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Things to consider when choosing a cosmetic (oculoplastic) eye surgeon

Written in association with Miss Pari Shams, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

13 June 2022
  • Moorfields Private’s oculoplastic surgeons are world-leading experts at performing cosmetic eyelid surgery, as well as treating any related or unrelated eye conditions
  • It’s important to take your time and do your research

Deciding to have any cosmetic treatment is a big step to take, so it is important that you’re treated at a registered clinic by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Take your time, do your research and ask the surgeon as many questions as you need. This will ensure that you’re choosing the right treatment and surgeon to achieve a result that you will feel brilliant about.

We offer a range of cosmetic eyelid and facial treatments including upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), droopy eyelid (ptosis repair) and eye bag removal.

Benefits of choosing a specialist oculoplastic surgeon

At Moorfields Private, all our oculoplastic surgeons are highly specialised in their field of practice. This means that they are experts at performing cosmetic surgery around the eyes, as well as understanding and treating co-exisitng eye conditions which may affect the health of the eyes or the outcome of the surgery/procedure. This is important when dealing with the delicate areas surrounding the eye, which are anatomically unique and complex.

Professional standards

There are minimum standards and qualifications that every cosmetic eyelid surgeon in the UK should hold, including registration with the General Medical Council and British Oculoplastic Society. Your surgeon should ideally have undertaken specialist ophthalmic and oculoplastic training and hold accreditation with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent.

Our cosmetic eyelid surgeons are highly regarded and all of them hold consultant positions at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Many of them regularly publish research in prestigious medical journals, present their work at international oculoplastic conferences and are teaching the next generation of surgeons. A number of our surgeons are also members of the European and American societies of ophthalmic and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

A comfortable environment

It’s important that you feel comfortable at your first consultation, and you don’t feel pressured into making any decisions about your treatment. Being able to talk openly with the surgeon will help build a level of trust that’s crucial to gaining a shared vision of the surgery outcome.

Questions to ask your surgeon

Miss Pari Shams, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Private, recommends asking these key questions at your consultation:

  • What accreditations do you hold and what are your areas of specialism?
  • How many of these procedures have you carried out in the last year?
  • Are there any extra, hidden, costs that I need to be aware of?
  • At which facility will you carry out my surgery?
Learn more

Read about our patient’s experience of cosmetic eye surgery (blepharoplasty) at Moorfields Private.

For further information about Moorfields Private Eye Hospital’s services contact our New Patient Team on:

Freephone: 0800 3283 421

Email: moorfieldsprivate.enquiries@nhs.net

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