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Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Function: Many plastic surgery procedures impact both form (appearance) and function (like reduced nasal breathing, hooded eyelids causing loss of visual fields ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive: Reconstructive plastic surgery restores form and function to parts of the body and face that have been deformed from trauma or aging. For example bur ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery: I think you mean insurance covered Plastic surgeon conditions. Examples are: Lacerations, facial fractures, septum deviation, cancer reconstruction, b ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Just a general simple knowledge of some basic conversational spanish would be nice & respectful. It would be difficult on very short notice to learn d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It is acceptable in the right patient for the right reasons. Make sure the doctor is board certified by american society of plastic surgery.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos an ... Read More
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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Adult circumcision is usually performed for the medical conditions phimosis and/or balanitis. There are numerous genuine medical reasons to perform a ... Read More
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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Yes. Most commonly for phimosis or recurring fungal infection involving the foreskin.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes they should: However not all surgeons consult with psychologists before plastic surgery. I have been asked to evaluate patients a few times for plastic surgery and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: There are different techniques to address the chin and facial balance. One of the most common is chin implants. This can be done as an outpatient pr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmet ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Chin : Chin liposuction is a cosmetic procedure performed for the removal of fat in order to allow for a more aesthetic contour along the upper neck. Be hea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Botched : Call around. It might not be free but surgeon may be willing to drop their fee.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Usually cranioplasty refers to opening of the skull to deal with brain tumors, bleeding or aneuryms but the root words, "cranio" can simply mean anyth ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Coverage varies depending on the insurance companies. Check on line which your insurance will cover
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Trained as surgeons: Facial plastic surgeons are trained differently from plastic surgeons. Starting w/ ent/head & neck surgery residency, then a one year fellowship in f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not generally: Elective plastic surgery is never free. For deformities and injuries surgery is not infrequently done free through an ER on call surgeon, or through v ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
31 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty should help balance the nose with the rest of your face. It should also maintain or improve the nose's function. The specific maneuvers ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If there is a skull defect that is causing a cosmetic issue, a cranioplasty can be considered to correct or improve the cosmetic issue.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Outpatient: Any urologist can do it. Minor procedure. Not to worry.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Better scar: Any physician can remove a mole ("nevus") typically with local anesthesia either by shaving just below the skin surface or formal excision with suture ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
None: Unfortunately, there is no medical alternative to treat cataracts. You can slow progression by protecting yourself from ultraviolet with sunglasses an ... Read More

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