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Upper Blepharoptosis, Lid Cut Too High - Arlington Heights, IL
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $3,000
- Otto Joseph Placik, MD (Arlington Heights, IL)
His nurse, pushed this procedure along with a...
- 25 Oct 2011
His nurse, pushed this procedure along with a lower facelift (which left a small horseshoe scar in the right temple) so I could wear eyeshadow. I did not ask originally for an upper blepharoptosis. His nurse pushed it.
He cut my left eye lid too high, it cannot...
- 25 Oct 2011
He cut my left eye lid too high, it cannot be revised as the eye may not be able to close leading to blindness. He said both eyes measured the same, which they do not as noted by the doctors who assessed eyes for "Bartlett 4047" calling for ptosis revision and stating the left eye lid was cut too high. This is best for OCULOPLASTIC surgeons.
Consider this procedure only if you...
- 2 Nov 2011
No pain, but terrible discomfort for the first week with the horrible thick stitches that should have been removed sooner. One eye is still a nightmare as it's cut too high and I struggle daily to open it normally as I would in the past, but no longer can because Dr. Otto Placik cut it too high. He claimed my eyes measured the same, but I can see they do not. It does take 18 months for the eyes to heal and mine require surgical revision, despite tons of Vaseline and futile hoping to avoid further surgeries. See only an oculoplastic surgeon if you must do this. It changes the eye shape and gives it an old sunken look due to eyelid tissue removal. Young eyes have very thin lids, old looking eyes have large lids. I think the cost was $3,500, and, after changing my mind, I could not get them to credit it back to my card as I paid ahead of time, so I finally relented and let Dr. Placik do it, but regret this. Think hard and long before you do this. He said he did not have the expertise to revise my eye and that the insurance would not pay for it. (On his old e-site he stated that he would revise any surgery free of charge except for the facility cost). This signaled to me he wanted more money and would not do it for fear of negative results since he over did it to begin with.
Under Bartlett 4047 I have posted photos twice. Please read the other plastic surgeons comments about further revision to correct this surgery.
This procedure leaves indentations past...
- 7 Nov 2011
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His nurse Sheri pushed for an upper blepharoplasty which Dr. Placik is inexperienced at, best to see an oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Placik also denied having cut the eyelid too high as he stated both measured the same, which was a false statement. See photos and appraisals for Bartlett 4047.