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Archive for November, 2011

Can I get an anchor blepharoplasty using a double suture threading method?

Published on November 27, 2011

Let me jump right in and say no. The double fold suture methods for Asian eyelid surgery, are ostensibly closed methods. Small incisions are made in the eyelid for the purpose of hiding the sutures used to form a crease.

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Will cucumber slices help the dark circles under my eyes?

Published on November 16, 2011

No. This comes as a surprise to many of my patients: movies, TV shows and spa commercials have made them think that a woman in a Turkish robe reclining with cucumbers over her eyes is the epitome of total relaxation

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I consulted a plastic surgeon for eyelid surgery who said I needed clearance by my general ophthalmologist. Is that really necessary?

Published on November 16, 2011

Yes, if your plastic surgeon doesn’t specialize in eyelid surgery and lacks board certification in Ophthalmology. Ask yourself if it makes sense to have eyelid surgery by someone who lacks this specialized knowledge and training. Is this really the right

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Fillers vs Fat Grafting for the Lower Eyelid

Published on November 8, 2011

Why does Dr. Steinsapir prefer “off the shelf fillers rather than body fat to fill under the eye? I thought fat transfer lasted much longer than off shelf fillers. What does he recommend and why? Fat transfer has become very

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Even the Wall Street Journal fails to understand how cosmetic surgeons are trained!

Published on November 1, 2011

The message that one should only go to a board certified plastic surgeon is the public relations message of general plastic surgeons. While there are many excellent skills that general plastic surgeons offer, it is essential to understand that very

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