Eyelid & Facial Plastics

Do you want to look younger?

The Eye Institute of Utah isn’t just for eyes! Did you know that there is a department on site to also help you not just see your best, but to look your best as well?

Whether you are interested in lifting your eyelids and removing the excess baggage, a facelift, rejuvenating your skin, or considering BOTOX® or fillers, and more, feel free to contact us. Dr. Thomas Oberg, MD leads our department of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids and Face.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelid rejuvenation consists of upper and/or lower lid surgery, also known as upper- and lower-lid blepharoplasty. These are surgical procedures which help to remove the excess skin and fat, and also serves to tighten the supporting structures of the eyelids. This overall helps to restore a more youthful appearance. Frequently performed as a cosmetic procedure, patients may also qualify through insurance if the skin is interfering with their vision to a significant degree.

Forehead Rejuvenation

A sagging forehead, also known as brow ptosis, can be addressed through a variety of means. For certain patients, a small amount of BOTOX® may help elevate the eyebrows. For others, surgical correction may help restore the eyebrows to a more youthful position. Surgery may be performed in a variety of ways. Schedule a consult with Dr. Oberg to discuss your options.

Facelift Surgery

Facelift and necklift surgery can help restore the natural jaw contour, the deeper lines around the nose and mouth, and overall improve the appearance of the lower face. Schedule a consult with Dr. Oberg to see if you would be a good candidate.

BOTOX® and Fillers

At The Eye Institute of Utah, Dr. Thomas Oberg utilizes BOTOX® to help patients for both medical and cosmetic purposes. BOTOX® is a highly purified protein that is injected into muscles to weaken or relax nerve impulses. Relaxing the muscles helps to relax the wrinkles. Softening of the wrinkles leads to a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The most common areas treated by BOTOX® include foreheads, the creases between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and the fine lines around lips. However, BOTOX® is also used to help relax the sad or angry appearance of a down-turned mouth, an over-dimpled chin, a smile that shows too much teeth, in addition to excess sweating of the armpits, hands, feet, and head. A standard dose of BOTOX® lasts on average between 3-6 months, depending on the injection dose and location. BOTOX® is one of the most common and highly successful, non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments available today.

Beyond its use to treat facial lines and imperfections, BOTOX® is also approved to treat a medical condition called blepharospasm, a condition where the patient has uncontrollable and involuntary muscle spasms and blinking of the eyelids. A similar but unrelated problem known as Hemi-Facial Spasm also typically responds well to BOTOX® treatment. BOTOX® is also a great option to treat medically-defined chronic migraines, and stress related headaches.

In addition to BOTOX®, dermal fillers are another very successful, non-surgical treatment option to help improve the aesthetic appearance of the face. Common fillers used today include Voluma®, Belotero®, Restylane®, Vollure®…and the list continues to grow. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and help mimic the collagen we often lose as we age. While Botox is used to help relax muscles and diminish wrinkles, fillers are used to help ‘fill’ in regions where we have lost fullness, like the lips, the cheeks, and the lines around the mouth.

Tear Drain Surgery

Excess tearing in adults is surprisingly often a result of overproduction of tears from underlying dry eyes. This is especially true in Utah’s dry climate. Often, over the counter artificial tears will help remedy the situation. If not, we recommend you meet with one of our dry eye specialists to help determine if there are other underlying causes which may be treated. Some patients are determined to have physical obstructions which prevent the outflow of tears. In some instances, surgical correction is required to alleviate the problem.

Orbital Surgery

The orbit is commonly referred to as the eye socket. It is made up of multiple bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. It is an important structure that functions to support and protect the eye. Unfortunately, a variety of problems can occur in the eye socket and ultimately affect the function of the eye. These problems range from fractures (broken bones), tumors, infections, and inflammatory diseases like thyroid eye disease (Graves’ eye disease). Patients with orbital problems may have minimal symptoms, but may also suffer from double vision, vision loss, or blindness. Rest assured that Dr. Thomas Oberg is a highly trained and experienced expert orbital surgeon.

Other Treatments Available

Why eyelid and facial plastic surgery at The Eye Institute of Utah?

Like our vision-correction departments, The Eye Institute’s cosmetic surgery division features world-class surgeons, world-class technology, and world-class results. Dr. Thomas Oberg is a highly experienced oculo-facial plastic surgeon who leads an experienced eyelid and facial plastics team.

Time and again, patients have been delighted with Dr. Oberg, his staff, and his results. If you are considering eyelid or facial plastic or reconstructive surgery, you will be too. Your appearance is as important to us as it is to you. For more information on eyelid and facial plastics or if you would like to schedule a consult with Dr. Oberg, please give us a call at (800) 760-4171.

Before and After Gallery

Before – Upper Lid Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Correction

After – Upper Lid Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Correction

Before – Upper and Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation

After – Upper and Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation



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