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Bal Body 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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Considering a full body lift. Lost 100 pounds, have excess skin. Will I look aesthetically pleasing after the surgery?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?
Do many people loose their hair following Whipple IRE oncology surgery? Is chemo part of the surgical protocol?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going in for rhinoplasty, lipo of flanks abdomen, fat graft to cheeks and genioplasty ( which I'm most scared of ) recovery time? Swelling etc
Speak: With your plastic surgeon re recovery time as he or she can discuss the details of the procedure with you ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer