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Dr. Otto Placik
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Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
619 doctors shared insights

Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


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Describe tumescent liposuction?

Describe tumescent liposuction?

Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

Rhino and chin cost: In general, rhinoplasty surgery can cost between $6000-8500. Chin liposuction can run between $1500-3000. Costs depend on complexity, time and type of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Cost of cosmetic face surgery?

Cost of cosmetic face surgery?

Depends on: Depends on procedure. Get an evaluation from a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a lifestyle lift face lift procedure?

What is a lifestyle lift face lift procedure?

Franchise concept: This is an attempt to bring the facelift to the masses by reducing cost. Unfortunately unlike many other franchise concepts such as mcdonalds, I am not aware of lifestyle lift providing a consistent uniform product which can be reproduced. Essentially they hire surgeons and pay the reduced fees but provide high volume to compensate their surgeons, . ...Read more

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How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Botox: if injected properly, botox can be used to create a subtle and temporary browlift. Results last 3-4 months. Anecdotally, about 80-85% of patients who have a botox browlift are satisfied. ...Read more

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Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

A bra or support: The only way to truly lift the breast without surgery is by using a bra or some form of external support such as adhesive tape or supports. There is no magic wand. ...Read more

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How much is chin liposuction surgery?

How much is chin liposuction surgery?

$1500-5000 (estimate: Thr price of surgery will vary tremendously based on extent, time, facility technology, operating room, anesthesia, supplemental procedures ( chin implant) etc, having said that it will range from $1500-5000. ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Definitely!: Facelifts ( not mini-facelifts) usually include lifting the neck so as to tighten and smooth neck muscle and skin. Prominent "cords" (platysma muscle edges) in the front of the neck can be addressed during a facelift, as well. More difficult to treat are transverse neck creases. ...Read more

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Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Yes: If your only have mild jowls or slight lower of the ends of your eyebrows this device can improve both problems with not much discomfort. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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What does the non-surgical facelift "quicklift" entail?

What does the non-surgical facelift "quicklift" entail?

Quicklift explained: Quicklift is a facelift where sutures are used to address the smas layer of the face, providing good lift and long term suspension with less swelling than a traditional facelift. Non-surgical facelifts (i.e. Liquid lifts, etc) are done with a combination of fillers/volumizers. The two procedures address different problems (sagging vs volume) and best answer depends on your face and appearance. ...Read more

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How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Yes: Lip augmentation is a procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. The most common method is injectable dermal fillers. Side effects include minor swelling, bruising, redness, and minor bleeding at the injection sites. Fat grafting is less commonly performed due to its unpredictable results Silicone implants (not injection) can offer permanent lip augmentation. Consult with your doctor ...Read more

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Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read more

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How much does a chin reduction/contouring cosmetic surgery cost?

How much does a chin reduction/contouring cosmetic surgery cost?

Chin reduction: Chin surgery (genioplasty) can change the shape, height or size of the chin. Chin implants are the most common type of chin surgery. Average chin surgery cost: $4, 628. ...Read more

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