Doctor Q&A for Dr. Barry Handler

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a hand surgeon: Swelling doesn't always mean a broken bone. X-rays miss things now and then. What feels like broken bones isn't always. If her hand is still bothering ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve: Stretch marks are permanent changes to the skin from rapid expansion either due to rapid growth or weight gain. We don't have anything to get rid of t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Options: Superficial basal cell can be treated with radiation, topical creams Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, burning and scraping or surgical excision. Deepe ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Answer: Please rephrase that to clarify your concern.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Laser Lipolysis: Smartlipo is a trade name for a type of liposuction where the fat is melted with a laser through a 2mm wide wand inserted in the subcutaneous fat. Th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I agree with dr. Skourtis that the term "mammaplasty" refers to shaping the breast. Typically, enlarging the breast with implants is an augmentation ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I have to agree with the other responders regarding endoscopic tummy tuck. The method is not new having been described by a plastic surgeon in atlant ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Others : Others here have described moles that need to be checked out for fear of cancer. The important thing to understand is that the only way to completely ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I am not sure what "anti" pain is or how it relates to an IV in the left hand. Discomfort a week after surgery may or may not be normal. It all depe ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Blepharoplasty : Blepharoplasty is the surgical procedure to remove excess skin and/or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. When excess skin forms on the upper ey ... Read More
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