• 901 Steward Avenue, Suite 206, Garden City, New York,11530
    516-742-4636
  • 61 E 66th Street, New York, New York,11530
    212-265-8877

Amiya Prasad, MD




 

Amiya Prasad, M.D.
61E East 66th St.
New York (Manhattan), New York 10065
Tel 212-265-8877
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901 Stewart Ave
Suite 206
Garden City, New York  11530
(Tel) 516-742-4636
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Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Manhattan - Garden City

      • Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery combines masterful art with the scientific knowledge and precision. Beautiful, natural-looking, and successful eyelid surgery is measured by mere millimeters, so exacting hands guided by an artist’s perspective are crucial. Throughout plastic and cosmetic medicine, it is a sound argument that eyelid surgery, and eyelid specialists, need the steadiest, and most precise surgeons. Even among eyelid experts, Dr. Prasad is renowned as an artist and a super-specialist in eyelid and facial cosmetic surgery.

      • Attention to aesthetic details, gentle hands, a reassuring manner, and attention to your unique facial character are important considerations. As an oculofacial/ oculoplastic surgeon with specialized training in surgery of the eye, eyelids and face, Dr. Prasad focuses on Cosmetic, Reconstructive, and Regenerative surgeries and treatments of the eyelids and face.

        upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair, eye bag surgery, lateral tarsal strip to lift sagging lower eyelids, PRP for eyelid skin improvment
      • Dr. Prasad performs some of the most complex cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgeries, which have been featured in all the major US networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox News. He has also been featured in local programs such as New York I News, Good Day New York, Chinese World TV and Cable Health Programs. Internationally, Dr. Prasad is known for his extensive presence on YouTube, where his expertise in cosmetic surgery around the eyes has received notoriety in clients from around the world.

      • As a Fellow of The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc., Dr. Prasad continues to train eye and eyelid specialty surgeons from around the world, who shadow him via its Fellowship training program in his New York locations.

      • To provide his patients with a comfortable environment, Dr. Prasad performs all his surgeries within his private office surgical facilities which are accredited by The Joint Commission, the same regulatory body that accredits hospitals and surgery centers within the US, and select hospitals around the world.

      • To give his patients faster recovery time and to eliminate patients’ risks and reactions to general anesthesia, Dr. Prasad performs all eyelid surgeries and almost all facial surgeries with his own local anesthesia with LITE® IV sedation. Eyelid surgery and even facelift patients are able to walk on their own after surgery, and are able to go home the same day. Patients are able to return to their normal routine within a week, looking refreshed, more youthful, but still looking like themselves with their own facial characteristics that make them so uniquely beautiful.

        1 week after eye bag surgery with local anesthesia and LITE sedation by Dr Amiya Prasad
      • Dr. Prasad was an early and leading proponent of regenerative medicine technology such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for improving collage production, texture and thickness of thin eyelid skin, among other uses, advanced wound healing materials like extracellular matrix by ACell, and skin and cell renewal, along with added collagen production using (but not overusing) fractional CO2 laser.

      • Consultations with Dr. Prasad are only on an appointment basis in the following locations:

  • Dr. Prasad welcomes new clients locally, throughout the US, and internationally for consultation. Virtual consultations are also availalbe through Skype. His offices are conveniently located near major hotels where clients may stay after their surgery. Accommodation arrangements may be made through his Manhattan office at (212) 265-8877, or the Garden City location at (516)742-4636.

More specific areas of specialized eye and eyelid treatment are:

 

  

Eye Bag Surgery with No Scar

Eye bag removal surgery is the most common eyelid surgery, and is done by a wide range of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. However, the approach that leaves no scar and requires no outside incision is not commonly practiced. Most eye bag surgeries done by general plastic surgeons uses the transcutaneous approach, which requires an incision just below the eyelashes to remove and reshape the fat that causes eye bags. The external incision can leave a scar, even when faint, is an obvious sign of surgery. Another common issue when making an external incision is removing eyelid skin, which is mistaken for excess skin because of its visible wrinkles. Almost all eye bag removal surgeries, including those done on older people, require no skin removal.

 

The transconjunctival approach, which is Dr. Prasad’s favored technique in almost all under eye surgeries, removes and sculpts the fat that causes eye bags from the inside of the eyelid, so no external incision is made resulting in no scar, so it looks completely natural. Dr. Prasad almost never removes eyelid skin. Options to treat wrinkled eyelid skin include a skin pinch, platelet-rich plasma treatment, and/or fractional CO2 laser.

 

Hollow Eyes and Dark Circles

This is a common problem among all age groups. Although addressing under eye hollowing does not require surgery, many doctors are not comfortable injecting cosmetic fillers into the lower eyelids since the skin is thin, and dangerously close to the eyes. Applying the right amount of filler is also an art that requires cosmetic eyelid experience. There are limited treatments for dark circles around the eyes, but as a proponent of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Dr. Prasad consistently treats them successfully by improving eyelid skin health and thickness.


hollow under eyes tear trough and dark circles treated with PRP and cosmetic filler

 

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Also called upper blepharoplasty, is performed to solve what is commonly called hooded eyes. Excess upper eyelid skin, a condition known as dermatochalasis, is artfully and conservatively removed to reveal more of the eyes for a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dr. Prasad natural-looking surgical style maintains a person’s unique’ facial characteristics, so they look refreshed rather than looking like they had surgery, or worse, looking constantly surprised.

 

Eyelid Surgery in Dark Skin

Dark skin tones are more prone to scarring and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Prasad was one first doctors to design specific eyelid surgery techniques to address sensitive ethnic skin types. The transconjunctival approach is the only eye bag removal technique for darker skin tones, as making the external incision most commonly practiced by general surgeons can leave scarring, extends the recovery period, and can lead to extended hyperpigmentation.

 

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

A folded eyelid crease is highly desirable in several Asian ethnicities where about half the population are born without a defined upper eyelid. Dr. Prasad has earned a reputation among Asian communities from different parts of the US, and around the world for creating a double eyelid that appears as natural as if they were born with it.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Prasad uses the fractional CO2 laser as opposed to the fully ablative fractional laser. The fractional CO2 laser gives more control over the amount of heat delivered to the skin. Heat does ablate the surface skin layer so a new, fresh skin layer is revealed; triggers the body to produce more collagen; and also tightens the skin. However, too much heat, or long exposure to direct heat can damage the skin, and also “cook” the fat layer beneath the skin that provides nutrients youthful volume. Dr. Prasad also uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in addition to fractional CO2 laser treatment to further refine skin texture, improve skin quality, facilitate healing, increase blood supply, and to give an additional collagen response.

 

 

Drooping Eyelids/ Ptosis

A condition caused by a weakened, or stretched muscle that lifts the upper eyelid (the levator muscle).

 

Congenital Ptosis

A problem in children caused by the levator muscle not forming properly. It is especially important to correct ptosis in children for proper vision development. ptosis in children may involve an entirely different procedure than with adults. ptosis correction is a specialized surgery performed exclusively by oculoplastic/oculofacial plastic surgeons.

congenital ptosis in children frontalis sling operation for proper vision development

 

Eyelid Skin Infection Restoration

Restoration of severe skin infections around delicate and thin eyelid skin may look shocking, and restoration does daunt even experienced cosmetic surgeons. Attention to skin grafts and other graft materials, experience in regenerative medicine, and unparalleled experience in the eyelid area make restoration possible.

 

Thyroid Eye Disease

Also known as Graves' Disease, is an autoimmune issue of the thyroid gland where antibodies cause inflammation of the eyes, making them bulge forward. Women are especially susceptible to thyroid eye disease. The condition causes retraction of both the upper and lower eyelids, so careful consideration is made for restoration once the inflammatory stage has passed. Dr. Prasad has helped people from all over the world return to their normal appearance.

thyroid eye disease Graves' disease upper and lower eyelid retraction

 

Orbital Decompression

Some sufferers of thyroid eye disease may need more extensive treatment to have bulging eyes set in a normal position. Orbital decompression consists of creating more space in the orbit, or the eye socket, by removing parts of the surrounding bone; or removing some of the fat surrounding the eyeball to reduce the space the eye needs.

orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease Graves' disease expansion of eye socket

 

Repairing Eyelids Pulled Down from Eye Bag Surgery (Lower Eyelid Retraction)

Unfortunately, not all surgeons who perform eyelid surgery are eyelid experts. Making an incision in the lower eyelids, a common approach to remove fat that causes eye bags among non-specialists, can damage the support structures of the lower eyelids. Almost all eye bag surgeries do not require removal of skin, but removing eyelid skin is common among non-specialists. In these cases, Dr. Prasad painstakingly revises lower eyelid surgeries performed by other doctors with an array of complex restoration techniques to raise the lower eyelid, grafting, and rebuilding support structures of the lower eyelid. These specialized procedures include: canthopexy, canthoplasty, release of lower eyelid retractors, skin grafts and other graft materials like Enduragen, lateral tarsal strip, and posterior lamellar graft.

lower eyelid retraction from previous blepharoplasty lower eyelids pulled down endurgen graft canthopexy canthoplasty to fix rounded eyes

 

Ectropion

Usually associated with lower eyelid retraction, Ectropion is the everting or outward exposure of the lower eyelids from loss of muscle tone (sometimes temporarily) of the lower eyelids, compromised lower eyelid support, or excessive skin removal from previous eye bag removal surgery. Rebuilding lower eyelid support is a revision specialty of oculoplastic/oculofacial surgeons to repair eyelid surgery originally performed by non-specialists and general plastic surgeons

 

Entropion

The inner turning of the lower eyelids where the lower eyelashes are turned into the eyeball, causing constant irritation, friction, pain, and watery eyes. entropion can be caused by a spasm or weakening of the lower eyelid muscles due to aging. Surgical correction by an eyelid specialist is needed to relax muscle and restore function, and set lower eyelid into proper position.

Entropion or the inward turning of the lower eyelids so eyelashes rub against the eyeball, causing irritation, pain, and tearing. Surgery to turn lower eyelids back to proper position performed by Dr. Amiya Prasad

 

Repairing Upper Eyelids from Previous Surgery

Since ptosis is a specialty of oculoplastic surgeons, general cosmetic surgeons can misdiagnose a drooping eyelid caused by excess eyelid skin. In misdiagnosed ptosis cases, eyelid skin is removed rather than repairing the levator muscle in the upper eyelid, which results in an eyelid skin shortage, so eyes can’t close. Dr. Prasad has revised such surgeries performed by other doctors using skin grafts or graft material to restore upper eyelids to proper function.

shortage of eyelid skin from previous upper eyelid blepharoplasty - ptosis misdiagnosed so skin grafting needed for eyes to closeupper eyelid ptosis repair with skin graft to fix upper eyelids unable to close with skin graft by eyelid specialist Amiya Prasad MD

 

Lacrimal Gland Issues

Trouble with the lacrimal system includes the gland that produces tears being displaced, making the brow area look heavy, and pushes down on the upper eyelids. Surgical correction of the lacrimal system as a whole are another eye specialty performed exclusively by Oculoplastic surgeons.

lacrimal gland prolapse before and after specialized oculoplastic oculofacial surgery by Amiya Prasad MD

 

Dacryocystitis

An infection caused by a blocked lacrimal sac and/or obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct. Specialized eyelid surgery is needed to release blockage that causes pain, redness, and swelling in the eye area in a surgical procedure known as a dacryocystorhinostomy, or a DCR surgery to bypass the blocked tear duct.

A man suffering from dacryocystitis, an infection caused by a tear duct blockage. A dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR surgery is needed to alleviate blockage or bypass the tear duct

 

Eyelid Lesions

An eyelid lesion on the inside of the eyelid that rubs against the eyeball is a highly sensitive area. This is where the precision and steadiness of an eyelid specialist comes into play, as well as the knowledge of proper diagnosis

Removal of lesion, mole or bump from the inside of the eyelid against the eye using radiofrequency by Dr. Amiya Prasad

 

Moving Artificial Eyes

For people faced with the loss of an eye from trauma, tumor, or infection. After careful removal of the eye, Dr. Prasad intricately attaches eye muscles to the prosthetic eye to enable movement, thereby making the artificial eye look more natural and expressive. Dr. Prasad uses the latest biomaterials such as hydroxyapatite to create an aesthetic and appearingly functional eye.

 

Facelifts with Eye Lifts

Dr. Prasad’s approach to cosmetic surgery is always to balance the face as a whole. Eyelid surgery is often done in isolation as issues like eye bags are not age-related, but in facelift patients, addressing the eyes are as important as lifting the cheeks and defining the jawline. As a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery and eyelids, patients benefit from the reduced surgical and recovery time by having a facelift, eyelift, and other complementary procedures done together. Having one expert beauty surgeon take care of the whole face brings greater balance, and retains the patient’s unique facial character, which may not be achieved when using different surgeons, or surgeons not equally adept in all areas of the face.

 

Cancer - Basal Cell Carcinoma

This is the most common type of cancer of the lower eyelid, which can be removed by surgery in most cases. While basal cell carcinoma doesn’t normally spread to other parts of the body, surgical removal does prevent the tumor from growing around the eye, orbit, sinuses, and brain. Removal of the tumor of the eyelid is a very delicate procedure because of the thinness of eyelid skin, and proximity to the eye. Checking and removal of tumor spread to the inner parts of the eye area are also require an intricate knowledge of eye anatomy, so seeking an oculofacial/oculoplastic specialist is very important in this case.

Eyelid basal cell carcinoma in full thickness tumor removal, followed by reconstructive surgery of the lower eyelid performed by Dr. Amiya Prasad

 

Cancer - Eyelid Reconstruction after Moh’s Surgery

Moh’s surgery, also referred to as chemosurgery, is a common surgical technique to remove skin cancer in different parts of the body by removing one layer at a time. However, since eyelid skin is the thinnest skin in the body, the eye area is less forgiving when Moh’s surgery is performed by non-eyelid specialists. In such cases of eyelid skin loss from a previously performed Moh’s surgery, an oculoplastic/oculofacial surgeon like Dr. Prasad can restore lost skin through expert eyelid reconstruction, grafting, regenerative, and restoration techniques.

Moh’s surgery for skin cancer can lead to damage of thin eyelid skin when done by non-eyelid specialist doctors. Careful reconstruction and restoration surgery of eyelid skin was done by Dr. Amiya Prasad

 

Eyelids Affected Facial Nerve Palsy

Damage to a facial nerve that affects movement and expression, and can also affect the ability of eyelids to close. This is also known as Bell's Palsy. Special techniques can allow the eyelids to appear and function as normally as possible, which is especially important in allowing patients to sleep and blink as close to normal as possible.

Facial Nerve Palsy/ Bell’s Palsy affecting facial nerve results in eyelids unable to close properly, impacting a person’s sleep.Facial Nerve Palsy/ Bell’s Palsy effects on eyelid closure is corrected using a gold weight in the right upper eyelid, and a drill hole canthopexy with a skin graft to lift the right lower eyelid position

 

Facial Trauma

Repair of the bones around the eye from both recent and old facial trauma are challenging problems. Preserving the health of the eye while maximizing aesthetics are extremely important. Dr. Prasad uses techniques which minimize external scars, and uses the latest implants made of materials such as titanium.

 

Tearing

Watery eyes can cause blurred vision and skin irritation due to poor drainage. Dr. Prasad uses modem technology such as fiberoptic endoscopes to maximize success and minimize scars, thereby allowing proper tear drainage.

 

Pseudotumor Cerebri

Relieving the pressure on the optic nerve through a special procedure called Optic Nerve Decompression has allowed many people to retain vision.

 

 

  • Dr. Amiya Prasad is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. After his residency in Ophthalmology, he completed a highly prestigious fellowship at the University of Texas. After his fellowship, he received advanced training in Facial Plastic Surgery with one of the top Facial Plastic Surgeons associated with Baylor College of Medicine.
  • We encourage you to call and inquire about our services in more detail at your earliest convenience. Every effort will be made by Dr. Prasad and his staff to ensure a comfortable experience with us.

 

 

AMIYA PRASAD, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Manhattan - Garden City

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