An oculoplastic surgeon is trained to perform plastic surgery on the face, focusing their expertise on areas around the eyes. Droopy eyelids are the most common procedures performed by oculoplastic surgeons, such as Margaret E. Phillips, M.D. Droopy upper lids and eyebrows can decrease a person’s quality of life, restrict their visual field, and can be potentially dangerous. Lifting and removing the excess tissue around the eyes is often covered by your medical insurance and Dr. Phillips can discuss the surgical options available for you.
Blepharoplasty is the easiest and most efficient eyelid surgery to improve your vision and make your eyes appear young and vibrant again. These quick procedures can make a significant difference in opening the eye for a more youthful appearance and visibility to the eye.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty or “eye lift“ raises the position of the upper eyelid margin by tightening the muscle and tendon. Often this procedure includes the removal of excess skin.
The lower eyelids are one of the first areas of your face to show signs of aging. Excess skin and fat may be removed and repositioned around your eyes to create a natural, more awake appearance.
Brow Lifts often coincide with excess upper eyelid skin. As we age, the eyebrow falls down and decreases the window to view the eyes making them look fatigued. Brow lifts restore eyebrows to their youthful and natural position which opens the eye.
Ptosis Repairs are performed when a weak or stretched muscle causes your eyelid to fall into the pupillary axis obstructing your vision. Ptosis is caused by the gradual stretching of the tissue which supports the upper eyelid, usually seen with aging, but also, long-term contact To correct this drooping of the upper lid, the levator muscle is tightened through an incision in the normal crease of the upper lid. You will go from a sleepy appearance to bright-eyed!
Dr. Gene Gaddy, a Mississippi Gulf Coast native, was raised in a family of physicians in Long Beach and Gulfport. He graduated from Gulfport East High School in 1970 and undergraduate and medical school at the
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Spring Hill College where she graduated summa cum laude in biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she
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The mission of Gaddy Vision is to preserve, restore and enhance our patients’ vision. Dr. Gaddy and the Gaddy Vision staff are committed to treating each person with dignity as an individual and not just a visual problem.
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