Posts Tagged Eyelid Surgery

Good Plastic Surgery in the OC – Refreshed Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is upper and/or lower eyelid cosmetic surgery usually performed for redundancy of the skin and fat of eyelids. Insurance companies may pay for upper lid surgery if the lids get in the way of the patient’s vision. The rate they pay for the surgeon is usually pretty poor.

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty

This young woman came for cosmetic blepharoplasty of the upper and lower lids. This was performed through traditional trans-cutaneous incisions allowing the removal of skin and fat. At 6 weeks she was pleased.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2012-09-28 07:30:17.

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Ali Wentworth & Eyelid Surgery

A few things I only recently discovered about actress Ali Wentworth @AliEWentworth :

(1) She’s married to George Stephanopoulos.

(2) She had her eyes done and is being forthcoming about it. I saw a bit on yahoo in which she joked about her hubby’s take on it. She also said that they are giving her a hard time about it (presumably in entertainment circles.) Not everyone treats one cosmetic operation like a gateway drug. :)

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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Sarah Jessica Parker: Good Genes or Good Docs?

TMZ asks “Good Genes or Good Docs?”
Source: tmz.com/2009/07/26/sarah-jessica-parker-good-genes-or-good-docs/

To have a fair assessment of surgical results, you really need images right before she had her surgery. 27 years between images is not ideal. How much of this is aging, genetics and/or environment?

With that limit being stated, she has had a fair amount of work that we can see here – a blepharoplasty, forehead lift and rhinoplasty at least- probably more. Her docs seem good to me.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-08-05 07:30:55.

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Can’t Close Eyes After Plastic Surgery

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A jury is deliberating the case of a New Jersey woman who says an eyelid procedure gone wrong is the reason she can no longer close her eyes. Marilyn Leisz said she went to a Bergen County plastic surgeon to correct bumps on her eyelids from a cosmetic procedure performed by another doctor and now she can’t fully close her eyes — even when she sleeps. “…To blink I really have to really squeeze my eyes to … fully close my eyes,” Leisz told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan. The married mother of two from Bloomingdale was in court Tuesday suing Dr. Paul Parker for negligence. Parker’s attorney told the jury Leisz was warned of the risks and that she never complained after the 2005 eyelid surgery called a blepharoplasty.
Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/03/29/
woman-unable-to-close-eyes-now-suing-n-j-plastic-surgeon/

Lagophthalmos is defined as the inability to close the eyes. A common cause is overzealous blepharoplasty usually involving the removal of too much skin.

This is an uncommon problem and is easily fixed with a simple skin graft operation in the unlikely event that it appears and does not get better with time. Here is an example of a nice outcome with cosmetic eyelid surgery. Serious complications with blepharoplasty are very unusual.

Interesting is the fact that this woman apparently had had a good deal of facial plastic surgery before this operation which makes predicting the amount of skin to remove more difficult.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2011-04-04 07:30:24.

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Padres Nick Hundley – Eyelid Surgery Candidate?

Nick Hundley / ESPN -

I went to a Dodgers game on Saturday night. (Yeah, I know I am usually all about the Angels but they are not doing well this year.) The Dodgers played the Padres. Looking at the player images on the screen during the game I noticed that Nick Hundley, the Padres’ catcher, looks like he could seriously benefit by some eyelid surgery. For such a young man, his lids are really droopy. I wonder if his game might improve afterward although he wasn’t playing poorly that night.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-05-05 07:30:20.

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Kathy Griffin – Body Looks Great

Kathy Griffin’s body really looks great despite her claims that plastic surgery hasn’t really helped:

At 47, Kathy Griffin swears she will never go under the knife again. “I’ve been off the junk, as I call it, for five years,” she says in the September issue of Fitness (out August 14). “I’ve had a face lift, eye job and all that stuff five years ago. “What I found, though, was that it didn’t help me one bit,” Griffin says. “It didn’t get me happier or didn’t make me look particularly younger.”
Source: derekhail.com/2009/05/07/kathy-griffin-in-a-bikini-isnt-as-bad-as-youd-imagine

Of course we will never know how she might have looked without it. I’d wager some body surgery ended up in there too. Sure….she looks that good and the surgery had nothing to do with it. Now that’s funny. :)

I will concede that 47 is a young for a facelift in most cases.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-05-22 07:30:09.

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Betty White & Her About Face on Plastic Surgery

In 2010, Betty White is quoted as having said:

The Golden Girls star, 88, says she’s glad she hasn’t gone under knife — and wishes her old friends followed in her footsteps and grew old gracefully.
Source: showbizspy.com/article/211336/betty-white-plastic-surgery
-makes-people-unrecognizable.html

More recently she released her book and admitted to having had blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery):

“It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature! But in 1976 I had my eyelids done. I scolded myself forever, but now I’m glad I did it.”

In the big picture, her friends are following in her footsteps. They are telling the press they haven’t and won’t have plastic surgery. Then later they are having it. Case closed.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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Cindy Jackson and her Record 52 Plastic Surgery Operations

According to a new study, beautiful people are happier than their homely counterparts, so it’s no surprise that some people go to extreme lengths in their search for youth and beauty. Cindy Jackson is one of them. Jackson, 55, holds the world record for undergoing the most plastic surgery procedures (52 operations). During the past three decades, Cindy has had over $100,000 in cosmetic procedures, including 14 full-scale operations as well as five facelifts, two eyelid surgeries, nips, tucks, Botox and liposuction.
Source: examiner.com/celebrity-fitness-and-health-in-national/cindy-jackson-plastic-surgery-world-record-holder-refuses-to-age-gracefully

I used to feel badly about patients who had had so much surgery, but patients like Cindy Jackson seem so well adjusted I am not sure anymore. Overall she still seems to look better than she did beforehand, but how much surgery is too much? There are some surgical “artifacts” in her facial movements which are bound to be present when so much surgery has occurred.

In the big picture, five facelifts does seem like too many for a middle aged woman. Then again she is happy so who am I to take that away from her?

I went from feeling badly about these types of cases to being a bit conflicted.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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A Mexico Plastic Surgery Story

Lisa, 51, a twice-divorced mother of three who did not want her last name used, enters Clinica San Antonio in Laredo Mexico June 18 2004. She was rejected for plastic surgery in Texas because of a heart condition. Lisa says she is depressed about her appearance and plans to under go an eye lift, face lift, arm lift, leg lift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and bladder lift — all for $8000.
Source: msnbc.msn.com/id/7222558/displaymode/1107/m/mid/framenumber/1/s/1/

Do you really want plastic surgery in Mexico? This story of a woman who went to Mexico for a cheap plastic surgery overhaul has images of a dirty operating room and ants on the sink. She set forward to do massive marathon plastic surgery after having been turned away in Texas because of a heart condition. Despite her problems with the schedule she had set for herself she is fortunate not to have been more severely injured. She apparently got infected in her tummy tuck wound and was given incorrect antibiotics by the Mexican clinician. Patients with heart conditions can be high risk for even moderate length surgical cases.

The pictures are kinda graphic. This story shows the world of the “chop shop” and illustrates exactly what you avoid by going with a reputable plastic surgeon. Safer smaller scale surgery might have been possible but at a much higher price tag in the US and over a longer time period.

If you are thinking of cheap third world plastic surgery, here is the story of a woman who did just that.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2006-08-31 15:55:00.

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MakeMeHeal Question: Traci Bingham Plastic Surgery?

MakemeHeal Question:

Traci Bingham is a former Baywatch star—she looks very plastic, beyond her giant implants. Can you estimate how large her implants may be, any guess about any other work she may have had? Botox, nose job, lip injections etc? She is now 41

Source: news.makemeheal.com/traci-bingham-plastic-surgery/820

From what I have seen, Traci looks like a “Patron of the Art.” She’s likely had at least a rhinoplasty (likely more than once), breast implants, eyelid surgery, and lips. She is likely a Botulinum toxin user as well.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-09-25 08:00:36.

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