Recently, I had a consultation with
a prospective patient for a Blepharoplasty. This procedure
is performed on the upper or lower eyelids to correct the
bulging fat pads, extra or sagging skin, repair muscle,
and to ease away that “tired” look.
I was horrified to learn that another
doctor recommended cutting and removing the skin from under
her eye area all the way to her temples to remove the bags
under her eyes. In other words, you may no longer have the
bags but you will have a noticeable scar on each side of
your face. When I later found out that the doctor who made
the recommendation is a gynecologist and not a board
certified plastic surgeon, this did not surprise
Below is an example of a successful
lower Blepharoplasty. Notice that the incisions are barely
noticeable. Also, the patient’s eyes have not been altered.
They are the same eyes with a refreshed, natural
Gynecologists should not be performing plastic surgery.
Only a board certified plastic surgeon
with the training, knowledge, and experience should
be performing plastic surgery. This patient's result
is not by accident. As top plastic surgeon,
I have performed thousands of Blepharoplasties and
the results speak for themselves. I am expert
on all aspects of the face and body. I combine my
knowledge, experience, and artistry to get the best
results for my patients.
Unfortunately, some patients do not realize that
doctors have specialties just like any other profession.
A tax accountant is different from a corporate accountant
who is completely different from an auditor. If you
have a contract dispute, you should not go to lawyer
who specializes in lowering your real estate taxes.
I argue that this is even more important in the medical
field because the subject is you and your health.
If your accountant makes a mistake because he/she
is not familiar with a particular tax law, you may
lose some money and time. But if a doctor who is not
trained in facial surgery disfigures your face, it
could have potentially disastrous effects on your
life. Don't risk your beautiful eyes to someone who
is not trained or someone who took a weekend course.
I feel that some patients
go to alternative sources to try to save money. If
money is the primary concern, I recommend not getting
the surgery. This is especially true when the doctor’s
recommendation does not make sense to you or it contradicts
generally accepted procedures. After all, we are talking
about your face, body, and health.