SOURCE: Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

June 13, 2011 22:26 ET

NJ and NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir Appears on "The Doctors," Illustrates the Dangers of Going Too Far With Plastic Surgery

Can Overdone Be Undone? - Perils of Plastic Surgery Addiction

MANHATTAN, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2011) - Top New York City and New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir recently appeared on an episode of "The Doctors" to illustrate the perils of too much plastic surgery. The patient, Susan, previously underwent an astonishing 29 plastic surgery procedures, which rendered her unrecognizable to herself, her friends and her family. Called in to consult on the case, Dr. Kassir immediately recognized the tell-tale signs of plastic surgery addiction in Susan: overarched brows, an over-pulled hairline, over-plumped lips and over-emphasized cheeks; all of which gave her a "cat like" appearance.

What began as a procedure to reduce under-eye bags morphed into a full-blown addiction to appearance alterations. "I didn't think that would create this monster that snowballed into something unthinkable," Susan said. Today, her appearance is a tremendous weight on her overall quality of life. "Someone's always snickering. I can't escape it. Like in a restaurant... women sitting at a table next to me [will say], 'You're a pretty girl. Why would you do that to your face?' It's just heartbreaking."

During their initial office visit, Dr. Kassir expressed cautious optimism about the outcome of what would be Susan's last, and hopefully final, cosmetic procedures. He admitted, "I see this as a very challenging surgery. The eventual goal is to have Susan be able to walk down the street and have people not see something unexpected."

Fortunately, Susan's restorative surgeries ended successfully. While no plastic surgeon would be able to turn back the clock completely on the damage done by too much plastic surgery, Dr. Kassir was able to restore much of Susan's natural beauty. In tears on camera, Susan hugged Dr. Kassir and said, "My mother says I look like Susan again. I blend in now." Then she beamed, "I feel like I have gotten my confidence back. I just feel unbelievable."

This cautionary tale is one that Dr. Kassir takes seriously -- and one he counsels his patients to avoid each and every day at his thriving New Jersey and Manhattan, NYC practices. To see Dr. Kassir's remarkable make-under of Susan's beauty blunders on "The Doctors," go to:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKIcmkoI9G0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8zIUpP5za0

About Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.:

Dr. Ramtin Kassir is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Kassir is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Since 1997, Dr. Kassir has been in private practice and has extensive experience in the fields of facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, endoscopic surgery and laser surgery. Dr. Kassir is also a sought after plastic surgery media consultant and expert and has been featured on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," on Fox News and in various major newspapers and magazines.

For more information on Dr. Ramtin Kassir, visit: www.drkassir.com

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