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Dr. Andrew Pichler

Facial Plastic Surgery
Carmichael, CA
57 years experience male

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Carmichael, CA

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Carmichael, CA
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Facial Plastic Surgery

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Facelift alternative: "good" alternative begs the definition of "good". What is good for one may not be so for someone else. You need an exam first and then alternatives co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Ear surgery info: For ear surgery, like all surgery, you need to give a medical and personal history, including medications being taken and any allergies.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Lifestyle lift: The actual "lifestyle lift" is nothin more than a mini facelift, that is a cheek lift. Applicable to the relatively young. When , as is common, there... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Cost of surgery: Cosmetic surgery cost will depend on: what is actually done, geographic location, the facility where it is performed, the type of anesthesia chosen an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, are permanent. The best you can achieve is that you make them less visible. Scars being full thickness skin damage, as su... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Facial scars: Once the scars are matured ( at least 1 year) depending on the scar you have a choice of surgical revision, makeup camouflage, permanent tattooing to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Usually plastic or facial plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists are the ones that treat this condition.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Vertiogo: True vertigo is a balance disorder, not to be confused with dizziness which may or may not be tru vertigo. A thorough work up by an ENT including elec... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Facial scars: Depending on the scar you have a choice of surgical revision, makeup camouflage, permanent tattooing to blend the color.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
African americans: Absolutely safe. There might be an increased risk of thick scar or keloid formation that should be discussed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
2 1/2 to 4 hrs: There are several techniques and each may take different time. The length of surgery, however should not be the deciding factor between surgeons. Outc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Nasal splints: External nasal splints ( usually after rhinoplasty or nasal fracture repair) are simple and painless. Internal splints, sometimes used after septal re... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, canbe improved but not made to disappear. Dermabrasion, chemical peel, laser peel, excision, subcision are all useful and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Deviated septum: Generally all plastic and ENT (otorhinolaryngologists) who are properly trained in rhinoplasty will handle deviated septums fine. Deviated septums by ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Mid facelift: Age is not the determinant factor. If you are healthy and and do have noticeable cheek ptosis (drop) then go ahead and do it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Droopy eyelids: Droopy eyelids can be due to excess skin on the lid, too much fatty tissue, weakness of the elevator muscle of the lid or a combination of all these.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Age for rhinoplasty: Generally, you want to wait until the growth/height has slowed to less than 1" prior year. Usually, 15-16 girls, 17-18 boys.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars can be improved (not made to disappear altogether) by dermabrasion, chemical peel, laser peel, punch excision, subcision and of course, mak... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Facial surgery: Facial cosmetic surgery is surgery ! as such there can be complications, however, in competent hands the risks are very low and it is rare the have se... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Insurance coverage: Cosmetic surgery is usually not coverd by insurance unless there is a functional component or the surgery is actually a reconstructive one such as fol... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Basal cell cancer: Basal cell cancer, the second most common skin cancer, is very slow growing. Depending on the location, on how perceptive and how educated one is abo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Injectable rhinoplasty is completely safe, however it is not widely used because the results are temporary. May need repeated injections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Broken nose: Rhinoplasty or nasoseptal reconstruction is the definite solution to an injured nose that has healed leaving functional and /or cosmetic issues. You n... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Scar revision: Scars can be improved by revision. They cannot be made to disappear altogether. You need to have an exam to determine the amount of improvement you ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Idaho surgeons: If you see a board certified plastic, facial plastic or occuloplastic surgeon especially one recommended by another patient you should be fine.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Lesion on nose: Its hard to tell without photos but it could be a wart or a small non pigmented mole.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, are permanent. Their appearance can be improved though. Whether to do anything and to what extent is a very personal decis... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Double eyelids: The crease between the lash and the rest of the lid creates what is called double eyelid. Typical of caucasian eyes and usually absent in asian ones.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Glowing face: The little black spots maybe moles. Then they might have to be removed. If they are pigmented patches is skin then hydro quinine used regularly along ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Septorhinoplasty: Follow your surgeon's pre operative instruction, avoid aspirin, advil, (ibuprofen) mega vitamins, herbals and stay healthy.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
glue on eyelids: I have used histoacryl glue (german product) for 20 years for blepharoplasties (before dermabond was available in the us) without any untoward effect,... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Cost of facelift: There are many factors that determine cost and can vary widely from surgeon to surgeon and geographic area. But, facelifts are most commonly performed... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Otolaryngology: Otoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deformity, either congenital or acquired thru injury, of the external ear. The commonest one is correct... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Cost of consult: Varies by doctor and region but generally in the 50.- to 150.- range. Some will even have complimentary consult.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Droopy lid: Droopy lid, or ptosis, is a medical condition and is covered. Here the lid margin is below the iris to some degree. Excess eyelid skin, which is diffe... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Scar in front of ear: Scar placement in front of the ear, especially in women, is often done behind the tragus so it's not visible. A relatively minor touch up procedure ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pichler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pichler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1965MD
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