Posts Tagged: blepharoplasty

Reducing Puffy Eyes

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Dr. Ringler

Reducing Puffy Eyes

We’ve all been there- you wake up in the morning with puffy eyes that are swollen and unattractive. This can be caused by any number of factors; seasonal allergies, water retention from too much salt, a hangover, crying, or changes in the weather, just to name a few.

The good news is that there are some pretty simple home remedies that many people have found effective over the years that don’t cost much money and may be worth a try.

*Tea bags that have been soaked in warm water and then chilled in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes can be placed over the eyes to help reduce puffiness.

*Thick slices of…

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Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

Although men still only represent about 10% of plastic surgery patients nationally, we have experienced a significant increase in men seeking plastic surgery over the past few years. According to a recent article by ASAPS, here are some of the more common complaints that men express as they age, and how they can best be addressed.

Even with diet and exercise, maintaining a fat free physique is a complaint we often hear in our practice. Fortunately, with body contouring procedures ranging from the non-surgical CoolSculpting procedure to several different types of liposuction, many of these problems can be addressed fairly easily. Just as with women, men who are close to…

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5 Myths about Eyelid Surgery

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is done to improve upper eyelid contour and smoothen hollows, bags, and puffiness of the lower eyelid. It is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that thousands of men and women undergo each year. Before choosing to have eyelid surgery, it is important to know some myths and facts about the procedure.

Myth 1.) Eyelid surgery will remove crow’s feet.
Fact ) The appearance of crow’s feet is a result of the repeated movement and contraction of eyelid muscles near the upper cheek and eye. Whenever a person smiles or blinks or talks, the muscles contract and a skin wrinkle is formed. These lines become permanent after many years. Eyelid surgery removes fat that causes bags…

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Plastic Surgery Market Shows Significant Growth in 2011

Posted on February 8, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

Last week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released their statistics for plastic surgery procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons in 2011. Despite a challenging economy, there were 13.8 million procedures performed in 2011. These numbers include both minimally invasive and surgical procedures. The numbers represent a 5 percent growth since 2010.

Surgical cosmetic procedures showed an increase of 2 percent, with 1.6 million procedures being performed. Heading the list, top surgical procedures included:


-Breast Augmentation (307,000 – up 4 percent)
Rhinoplasty (244,00, down 3 percent)
Liposuction (205,000, up 1 percent)
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) (196,000, down 6 percent)
Facelift (119,00, up 5 percent)


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Cosmetic Procedures May Help Some Back into the Workforce

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

With unemployment rates still lingering around 10%, many people are working hard to give their professional lives and resumes a lift. Some savvy individuals in Grand Rapids and the rest of the country, however, are turning to a somewhat less conventional method for getting back into the workforce—cosmetic surgery.

According to the Chicago Tribune, older workers are considering a “nip and tuck to stay competitive in the job market.” Because most job seekers have limited income and less time to spend on a cosmetic treatment, minimally invasive procedures are the most popular.

Brief treatments like Botox or Dysport can reduce visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, shaving years off your appearance. Other injectables like Restylane or…

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