Sometimes looking and feeling your best requires a little help. Duke’s experts in facial plastic and oculoplastic surgery perform cosmetic surgeries that enhance your eyes, face, forehead, cheekbones, nose, and chin. Eyelid surgeries and facial surgeries remove flaws and reduce the impact of aging. They can also improve your appearance and function following injury, disease, or deformity.
How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon
Duke’s board-certified oculoplastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons undergo advanced training and have years of experience in performing cosmetic procedures. Each of our surgeons comes from a unique background.
- Facial plastic surgeons are otolaryngologists who subspecialize in facial plastic surgery that includes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face and neck.
- Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who subspecialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, eyes, tear system, and the facial structure surrounding the eye.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Consultation and Examination
We discuss your reasons for pursuing facial cosmetic surgery as well as your desired outcome and expected results. We conduct a thorough medical history, including your family history, general health status, previous operations, and any medications you may be taking. We examine your facial features and take photographs for your medical record. Finally, we recommend a course of treatment that meets your needs. We discuss the potential risks and complications and your post-operation recovery.
Pre-surgical testing may include blood tests to assess your liver and kidney function and to determine if you have any infection, blood disorder, or anemia that may have gone previously undetected.
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.
Why Choose Duke
Personalized Treatment Recommendations
After an extensive consultation and careful evaluation, we recommend the procedure or combination of procedures that will give you the results you want.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Whenever possible, we use small incisions to perform cosmetic procedures. A minimally invasive approach results in less bleeding and infection and helps you recover faster than with traditional surgical methods.
A Team Approach
Your medical team may include plastic surgeons; oculoplastic surgeons; ear, nose, and throat specialists; ophthalmologists; aestheticians; nurses; and other staff who work together to ensure you get the best possible care.
Level 1 Trauma Center
Our doctors can improve your appearance and function following injury, disease, or deformity.
Nonsurgical Options and Skin Care Therapies
Our aestheticians, doctors, and surgeons may recommend nonsurgical options and skin care therapies to improve and rejuvenate your appearance, including laser skin resurfacing, hair removal, microdermabrasion, photo facials, chemical peels, wrinkle-relaxing injections (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), and facial fillers. General skin care applications are also available to improve and rejuvenate skin damaged by age, excessive sun exposure, discoloration, and skin-related disorders.