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Summer’s Coming – Is Your Body Beach-Ready?

It’s already five months into 2017, and summer is just around the corner. Thinking back to January, the time has come to ask yourself an uncomfortable question: how are you doing on those New Year’s weight-loss resolutions?

Maybe you’ve tried pilates or paleo, but in spite of those hours at the gym and careful eating, some stubborn areas just aren’t responding to all your best efforts. We’ve all been there. And thankfully, we have three ways to help you get that beach-ready body you’ve been looking for.

Liposuction

Liposuction is designed to target fat cells and suction them out of the body. This procedure is ideal for those who find that their fat is concentrated on certain areas of the body that have not responded to diet or exercise. Liposuction provides a way to achieve a more proportionate body by directly treating problem areas.

Liposuction surgeons perform liposuction under local anesthesia. During this procedure, a hollow tube is inserted underneath the skin, into the underlying layer of fat, where it injects a solution that breaks down the fat cells so that they are easier for the surgeon to remove. Another device is used to create a small amount of suction while the surgeon moves the tube through the fat layer, removing the fat while leaving behind natural contours in the tissue.

Average recovery time varies, with some patients able to return to work in as little as two or three days. Other patients may need to stay home for about a week. Larger body parts typically require a longer recovery time. During this period, you can expect some soreness and bruising, and you may need to wear a compression garment for a week or two to support the tissues in their new contours. The results are often stunning, making your body-confident as you approach the summer.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure used to remove excess fat or skin from the abdomen. Frequently performed after significant weight loss or pregnancy, the goal of abdominoplasty, as it is more formally known, is the creation of a flatter and more toned-looking stomach region. Tummy tucks are often performed with liposuction, which is used to remove larger volumes of fat, while the tummy tuck focuses on the removal of extra skin and the re-contouring of existing tissues.

Tummy tuck recovery can take several weeks, but the results are permanent. Large fluctuations in body weight have a continuing effect on the contours of the abdominal area, so it’s best to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gupta to go over all your options.

Body Contouring

For those who feel they’ve reached their ideal weight but feel their body doesn’t look quite the way they want it to, non-surgical procedures may be the answer.

Even with proper diet and routine exercise, many people continue to be troubled by problem fat cells in unflattering places. A non-invasive procedure known as CoolSculpting reduces subcutaneous body fat through a method known as “cryolipolysis,” a process of breaking down fat through exposure to cold temperatures.

CoolSculpting is a FDA-approved technique that uses a handheld device to draw skin into a C-shaped compartment lined with metal plates. An electronic wand cools the metal to temperatures that are just above freezing, and while the temperature is not cold enough to harm skin cells, the fat cells crystallize and die. The body’s immune system then dissolves and consumes the cells.

With advances in plastic surgery resulting in new and better technologies, there are many ways for you to get the body you’ve always wanted this summer. Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Gupta, and find out what procedure is right for you.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery May 25, 2017


Picked the Best Plastic Surgeon? 5 Ways to Know


Finding the right plastic surgeon is a major life decision, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one if you know what to look for. Plastic surgery can be a competitive field, and you want to make sure you find a surgeon who puts your needs first — and not someone who’s just going to recommend the most expensive procedures to you. To help you make the right choice, here are five ways you know you’ve picked the best plastic surgeon for your needs.

1. Is the Doctor Actually Board-Certified?

The first and most important thing to establish is whether or not the plastic surgeon has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Be sure to check this carefully: some plastic surgeons will try to pass themselves off as board-certified, when in fact they are only members of a society or fellowship with a similar-sounding name. To be clear, the doctor should be a member of professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons — but if they aren’t certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, find another doctor. Don’t even consider getting work done by a surgeon who isn’t board-certified.

2. Examine the Doctor’s Education and Experience

Obviously, a professional plastic surgeon needs to have received a doctorate from a well-esteemed university. Examine the doctor’s credentials: where were they educated, and how many years have they been in practice? Did they complete a residency at a hospital? An expert surgeon should also have current hospital privileges at one or more hospitals, and this should be something that can be easily verified.

3. Does the Doctor Have Experience in the Procedure Itself?

Experience matters when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon — but is it the right kind of experience? You want someone who is expert at performing the procedure you are considering, and someone who has done that procedure time and time again to excellent results. One thing you can do is to examine the doctor’s gallery of before and after photos to see if you are satisfied with the results. If the surgeon doesn’t even have a gallery of before and after photos for the procedure you are considering, that’s a warning sign right there. Also, look for testimonials specifically related to what you are looking at having done.

4. Does the Doctor Get the Kind of Results You’re Looking For?

Aesthetics can a subjective matter, but an important one: Look at the results the doctor has achieved with other patients, and ask yourself if that’s what you want to look like. Try to find examples of patients with similar concerns and procedures to those you are considering.

5. Meet With the Doctor in Person for a Consultation

Don’t ever make a final decision on a doctor without meeting with them in person for a consultation. The surgeon should be able to explain the procedure in simple terms so that you understand everything it involves. This is where you get your questions answered — and if you walk away feeling confused or concerned, that doctor is not the right one for you. You should never feel pressured into proceeding. The plastic surgeon should be courteous and professional and should be able to address any concerns you have, so that you are confident you have made the right choice.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery April 20, 2017


Hyaluronic Acids, not Just a Tongue Twister!

Hyaluronic acids are a naturally occurring substance found in all living beings, plants and animals, including humans. These fillers act like an inflated cushion to support deflated facial structures and tissues while enhancing the look and feel of the skin. Developing in test tubes by a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, we only use Allergan products, emphasizing our commitment to patient safety as well as providing the highest quality products and results.

Are you considering a way to soften and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your face? Before you choose an injectable or filler to smooth and shape your face, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends you do your homework.

“Select someone who is trained and knows the anatomy and map of face,” says Dr. Anne Taylor, who specializes in cosmetic surgery in Columbus, Ohio, “and only go to a board certified plastic surgeon’s practice.”

Our before and after gallery is great place to start exploring how we can help you do something beautiful for yourself!

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery January 23, 2017


What is Regenerative Medicine?

The process of living takes a toll on our own bodies ability to repair itself and as a result we start to notice a certain amount of flabbiness, wrinkles, or dark spots.

The field of cosmetic enhancements has seen incredible growth and opportunities, such that we are now gradually shifting more towards the field of regenerative aesthetics. But what does this mean to my patients? As the term regenerative implies, I am seeking ways to regrow my patient’s lost volume, tone or texture. These issues are increasingly being addressed by scientifically proven methods of increasing the human bodies own healing properties to restore the more youthful qualities we aspire.

Some of the easiest options include comprehensive, independently tested skin-care lines that show improvement in the collagen levels as well as decreased signs of aging when the skin has been microscopically examined both before and after treatments.

We also have been encouraged by the results we have been seeing with harnessing our patients own blood products to restore their facial volume as well as increase skin tone. The Twilight Treatment has now been used for the past two years to great effect for our patients. These naturally occuring healing properties of the human body are now being used in other areas such as joints to stimulate growth of youthful tissue and combat the affects of aging.

There is encouraging evidence that many of the injectable fillers we use, such as Juvederm, stimulate collagen production such that our patients are starting to require fewer treatments over time.

Overall, it is an exciting time to be at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine, part of a process that has been going on for the past 25 years, and will certainly continue for many years ahead!

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery January 12, 2017


New Location Newsletter

Ribbon Cutting ResizedArtisan Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery is proud to announce the opening of their newest location, conveniently located at 7634 West Central Avenue in Toledo.

“We are proud to offer our clients a top-of-the-line, fully-certified outpatient surgical center. We welcome everyone to our warm, relaxing spa, and full-service medical skin care center,” stated Dr. Manish Gupta, founder of Artisan Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, on opening day.

The new facility offers clients a complete range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including liposuction, tummy tucks, facelifts, and breast augmentation or reduction. The clinic offers a full spectrum of non-surgical procedures, including laser hair removal, laser vein removal, skin tightening, Botox®, Juvederm®, and permanent make-up.
The Artisan Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery full-service clinic takes advantage of the latest Vectra 3D technology, which allows Dr. Gupta and his staff to create a 360 degree 3-D model of the patient’s area of interest. This 3-D model lets you see in real-time what the potential results of a procedure will be before beginning.

“Our clients love the new 3-D imaging tools available at our clinic. By looking at a 3-D computer model on the screen, it’s really easy for them to see what results they can expect from the procedure,” stated Dr. Gupta.

“It’s great for our clients to be able to see, in real-time, a before and after a side-by-side comparison of what they will look like before undergoing surgery.”

The Artisan Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery clinic uses the Vectra 3D technology for a range of surgical procedures, including breast augmentation/reduction, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), and eyelid modifications.

“I really love showing my patients what they can expect, and they love being able to see what we can achieve here at the clinic,” said Dr. Gupta.

All of the Artisan Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery’s plastic surgeons are board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

“When you come into Artisan, you can be confident knowing that your procedures will be performed by a doctor who has the training and expertise to give you the results that you want to achieve,” added Dr. Gupta. “We don’t hire technicians who passed a simple weekend course. I personally trained for seven years performing surgical and non-surgical procedures.”

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of what plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures can do to improve your appearance, call us today at (419) 841-2303. We provide initial consultations from Monday to Friday, and, as a special offer, if you mention this article, your first consultation will be completely free.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery October 30, 2015


What is Coolsculpting?

Slim tanned woman's body.

Artisan Cosmetic Surgery is proud to introduce the advanced and popular coolsculpting treatment to our patients here in Toledo. We believe that this revolutionary technology offers a non-invasive (no surgery) treatment to eliminate fat from difficult areas. Basically it takes advantage of the fact that fat cells are more sensitive to lower temperatures and applies cold to specific areas of fat collections.

The treatment is done with the patient completely awake, and with little or no pain. It typically requires about 2-2 ½ hours, and involves no bruising. Patients can carry on with their normal life immediately afterwards with no restriction on their activities.

Most patients can expect to see results after about two months, and treatments start at $1,250 each, with most patients requiring 3 treatments. Call now to schedule your appointment for an evaluation.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery August 11, 2015


If the only tool you have is a Hammer

You may have heard the saying “If the only tool you have is a hammer, then all your problems look like nails” and interestingly enough this applies to your aesthetic providers. I often see patients seeking consultation for a specific treatment, but the emphasis at Artisan Cosmetic Surgery has always on giving results, not procedures. Other providers are limited to the tools they have and often this is a single procedure such as laser liposuction.

We have a wide range of tools, ranging from cutting edge lasers, Coolsculpting, Ulthera, as well as a fully licensed and certified ambulatory surgery center. My staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in this field. We have all the tools, we will get you there: “Let’s Do Something Beautiful”

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery July 3, 2015


You don’t need Doc Holliday to pull your trigger finger

Stenosing tenosynovitis is more common than you might think even though few of us can pronounce it. Even its common name, “trigger finger,” sounds like something that might affect gunslingers. Regardless of what you call it, trigger finger is pretty easy to recognize. One or more fingers get stuck in a bent position as if to pull a trigger. People over the age of 40 with a history of diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis are especially at risk but it can occur in people of all ages.

Manish R. Gupta, MD, is a plastic surgeon with significant experience dealing with trigger finger. “The exact cause of trigger finger is unknown,” he says, “but the treatment, for me, is pretty straightforward. With that said, it should be emphasized that the surgery is technically demanding because it requires working in close proximity to the nerves and blood supply of the hand. There is some degree of risk of permanent damage noted in medical literature—though I not have seen it or dealt with it—so, I encourage finding a surgeon who is highly qualified and experienced.”

Trigger finger involves the tendons and pulleys in the hand that bend the finger. Dr. Gupta points out that there are strong muscles in the forearm but our hands are designed to be nimble and sensitive rather than strong. Tendons connect the muscles of the forearm with the bones of the fingers. “With a small movement of the muscle we can get a great degree of movement in the fingers,” says Dr. Gupta. “From a biomechanical perspective, it’s a fantastic system “

The tendons work like long ropes connecting the muscles of the forearm with the bones of the fingers and thumb. In the fingers, the pulleys form tunnels through which the tendons glide. These pulleys hold the tendons close against the bone. The tendons and the tunnel have a slick lining that promotes easy gliding inside the pulleys. When you bend your fingers, the tendons glide back and forth through these guides in much the way that line runs through the guides on a fishing rod.

When one of these pulleys or guides becomes inflamed, it swells and develops a knot or thickening in the tendon. The knot passes through the pulley as the finger bends but gets stuck and won’t allow the finger to straighten out again. “No X-rays are needed to diagnose trigger finger,” says Dr. Gupta. “You can feel the knot or nodule at the base of the finger. When the finger is stuck for an hour or more, it can be quite painful.”

Dr. Gupta tells of Maria, a 47-year-old auto worker at a local plant. “The small and ring fingers of her right hand tended to get stuck in the bent position,” he says. “Fortunately, someone at the factory recognized that something could be easily done to fix the problem. Maria was concerned that she might have to take a lot of time off from work, go through a painful surgery, and then deal with extensive rehabilitation. I diagnosed her problem even more easily than usual because it triggered right in front of me.”

There are two standard treatments for trigger finger—steroid injections and surgery. “Steroids have a success rate of about 30%,” says Dr. Gupta, “but the surgery is so easy, benign, and successful that I don’t even recommend steroids anymore. Some people have a very strong aversion to surgery, though, so we sometimes have to take that route first.”

The surgery requires only a one centimeter incision, under local anesthesia, at the base of the finger. “I find the pulley and cut the obstruction,” says Dr. Gupta. “Then, I ask the patient to move the finger. If it doesn’t trigger, we have been successful. I also take the occasion to examine the pulley to make sure the problem was not caused by a tumor on the tendon—which would be extremely rare. Only one additional day off from work is required because of the open wound. I like to schedule the surgery for Thursdays so the patient can have Friday off and then be back on the job Monday.”

Some patients don’t have to return to work at all. One of Dr. Gupta’s patients was a 3 ½-year-old girl. “Her mom works at a hospital,” he says, “When her baby was only six months old she noticed that both of her thumbs were cocked and wouldn’t straighten out. With congenital triggering, you normally wait until the child is about three. The issue may have resolved on its own by then. In this case, it hadn’t. They girl had been taken to a doctor who forced her thumbs open—which resulted in a great deal of pain and the triggering recurred anyway. Mom is intelligent and caring and the child is bright. The little girl knew that something needed to be done but she didn’t want to go through the pain again—especially if the problem was just going to come back. Surgery offers a permanent solution and we tried to make it as acceptable as possible for her.”

When performing rigger finger surgery for children, Dr. Gupta uses general anesthesia rather than a local. “I use microsurgery,” he says, and it important for the patient to hold still and be compliant. Children may have difficulty being either still or compliant when faced by the unfamiliar and apparently threatening prospect of surgery. We try to be very sensitive to what they are going through. They walk back to the operating room with their mother and can bring along a favorite stuffed animal. Then they are partially sedated by being given a flavored gas. They can choose bubble gum or grape or other flavors they may like. When they are sleepy, the IV is inserted. When the child wakes up, she has no recollection of what happened. I use dissolving stitches so they don’t even have to have them pulled out after the wound heals. The whole procedure only takes 30 for adults or about 45 minutes for children because of the difference in the administration of anesthesia.”

Dr. Gupta says the emotional well being of children is very important. “I love working with children but they need special care. Kids are not just little adults,” he says.

If you have trigger finger, find a qualified physician. But don’t bother with Doc Holliday. He pulled a different kind of trigger. Besides, he was a dentist.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery June 1, 2015


Getting A Handle On Hand Injuries

Most people probably associate plastic surgery with cosmetic procedures—reshaping the nose, removing the bags under the eyes, or changing the breast size. Dr. Manish Gupta reminds us, however, that plastic surgery also plays an important role in reconstructing tissues injured by trauma or burns. Often these procedures are technically complex and deal with the patient’s ability to function as well as with his appearance.

“Plastic surgeons have intensive training in hand surgery, for example,” says Dr. Gupta. “Along with orthopedic surgeons and general surgeons, we treat a wide range of hand problems from carpal tunnel to trigger finger to trauma repair.”

Dr. Gupta tells of a patient who was injured operating a drill press at work. Fortunately, modern techniques have greatly improved the surgeon’s ability to restore function and appearance, even in severe injuries.

“He ran the drill right through his hand,” says Dr. Gupta, “fracturing several fingers and cutting the tendons. The hand is a wonderfully designed instrument from an engineering perspective. The power of the hand is provided by the muscles of the forearm transferring movement via the tendons to the fingers. This allows the fingers to be smaller than they might be otherwise and capable of very delicate as well as very powerful work. The hand is extraordinarily complex and is an expression of the intellectual power of mankind. The ability to manipulate tools with great dexterity–except, perhaps, in the case of this patient—is tied to the development of the brain. You might even describe the hand as an extension of the brain. The hand is what we use to transform a concept into a reality. The hand’s dexterity and sensitivity of movement makes it possible for us to do all sorts of amazing things from assembling auto parts to playing the piano like Mozart to performing micro-surgery. Sensitivity also means, though, that when something goes wrong with your hand it tends to be more painful than if a similar injury occurred elsewhere and more difficult to repair.

“In this instance, for example, the damage to the tendons in his palm was a problem. The maximum recovery that could realistically be expected was in the 80 to 85% range. To improve his odds, I sent him, and all my hand patients, to a certified hand therapist. Effective therapy is as important as the surgery in determining the extent and quality of the recovery.”

Dr. Gupta notes that, curiously enough, though the injury was certainly gory enough, it did not require emergency surgery. “The ER docs closed his wounds and administered antibiotics but the surgery itself is better performed during regular daytime hours with the right staff and the right tools. There was no need to rush the procedure. I saw him in my office where we could examine the wound and check for other health issues, such as cardiac or pulmonary problems, that might lead to complications. I try to stack the deck in favor of my patients having a good recovery.”

In what Dr. Gupta refers to as “the old days,” the hand would have been immobilized after surgery by a plaster cast. “Now we use pins and plates and rods,” he says, “depending on the bone that needs to be fixed. Tendon repairs are somewhat more difficult. With advanced tendon repairs, we bring the severed ends together and give them a chance to heal, hoping that the scars don’t interfere with finger movement. In this case, we used a titanium plating system to provide for early mobilization. Beginning finger movemement almost immediately after the surgery increases the chances of the tendon failing to heal properly but the upside is both much better results and quicker return to function. It is a matter of balancing the risks against the benefits. Patients can get upset if there is a tendon rupture so I am always careful to discuss the pros and cons with them. It typically takes four to six weeks for adults to heal—longer if they smoke. This patient was off work for several weeks and gradually returned to full duties over six months.”

Another of Dr. Gupta’s was a six-year-old boy who caught the tip of the small finger on his left hand in the car door. It turned out that he had seen this same boy before to sew up the tip of a finger in a similar car door incident.

“Because the break in his finger was at a growth plate,” he says, “I reviewed the X-rays with the parents and explained the potential consequences. That finger might not continue to grow at the same rate as the rest of his hand.”

During the surgery, the bones were realigned and steel pins inserted through the skin to hold them in place and the hand was splinted. “The little balls on the ends of the pins left his hand looking like a Tinker Toy. He was the focus of a lot of attention at school. After three weeks, he came to my office to have the pins removed. He was surprised at how long they were. Within a few weeks he had recovered almost all function. I think the best therapy for him was his Play Station.”

Plastic surgery can often restore feeling, function, and appearance to injured hands. Recovery, though, can take weeks or months and require extensive therapy. Avoiding injury in the first place is often just a matter of common sense precautions. Workplace safety is subject to both extensive study and regulation. Conditions are dramatically improved compared to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Even so, accidents still happen. In addition, every day life presents countless opportunities for things to go wrong. Something as common as closing a car door can get you hurt—sometimes more than once..

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery May 29, 2015


Here’s an eye opener! Look better and see better with surgery for ptosis.

You may remember to old cartoon character Droopy Dog. In the first scene of the 1943 debut, Droopy saunters in, looks at the audience and says “Hello all you happy people. You know what? I’m the hero.” Droopy’s meek, deadpan personality and appearance made him an improbable looking hero. Still, he managed to consistently foil his adversaries. There are a lot of people, especially Baby Boomers, who feel that their appearance does not adequately reflect how youthful, vigorous, and “heroic” they really feel despite the fact that, like Droopy, they have rather sad, drooping basset hound eyes.

Those droopy eyes might be natural for a basset but in humans the comparable condition is called ptosis (pronounced TOE-sis). That’s the medical term for drooping eyelids that can make you look older and interfere with peripheral vision, compromising sight by up to 30%. Ptosis may be present at birth when the levator muscle that controls the eyelid fails to develop properly. Like lazy eye, the condition can permanently damage vision, if untreated, by causing the unaffected eye to do all the work while the affected eye degenerates. Children with congenital ptosis often try to compensate by tilting their heads back or raising their eyebrows in an effort to lift the eyelid. An acquired form of ptosis is usually associated with aging. It is called levator dehiscence because it results when the levator muscle that controls the eyelid stretches or detaches completely.

Plastic surgeon Manish R. Gupta, MD, says that a simple but delicate procedure called blepharoplasty removes excess skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelid and may also involve tightening or reattaching the levator muscle. Blepharoplasty can correct the problems associated with ptosis, leaving the patient not only seeing better but looking better as well. He recalls one patient who had tried to compensate for his ptosis by lifting his eyebrows. The constant effort produced headaches, another medical consequence associated with what might appear to be merely a cosmetic problem.

“A 67-year-old grandmother came to see me about an unrelated matter,” says Dr. Gupta. “While she was here, she asked if there was anything that could be done for droopy eyelids that covered a third to half of her field of vision. I sent her to an ophthalmologist to confirm that she had no underlying eye disease or problem that might need to be addressed first.”

Dr. Gupta says blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward but delicate procedure. “Every eyelid has natural wrinkles and creases that make it possible for the surgeon to make an incision in a place where there will be no visible scar,” he says. “The procedure is done under local anesthesia and normally takes about an hour and a half. I use very fine 6/0 sutures that are virtually invisible without magnification. It is important not to leave visible scars and not to remove too much skin. If you can’t close your eyelid completely, it leads to dry eye and possibly to a dry, scratched cornea. This patient, as is typical, had puffy black eyes for a couple of weeks but by four weeks after surgery there were no residual signs—except, of course, that she looks and sees a lot better. Now she also feels safer driving her grandchildren because of the improvement in her peripheral vision. She says she had not realized how much her vision had been limited because the deterioration had been gradual and, as she grew accustomed to it over time, the limited vision seemed normal to her.”

Because ptosis does interfere with vision, Medicare and insurance companies usually approve payment for the surgery even though there is a very definite cosmetic benefit as well. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift.
Another of Dr. Gupta’s patients, a retired engineer, was brought in by his wife. “He said that his drooping eyelid didn’t bother him but she said that didn’t matter because it bothered her! I performed a very simple, non-invasive test to measure how well the levator muscle was working then I sent him to his ophthalmologist before the surgery to make sure there were no underlying problems that might be masked by the drooping lid. One of the reasons I perform blepharoplasty under local anesthesia is so that I can check the movement of the eyelid in comparison to the other lid and that requires the cooperation of the patient. Following the surgery, he sees better and his wife is happy because he looks a lot better. He says his friends have told him that he looks less tired and more alert.”

Lower lids as well as drooping upper eyelids can benefit from blepharoplasty. One of Dr. Gupta’s patients is a burn victim. “Scars pulled down his lower lid so his eye was at risk for corneal scratches. I released the scar and performed a mini-facelift to give support to the eyelid. This was an extremely difficult problem because of the damage associated with his burns and the eyelid was just part of a much larger issue. The key was to protect his eye because function is more important than appearance.”

If you are concerned that ptosis may be interfering with your vision or with the youthful appearance you would prefer, contact Dr. Gupta’s office at 419-841-2303.

Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery February 26, 2015