Cosmetic Surgery

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Dr. Weiss Explains – Needle Selection and Botox injections

As many of you know, I’ve been injecting Botox Cosmetic since 1989.  As an oculoplastic surgeon I have used Botox before it was approved for cosmetic uses – treating blepharospasms and facial spasms with the then-novel product.  As a result I have become familiar with the nuances of the product and techniques for performing injections. One of the things I have noticed is that needle selection plays an important role in the efficacy of the Botox injections and patient comfort.  Enjoy this brief but hopefully informative presentation on how important… More »

Dr. Weiss performs a slit lamp exam to check for dry eyes

Before you get eyelid surgery, get tested for dry eyes!

Eyelid surgery is an effective way to turn back the clock and quickly look years younger. But before you sign up for surgery, it’s important to see if you are indeed a candidate for the potentially rejuvenating procedure! Learn more about the three tests we administer (Schirmer tear test, Fluroscein dye examination, and a Slit lamp examination) to make sure you’re going to get the great results you expect from Dr. Weiss!… More »

Dr Weiss examining patient's eyelids

A Complete Look at Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

We want our patients to be as informed as possible before making any decisions concerning their health.  That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you a complete and detailed look at the eyelid surgery process from pre-operative visit to before and after pictures. While the Internet and sites like YouTube make it trivial to find example videos of any number of procedures, we believe it is invaluable to see YOUR physician (or potential physician) at work.  Surgery is an art as well as a science; it is important to see the… More »

Ask Dr. Weiss

Ask Dr. Weiss – What’s the Best Part of Your Job?

Dr. Weiss has been practicing medicine in Newport Beach for over 25 years! So we thought we’d ask him after all that experience, what’s the best part of being an oculoplastic surgeon?… More »

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Ask Dr. Weiss – Asian Eyelid Surgery

Asian eyelid surgery requires a specialized knowledge of the unique physiological characteristics of the asian eyelid. Because of this, oculoplastic surgeons are often the best choice because of their focus on eyelid surgery as a specialty. Listen to Dr. Weiss discuss a patient and their fantastic results (complete with before and after pictures of course).… More »

Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!

Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!

Well here’s something you might not see everyday! As you might be well aware, Dr. Weiss is a big fan of local anesthesia; he feels it’s a safer choice that leads to more accurate results! But how do the patients feel about it? Well, here’s one patient that seems fairly comfortable with our choice. But we’ll let him do the talking…er…singing. 🙂 Local Anesthesia and Singing in the OR!… More »

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Local vs. General Anesthesia

Local anesthesia leads to safer and more accurate results in eyelid surgery, and Dr. Weiss is a proponent of local anesthesia when performing eyelid surgeries in his office. Local anesthesia allows for small, localized areas to be made numb as opposed to general anesthesia which puts the patient “to sleep” and requires an anesthesiologist to be present. But what makes local anesthesia the better choice for eyelid surgery? Watch the short video and find out more!  … More »

Ask Dr. Weiss: What was it like operating on President Mandela?

Listen to Richard Weiss MD explain his feelings about the experience as well as what he learned from the former South African president.… More »

Ask Dr. Weiss: Local vs. General Anesthesia

Listen to Dr. Weiss explain why he absolutely prefers local anesthesia when performing blepharoplasty.… More »