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KISS: A Sensible Approach
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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Simplicity is . . . not simple."
- Jonathan Ive,
Chief Designer, Apple Inc.


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The "KISS" in KISS Blepharoplasty has nothing to do with those bite-size pieces of chocolate wrapped in foil, a tender meeting of the lips, or the heavy metal band from the seventies. It's a reference instead to a principle widely revered in science, technology, and business that states that simplicity of design should always be a goal, while nonessential complexity is best avoided.

Or, to say it more directly, "Keep it Simple, Stupid!"

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But why? Is there something wrong with complexity?

No, there's nothing inherently wrong with complexity per se, just as long as it's really required. Think back to Rube Goldberg's cartoons of those wildly complicated "non-KISS" machines, ultimate examples of complexity created just for the heck of it.

So what does this have to do with blepharoplasty? . . .

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