Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley

Plastic Surgery
LA
36 years experience

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Plastic Surgery

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149 Answers
148 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: STDs are not in the usual pre-op.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Disappear : no. Fade: yes. Scars will fade with time but will never disappear completely.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Not long: Subglandular augmentation is very easy to recover from as the large pec muscle is left in place and the implants are placed under the breast tissue. W... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
It can: Nipples can be hypersensitive or less sensitive after implants. Permanent changes in sensation are possible but uncommon.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Getting a facelift is not like stepping into a time portal! you will look younger, rejuvenated, refreshed, etc., there is no way to guarantee that you... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Your breasts should look and feel soft and natural.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Loss of volume: In addition to scarring, sometimes there is not enough support of the breast tissue (bottoming out) or not enough volume left in the right places. New... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Guys don't get it: Your girlfriend probably wants to get implants so she will look better in clothes and bathing suits and be able to buy bras without a ton of padding. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Change in size: A lift does just that- lifts and reshapes thr breast, size is usually unchanged. Implants increase the size of your breasts.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
How old are implants: If your implants were put in more than 20 years ago, it is a good idea to replace them when you can as they will eventually rupture if they are not al... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Several: Diet and exercise, liposuction.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Tummy tuck: If you've had several children and have excess skin around belly button, a tummy tuck is usually the only option.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Any age: You can have a facelift at any age if you are in good health. While there are always risks involved with surgery and anesthesia, these are usually min... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Zeltiq: Zeltiq cool sculpting can remove fat in a similar manner to liposuction. Improvement from 20-40% can be expected. The best part is that it is totally ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually: Usually they do, but in some women the volume can be retained.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: The closer you are to your ideal body weight the better your results will be. Obviously if your bmi is too high, you will need to lose weight prior to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Variable: It may take up to a year or more for the feeling to return after a tummy tuck.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
2-8 weeks: 2 weeks for most to return to a desk job. 8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and no: That all depends on what you have done. Some things are relatively painless and others have moderate discomfort. It also depends on your pain toleranc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Most patients need two weeks after a tummy tuck to return to a desk job and longer if their job requires more standing or physical activity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
It can: Liposuction, breast reduction, tummy tucks (witch hazel) can all make an overweight person look thinner. The best results will always be when a person... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Many: Pros: lifted breast, better shape, reduction or increase in size if desired . Cons: scarring around nipple areolar and down to crease.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Sometimes even after you work extremely hard i the gym you may still have some problem areas- this is where liposuction really is effective.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Mild to moderate: Most patients have minimal pain, while others are stiff and sore for a week or two. I encourage early return to activity to minimize the stiffness and... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Common sense: Usually 5-7 days is adequate, but remember to use common sense and take it easy.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Possible, but: There are several different ways to do the surgery, and some leave more breast tissue behind the nipple than others. It is still definitely a low chan... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: If you want larger breasts then you can have surgery to enhance them with implants or with your own fat. Using your own fat is definitely more time co... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
$4700-6300 TOTAL: This includes hospital, anesthesia, implants and surgeons fees. , and all followup visits.Silicone implants are almost twice as expensive as saline, s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Stable weight: You should wait until you are finished losing weight and are maintaining it. Generally the skin does not firm up with time.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Spider veins: Spider veins are generally treated with a laser or injections. Usually several treatments are needed.
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A member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Easy!: A good skin care regimen that includes retin a, (tretinoin) sunscreen, no smoking, no tanning. Start a little Botox when you start to see lines appear... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Prominant veins are not an issue during reduction surgery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, but: Radiated skin sometimes doesn't give like non radiated skin, so although it may be possible, there are other options such as using your own tissue tha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Depending on the severity of the valve prolapse and the extent of the cosmetic surgery, you will probably need clearance from your cardiologist.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Complications: As others stated, the risks are generally the same, but follow up care is significantly compromised, and if you have a problem you will have to find a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Absolutely: I have lots of male patients who are extremely fit and fed up with love handles. Non invasive zeltiq also can work on these areas.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, but: Liposuction can remove fatty deposits without large incisions, however in some people this will leave excess saggy skin :(.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Safe: The extent of the surgery depends on the severity of the condition, for milder cases implants alone may correct (with scoring of the tight tissue inte... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Surgery: There is no other way than surgery to get rid of excess skin. If you are in good health, there are numerous procedures that could help you.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Glands: Probably just normal glands around the nipple- nothing to worry about.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
You shouldn't: Eating raw meat is generally considered unsafe and may result in intestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhea). That said there are some great dishes that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Surgical garments will offer more compression, additionally they are made with side zippers and are usually crotchless so they are far more convenient... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
2 wks: Most patients can return to desk jobs at 2 weeks- activities that are more physical may require 3-4 wks. You should wait ~8 wks for very strenuous exe... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Sorry, no: Unfortunately the answer is no. The breasts are just glandular and fatty tissue, so no amount of exercise will tone them up. There are lifts and other... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Weight loss may help them shrink a little.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
YES: It may take multiple procedures to address all of the areas of loose skin but generally there is much that can be don to remove the excess skin after ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
PROPORTIONS: You can put many sizes in almost any woman, so it comes down to what you as the patient want, what you find attractive, and what is possible based on ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Possible but not fun: It depends on the area. I do small volumes all the time under local, but larger areas require heavy sedation or general anesthesia. It is often safer ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Unless you're a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon with an extra laser sitting around! lases are very effective and also dangerous, there are no laser... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
NO: There are a number of reasons why you shouldn't even consider liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure while breastfeeding. Any medications you tak... 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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Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1987MD

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