Birmingham, AL – Dr. Grady Core, a Birmingham plastic surgeon and one of the inventors of endoscopic plastic surgery, has once again developed improvements in the field of cosmetic surgery to make procedures as minimally invasive as possible. His latest development – called lateral access recontouring of the lower lid – is an alternative to conventional lower eyelid surgery. With his new technique in lower eyelid rejuvenation, he says the traditional risks of this surgery – such as lower lid retraction – are diminished. Dr. Core is paving the way for a new surgical strategy for all practitioners of lower eyelid rejuvenation surgery.
In both the classical method of eyelid surgery, which is called lower lid blepharoplasty, as well as another method called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, an incision is made that goes through some of the functional muscles of the lower lid. By developing a method of blepharoplasty that does not make an incision in these muscles, Dr. Core is able to rejuvenate the eye area while leaving the lid’s natural support system in place. Instead of making an incision through the retractor muscles or the pretarsal orbicularis muscle, Dr. Core makes a small incision beside the corner of the lower lid that allows him to go between the muscles and not disrupt their function.
In addition to altering the location of the surgical incision, Dr. Core is also making innovative strides in blepharoplasty by leaving the fat. Instead of removing the fat completely, which he says can cause the patient to actually look older, Dr. Core re-contours and re-shapes the fat, allowing the whole eye area to remain fuller and look more natural. These are advancements in blepharoplasty that Dr. Core has been practicing for over four years. He has performed this lateral-access blepharoplasty on over 100 patients, and provides patients seeking plastic surgery in Birmingham a new alternative for cosmetic eyelid rejuvenation.
About Grady Core, MD
Dr. Grady Core is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is widely recognized in the field of plastic surgery as one of the inventors of endoscopic (minimally invasive) plastic surgery. Dr. Core is a co-developer of the technique and has applied endoscopy to face, breast, and abdomen procedures. He has taught this technique to other plastic surgeons throughout the world. Dr. Core has recently submitted his lateral-access blepharoplasty procedure for publication in medical journals.
Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has numerous articles in Plastic Surgery literature and is a regular presenter and teacher at the Plastic Surgery meetings around the world. Dr. Core’s long training and experience give him a broad range of expertise in the field of aesthetic surgery. He has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face and nose, aesthetic breast surgery, and body contouring as well as cosmetic laser surgery. He has also been selected for “Best Doctors in the U.S.: Southeast Region,” and featured in “Who’s Who” in Medicine and Healthcare.
To contact Core Plastic Surgery, visit the center’s website at coreandassociates.com or call 205-397-2100. The center’s office is located at 2100 16th Avenue South, Suite 111 – Ash Place, Birmingham, AL 35205.