Oculofacial Plastics

Posted on September 24, 2014

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Practicing in Springfield, MA, Steven Covici, MD, has 16 years of experience in medicine and is currently the chairman of ophthalmology at Baystate Medical Center. An oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Steven Covici serves patients throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Focusing on aesthetics and reconstruction, oculofacial plastics is a type of surgery that is performed on the face, brows, tear duct system, nose, eyelids, and orbital bones. The surgery can be used to achieve cosmetic goals or improve vision by removing obstructions. Approximately 500 physicians are licensed to perform this type of surgery worldwide. An estimated 20 surgeons per year undergo the extensive training and education required.

The surgery is often used to repair such issues as droopy eyelids, blocked tear ducts, and facial bone fractures. In addition, surgeons have the ability to remove harmful and benign tumors from around the eyes. For elective surgeries, oculofacial plastic surgeons are equipped to provide Botox, face lifts, eyelash transplants, and nasal reshaping, among other procedures.

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