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Breast Implants Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery
A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more
Yes: Lip augmentation is a procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. The most common method is injectable dermal fillers. Side effects include minor swelling, bruising, redness, and minor bleeding at the injection sites. Fat grafting is less commonly performed due to its unpredictable results Silicone implants (not injection) can offer permanent lip augmentation. Consult with your doctor ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Anyone (by law) but?: Technically speaking any PHYSICIAN can perform this operation by law. However most hospitals or facilities will not allow unless the physician has privileges obtained with approved training. Why would you want to go to anyone else? Your colorectal surgeon? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
I only wanted a breast lift and consulted 5 board certified plastic surgeons. All recommended implants with lift. I regret the implants. Were they wrong?
Breast lift only: If you have adequate native tissues and do not require bulging upper poles, a breast lift alone is adequate. If you wanted fake looks or more fullness and volume, implants are needed. What do you really want? And are you clearly communicating this to your surgeons? The rubin mastopexy can do a great result with your own tissues but is a radical procedure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Implants v. "Flaps": In general, there are two different techniques for reconstruction following a mastectomy. In one, tissue expanders are placed under the chest wall muscles and then are slowly expanded over months until "new" skin forms; they are then removed and replaced by implants. The other technique involves transferring tissue from one part of the body such as the abdominal wall or back to the chest wall. ...Read moreSee 4 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
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
Probably Not.: Best to assume that your health insurance company will not cover any procedure related to breast augmentation surgery. It would be wise to have a personal “fund”, understanding that most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery will likely need additional surgery at some point in their lives. There is however no standard “exchange period” for breast implants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 8 more doctor answers
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