylane and Juvederm begin to work right away but require 1-2 weeks to absorb water and achieve their full benefit. While the manufacturers report that Restylane and Juvederm last for up to a year, their benefits often last longer than that. If these fillers cause any undesirable effect, they can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase.
Dr. Ana Carolina Victoria and Dr. Richard Simon inject dermal fillers at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care.
Please call 305-598-2020 for a consultation.