Eyelid surgery is an intricate procedure that requires the expertise and experience of a properly trained surgeon. To achieve the best results, doing your research for an appropriately trained surgeon to perform your procedure is essential. For surgical and non-surgical services involving the eyelids and the face, an oculoplastic surgeon is an optimal choice.
Jasmine Mohadjer, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon at The Eye Institute of West Florida and the Aesthetic Institute of West Florida. As an oculoplastic surgeon, she is an ophthalmologist (medical eye doctor) who went on to complete additional training, called a fellowship, for surgery related to the structure of the eye, the tissue surrounding the eye and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Mohadjer was one of only 13 physicians selected from across the United States to receive an appointment to a two-year post residency fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Mohadjer performs complex precise surgical procedures related to the eye, including treatment of droopy eyelids to improve vision and appearance, periocular skin cancers, tearing problems and other eyelid abnormalities. Thanks to her advanced training, Dr. Mohadjer has a deeper understanding of the anatomy and internal processes of the eye, enabling her to diagnose and surgically treat medical and cosmetic concerns, safely improving their vision, their appearance and ultimately, their quality of life.
“A lot of patients wait quite a long time to see an oculoplastic surgeon because they aren’t aware of the fact that, often times, insurance will cover the cost of an upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery. By the time they come in for a consultation, their eyelids are so droopy they can barely open their eyes and may even suffer from headaches and neck pain,” Dr. Mohadjer explains.
She adds, “I advise patients to come in as soon as they notice an change in their vision. The medical treatment is great because patients go into the procedure excited to restore their vision, and once they look in the mirror they can’t believe the physical change as well. Patients always tell me how surprised they are that they not only see better but feel better about their appearance. The only way to find out if insurance will pay for the procedure is to come in for an evaluation.”
Dr. Mohadjer’s qualifications also enable her to perform cosmetic surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures at the Aesthetic Institute of West Florida, a division of The Eye Institute of West Florida.
The Aesthetic Institute offers patients a variety of restorative procedures from eyelid surgery to facial rejuvenation treatments designed to eliminate wrinkles and smooth away age lines to defy years of aging.
“The number of cosmetic rejuvenation procedures available today can be overwhelming. When it comes to a cosmetic procedure, my approach is always to meet the patient first so I can get to know them and learn about their lifestyle and aesthetic goals,” Dr. Mohadjer notes.
The Aesthetic Institute offers Kybella®, the only FDA-approved injectable to reduce or eliminate fat cells under the chin to improve the appearance of a “double chin,” injectables to replace lost collagen and improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, such as Sculptra®, Botox® or Microdroplet Lift and other fillers and botulinum toxins to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A number of different facial laser treatments are also available, designed to minimize wrinkles, reduce facial scarring and increase firmness where skin has begun to lose elasticity or address unwanted blood vessels, Rosacea or redness of the face, reversing years of damage caused by aging and environmental elements such as the sun.
In order to achieve the most natural results, Dr. Mohadjer performs an initial evaluation before discussing with and recommending the best treatment option for each specific patient. Her goal for each patient is to enhance their natural beauty and reverse unwanted changes caused by aging.
Dr. Mohadjer prides herself and her practice for being at the forefront of the newest, most advanced treatment options.
“Our industry is constantly changing, new treatment options are introduced and technology is continuously advancing. One of the most important things for a patient to do while researching a practice is seeing how up-to-date their technology is. This is something our practice places an emphasis on, both for cosmetic and medical treatments. I am also very particular when it comes to introducing new procedures, techniques or technology in our practice,” she emphasizes, “We go through months of training and testing before actually offering something to our patients because I want to ensure it is something I truly believe in and think my patients will benefit from.”
Dr. Mohadjer hosts seasonal seminars open to the public to enhance patient education, covering the medical and cosmetic treatment options she offers. Whether you are concerned about visual impairment caused by droopy eyelids or are looking for a solution to look and feel rejuvenated, Dr. Mohadjer and the Aesthetic Institute are happy to help you become the best version of yourself.