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Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Services offered by Vantage Eye Center

Dr. Bernardino performs comprehensive oculoplastics procedures including eyelid, brow lift, lacrimal (tear drain), orbit (eye socket), and ptosis repair surgery.

Brow Lifts

As we grow older, skin and deep tissue in the forehead loses elasticity causing the brow line to sag and move closer to our lashes. We also begin to develop lines and creases between our eyebrows and on our forehead. Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, can help correct these signs of aging.

A brow lift is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that lifts the brow line and creates a more youthful, energetic appearance. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing to achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated result.

Eyelid Surgery

Due to thin, delicate skin, our eyes and eyelids often show signs of aging before other parts of our face. As we grow older, the skin around our eyes begins to wrinkle, crease, and droop, which can lead to a tired, worn-out appearance.

Upper eyelid surgery (or upper eyelid blepharoplasty) is a procedure that removes redundant, saggy skin from the upper eyelids to create a more youthful, rested appearance. In some cases, fat is also sculpted to help improve the appearance of fullness in the upper eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can also be performed in conjunction with brow lift surgery to achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated appearance of the forehead, brows, and upper eyelids.

Lower eyelid surgery (or lower eyelid blepharoplasty) is a procedure that helps to improve the appearance of “bags” and dark circles in the lower eyelids. This improvement is achieved by a combination of different techniques that involve the removing and repositioning of fat. Skin in the lower eyelid can also be resurfaced with a laser at the time of lower eyelid blepharoplasty to help improve the appearance of fine lines wrinkles. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can also be performed with upper eyelid blepharoplasty to help rejuvenate the appearance of the entire aesthetic unit around the eyes.

With cosmetic eyelid surgery, you can reduce signs of aging and fatigue around the eyes for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. In addition to offering advanced procedures to improve your vision, Vantage Eye Center, offers a number of cosmetic facial enhancement treatments from an experienced oculoplastic surgeon.

Lacrimal (Tear Drain) Surgery

Lacrimal surgery is often required when patients have tearing due to an obstructed tear drain (nasolacrimal duct). Dr. Bernardino performs minimally invasive balloon dacryoplasty (balloon dilation of the tear drain), endoscopic dacyrocystorhinostomy (DCR), and sutureless external DCR (the gold standard) for tear drain obstructions causing chronic tearing or eye infections.

Orbital (Eye Socket) Surgery

Orbital surgery is surgery on the bones around the eyes. For patients with trauma-causing fractures, a sunken eye (enophthalmos) or double vision (diplopia), Dr. Bernardino repairs these fractures to restore normal eye socket anatomy and function.

For patients with bulging eyes due to thyroid eye disease (Graves disease), Dr. Bernardino performs decompression, and removal of fat and bone around the eyes to restore normal eye appearance and function.

Finally for patients who have lost their eye to trauma, infection, or cancer, Dr. Bernardino performs reconstruction (enucleation or evisceration) to restore the appearance of the diseased eye.


966 Cass Street Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940

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2 Upper Ragsdale Dr. B130
Monterey, CA 93940

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622 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901

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