Tameka “Tiny” Harris is once again making the rounds to promote her new VH1 reality show and fans noticed that her eyes look a lot different. Apparently Tiny isn’t just wearing colored contacts, she had her eye color permanently changed with surgery. And although Tiny has played coy about plastic surgery in the past, only recently admitting to going under the knife, this time she opened up about the procedure on social media.
In an accompanying caption with a selfie of her new eye color, Tameka “Tiny” Harris explained that her new look isn’t the result of temporary contacts, but permanent surgery.
“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser Menif for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true. I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry. Blessed to say my vision is perfect after my ice-gray implants.”
“Special thanks to #Spencer Vessa for all that you’ve done to make the process happen. You’re amazing and thank you #faiza for your exceptional customer service.”
When asked in an interview about his wife’s new look, rapper T.I. played dumb, responding, “I don’t know. I don’t know. If she’s coming up here for something maybe you can ask her but I don’t know.”
Tiny further expanded on the procedure in another post, promoting the Brightocular website. However, while Tiny is enthralled with the procedure, which reportedly uses iris implants to change the color of the eye, the procedure is not FDA approved.
Dr. James Tsai, a glaucoma specialist at Yale University, tells The Grio that eye color change procedures have major risks involved including scarring of the cornea, glaucoma, cataracts and blindness. He also relates that when one patient attempted to have the implants removed, her iris ripped, damaging her vision.
Tiny has since taken down her social media announcement, but has since continued to discuss her new look in her promotional appearances.
The 39-year old reality star tells ABC News’ Deborah Roberts, that she traveled to Africa to change her eye color from brown to gray.
“They are ice gray. That’s the color I purchased.”
“They go into the eye and they make a little slit,” Harris explained of the procedure that uses a medical-grade silicone. “They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye.
“They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye,” she said. “They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in.”
Since her revelation, Tiny has gotten mixed comments about her results from fans on social media, with many criticizing her decision.
However, Tiny remains pleased with her results, defending her position.
“I just wanted to do something different,” she said. “And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”
Tiny’s openness about the procedure is a drastic difference from other changes she has made to her body over the years, only recently admitting to getting breast implants placed some time ago.
Tags: Aging, breast implants, Brightocular, plastic surgery, Scarring
There’s no denying that big boobs are a big thing. And when women aren’t naturally endowed, it’s only natural that they seek surgical assistance. Sometimes, a boob job is the only way for women to achieve the bosom they desire. The bosom that will make them feel more desired. So it’s no surprise that breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed anywhere.
Even as common as it has become, the typical ‘boob job’ still isn’t totally perfect. There are issues with implants, and obviously the surgical aspect comes with associated risks, including some seriously unattractive scarring. But with a new endoscopic surgical technique, the scarring factor becomes less of a problem for women who want to go big.
What in the world does ‘endoscopic’ mean?
The word endoscopic refers to surgery performed using an endoscope. That doesn’t clear it up for you? An endoscope is a tubular probe that is inserted under the skin through a tiny incision in the area to be treated. The probe is equipped with a very bright light and a small camera to assist in whatever operation is being performed. The camera transmits images to a viewing screen so that the surgeon can see what he or she is doing.
Endoscopic procedures are not really innovative in the medical world. In fact, endoscopic surgery has been practiced for decades, and is only relatively new in the plastic surgery world, in operations like breast augmentations.
So, what have you learned? An endoscopic breast augmentation is a breast augmentation that uses an endoscope. Which can be helpful if you’re considering a boob job because endoscopic surgery means smaller incisions, which means smaller scars.
Why else should I go endoscopic for my breast augmentation?
Nobody goes into surgery hoping to come out permanently scarred, so obviously the tiny incisions used in endoscopic procedures are a benefit. But there are other advantages as well. Surgeons are able to use the same basic techniques in an endoscopic breast augmentation as in a normal breast augmentation, but an endoscope allows the surgeon to position implants with greater ease and precision. Which means better results for your boobs.
Also, the scars that do result from an endoscopic boob job are more likely to be hidden because the size of the incisions (less than an inch long) allows the surgeon to manipulate where scarring will appear. And because this technique involves less cutting, side effects and downtime may be less significant than in typical augmentation surgeries.
What can I expect from an endoscopic surgery?
If you decide to have an endoscopic breast augmentation, you will be anesthetized and your plastic surgeon will make a small incision in your underarm area. He or she will then insert the endoscope and use it as a guide for placing your implants. One advantage of this is that plastic surgeons can fix capsular contraction, or the formation of surrounding scar tissue causing implants to feel firm. Endoscopes can also be used to evaluate existing implants, either for correction or maintenance.
Is endoscopic breast augmentation right for me?
Endoscopic breast augmentation does have many advantages, but it is still relatively new technique for plastic surgery. Also, the procedure may not be right for everyone. Patients with large amounts of saggy skin around the bosom may not be eligible for endoscopic surgery, as making the tiny incisions is difficult when there are folds around the chest.
How Can I Minimize Breast Augmentation Scars
There’s some great home solutions that you can use to minimize the appearance of scars, including silicione scar sheets that are specially designed to improve the healing of your scars and help in scar reduction and making your scar far less noticeable. These scar reduction products can help reduce the scar size, thickness, height, and color of all types of scars.
Learn More About Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
Learn more by going to the Breast Augmentation Channel on Makemeheal.com.
Find a breast augmentation expert in your area.