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Dr. Timothy King

Plastic Surgery
Birmingham, AL
21 years experience male

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UAB Plastic Surgery

Birmingham, AL

Address

510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL
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Plastic Surgery

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: When you are pregnant the abdominal wall and skin get stretched. After the baby is born, the skin and abdominal wall don't always return to the pre-pr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal wall under the skin. If a patient does not get pregnant again or does not gain a lot of w... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: Men who are interested in transforming into women use estrogen to feminize their bodies which also results in breast development. However, the amount ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: This really depends on how high your blood pressure is, how well it is controlled and what other medical problems that you have. I recommend seeing ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Medicine or surgery: You can try a topical medicine like rogaine (minoxidil) first. If that does not work you can have a hair transplantation.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Deciding to have a breast augmentation requires a long discussion with your board certified plastic surgeon. There are long term consequences that sho... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size, location, and severity of the scar. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could help you determine the bes... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Days: The majority of the initial swelling will diminish over the course of a few days. However, you will still have some residual swelling that could take... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
A few days: Most women recover from breast augmentation surgery in a few days (2-7 days). It depends on the technique used, what kind of work you do, and your ow... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to have an umbilical hernia that needs repair at the same time as a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons feel comfortable repairing t... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on your surgeon and the procedure that you are having.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of scar and location. This is a very difficult question to answer without examining your scars. I would recommend going to se... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Request it: It depends on your company policy but my patients commonly take time off after cosmetic surgery. Some companies may allow you to take sick leave but i... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: If the deivated septum is causing airway issues, surgical correction is a good option. At the time of the deviated septum surgery, a nose job could a... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: This is a personal question that only the individual can answer. Some people embrace their baldness. For others it is a devastating loss that greatly... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: You need to give your body time to heal after a tummy tuck prior to traveling. During your consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon you... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: Total cholesterol is made up of "good" cholesterol (hdl), "bad" cholesterol (ldl) and triglycerides.You want high hdl, and low LDL & triglycerides. H... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Why the tummy tuck?: Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck will likely ruin the results that you would get from the tummy tuck and it is likely that it will need to be redon... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
6 months: It depends on the person. It is best to get to a stable weight and to be there for several months prior to undergoing and body contouring procedure. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Immediately after surgery it is not uncommon to have some swelling and perhaps some fluid collections under the eyes. This usually resolves over a fe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the lump is. Some lumps can be treated with medication and some require surgery. I would recommend seeing a board certified plast... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: If you are referring to surgical procedures those terms are basically synonyms. However, hair replacement is a broad term that could include such thi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Appear bigger: When Asian eyelid surgery is performed the opening between the upper and lower eyelids is made bigger and the fold on the upper lid is further defined... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: With any surgical procedure, there is a risk of death. Therefore, if you are considering cosmetic surgery, in order to reduce the risk of death, you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health, and how much liposuction is being done. In general, if you are healthy and do not undergo large volume liposuction... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: In general, it does not hurt to take the sutures out. You may feel some pulling or sliding of the sutures as they are pulled out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery to remove excess skin and tighten the muscles of the abdomen that have been stretched out (usually from ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
You could die: In severe allergic reactions you develop anaphylaxis which causes a massive histamine release, your throat swells closed and you blood pressure can dr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: Von willebrand disease is not an absolute contraindication to tummy tuck surgery. However, it does increase your risk for complications. I recommen... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Hair transplant surgery, if done by a person who is well versed in the technique, is very successful and can provide excellent results.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Any surgical procedure carries with it a risk of death. That being said, in a healthy adult, the risk is low. Breast reduction surgery itself does n... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on why you are taking the medicine, as well as how much and how often you are taking the medicine. I would have a frank discussion with yo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: If you have large breasts and are a candidate for surgery, you can have it done. It is important to understand the risks and benefits, especially wit... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: The excess skin that is removed with a tummy tuck does not respond well to nonsurgical treatments. Some may offer laser therapy to tighten the skin (... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: A "nose job" and a septoplasty can be performed at the same time.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No- with a caveat: A tummy tuck does not prevent you from having more kids. However, having more kids after a tummy tuck will likely diminish the results you achieved w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Usually a few days: It depends on you, what kind of work you do and your surgeon's person preferences. I would talk to a board certified plastic surgeon to get a specifi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
You can't: While you can never eliminate a scar, you can reduce its appearance. Fortunately eyelid skin usually heals very well and the scars are difficult to s... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Follicular unit: The current "gold standard" for hair transplantation is follicular unit transplantation. In this technique, a strip of hair or individual small "punch... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
See below: A tummy tuck does two basic things. It removes the excess skin on your abdomen and it tightens up abdominal wall (fascia) laxity (both usually caused... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
A few weeks: The initial healing phase takes about 3 weeks. However, healing continues for several weeks after that and the scar will continue to mature for many m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Usually 1 week: If by "normal" you mean not stretched out, then that feeling usually resolves in about 1 week. The entire healing process takes several weeks and the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: There is a procedure called a labioplasty. To get the details for the surgery i recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who performs the p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Depends: Men who are interested in transforming into women use estrogen to feminize their bodies which also results in breast development. However, the amount ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Not recommended: It depends on your surgeon but most surgeons would not do these procedures together. It would require a position change and you would have two areas ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: In general, most cosmetic surgeons do not routinely check for std's prior to surgery. However, if a patient has a history of stds, especially herpes,... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Hair can be transplanted from the back of the scalp to the eyebrow area. However, unlike eyebrow hair which stops growing once it has reached a speci... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: The hormones given are estrogen-which a man's breast have never seen until they start taking it. Women's breast have seen estrogen since they have go... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
No: Once you have a scar it will never go away. However, all scars fade with time. If your scar is relatively new (but at least 3 weeks old) you can mas... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
21 years experience
Yes: Since breast consist of fatty tissue and breast tissue, loosing weight will reduce the volume of fat throughout your body - including the fat in your ... Read More

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Dr. King is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. King is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER
Completed 2007

Awards

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