Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty, Ptosis, Testimonial, Press, and Lecture Videos.
 

Title: Blepharotomy: to correct upper eyelid retraction

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs a blepharotomy on a 35 year old male with a history of severe upper eyelid retraction secondary to Graves disease.

Title: Anterior Orbitotomy with biopsy of orbital lesion

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs a biopsy of swollen eyelids on a 60 year old male with history of bilateral proptosis.

Title: Lower Eyelid Reconstruction with Enduragen

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa, M.D. performs a lower eyelid reconstruction with the use of enduragen.

Title: Revisional Upper Eyelid Surgery - The Procedure in High Speed

Description: I had to have Revisional Right Upper Eyelid Surgery due to a previous surgery I had a long time ago that left a lot of eye scar tissue and made it so I was unable to close my eye.

Some of the most dreaded complications of facial plastic surgery are those associated with the eyelids. The eyes and eyelids are very sensitive structures and are not as forgiving. As an oculoplastic surgeon with expertise in plastic surgery around the eye, a majority of Dr. Kami Parsa's referrals are patients who have had previous complications with facial plastic surgery and now require cosmetic and functional correction, around the eyelids. Depending on the specific problem, the necessary correction may involve a simple procedure, eye scar tissue surgery, eye scar treatment or a complex eyelid reconstruction. Our goal is to regain normal function while maintaining aesthetic outcome.

Eyelid Surgery Before and After - The Procedure in High Speed

Title: Ptosis Correction: Frontalis Sling

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa corrects congenital ptosis on the left eye of a 5 year old Bolivian girl using a frontalis sling (silicone rod).

Title: Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs an upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair.

Title: Botox Injection Treatment

Description: Botox Injection Cosmetic Treatment by Dr. Kami Parsa an Oculoplastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA. Visit www.newbeautifuleyes.com for more information or Call (310) 777-8880 now to book your consultation. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles on the face.

Title: Temporal browlift and upper eyelid blepharoplasty

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa, M.D. performs a temporal brow lift and upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Title: Tarsal Graft Procedure

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa describes a tarsal graft procedure. The tarsal graft is used at times for eyelid reconstruction. This video shows how the graft is harvested.

Title: Eyelid ptosis correction surgery in high speed

Description: Ptosis, pronounced toe-sis, is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelids. The droopy eyelid can be mild to severe. People who have ptosis may complain that people tell them they look "tired or lazy." Because of a constant effort to raise the eyelids it is not uncommon to also complain of fatigue and tension headaches.

The most common reason for ptosis is acquired ptosis , which develops as we age. This is due to disinsertion of the tendon that holds the eyelid up in a normal anatomic position. Another cause is congenital ptosis , which happens when a child is born with droopy eyelids. This is rather an urgent medical condition for the child and surgery may be needed to prevent permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. Other rare causes of ptosis include myogenic ptosis from conditions such as Myasthenia gravis, neurogenic ptosis , due to third nerve palsy and mechanical ptosis from tumors or trauma.

Title: My Story - Revisional Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery

Description: Revisional ptosis surgery: A story of a girl who underwent revisional surgery. A surgery performed by an outside surgeon goes wrong causing ptosis of the right eyelid. Dr. Kami Parsa was able to completely repair the eyelid.

Dr. Kami Parsa is an Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who specializes exclusively in reconstructive, revisional and cosmetic surgery of the eyes and surrounding tissue. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery has made him the choice for patients who have had previous plastic surgery and now need revisional surgery around the eyes. Dr. Parsa has appeared on numerous media outlets around the world, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times and the Miami Herald.
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Title: Cosmetic Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa describes the procedure as he performs cosmetic upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery.

Title: Ptosis Surgery Frontalis Sling Revision

Description: 45 year old male with congenital ptosis, s/p frontal is silicon sling. With post-op residual ptosis in the right eye. This is a video of revision of previous frontal is silicon sling.
Surgery performed by Dr. Kami Parsa, M.D.

Title: Patient Instructions: Prior to Surgery

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa, M.D. describes what to do before your prospective surgery.
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Title: Facial Paralysis Surgery by Dr. Kami Parsa

Description: Dr. Parsa and Laura join The Doctors to demonstrate the facial paralysis procedure and reveal her dramatic results!

Title: Surgical Friends Foundation - Dr. Andrew Ordon Discusses Charity

Description: Dr. Andrew Ordon, one of the founding members of Surgical Friends and Host of popular Television Show The Doctors, discusses the charity, it's mission and its first 2 successful cases.

What is the process of selection involved?
To be selected, each patient will submit an online application to be reviewed by the committee. A predetermined committee formed by a physician and medical providers will review the patients application, including a detailed medical history and medical records. Once determined that a patient qualifies for a reconstructive surgery, the patient will be selected to receive a full comprehensive, in person or virtual consultation, with an assigned qualified reconstructive surgeon or reconstructive surgical team. A surgical plan will be determined by the reconstructive surgeon assigned to the case, who at that point will make the diagnosis and outline the necessary procedure(s).

Once the cost of each surgery is determined, the patient will be given his or her own home page within the umbrella of surgicalfriends.org. This page will be personalized and individualized to each patient. It will include detailed information about the patient, including their age and medical diagnosis. There may also be a small 2-minute reel of interviewed videos. The purpose of this page is for the patient to have the opportunity to tell their story, to describe how their disease has affected their day-to-day life.

How long does it take before I am informed about the acceptance of the application? Once the completed application is submitted to the foundation and reviewed by the committee, the patient will be notified within 1-4 weeks regarding the status of the application. Please remember that the completed application may include previous medical and surgical records and imaging studies, such as CT scans or MRIs.

Title: Patient Instruction: After Surgery

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa, M.D. discusses post surgery instructions for patients.

Title: Surgical Friends Foundation - Working to Provide Reconstructive Surgery in the Developing World

Description: Surgical Friends Foundation is an organization that is working to provide reconstructive surgery and improve access to quality medical care by uniting patients, physicians and philanthropists.

Healthcare in the developing world is usually non-existent or highly limited and under resourced. Disease affects not only individuals but families and entire communities.

Our mission:
There are millions of people in United States and around the world who live painful lives due to physical deformities. These deformities could be congenital, post traumatic or acquired in nature. Unfortunately due to lack of access to quality care and/or availability of monetary funds these individuals never seek help and continue to suffer. The purpose of Surgical Friends Foundation is to:
1. Provide access to quality care so these individuals can undergo their reconstructive surgery and start their rehabilitation process.
2. Help these individuals raise the necessary money through means of fundraising, charitable donations and community involvement.

Title: Humanitarian Plastic Surgery - Removal of 16lb Facial Growth - Dr. Kami Parsa, Beverly Hills

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa an oculoplastic reconstructive surgeon talks to ABC news about a large reconstructive procedure that was featured on the Discovery Health Channel.

16-year-old Marlie Casseus has undergone four surgeries to remove an 16-pound tumor that covered almost her entire face and hampered her breathing. The entire process was chronicled on the Discovery Health Channel's A New Face for Marlie.

Marlie suffers from McCune-Albright syndrome (polyostotic fibrous dysplasia), a genetic disorder of bones, skin pigmentation and hormonal problems, along with premature puberty. The growth completely disfigured her facial features, causing her to become reclusive to avoid scorn and repulsion in her native country of Haiti. Most people there believed Marlie's disfigurement was the work of the devil.

With most of her mouth and nasal passages blocked, Marlie was only able to eat and breathe through one very narrow passage. The tumor began to close on her throat and made breathing difficult. It would have also eventually caused blindness.

All four surgeries were performed at the Holtz Children's Hospital, at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Florida, and documented for the television program.

The International Kids Fund partnered with Good Samaritan for a Better Life to fund Marlie's surgeries, which began when she arrived in Miami with a tracheotomy to insert a breathing tube.

After her surgeries, doctors indicated that Marlie might required further cosmetic surgeries at a later date, but said the growth would not return.

The first words Marlie uttered when the tracheotomy was removed were "thank you."

Title: Surgical Friends Foundation - Case #2 Xavier - Severe Facial Defect

Description: Xavier was studying to be a journalist in his home country of Ecuador before tragedy struck by way of a car accident.

His initial surgery following the car crash is what lead to his problem... A severe defect of on the left side of his face which also includes the loss of his lower eyelid.

After 7 unsuccessful surgeries to correct the defect in Both his home country ad abroad, Xavier found Surgical Friends Foundation. A reconstructive surgery was performed by Dr. Kami Parsa to allow proper eye closure, symmetry and return to normal function.

If you know a patient or you yourself would like to be considered for possible life altering surgical treatment, please read the following questions carefully before submitting the necessary application.

Any patient with a physical deformity that requires a reconstructive surgery, regardless of race, age, gender, or place of birth will qualify to be evaluated by the foundation. These deformities may be congenital in nature or post-traumatic. Typically these patients lack the necessary funds to pay for quality healthcare, or they come from developing countries that do not have access to medical care.

Title: Dr. Kami Parsa Discusses the Removal of a 16lb Facial Growth

Description: Doctors in Miami are preparing to remove a 16-pound growth that has engulfed the face of a Haitian girl.

Dr Parsa an oculoplastic reconstructive surgeon talks to ABC news about a large reconstructive procedure that was featured on the Discovery Health Channel.

Marlie's tumor-like growth had been brought about by a rare condition named Polysostotic Fibrous Dysplasia, which is characterized by uneven growth, pain, brittleness and deformity of the affected bones. The growth first became evident six years ago and it grew over Marlie's nose and mouth, rendering her unable to eat, breathe or speak on her own. If the growth on her face isn't removed, doctors say the 14-year-old will soon become blind.

The International Kids Fund partnered with Good Samaritan for a Better Life to fund Marlie's surgeries, which began when she arrived in Miami with a tracheotomy to insert a breathing tube.

The first words Marlie uttered when the tracheotomy was removed were "thank you."

Dr. Kami Parsa is an Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who specializes exclusively in reconstructive, revisional and cosmetic surgery of the eyes and surrounding tissue. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery has made him the choice for patients who have had previous plastic surgery and now need revisional surgery around the eyes. Dr. Parsa has appeared on numerous media outlets around the world, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times and the Miami Herald.

In addition to maintaining a busy surgical practice, Dr. Parsa is involved in several humanitarian organizations. He is the President of Universal Children's Medical Fund, a non-profit organization committed to delivering surgical care and education to children in developing countries. He is an active volunteer surgeon for International Kids Fund and has participated in numerous reconstructive surgeries through this organization. One of these cases was recently featured in an hour-long special entitled A New Face for Marlie on Discovery Health Channel.

"I have always believed that one of the most important things you can do with this life is serve others. This is the true passion that continues to drive me professionally and personally, and I feel so fortunate that I can work and make a difference as a surgeon. There are too many areas of the world and in our own country that do not have access to adequate medical care. My initial involvement was with International Kids Foundation at University of Miami. Through this organization I met exemplary people who have dedicated themselves to a lifetime of service and charity. It has been a humbling experience to work with such incredible people. These encounters have been instrumental in my growth as a physician and person. When I moved back to California, I helped to establish the Universal Children's Fund. Our mission is to make people's lives a little better in situations that otherwise may not seem possible. Children especially need sustainable hope, and our goal is to provide them with necessary medical and surgical care, helping them to grow into a brighter future."
- Dr. Kami Parsa

Title: Botox Injection Treatment by Dr. Kami Parsa

Description: Dr. Parsa joins The Doctors to demonstrate botox injections in preparation for the Oscars event.

Title: My Experience Having Revisional Ptosis Surgery

Description: Eyelid Ptosis occurs when the muscles that raise the eyelid are not strong enough to do so properly. It can affect one eye or both eyes and is more common in the elderly, as muscles in the eyelids may begin to deteriorate.

Ptosis may be caused by damage/trauma to the muscle which raises the eyelid, or damage to the nerve (3rd cranial nerve (oculomotor nerve)) which controls this muscle. Such damage could be a sign or symptom of an underlying disease such as diabetes mellitus, a brain tumor, and diseases which may cause weakness in muscles or nerve damage, such as myasthenia gravis. Exposure to the toxins in some snake and insect venoms, such as that of the black mamba, may also cause this effect.

Title: Testimonial video for upper eyelid blepharoplasty

Description: A typical primary eyelid surgery takes between one to two hours. No patient is ever rushed to achieve the best results.

Your health insurance may cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery if it is causing problems with your superior visual field. After your initial consultation with Dr. Kami Parsa he can tell you if you may be eligible and if further tests are necessary to determine eligibility.

Most cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. If desired, local anesthesia with sedation can be performed. This type of anesthesia, also known as Monitored Anesthesia Care or MAC, is performed by an anesthesiologist. The main advantages of this anesthesia are: (1) it does not require putting a breathing tube in the throat, (2) it does not require a breathing machine, (3) the recovery is much faster, (4) there is less nausea after surgery. All of these elements translate into greater comfort and safety. During MAC anesthesia, an intravenous needle is placed into one of the veins of the arm or hand. Relaxing medication is given to make the patient fall asleep. The amount of medication is adjusted as needed. After the patient is asleep, numbing medicine is placed in the skin of the area that is being operated on. During the procedure the patient is unaware of anything going on and cannot hear anything, yet he or she is breathing normally.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery: Depending on the persons previous medical history there will be some swelling and bruising around the eyelids for one week. Most patients can return to work after 5 to 7 days. There is minimal eye discomfort after eyelid surgery. Ice packs are recommended for the first 2 days to decrease swelling. Arnica & Bromoline will help reduce swelling and bruising.

Title: Surgical Friends Foundation - Life Altering Surgical Treatment

Description: "Honestly I can tell you, There is nothing more beautiful in this world than to be able to give back." - Kami Parsa, MD

"This is what I do, it's what I'm specialized to do, it is exactly why I became a surgeon." - Jay Calvert, MD

"We're going to help people out who otherwise would not have the opportunity to get this king of care." - Andrew Ordon, MD

Imagine not being able to live your life in any way, shape or form that we know... because of a deformity.

These are everyday people that are living their lives and they want to somehow just fit socially and LIVE LIFE... To its fullest potential.

We hear on the news that there are a lot of bad things happening always but I tell you there is an element of hope which since we started this foundation, just you see the good in everybody. You just need to have a tool to bring that out and it's exciting, it's actually refreshing to see that.

There are millions of people in United States and around the world who live painful lives due to physical deformities. These deformities could be congenital, post traumatic or acquired in nature. Unfortunately due to lack of access to quality care and/or availability of monetary funds these individuals never seek help and continue to suffer. The purpose of Surgical Friends Foundation is to:
1. Provide access to quality care so these individuals can undergo their reconstructive surgery and start their rehabilitation process.
2. Help these individuals raise the necessary money through means of fundraising, charitable donations and community involvement.

Title: Groundbreaking Surgery - Custom Orbital Reconstruction - Dr. Kami Parsa, Beverly Hills

Description: 17 years ago Marla Halsey was involved in a horrific car accident that destroyed the left side of her face and caused a traumatic brain injury.

Following 8 separate reconstructive surgeries to rebuild her face, she was not able to close her left eyelid completely as her left eye socket was larger than her right.

After much research, she scheduled a consultation with Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Kami Parsa. After a thorough examination, he took a unique, never been done before, approach to correct her condition.

Dr. Parsa's idea involved having a custom implant made for Marla that would raise the floor of her left eye socket bringing it back to its original position.

2 months after her 5 hour surgery, Marla regained better vision in her left eye as she was now able to completely close her eyelid keeping her eye moist.

Before the surgery, when she could not completely close her eyelid, her left eye would become extremely dry causing her sight to be blurry.

In addition, she now has 99% symmetry in her orbital floor. This lifted her left cheek very close to it's original position resulting in her face looking more uniform and natural.

Title: Oculoplastic Instruments

Description: Kami Parsa M.D. reviews the instruments in an oculoplastic tray.

Title: Excision of eyelid Basal Cell carcinoma with frozen sections and exenteration of right orbit

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs an excision of eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma with frozen sections and exenteration of right orbit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Title: Avoiding Pitfalls in Lower Blepharoplasty

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa gives a talk on avoiding pitfalls in lower blepharoplasty.

Title: Eyelid Ptosis Evaluation & Treatment

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa lectures on eyelid ptosis.

Title: Malignant Eyelid Tumors

Description: Kami Parsa M.D. lectures about malignant eyelid tumors.

Title: Mid face reconstruction and excision of ossifying fibroma

Description: Kami Parsa M.D. lectures on mid-face reconstruction after excision of ossifying fibroma.

Title: Total eyelid reconstruction

Description: Kami Parsa M.D. lectures on eyelid reconstruction.

Title: Surgical Friends trip to Cambodia

Description: Surgical Friends mission objective was to provide more than 30 victims of landmines in Cambodia with reconstructive plastic surgery. A team of skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeons performed these life altering procedures over the course of five short days. Friends Without a Border made the trip possible through their donations which covered the cost of the local Hospital, Supplies and Staff. Over the course of the plastic and reconstructive surgical teams stay, they provided the most serious cases with the proper medical surgical and aftercare. Great attention was given to training Cambodia's medical team so they could continue to help the deformed people affected by the land mines

in order for them to continue performing these procedures on the many patient's in need. Ultimately the young land mine victims of Cambodia will have improved access to quality health care and skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeons as a direct result of the charity work performed by the team. Mission to Cambodia was a success!

People's lives are transformed when you donate money. Any donation, large or small, paypal donate, will be used to improve access to quality healthcare for the people who need it the most. Unlike many organizations, our ultimate goal is to train and to empower developing world doctors to perform surgeries on their own for generations to come. When a patient is accepted into Surgical Friends Foundation, it is because they have exhausted all options, this is their last hope.With a small monthly donation, you can keep this hope alive.

Title: Surgical Friends Mission To Bolivia

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Title: Jordan Mission Trip

Description: SurgeryTheater.com joins forces with Dr. Andrew Ordon of CBS The Doctors and Children of War Foundation on a mission to Jordan. The company is set to release surgical videos to promote global medical education.

Title: Surgery Theater Mission to Jordan 2013

Description: SurgeryTheater.com joins forces with Dr. Andrew Ordon of CBS The Doctors and Children of War Foundation on a mission to Jordan. The company is set to release surgical videos to promote global medical education.

Title: Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs a lower eyelid blepharoplasty on a 31 year old female with dark circles and puffy lower eyelids.

Title: Mustarde Flap "Jumping Man"

Description: Dr. Kami Parsa performs a Mustarde Flap (Jumping Man) on a 3 year old with blepharophimosis syndrome in Amman, Jordan.

Title: Local Tissue Rearrangement

Description: Local Tissue Rearrangement for lower eyelid reconstruction performed by Dr. Kami Parsa.