Dr. Ramtin Kassir Reverses Effects of Excessive Plastic Surgery on 45-Year-Old Woman on The Doctors TV Show
Dr. Ramtin Kassir, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also a LocateADoc.com doctor, appeared on The Doctors TV show on Thursday, May 19, 2011, to discuss the effects of excessive plastic surgery on a 45-year-old woman. The woman had undergone 29 plastic surgery procedures to achieve a more attractive facial profile. Ten of these procedures were corrective procedures to fix the previous surgery, but she was still not satisfied with the results and the entire experience had turned into a plastic surgery nightmare.
We talked to Dr. Kassir after the show to find out what his perspective is on “extreme makeovers”, and how he had helped this patient restore her appearance with a set of reconstructive and corrective surgeries.
Dr. Ramtin Kassir on The Doctors: TV Show Recap
Dr. Ramtin Kassir recently stepped in to help this woman achieve a better appearance and to restore some of the effects of the plastic surgery procedures she has had. The patients shared some plastic surgery before and after pictures with the audience to show everyone how much she had changed over the years after each procedure.
Andrew Ordon, M.D., FACS, a plastic surgeon on The Doctors, comments on what went wrong with the patient’s procedures. “It’s overdone. The slanting of the corner of her eye gave her a cat-like appearance. Too much elevation on the forehead, and just too much in general”, says Dr. Ordon, created a very artificial look.
Dr. Kassir Talks About Excessive Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kassir explains that the patient featured on The Doctors TV show had undergone 29 procedures before he had performed any type of corrective surgery. She had had multiple fat injections to her face, followed by a procedure that would remove fat from her cheeks through her lower eyelids. This resulted in ectropion, a medical condition where the lower eyelid turns out and the inner surface is exposed. This later required ten corrective surgeries. None of these corrective procedures were successful.
The patient has also had a mid-face lifting procedure to support her lax lower eyelids, but this gave her a “cat woman” appearance and she had horrible scarring around the hairline as a result. The scarring was so bad that she couldn’t wear her hair back.
Dr. Kassir states, “We decided to undo and correct, as well as simply give her a normal look. We released the temporal lifts and brought her eyebrows and lateral canthi into normal position. We also used hair baring transpostion flaps from the posterior scalp to recreate a normal temporal hairline and correct all the bald spots. We debulked the excess fat in her cheeks and also removed scar and silicone in her upper lip. Three weeks later, we did an extended SMAS facelift to support her lower lids and midface without moving the skin in the same direction, thereby correcting her lower eyelid ectropion yet preserving a normal, natural look. Corrective scar revision was done again on the temporal hairlines and on her previous mid face scars. “
Dr. Kassir recommends that anyone who wants an “extreme makeover” or a significant amount of plastic surgery, to get aprofessiona l consultation and also to have realistic expectations about the procedure. He emphasizes the importance of “planning out the surgeries to get a normal look and to stop “chasing” the previous procedures”.
Dr. Ramtin Kassir offers services at the Mona Lisa Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wayne, New Jersey and is a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. More information about Dr. Kassir’s experience and background can be found here.