Dr. Kim Maale
American Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Dr. Maale specializes in eyelid surgery and strives to create a natural, fresh appearance that preserves the patient’s unique identity. Please call our office to begin a highly personalized experience. We pride ourselves that every call is answered expertly and promptly with friendly professionalism.
An oculoplastic surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completes an oculoplastic fellowship. When contemplating either cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery, you should consider choosing a qualified and experienced oculoplastic surgeon. Oculoplastic surgeons are specifically trained to handle all aspects of your eyelid surgery while maintaining eyelid function. Choosing an oculoplastic surgeon can give you peace of mind in knowing that your eyes will get the care that they need by someone who only performs surgeries on eyelids.
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As we age, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then herniate and move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to look puffy/baggy.
Excess skin on the upper eyelids. Excess skin creates a heavy looking eyelid or aged appearance.
A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis. Ptosis occurs when the border of the upper eyelid skin falls to a lower position than normal or can also be caused by dysfunction of the muscles that raise the eyelid. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes.
(outward turning lower eyelids)
When the eyelid loosens and turns out, resulting in exposure of the eyeball.
(inward turning eyelids)
When the upper or lower eyelid turns inward, causing the eyelashes or eyelid to rub against the eye.
Eyelid growths can be inflammatory, benign, pre-malignant, or malignant.
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. There are various forms of skin cancers.
(inflammation of eyelid)
A chalazion is a bump in the upper or lower eyelid caused by obstruction and inflammation of an oil gland of the eyelid.
An eye condition in which the eye muscles and fatty tissue behind the eye become inflamed. Thyroid eye disease can cause the eyeballs to be pushed forward and the eyelids to retract.
Cosmetic and can also serve as a treatment for certain medical conditions.
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We take your experience with us to heart. Dr. Maale has chosen each member of our staff for their caring, compassionate nature and attention to detail. We look forward to meeting you personally.
Dr. Maale and her staff are accustomed to hosting out of town patients. Our office in Plano, Texas is conveniently located 22 miles northeast of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or 17 miles north of Dallas Love Field.
Dr. Maale recommends that you arrive at least one full day ahead of your scheduled surgery, so that we can complete your pre-operative consult in an unhurried manner. Our goal is to make sure you feel right at home while you are with us. We look forward to serving you!
You weave magic with your skilled hands, but what I notice about you is not limited to your knowledge and skill. The peaceful, quiet spirit and graciousness with which you present yourself to the world is evident in all that you do. To say that you are touching the lives of many patients is an understatement, but on behalf of each one of us let me say Thank you. It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. In the transformation of my eyes, I have also been given a transformation in self-esteem. For all the things you do and all the things you are, I am eternally grateful.
Dr. Maale is very personable, professional and caring. She did a wonderful job and the whole experience was a positive one.
Several well-respected physicians in DFW, including my husband, referred me to Dr. Kim Maale for corrective surgery on ptosis of my left eye. Dr. Maale demonstrated superior commitment to me as a patient. I am now 3 weeks post-op, with excellent results.
From my first appointment, through the post-op office visit, I received excellent care from Dr. Maale and her staff. They are competent and caring and I felt that I could totally trust my care to Dr. Maale. I would highly recommend her to others.
I remain delighted with the results of my upper and lower eyelid surgery performed by Dr Maale. I look wonderful, and amazingly rested and even younger! I would describe her as the best choice I could have possibly made. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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