THOMAS J. OBERG, M.D.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
The orbit is commonly referred to as the eye socket. Made up of multiple bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves, it is an important structure that supports and protects the eye. Unfortunately, a variety of problems can occur in the orbit that can affect the function of the eye. These problems range from fractures, tumors, infections, and inflammatory diseases like thyroid eye disease. Patients with orbital problems may have minimal symptoms, but may suffer from double vision, vision loss, or blindness. Dr. Thomas Oberg is a highly trained and experienced expert orbital surgeon.
Eyelid rejuvenation consists of upper and/or lower lid surgery, also known as upper- and lower-lid blepharoplasty. These are surgical procedures which help to remove the excess skin and fat, and also serves to tighten the supporting structures of the eyelids. This overall helps to restore a more youthful appearance. Frequently performed as a cosmetic procedure, patients may also qualify through insurance if the skin is interfering with their vision to a significant degree.
An eyelid which is misdirected inward (entropion), or away from (ectropion), or down from (retraction) the eye may cause a wide variety of problems. This can range from excessive dry eye, to damage of the eye itself. There are many causes and different types of eyelid misdirection. A detailed eye and facial exam is required to determine the cause, as well as the best treatment for each individual patient. We are experts in treating lower eyelid malposition and pride ourselves in performing such surgery in the most aesthetically pleasing manner.
Excess tearing in adults is surprisingly often a result of overproduction of tears from underlying dry eyes. This is especially true in Utah’s dry climate. Often, over the counter artificial tears will help remedy the situation. If not, we recommend you meet with one of our dry eye specialists to help determine if there are other underlying causes which may be treated. Some patients are determined to have physical obstructions which prevent the outflow of tears. In some instances, surgical correction is required to alleviate the problem.
DRY EYE DISEASE,
There are different reasons why people have dry eye. A full exam is required to determine the cause in each specific case. We offer a range of semi-permanent and permanent solutions which provide relief for many patients.
A stye or chalazion is a growth on your eyelid which is often red, tender, and may appear as a large pimple or small abscess. We are able to fully evaluate your eyelids in an attempt to discover the reason behind this problem. We offer both medical and surgical management, including minimally invasive surgical options to treat this disease.
The midface refers to the area around the cheek and outside corner of the eyelid. Lifting this area helps to smooth out wrinkles in the lower eyelid and cheek region. This allows us to gently elevate the outside corner of the eyelid, restoring a more youthful appearance, without changing the shape of the eye. Typically performed through an upper eyelid incision, which obviates the need for any additional incisions or scars.
We offer a full line of injectables to help smooth wrinkles in the face area. We also use these injectables to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), as well as to help control the symptoms of migraine and tension headache.
Fillers are substances which are injected under the skin. These products are used to restore volume in the face, as well as to help smooth out deeper creases and persistent fine wrinkles. We offer a full line of filler injectables.
Before & After
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty, TCA on Lower Lids
Dr. Thomas J. Oberg is an experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon, who specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face. Originally from Long Island, NY, he served in the United States Marine Corps before pursuing his medical education and eventual career in oculofacial plastic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona and his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Oberg completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. During his training, he received an award for distinguished research. He went on to fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery at the Center for Facial Appearances in Salt Lake City, UT. He has specialized in eyelid and facial plastic surgery since that time. Dr. Oberg's approach combines state-of-the-art technology with humanism and compassion to deliver optimal patient results.
Dr. Oberg's practice includes management of facial and orbital trauma and fractures, skin cancer reconstruction surgery, orbital surgery including tumor resection, tear drain surgery and surgery on brow or eyelids to address impaired vision.
Along with these functional procedures, Dr. Oberg performs reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face. This includes both cosmetic brow and eyelid surgery as well as face lift surgery to restore a youthful appearance. In addition to these surgical options, Dr. Oberg also offers non-surgical treatments to enhance natural beauty and reduce the signs of aging. This includes treatment with injectables (Botox, Xeomin, Kybella, and Dysport) and fillers (Radiesse, Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane, and Perlane).
Dr. Oberg also takes a special interest in improving the quality of life for his patients by utilizing surgery or injectables to alleviate the symptoms of chronic medical conditions such as migraine, blepharospasm, and facial dystonias. He has been an invited conference speaker by the Blepharospasm Research Foundation.
When he is not helping patients, Dr. Oberg enjoys spending time camping, fishing and exploring nature with his wife and two children. A recent online quiz showed Dr. Oberg is a combination of Hufflepuff and Gryffindor!
Meet Our Team
Alex joined our team in 2018; she is Still Canyon's Surgical Coordinator and Billing Specialist. She is very detail oriented, hard-working and likes creating excel spreadsheets & to-do lists to stay organized.
Alex graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Kinesiology and married her best friend, Sam. Alex enjoys spending time traveling, cooking, baking and decorating sugar cookies (which we all benefit from).
Marg made the long move across country from Florida in early 2020, where she then joined our Still Canyon team in Summer 2020 as a Technician/Medical Assistant.
She enjoys hiking, being outside and volunteering at the animal shelter. Marg is great at creating a fun and light-hearted work environment by making patients and her coworkers smile and laugh each day.
Shayla joined the Still Canyon team in early 2021 as a Technician/Medical Assistant. Shayla graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Psychology.
She loves to go camping and fishing with her husband, Weston. Shayla is a great addition to our team as she enjoys meeting and working directly with Dr. Oberg's patients.
Lucy joined the Still canyon team in 2022 as a Technician/Medical Assistant. Lucy is currently a student at Salt Lake Community College where she will start the nursing program.
Lucy enjoys art, dancing, cooking, and being outdoors. She is a hard worker and has made a great addition to the team.
Bitia joined the team in May of 2021 as our Front Desk Receptionist; she is currently a student at the University of Utah studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry and hopes to go onto medical school in the future.
Bitia enjoys spending her free time kayaking, roller skating or just staying in to relax and watch a movie. She's always happy to serve all our patients here at Still Canyon.
Charlie is our in-house licensed master aesthetician. He brings healthy skin to our clients with services like facials, microdermabrasion and lymph drainage massage. Charlie has the great ability to make clients feel relaxed and able to focus on total skin health.
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What People Say
I wanted to write a note to let you know how thankful me and my family are for your service and knowledge. A lot has happened in the past 3+ years of our lives but we will always be grateful for all you’ve done
Thank you for being such an awesome plastic surgeon. For not only doing what you do in helping those in your occupation, but also for being such a friend in your mannerism with your patients. You are one of a kind in that department. To me the interaction is so important to make the patient who is suffering in many areas to feel better about themselves, and you do that. Maybe it was wain, but when I was able to wear makeup again, it made me feel so good. No one really notices that I have a scar. Almost all of the feelings has come back on the side of my eye. You are wonderful.
Thank you for being there for me this past year! Your positive attitude has helped me more than you will ever know! You have been such a blessing to me through this difficult time in my life, you are truly an amazing doctor, and I feel so grateful to have you on my side!
Thank you for your care and compassion!!!
FUNNY, ENGAGED, KIND
However fabulous Dr. Oberg’s resume, it does not even come close to conveying the essence of this man: he is the kind of professional, funny, engaged, kind, widely read, and wise person we all wish our kids to grow up to be. Thanks, Tom Oberg, for making this potentially unpleasant experience so easy for me!
Besides, Dr. Tom Oberg has the rugged good looks of a young Telly Savalas?