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Dr. Patrick Schaner

Surgery - Plastics
San Antonio, TX
24 years experience male

Locations

Schaner Plastic Surgery

San Antonio, TX

Address

1, San Antonio, TX
Directions

About

Bio

I have completed training in General Surgery, Hand/microsurgery, and Plastic Surgery. I have a background in tissue engineering and a strong interest in regenerative medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery - Plastics

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
2weeks: Typically longer for cubital tunnel. Weight restrictions x 4 weeks. Recovery is faster with endoscopic treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Cellulaze: I think you are asking about cellulite. Cellulaze combines the effects of liposuction and laser release of the attachments that cause the appearance o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It depends: Both are body contouring procedures. Liposuction is generally intended for focal areas of adiposity. Tummy tuck addresses both focal adiposity and sag... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
2 weeks: 2 weeks for light exercise. Let your body be your guide. If it is hurting, it is probably hurting your result. More strenuous exercise typically possi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Laser: Laser treatment can provide a permanent solution for you.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Hydrocodone: I will typically prescribe norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a narcotic pain medication after open carpal tunnel release.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It helps: A carpal tunnel splint is a conservative treatment for carpal tunnel aimed at decreasing the pressure and constriction on the median nerve by keeping ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is often utilized to treat hyperpigmentation from aging, sun damage and melasma. With melasma it is important to do a test area prior to compl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes it can.: Both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid can be associated with hair loss. However, the amount of circulating thyroid hormone is whats important. Thus, you c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Silicone feel better: The majority of my breast augmentation patients choose silicone. It has a softer more realistic feel and shows less rippling in thinner patients. I ha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No: This is a complicated surgery that does require followup. If you have a complication it will be difficult to resolve.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
A day or two: You should feel comfortable enough to fly a day or two post surgery. Keep in mind this also leaves you a plane flight away from your surgeon if a comp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No: I typically use juvederm. For a more lasting result fat transfer is a great option as well.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes: Keloid treatment in my practice is a multimodality treatment. It often rewrites the combined use of steroid injection, surgical excision, compression ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Many: Breast reduction surgery had a very high patient satisfaction rate, symptoms of neck psi, back pain, shoulder strap grooving and rashes beneath the br... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Rapid.: Breast augmentation is very well tolerated. Your recovery time is very rapid. Patients often resume work and regular daily activity within days and mo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Propecia, (finasteride) transplant: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are great fir slowing loss and hair transplantation is the best means if restoring a more ukuthful hairline. Fue ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It can be: A mini tummy tuck is great for addressing loose skin and muscle diastasis below the belly button. If this is your only problem area it can have nice r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Helpful for acne.: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is commonly prescribed for cystic or nodular acne. It is typically prescribed when topical medications are ineffecti... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Conditioner: Conditioner and avoidance of damage, i.e. Excessive sun, heat thru hair dryer, over treating your hair will all help. There are also some shampoos spe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No: I recommend that you followup with your surgeon.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of fracture and where it is. Some fractures can be treated by simple buddy taping; others require more extensive splinting and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
BioCorneum/Peche: I like to use biocorneum which contains silicone and spf as a general scar cream and peche which is great for targeting redness.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
They can: Autologous fat transfer is currently being used for breast augmentation and even breast reconstruction. With use of a brava system breast mounds can b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Leave it: Right now the blister is essentially providing a biological bandaid. Once the blister is open i prefer to use silver sulfadine to prevent infection an... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Near normal: Ganglion cyst excision is typically very well tolerated. The symptoms that you were experiencing preop restively will likely improve. However, as with... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Botox/filler: A liquid facelift is a non-operative procedure utilizing Botox and fillers.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Not always: There are several types of soft tissue masses. Best to get it evaluated by your physician. Most are easily treatable if caught in early stages.
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No.: That would potentially damage the skin as well as hold the ears to close to the skull making them appear abnormal. An otoplasty can correct this situa... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Edema.: Most likely edema from your surgery. Please followup with your surgeon to evaluate other treatable causes. In addition, try elevating the head of you... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Probably not: There are several tresents that can. Most are aimed at stimulating collagen like co2 lasers and needling.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes, but I wouldn't: Silicone based scar products have been shown to be much more effective.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
See a specialist: Very unusual to have significant male pattern balding at this age. It would be best to consult a hair restoration specialist who can evaluate your hai... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Maybe.: A recent study of phenteramine side effects showed 0.05% of those reporting side effects reported rectal bleeding. However, the differential for recta... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No.: The opposite is actually true. Estrogen is actually beneficial for your hair. Female allopecia is multifactorial and not nearly as straight forward as... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Numbness/tingling: Numbnesd and tingling ate typically first described in thumb, index , long finger and half of ring finger. May progress to morning pain, decreased sen... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
No: Mastopexy or breast lift is commonly performed to treat sagging or protocol breasts. An implant can be placed in the subglandular position for minor d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Deformity: Swelling, pain and deformity are the typical signs. This can be confirmed by physical examination or radio graphic means such as plain films or ct sca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
See a physician: Closure may be appropriate. If underlying structures are disrupted or there is a wide gap debridement znd closure maybe your best option. All wounds h... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Possibly infection.: Bartonella henselae is the bacteria that causes car scratch fever. This is more likely a local infection by a simple staph or an inflammatory response... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes: It is absolutely possible to transplant haur to your eyebrow area. This is a procedure that i offer un my office to help people who have lost their ey... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Minimally invasive: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional "open" carpal tunnel surgery. My patients tend to have a faster, l... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
See a plastic surgeo: Gynecomastia or excessive breast tissue in males can be predominantly adipose or glandular. Your surgeon will help you differentiate this and help you... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
A1 Pulley release: Trigger finger surgery works by releasing the a1pulley to allow the fingers flexor tendon to glide freely.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined w... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Keraplast.: Keraplast has some new products based on keratin protein technology that may help accelerate your healing process.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Question diagnosis.: A hardlump around a closure site can be from the scarring process, suture material or herniation as well. Hematoma will typically resolve in that time... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Relief: Most patients who opt for breast reduction do so due to pain in the neck, shoulders and back regions. The pain relief from this surgery is usually imm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes: Having a kidney transplant will. Ot prevent you from having cosmetic surgery. Your risk profile for things like infection and your ability to heal may... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Unlikely.: Radiesse (dermal fillers) is often used for non-surgical rhinoplasty, however, this is an off-label use. It would be unlikely to dislodge the Radiesse... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schaner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schaner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have a cyst in the underside of my right thumb that is painful.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks man-i shall talk to my doctor about further treatment
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thx doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

HEALTH TAP FOUNDING MEMBER
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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