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Dr. Russell Sparenberg

Plastic Surgery
PLANO, TX
50 years experience male

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Yes: You should consider taking suppression meds prior to surgery so there is no active infection at the time of surgery. Discuss this with your surgeon.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No: Vibration belts don't do much of anything, and certainly aren't going to reduce cellulite.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No: As we age we lose the elasticity of our skin. Thus the older we get the less likely skin is to conform to a smaller body size after weight loss.This v... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No: The MRI is the gold standard for evaluating gel breast implants for a possible rupture but are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. A less e... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Yes: The standard abdominoplasty scar is a lower transverse one on the abdomen.There are rarely indications for a vertical component also, but as with any ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No: If you have suspicious lesions anywhere they should be checked by a physician and possibly biopsied.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Yes: Massive weight loss almost always leads to loose skin. Unfortunately the only way to deal with the loose skin is to have it excised.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
See your doctor: Skin grafts take many weeks to fully heal. If you have questions about yours i would recommend seeing your surgeon. In the meantime keep it lubricated... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Avoid the sun: Few things age skin as much as ultrviolet light(sun, tanning beds).Using a good sun block is the best and simplest way to minimize aging of the skin.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No simple answer: There is no simple answer to your question. Some may benefit from cortisone injections whereas others may require excision.Sometimes excision is follo... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Unlikely: Any skin lesion that is new or an old one that changes should be examined by your physician.At your age cancer is unlikely, but nonetheless this shoul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Scar tissue: Hardening of breast implants is a condition called capsular contracture.The body forms scar tissue around the implants, it tightens and makes the impl... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
No: A nasal 'hump' is a combination of bone and cartilage that would need to be reduced surgically to correct the prominence.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Ignore: The best advice is to prevent skin cancer by protecting skin from ultra violet light.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Probably not: Neck wrinkles are related to genetics, age and sun exposure.Retin-a might help a little with fine facial wrinkles but probably won't do much if anythi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Ask your surgeon: The surgeon who did your procedure would be the best person to ask about post op care.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Yes,it is possible: It is possible, but you should see a plastic surgeon for an examination to evaluate your specific anatomy and discuss your wishes.
A member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
Plastic surgeon: I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss this type of surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
50 years experience
See a dermatologist: It's unclear what's going on here. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sparenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sparenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your prompt reply , yes I am up to date with mammograms
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Graduated 1972MD
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