Dr. Eric O'Neill

Plastic Surgery
Waco, TX
37 years experience male

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Not by itself: A septoplasty can be either a standalone procedure, or part of a greater procedure such as septorhinoplasty. In order to correct most cases of tip dro... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possibly a cyst: While this could be nothing, it is possible that you could be developing a problem known as a pilonidal cyst. You should have it checked soon, as the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Numbness benign: Sometimes patients can get numbness from a trauma to the area where the nerve is located, in this case the side of the chin. Even a relatively minor i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Highly unlikely: At this point, if you test positive, it would be because of recent use. If you truly have not used any opiates in 5 months, you shouldn't have to worr... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
No: Any foreign material, such as a stud, is likely to make the keloid worse, not better.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the amount of time since the scars developed, they might fade with time. Otherwise, hydroquinone based creams, sometimes combined with re... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic su... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Not exactly: While it is highly unlikely that fat necrosis can spread without further trauma, it is quite possible for scar tissue to be tethering a nerve. Try mas... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Depends: The cause of the wrinkles is important in treating them. Do you have bad allergies? Do you smoke? Do you tan? If you are not getting sleep because of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Some severe: Mastopexy can have several adverse effects. This is major surgery, and should not be undertaken lightly. Risks can range from scarring, unacceptable o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Indefinitely: While most cleft lip repairs heal well, many may need revision as the child grows. Definitely follow your doctor's advice regarding followup, and if y... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Depends: Some scars are worse than others. Treatment needs to be customized to your situation. In general, avoid sun, and use silicon gel ( neosporin scar gel ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
A wrinkle treatment: The use of barbed polypropylene, or prolene, sutures can be helpful in some cases to treat sagging skin or wrinkles. Frequently, however, the fix is o... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Maybe: While the skin color can be distorted after steroid injections, the color might return given time. Frequently, however, the change may be permanent. O... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Don't smoke: The effect of nicotine and smoking is potentially very harmful to the skin flaps created in a facelift procedure. I will not personally perform this p... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Several months: On average, 9-12 months, but some may see greater or lesser results, depending on location, and placement by your doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Depends: Formation of a pressure ulcer can occur in as little as two hours. There are multiple other factors which can contribute to their development, such as... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Yes: Skin tags can and frequently do become inflamed. Any dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat these for you.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Pregnancy?: These could be symptoms of pregnancy! be sure to check asap so you can start prenatal care!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well..
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Abscess: It sounds like the cyst became abscessed. Drainage is probably a good thing, but you may not be adequately draining. Warm compresses may help, and ge... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Probably: Quite likely, depending on your age. As we age, a natural propensity toward gynecomastia may be provoked or hastened by medications. Consult with your... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possible infection: It sounds as if you might be developing an infection from the injury. Scarring will be worse if the injury takes too long to heal. See your doctor or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Probably not: After the age of 30-35, the most likely cause for blotchy skin lesions you describe would be a benign condition called seborrheic keratoses. Neverthel... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
No problem!: Stuffy nose after the operation is very common for several weeks.Saline nasal mist may help relieve your symptoms, which are normal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possibly dangerous: Any injection of a filler agent in the face, but particularly the nose, can be dangerous. Only seek the care of a board certified plastic surgeon or d... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possibly: Rosacea, particularly on the nose, can lead to a state known as rhinophyma, or "wc fields" nose; this can in some cases lead to development of skin ca... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Yes and no: Routine facial movement is more likely the cause of any wrinkles you may have, but if you are purposefully making, or accentuating wrinkles, then of c... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Yes: Filler should not interfere with your anticipated rhinoplasty.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Depends: All wounds heal by scar formation, but abnormal or thick scarring is somewhat unusual around the lip. The location on the lip and whether the wound wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Possibly: If you are having unprotected sex, you may be at risk of developing herpes infection. You need to check with your physician for an evaluation, and be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Not unusual: Many young people, including girls, develop acne on their chest during puberty. While likely self limited, if it persists, discuss treatment options w... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Neill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Neill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor, I will be sure to pass this info onto my current physician.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your quick reply.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Waco Region, TX - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Waco Region, TX - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Waco Region, TX - Summer
2013
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