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Plastic Surgery Blog

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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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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Upper blepharoplasty made my eyelids heavier and the skin wrinkled. What is going on?

Published on October 27, 2011

Dr. Steinsapir specializes in fixing unsatisfactory eyelid surgery. As a fellowship trained oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon, and a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Steinsapir is experienced in working closely with his patients to create a personalized treatment plan. If you are

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I am having BOTOX treatment complications and my wedding is in two weeks. What do I do?

Published on October 23, 2011

BOTOX® complications can range from minor problems like bruising, frozen forehead, or swelling, to more severe problems like eyelid ptosis, to the even more rare systemic effects including difficulty swallowing. Typically, even these more severe problems will resolve themselves over

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What are the treatment options for syringoma of the lower eyelid?

Published on October 15, 2011

Syringomas on the lower eyelid are a common, benign growth. Although they tend to be seen more often in women, both men and women can begin noticing them around adolescence. Syringomas are derived from the eccrine sweat gland ducts and

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I Hate my Cheek Implants. What are my Options?

Published on October 7, 2011

Even if there is nothing wrong with the implants―they haven’t drifted, caused complications, or caused pain―if you are unhappy with your appearance, that is reason enough to seek an adjustment. A surgeon who doesn’t listen to your concerns about your

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Can Dr. Steinsapir dissolve the liquid silicone that was injected in my face in Mexico?

Published on October 6, 2011

Silicone oil has only one FDA-approved indication for use―repairing complex retinal detachments. Liquid silicone, also called silicone oil, finds its way into off-label use as a medical-grade facial filler. However, silicone oil has a number of side effects and it

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I had eyelid surgery 8 days ago and I am certain that my surgeon made a mistake. What should I do?

Published on October 5, 2011

Blepharoplasty is an invasive surgical procedure and by definition, requires time to heal. Eye surgery causes trauma to the tissue surrounding your eyes and it’s difficult to determine how your eyes will look, even after a week or more. In

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