Leading NYC Cosmetic Surgeon Pioneers New Guidelines for Eyelid Surgery

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2012

New York City Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Robert Schwarcz, M.D., F.A.C.S., (http://www.naturalfacedr.com) releases findings that define an entirely new approach for categorizing ways to perform lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Dr. Schwarczs approach takes into consideration the location of the eyeball and its relationship to the bone, skin and muscle surrounding it, and showcases why the one size fits all approach to conducting surgical procedures is becoming obsolete. Dr. Schwarczs groundbreaking set of guidelines defines key factors to consider for achieving optimal patient satisfaction and reducing complications.

In a recent presentation to over 200 leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who gathered at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Schwarcz outlined that techniques performed in most recent years — often based on trends such as fat grafting, fat harvesting, fat-preservation, fillers and simple skin removal — while innovative could lead to complications and unhappy patients. In turn, the percentage of these complications anecdotally seems to be on the rise. Dr. Schwarcz has since developed an algorithmic approach that supports achieving consistent results.

“I spend a good portion of time in my practice tending to botched eyelid surgeries” said Dr. Robert Schwarcz, “My goal is to educate doctors performing eyelid-enhancing surgery that one procedure does not work for everyone. Knowing and understanding the patients anatomy and what it can handle is absolutely essential. We must define the patients problem first and then perform the appropriate procedure we have in our armamentarium

Blepharoplasty is the second most difficult surgery to perform on the face behind nose jobs. This is due to the three-dimensional structure of the eyes and their need for symmetry, and of course function. Dr. Schwarczs classifications set out to help avoid problems resulting from poorly executed eye-lift procedures, which are usually due to inadequate planning rather than insufficient technique on the surgeons part.

Face types are categorized according to differences in anatomy, including the bone and muscle of the lower eyelid region as related to the eye above. Depending on the type of lower eyelid mid-face complex, the doctor advises on the appropriate surgery to address the defined problem. Surgeries could include fat removal, fat implantation or fat transposition, skin removal, muscle tightening, laser, peels and tendon work.

Since discovering the findings, Dr. Schwarcz has begun teaching this approach to physicians around the country. It was introduced at the Mount Sinai 2012 Spring Symposium: Advances in Facial Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery. This workshop was designed to provide leading practitioners and residents in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery a comprehensive demonstration and training in soft tissue reconstruction of the face as well as the most advanced surgical rejuvenation techniques of the aging face.

About Dr. Robert Schwarcz:

Dr. Schwarcz is one of only 500 surgeons nationwide to be admitted to the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is board certified. A diplomate of both the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Ophthalmology. he highly specialized training allows him to meticulously focus on the details of facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Schwarcz is the chief of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and is in private practice in Manhattan, NYC. He attended the City University of New York seven year combined BS/MD program, and received his MD degree in Washington, DC. After completing his residency in New York at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY he moved to Los Angeles to complete a 2 year highly specialized surgical fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at US News and World Report top ranked UCLA medical center, Jules Stein Eye Institute focusing on plastic surgery relating to the eyelids, browlifts, orbital, and lacrimal surgery, and thyroid eye disease. This was then followed by another 2 year surgical fellowship training under world renowned Cosmetic Surgeons in Beverly Hills, CA, in the disicpline of Cosmetic surgery with focus on face lifting, necklifting, rhinoplasty, fat transfer, liposuction, laser resurfacing, chemical peeling and many other cosmetic procedures. He has been nationally recognized for his work in media outlets around the country.

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