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Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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Mentoplasty (chin implant or chin augmentation). Which gives the best permanent result?

Mentoplasty (chin implant or chin augmentation).  Which gives the best permanent result?

Chin surgery: Both procedures work well. If there are accompanying bite issues see an oral surgeon for more extensive jaw surgery. For minor augmentation a chin implant is a simpler surgery. ...Read more

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Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Not Usually: Dental implants actually prevent bone loss as long as they are placed correctly, restored correctly and you have no other underlying medical issues. That being said, if the implant is not restored correctly and there is too much lateral force placed on it, you can actually get bone loss. ...Read more

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Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

No: No changes to facial structure removing wisdom teeth. Make sure your procedure is done by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Are dents after implant removal permanent?

Are dents after implant removal permanent?

Need further surgery: The dented appearance is temporary especially if you and your plastic surgeon had discussed replacement of implants at a later date or getting a modified breast lift procedure in the future. ...Read more

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Considering nasal facial reconstruction. Any words of wisdom?

Considering nasal facial reconstruction. Any words of wisdom?

"nasal facial recon": Not knowing what exactly your surgery will entail, my words of wisdom will be generic to any facial surgery. 1. Follow your surgeons pre and post operative instructions closely. 2. If you smoke stop immediately. Ideally 2 weeks before your surgery, to allow for improvement of the health of your skin and better healing after surgery. 3. If you have questions, or your healing is not progressing ... ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Normally not: The alignment of the wisdom teeth are often not the determining factor in facial symmetry. If the other teeth start shifting, etc., then there could be some changes. ...Read more

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Whats dermal graft lip augmentation?

Whats dermal graft lip augmentation?

DONT DO IT!!!: Dermal graft lip augmentation is when a surgeon takes a contiguos strip of dermis and fat usually from the groin area and slides it in the lip from one side to the other. This never looks natural, does not move like a normal lip and is something you would surely regret. Stick with a hyaluronic acid filler or your own injected fat and a surgeon you can trust! ...Read more

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Cost of cosmetic face surgery?

Cost of cosmetic face surgery?

Depends on: Depends on procedure. Get an evaluation from a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal cause facial paralysis?

Can wisdom teeth removal cause facial paralysis?

No: The nerves that are at risk for damage are the inferior alveolar, lingual, and facial nerves. These are sensory nerves, not motor nerves. Which means that there are some risks of loss of sensation or parasthesia, although minor. Paralysis implies loss of motor function or movement. This isn't a risk for wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant

Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant

Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read more

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