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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley

Plastic Surgery
LA
35 years experience

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Plastic Surgery

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149 Answers
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: There will be someone in the or to monitor and handle the defibrillator.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not always: If you have a true ventral hernia this is sometimes best corrected laparoscopically. This can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. Hernias can al... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, but: If additional views do not allow for adequate visualization, there are more studies that can be done, such as mri. In reality, for women with or witho... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not long: Breast reduction is not really painful and most patients return to work in ~7 days.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, but...: The use of fat requires significantly longer or times and thus will cost many times more than augmentation with implants. The results will also be som... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
NO: I have had several patients get pregnant after a tummy tuck , usually not planned but it happens. Generally the tummy still looks pretty good if weigh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
3-7 days: For a subglandular augmentation patients may resume low impact exercise immediately, and regular exercise with a proper bra within the first week.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not long : Under the muscle takes longer, but subglandular implants require almost no time off of work- no matter what your job is!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Your abdomen will certainly be flatter and tighter, and some lipo can sculpt the abs a little, really making them prominent will be up to you.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Liposuction can be performed anywhere there is excess fat- whether or not you should have it done everywhere should be decided after consultation with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Anytime: Anytime you find a lump in your breast that persists for more than a few weeks you should be examined by a doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: This can sometimes be caused by fat necrosis (fat that died and turns hard) or just scar tissue. Either way any masses or hard spots should be evaluat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Absolutely!: A tummy tuck will remove most of the excess skin from the abdomen between the belly button and the pubic area, which is usually where most if the stre... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Just tell your doctor and the anesthesiologist what you're taking.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Facial fillers: There are some great fillers that can be used to restore volume in the face. There's nothing for the body.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: You should wait until your breasts are finished growing- which they may or may not be- but it really depends on how large they are and the problems th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Just ask your gynecologist to coordinate with your plastic surgeon- shouldn't be a problem.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Trademark: There are a lot of surgical procedures that have specific names so that they are easily recognized by the public. Doctors regularly attend educational... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: You don't want to get rid of all of your fat- that would be a bad look! liposuction removes some of the excess fat from the layer beneath your skin- e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes making the breasts look smaller will call attention to the abdomen- which had been hiding under those large breasts!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not necessarily: I have young patients who have had babies that are not planning on another pregnancy for many years. In these cases i will do a "skin only" tummy tuck... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
About 3-6 months: Give yourself at least 3-6 months and get back to normal weight.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Liposuction that is performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon in an appropriate setting carries very few risks. Large volume liposuction (>6-8 lit... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Very rarely : Find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon, have your surgery in an accredited facility with board certified anesthesiologists, and minimize you... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
LOTS!!: Breast augmentation uses implants to increase breast size. Frequently as a result of filling up excess skin with implants the breasts are lifted. A br... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Only you can answer that- are you overweight, in good health, ill, fatigued? If you have issues, a change in diet can help many health problems.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Sometimes: Read the label for known associated side effects and only take antibiotics that are prescribed for you for a specific condition. Never take someone el... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Few: Like all surgery there is a risk of infection or bleeding, but this is extremely low. I have had one infected implant in over 15 years in practice. Th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Usually: Just make sure the device used is suitable for your skin type to reduce risks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Don't!: Often if you ask your doctor you may get his golfing buddy and not necessarily the best surgeon. Certainly ask your doctor for a name, but get names f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
2 options: Either laser or sclerotherapy( injections), both will require multiple treatments.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It will leave a scar but that may be less noticeable than the mole.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Support or surgery: There are excellent bras made for athletes for high impact sports (www.Athleta.Com), or you can have a breast reduction procedure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Enhancements: Cosmetic procedures include everything from facelifts, tummy tucks, (witch hazel) breast augmentation, liposuction, etc. Basically all the things we d... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Sorry! exercises will tone muscles and will sometimes fill out certain areas but no skin tightening.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Either: Go to someone who is trained in surgical and laser procedures to treat acne. Ask to see before and after photos.
A member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Good idea for most: Liposuction if properly performed is safe and has no long term side effects. You should maintain a healthy weight to maintain results.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Bleph: Usually a lower lid blepharoplasty will remove some excess fat and skin.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Stay the same: Usually the nipples don't shrink with weight loss.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Silicone strips or tape (mepiform is one brand) works very well and can be left in place for 3 weeks at a time. Massage, compression also help. The he... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Internist or GP: Your internist or general practitioner should be able to refer you. Your gynecologist can also refer you.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Scraper: Get a tongue scraper at the drugstore, or from your dentist, also, you may need to brush more frequently, including your tongue.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Your body will continue to age, and as you do your breasts, augmented or not, will change. That said, frequently augmented breasts look better with ag... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: A tummy tuck is in the same general category as a c - section or hysterectomy and recovery times are fairly similar.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Large breasts: Anyone with large breasts who would like to make them smaller can consider reduction surgery as long as they are in good health.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Breast implants should not affect breastfeeding, although there is some thought that the size of the implant may impact volume of milk produced.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Usually the muscles are corrected as well.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: I think it is a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first 2-3 days - you will be mobile but it's a good idea to have someone help if you n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
A long time: Wirhout major weight fluctuations or pregnancies, your abdomen should remain firm and tight until you are old enough to not care about your abdomen :)... Read More

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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kinsley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kinsley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1987MD

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