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Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or 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 facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlifts, eyelid surgery, cheek/chin implants, otoplasty, facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, cleft lip/palate.) after fellowship, oral & written boards for fps certification. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Fat stem cells as an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. What do plastic surgeons think?

Fat stem cells as an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. What do plastic surgeons think?

Safety undetermined: Stem cells show huge promise throughout the medicine, including plastic surgery. Unfortunately we still don't know how best to use this technology safely. Breast reconstruction is a very good example. We have no long term data about the safety of stem cell use in breast cancer patients and how breast cancer recurrence rates are affected (if at all). ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery dangerous?

Is plastic surgery dangerous?

Depends: All surgery has its risks. If I understand your question when you ask if "plastic surgery" is dangerous, am I correct to assume that you mean cosmetic surgery? In the hands of a competent surgeon, the risks should be low in a healthy individual. ...Read more

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Is facial plastic surgery with dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Specialty: not ABMS: While this is a sub specialty of the board of otolaryngology, it is not a recognized specialty board as defined by the ABMS. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW: http://www.abms.org/member-boards/specialty-subspecialty-certificates/ This lists the 24 recognized specialty boards including the AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY ...Read more

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How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

Local Question: This international health website has no ability to answer your question about surgery in your home country. This question must be directed to your local surgeon. ...Read more

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Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Nasal bone removal: Bone removed from the inside of your nose to straighten the septum or open the nasal airway by operating on the turbinates is considered functional surgery. Removing a bony hump or straightening the outside of the nose by removing nasal bone is considered plastic surgery. ...Read more

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What colour is that thread plastic surgeons use in non-invasive face lifts?

What colour is that thread plastic surgeons use in non-invasive face lifts?

Neutral: Suspension threads are typically a neutral color so they do not show through thin or pale skin. ...Read more

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What is the plastic surgery survival rate for fat removal and inserted?

Fat grafting is: Becoming more and more popular for breast surgery revisions, cosmetic surgery, and many other things. While nothing in medicine is ever really "new" the technique's popularity is usually credited to sydney coleman in nyc. Typically it's been said you lose about 1/3 of fat grafts via the coleman method, but this seems to be less with new harvesting and processing products and techniques. ...Read more

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What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?

What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?

Scar: Scar tissue cannot be removed altogether, but it can sometimes be replaced with better, less noticeable scar tissue or can sometimes be hidden. ...Read more

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Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Surgery vs. Surgeon: A "plastic surgery" is a surgery meant to change the appearance of the face. A (facial) plastic surgeon is a doctor who has undergone a surgical bresidency training program. I would recommend seeking a facelift surgeon who is board certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (abfprs) or the american board of plastic surgery (abps). Review their work & ask questions. ...Read more

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Considering a full body lift. Lost 100 pounds, have excess skin. Will I look aesthetically pleasing after the surgery?

Considering a full body lift. Lost 100 pounds, have excess skin. Will I look aesthetically pleasing after the surgery?

Requires a consult: This involves multiple surgeries over a prolonged course. A full consultation with a plastic surgeon is warranted. ...Read more

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Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Nose reshaping: Typically, nose reshaping is either done surgically, or with soft tissue fillers. These are not plastics, but are rather polymers of substances that are usually found in the body. The vast majority of them resorb over time. There are, in addition, nasal implants made from silicone or other polymers, but these are used infrequently. ...Read more

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Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read more

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Endoscopic surgery - what is involved in removing nasal polyp?

Endoscopic surgery - what is involved in removing nasal polyp?

Polyps: Usually removed using a microdebrider. It is a a small device that clips a tiny amount of tissue and suctions it away. Polyps can bleed a lot and packing is often needed. Also, polyps have a tendency to come back. ...Read more

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Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

ENT or plastics: A moh's surgeon is a dermatologist and they specialize in only moh's surgery. An ENT or plastic surgeon is your best bet for reconstructive cosmetic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is a facial asymmetry surgery performed? Inpatient?

How is a facial asymmetry surgery performed? Inpatient?

Inpatient: Facial asymmetry may be caused by malocclusion yielding functional shift and/or from differential in size of bones when comparing one side to the other. Resolution often requires the services of both an Orthodontist and an Oral Surgeon. Ask your Dentist to help you find the most qualified specialists in your area. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

Yes/No: What type of surgery? Plastic surgeons frequently operate on ears that are prominent and deformed. If you are seeking or asking about surgeries on ears to improve hearing - you would probably want to consult an ent. ...Read more

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3 protruding moles on face. Want removed. Price? Limited scarring choice? Dermatologist or plastic surgeon?

3 protruding moles on face. Want removed. Price? Limited scarring choice? Dermatologist or plastic surgeon?

Plastic surgeon: Moles are something that both dermatologists and plastic surgeons deal with. Dermatologists are experts at diagnosing the types of moles and conditions of the skin. They typically perfrm biopsies and shave biopsies. Plastic surgeons are the experts in "sewing" or closing wounds. For cosmetic mole removal plastic surgeons will remove them in the most discrete way leaving the most favorable scar. ...Read more

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