Oculoplastic surgery is the ophthalmology subspecialty that focuses on the structures around the eyes, including eyelids, brows, orbits, forehead and cheeks. Drs. Heher, Kapadia, and Callahan perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, as well as minimally invasive treatments with Botox and facial fillers. Many patients have medical conditions that are covered by insurance, while others have aesthetic concerns which are considered cosmetic in nature. Patients come from throughout New England and beyond, seeking the expertise that our doctors provide.
All of our oculoplastics surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists, and have completed additional fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery. Drs. Heher and Kapadia are both certified by ASOPRS (American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), the highest level of certification in the field. Unlike other types of plastic surgeons, all of our doctors focus on the surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation around the eyes, and perform hundreds of eyelid surgeries each year. In addition to treating patients, they are faculty members at Tufts University Medical School, helping train the next generation of young doctors.
Reconstructive eyelid surgery includes repair of drooping eyelids causing vision loss, treatment of eyelid skin cancers, eyelid malpositions causing eye irritation and removal of benign eyelid lesions. Reconstructive surgery of the orbital and lacrimal system includes removal of orbital tumors, repair of fractures, orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease and surgery for blocked tear ducts. Complex reconstructive surgery often requires a team approach involving multiple specialties including neurosurgery, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, ENT (Ear, nose and throat) surgery, dermatology and other plastic surgery specialties. Working at a cutting-edge academic medical center, Drs. Heher, Callahan and Kapadia often join forces with other doctors, utilizing a team approach to provide the best patient care.
Cosmetic treatments and procedures
While some patients come in for medical problems, others seek consultation to help improve their facial appearance. Most will agree that the eyes are the main focus of the face and the first facial feature noticed by others. Many patients feel that their eyes make them look aged, tired or sad. Rejuvenation of this area often leads to a more youthful, energized look and includes both minimally invasive and surgical procedures such as: