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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It is very common. Often md will suggest head elevation and moist, warm packs be applied for the first several days to weeks to assist in reduction of the fluid. Time typically corrects all such "pockets" as healing progresses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Many people feel self conscious or "tired" appearing which effects many aspects of life (work and social). The eyes are a prominent feature when meeting people, and excess skin, muscle ridges or large bags suggests aging or tiredness. It is a personal decision, driven by whether you feel it makes your features unattractive or if you have excessive hooding restricting your visual fields.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Typically it is the other way around....That is, low self esteem is a motivating factor for many to seek consultation and surgery to deal with an area of self concern or dissatisfaction with a body feature. Feeling self conscious about a feature or appearance leds people to seek a change to reduce or correct the perceived problem. Some patients are recommended to seek supportive psychological.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Very rarely: Very rare cases have reported some loss of nipple-areolar sensitivity, but this is not a common occurrence. Vast majority have no impact on sensitivity.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Use of your own fat cells, coupled with platelet concentrates are gaining acceptance and recognition for naturally augmenting the breast tissues. It involves use of a syringe to gently remove fat from other areas of your body, and placing that tissue into the natural areas of fat in the breast. This has been an option for approximately 20 years, with more emphasis in the past 5 years.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Varies: Depends on scar location, size, character, cause, etc. Revisions start at mechanical dermabrasion for surface irregularities and go to excision of the old scars and repairing them. Some scars require both reduction and redirection of their axis in order to approach the "natural skin tension lines" of the body. Some remodeling of scars can be accomplished with certain laser treatments.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: Depends on your face/neck and aging change extent. Often use of fillers, fat grafting or minimally invasive tightening (like radiofrequency use), and surface lasers will produce a more full, more youthful appearance without significant invasive procedures.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: Depends on the extent of marks and how high they extend above the belly button. Also, you must have enough excess skin to lift and pull down for removal...To the extent the marks are within the excision of tissue line, they are removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: It is decided by the cause of the bump. If on the surface and not dangerous, some will treat skin "bumps" with liquid nitrogen or topical treatments. If due to laxity of skin/septum and represent fat pad bulges, the treatment is reduction of the fat and allowing the septum to tighten and hold the pads inside the orbit.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Surgical Removal: Reduction of sagging and hanging skin typically requires surgical removal. The extent of surgery is dependent on amount of excess, and is often coupled with limited liporeduction procedures. This is usually termed "abdominoplasty" or body contouring surgery. Attaining good tone to your muscles, proper diet/exercise are critical to the overall safety & success of major body contouring procedures.
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