A general plastic surgeon is someone that covers the entire body. They may be involved in a number of procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, buttock augmentation –maybe all in the same week! An oculoplastic surgeon specializes only in the face and Dr. Liu believes that focusing only on cosmetic facial procedures helps her patients achieve the best results by keeping up to date with the latest treatments and surgical research. If you own a Ferrari, you take it in for maintenance to a specialist, not just any mechanic on the corner. If you are having surgery done on your face, wouldn’t you want to go to a surgeon that is a premier surgeon in that area?
All of Dr. Liu’s training has been for the face and the areas around the eyes. Her training included both functional and cosmetic surgery, and at UCLA she performed a wide range of surgeries from the most complicated trauma and emergency surgeries to cosmetic procedures for a variety of VIP celebrity patients.
Patients who have conditions that require surgery to address the delicate tissues surrounding the eyes and face are ideal candidates for oculoplastic surgery.