Dr. Janet Turkle

Plastic Surgery
Carmel, IN
37 years experience female

Locations

Turkle & Associates

Carmel, IN

Address

11455 North Meridian Street, Suite 150, Carmel, IN
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3178480002

Turkle & Associates

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

Dr. Janet Turkle is known as one of the top plastic surgeons in the midwest. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Pllastic Surgery. Dr. Turkle is a member of the Indianapolsi Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association, Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Known as one of the best cosmetic plastic surgeons in the midwest, she is frequently called upon to speak about reconstructive, plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Doctor Q&A

220 Answers
112 Agrees
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Certainly the procedures that you seek will give you a more uplifted contour and a more rested appearance, it is difficult to say how much more youth... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not exactly: Cosmetic surgeon is a term used by doctors of many specialties that perform cosmetic procedures. The term "plastic surgeon" is used by doctors that ha... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple options: Getting control of the acne process is the first step. Depending upon the issues present, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments are a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Can be quite effecti: Pdt can be quite effective in helping to manage acne. This usually requires a series of treatments.
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Varies: If the scar is new, massaging the scar with preparations aimed at improving the appearance of scars can be quite beneficial. Keep the area from tanni... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Using sound waves: Ultrasound is used to break up the fat cells allowing them to be removed by suction. This method tends to leave the small blood vessels intact and re... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Removal excess skin: A face lift is a procedure to remove excess skin in the jawline, neck line and cheeks. The purpose is to give a more youthful, refreshed appearance. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Remove top layer: Dermabrasion is removal of the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and a superficial portion of the deeper dermis. When done in a controlled fashion, i... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Removal of excess sk: Post bariatric body contouring is devoted to removing excess skin that has formed as a result of massive weight loss. Body lift, mastopexy (breast li... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Both: Sun exposure causes the skin to have to repair itself. Constant damage to cell's occurs by daily uv exposure. Severe sunburns greatly increase this ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Inclusion cyst: An epidermal cyst is a collection of white cells and cellular debris that collects in the dermis and becomes walled off from the surrounding tissues. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression. One would need surgery to improve skin laxity. Some noninvasive methods are available for improvement ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Ct scan/ exam: Usually a physical exam can determine the amount of septal deviation. A coronal ct scan nicely delineates the anatomy.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Small hole: A puncture wound is a small hole that is created by a sharp object. A tooth can create a puncture wound as could a nail. Severe puncture wounds requ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Blepharoplasty: The removal of excess skin and periorbital fat to enhance the appearance around the eyes.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Sometimes different volumes of implants are required to correct asymmetries. Occasionally a mastopexy (breast lift) is needed as well. Seek consultat... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not entirely: Most scars settle down after about a year. If your scar is hypertrophic or remains irritated, it may still be bothering you. One should have their d... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: As long as the weight loss is not so profound as to create sagging or loose skin.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Broken capillaries?: Sometimes, capillaries become broken in the process of rhinoplasty that can lead to the "bruising" or discoloration that you are seeing. Laser treatm... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Body contour device: Zerona is a device that has been developed to non surgically contour the body. The manufacturer claims that the device works by creating a 'small por... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: The skill and experience of the injector does make a difference . What are the qualifications of your provider at the spa?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Less than an hour: Breast augmentation takes less than an hour. It is performed as an out patient procedure. It is not covered by health insurance. The costs vary across... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Sun avoidance: Reducing sun exposure will reduce the tendency to pigment facial scars unevenly. The scars and uneven pigmentation can often be improved by daily ski... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Many of us have a tendency to form thick, hypertrophic scars. For some, this is a genetic trait that is difficult or impossible to avoid. Early mana... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The Erythromycin is an antibiotic solution which helps to kill the p. Acne bacteria. The retin a (tretinoin) helps to increase cell turnover and stim... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are a variety of substances that can improve the appearance of lines on the face. Most commonly thought to be useful in the treatment ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: The various areas in the county tend to have different rates of costs for or facilities, anesthesia and surgeon fees. In the midwest, the $6000 range... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Skin laxity vs fat: Thigh lifts involve removal of excess skin and fat when the skin has become lax. Liposuction only deals with removal of fat. Liposuction requires th... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Melanocytes: Scars are rich in pigment producing cells (melanocytes). When these cells are exposed to sunlight, the skin darkens. It is best to keep the fresh in... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
No: It is not recommended.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Hair reduction: Laser hair removal is a safe and effective of permanently reducing the number of hair follicles in a given area by treating the area with a laser aime... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Superficial fat: Cellulite is the deposition of fatty lobules just beneath the dermis of the skin. The lobules are separated by fibrous septations that draw downward ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Scar revision: One would need to consult with a specialist. A combination of scar revision and possible laser resurfacing might be of benefit.
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Radiesse (dermal fillers) can enhance the radix (upper part) of the nose and can make the profile appear more straight. While it will not actually ele... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Laser or sclero: Best treated by laser or sclerotherapy. Scraping might induce more scarring.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Sunscreen: Use this medication under the advice and supervision of your physician. This suppresses the 'dermal elements'--oil glands, etc. In doing so, it can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Hard to say: The revlite laser is great at reducing pigment. How many treatments depend upon how much hyper pigmentation is present. I would suspect that there wou... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Ck with 2nd doc: I would guess doc #2 would say to hold the Doxycycline until you have finished the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Please clarify with the do... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Liposuction will not substantially tighten loose or sagging skin. If the areas of concern are where the tone is adequate, lipo might work. Fractional ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: There does seem to be some change in the collagen in the area injected over time.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Get checked: The most common mobile nodule in the neck in a young, presumably healthy person is usually a lymph node. If this has persisted or is enlarging, this ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: This would be a very severe injury. If these are second and/or third degree involvement, it is likely that the patient would be sedated and on a vent... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Possible allergy: All medications can cause an allergic reaction. Please see your prescribing physician to determine if your rash is from the medication.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Treat yourself well: Get enough rest. Eat healthy nutritious food . Drink plenty of water.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: This is possible if there is an overdose of Lidocaine (novocaine). It is not a usual problem when the medication is properly administered and the dos... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but: Did your physician prescribe both? Sometimes we are on a medication routinely (ie- Doxycycline for acne) and a different antibiotic becomes necessary... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Laser tx: Some lasers can help to build collagen and aid in tightening skin. Ultrasound (ulthera) is one technology that will help to tighten skin on the face. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Edema : Swelling always increases when the affected area is dependent. When you are lying supine, the swelling resolves only to return once again when you ar... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Improvement of skin: Aesthetics is usually thought to be a branch of cosmetic medicine involved in helping to enhance the health and appearance of the skin. This is accom... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 15, 2013
Dr. Turkle is a gifted and meticulous surgeon. The anesthesiologists and nurses I work with in the operating room see a lot and they have nothing but praise for Dr. Turkle's work and choose her for t...Read More
Jun 6, 2013
Dr. Turkle is highly knowledgeable
Jun 11, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Thank you really,I was really worried and had no idea about what to do
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine, KS
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Indiiana University Medical Center

Residency

University of Kansas Hospital

Awards

Indianapolis Monthly Magazine Top Doc in Cosmetic Surgery
Indianapolis Monthly Magazine Top Doc in Reconstructive Surgery
Listed, Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Indiana State Medical Association
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