Dr. Wigoda Reports on Woman’s Botched Eyelid Surgery

Marilyn Liesz is suing her plastic surgeon for negligenceA New Jersey woman is suing her doctor, claiming she can’t close her eyes after getting a procedure done on her eyelids. The eyelid lift was intended to restore a youthful appearance to the eyes by cutting away excess skin. However, when too much skin was removed, Liesz was left unable to close her eyes completely.

Marilyn Liesz is suing Dr. Paul Parker for negligence. Parker’s attorney told the jury Leisz was warned of the risks before performing the surgery in 2005, especially since she had previously undergone multiple other procedures  before seeing Dr. Parker.

Leisz now uses a gel and vaporizer at night so she doesn’t scratch her eyes. She also says she’s losing her vision and lives in fear of injuring her eyes.

“All the favorite things I used to, like tennis, racquetball, swimming, horseback riding, bike riding, skeet shooting, gardening, I can’t do those things,” Leisz said. While it may be possible to correct the procedure, Liesz is wary of going under the knife yet again.

Dr. Wigoda encourages potential patients to interview several plastic surgeons before having work done. Instead of rushing through a procedure, a good plastic surgeon will help decide whether a patient is a good candidate for a surgery and ensure the patient is fully aware of the risk involved.

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