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Oculoplastics

Frances Acosta, M.D.

Dr. Frances Jacinto Acosta is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist that specializes in both functional and cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, also known as Oculoplastic Surgery, or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical sub-specialty of Ophthalmology that incorporates the medical and surgical management of abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony eye socket) and the surrounding areas of the face.

She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society https://tblams.org/ and Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society https://www.mytbos.com/. She has office hours in both Tampa and Brandon and surgical availability for both locations as well.

Dr. Frances Jacinto Acosta Areas of Expertise Include:

Reconstructive Surgery

Illustration of a Man With a Droopy Eyelid Needing Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

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Injectables

Injectables/Fillers

Botulinum toxin injections can be used to temporarily reduce facial lines and wrinkles, and can also treat other problems such as eyelid twitching or facial spasms. Patients are free to continue on with their day with little to no discomfort and return to their normal life activities.

Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery

The need for reconstructive eyelid surgery can be brought on by various factors ranging from trauma to congenital defects. Skin cancers and tumors around the eye is another common occurrence that may require removal of the tumors and leaving the patient with the need for reconstructive surgery because of poorly functioning eyelids or disfigurement. Oculoplastic surgeons are ideal for eyelid tumor removal and reconstruction, since they are trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery.

Dr. Frances Jacinto Acosta uses a variety of advanced techniques to correct these issues to improve the function and appearance.

  • Eyelid reconstruction/skin cancers on the eyelid
  • Chalazion or “eyelid stye”
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
Entropion and Ectropion of the Lower Eyelid - Chart Illustrating How Entropion, Extropion and a Healthy Eye Looks

Oculoplastic surgeons are ideal for eyelid tumor removal and reconstruction, since they are trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Dr. Frances Jacinto Acosta uses a variety of advanced techniques to correct these issues to improve the function and appearance.

  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Chalazion
  • Entropion

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and over time may undergo characteristics changes. The most common are wrinkles and volume loss around the eye with droopy eyelids, dark circles & bags developing in the under eye as well as loose skin. Such changes can cause a tired or bored look which can be quite disheartening and impact one`s self esteem.

Chart Showing How Ptosis Affects an Eye

Dr. Frances Jacinto Acosta will discuss all the options and possible outcomes with the patient in order to formulate a strategy which would allow for the best possible result.

Such surgeries are:

  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelid Lesion
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery
  • Brow lift
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