Selecting An Oculoplastic / Oculofacial Surgeon

Selecting An Oculoplastic / Oculofacial Surgeon

The main organizing body for Oculofacial Plastic Surgery is the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). ASOPRS members must complete an approved fellowship training program.

About 20 surgeons are trained each year in this field. These surgeons are meticulously trained in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery during their 2 year fellowships. The average Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon has spent 6 years in the training of eyes and eyelids which is more time and more specialized eyelid work than any other type of cosmetic surgeon. When you consult with an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, you a consulting with an expert.

In addition to the extra training, ASOPRS members must pass a written and oral examination and write scientific thesis of original research. Only after all of these steps have been completed is a surgeon asked to become a member of ASOPRS. There are only 500 worldwide physicians that specialize in this field. To read more about the ASOPRS click here.

Dr. Mont Cartwright, M.D. is a uniquely qualified physician having trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. He is a Diplomat for the American Board of Ophthalmology, member of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – General, and member of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Facial.