Eyelid Surgery is a sensitive procedure, considering the fact that eyes are the most delicate external organ of the body. Any surgical procedure surrounding the eye area must be performed by a highly skilled, experienced, and qualified eye surgeon only. Safety is of paramount importance in an eye surgery, and must take precedence over aesthetics and other consideration.
An experienced eye surgeon will adopt a conservative approach to achieve the desired aesthetic results without exposing the patient to unnecessary risks of side effects. Dr. Jennifer Hui is a highly qualified and experienced eye surgeon providing a range of corrective and aesthetic eye procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.
An Oculoplastic Surgeon
Every doctor who performs eyelid surgery may not necessarily be an oculoplastic surgeon. However, patients should have a clear idea of what an oculoplastic surgeon is, and should try to determine whether their eye surgeon is one. Even for seemingly simple cosmetic procedures such as Botox, it may be a better idea to choose an ocuplastic surgeon for treatment. Muscles and nerves around the eyes are extremely delicate and it requires high skills to achieve safe and best results.
A surgeon who has completed three years of residency training in Ophthalmology, following a further two years of fellowship training in Oculoplastics or Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can be termed as an Oculoplastic Surgeon. To achieve optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes for the eyes, this skill set can play a critical role. An oculoplastic surgeon will have a close understanding of the intricate eyelid anatomy and the complexities of the surgery in this area.
The operating surgeon must clearly understand the relationship of the eyelid anatomyto the ocular function and facial expression. This knowledge is crucial to achieving optimal outcomes when a surgery is to be performed around the eyes. An oculoplastic surgeon is in the best position to have this knowledge and put it effectively to work during surgery.
Background of Dr. Jennifer Hui
Dr. Jennifer Hui is an eminent oculoplastic surgeon providing eyelid surgery as well as non-surgical facial procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas. Dr. Hui received her medical education at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, and followed it with an Ophthalmology residency and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Orbital Oncology fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.
Dr. Hui received board certification from the the American Board of Ophthalmology. For three years, she served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as a member of the Oculoplastics department. She finally established her own private practice in her native Southern California in 2012.
She was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in the same year. In addition to her surgery practice, Dr. Hui also serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University, and is the sole physician in their Oculoplastics Department.