Would you go so far as to get your eyeball pierced? It’s the latest beauty fad procedure being performed at New York City’s Park Avenue Laser. Dr. Emil Chynn performs the new procedure, entitled ‘Safesight Jewelry.’ Dr. Chynn reported to Fox News that he truly believes it’s “pretty safe” even though the procedure hasn’t been (and may never become) FDA-approved.
Nevertheless, Dr. Chynn has had his share of young patients requesting the $3,000 procedure. That’s right — it will cost you $3K to have a platinum piece of jewelry inserted into your eyeball. What ever happened to facial piercings and tattoos? Apparently these are a thing of the past, too commonplace for today’s female millennials with disposable incomes.
The procedure has origins in Europe and Los Angeles, and has recently shown up in laser eye centers in New York. Dr. Chynn explained the procedure in greater detail to Fox News: “It’s a very thin piece of platinum that’s designed for insertion on the top of the eye, it’s not in the eye so there’s no risk of blindness or anything at all.”
He explained in further detail as he performed ‘Safesight Jewelery” on patient Lucy Luckayanko. The first step is to numb the area of the eye with an injection of lidocaine. Then a speculum is used to keep the eyes open and prevent blinking. Next — get ready for it — a small incision is placed on the eye between the white part of the eye (the sclera) and the clear part of the eye (the conjunctiva) where the jewel will be placed.
Dr. Chynn seems unconcerned with the prospect of “a little bit of local bleeding” and goes on to say any infection will be prevented with antibiotics. Chynn says that he believes Safesight Jewelry is “another way to advance the science of opthamology.” But ironically, the American Academy of Opthamalogy not only doesn’t approve of the procedure — they are warning people of the dangers of it. In fact, in a statement to Fox News the AAO stressed the importance of NOT putting “in the eye any foreign body or material that is not approved by the FDA.”
In the meantime, Lucy Luckayanko is very pleased with the outcome of her procedure. She was looking for a “conversation maker” and her “unique factor” to begin with, and she may have found it. Lucy now has a little heart on her right eye which half of her comrades think is cool, while the other half believe she is crazy for getting a) an incision in her eye and b) a jewel placed in that incision.
What do you guys think? We’re thinking you must be extremely wealthy or bored (or a combination of both) to spend the money and time on such a procedure.
Dr. Mike Malone and his team practice expert cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Malone is the former president and current accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also the official Cosmetic Dentist of the Miss Louisiana USA and Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageants. Check out his website for more information.
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