A 48-year-old member asked:
What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
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Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Need to be specific.: Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures, most of which do not effect the bones.
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Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Rare: Facial silicone implants are known to thin the bone underneath them, although this is rarely a significant problem.
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually danger: In most instances the danger of bone thinning due to overlying implants is not typically a problem and is not a major concern.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2017
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