With combined training in ophthalmic plastic surgery and Ophthalmology, Dr. Mark Jaffe has a unique ability to perform a host of delicate procedures around the eyes while taking advantage to cosmetically enhance a patient’s appearance. The eyelid area requires a great deal of expertise and should only be trusted to a surgeon with the highest level of ophthalmologic and eyelid surgery training. Dr. Jaffe is an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, also known as an Eyelid Surgeon, Oculoplastic Surgeon or Oculofacial Specialist. He has received extensive training in eyelid surgery and orbital surgery, as well as surgery in the adjacent regions of the face.
Dr. Jaffe’s honors include a Special Achievement and Excellence Award in Basic Science and Plastic Surgery Research in 1991, acceptance into the Honors Research Program at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas, the Florsheim Merit Scholarship, and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Jaffe specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery involving the eyelids and surrounding area, including the forehead, orbit, lacrimal system and eyebrows. Dr. Jaffe also has experience performing cosmetic procedures such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, brow lifts, and laser resurfacing, as well as performing many medically necessary reconstructive procedures. He is one of the few surgeons who performs the majority of his surgeries using a CO2 laser in lieu of a scalpel. He has more surgical experience with the CO2 laser than anyone in the state of Texas and is recognized as a pioneer in his field. He has designed and patented surgical laser instruments to promote the safety of patients and improve surgical outcomes. Advantages of using the CO2 laser instead of the blade include quicker surgery time, shorter duration of anesthesia, faster recovery time, less bruising and less swelling.