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Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Safety: Plastic and cosmetic surgery is very safe. It is still surgery and there are risks. You are actually safer in the O.R, than driving to the O.R. that day. Fatal complications are usually from heart trouble. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues you may have. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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Why do people do cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are many physical, psychological, and even occupational reasons patients seek to have cosmetic surgery. Ethical plastic surgeons will make a point of ascertaining patient's motivations. Patients who are self-motivated ( and doing the operations for themselves) are generally satisfied with the outcome of the procedures performed. Cosmetic surgery does not necessarily improve relationships... ...Read more

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Do people die during cosmetic surgery?

Do people die during cosmetic surgery?

Very rarely : Find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon, have your surgery in an accredited facility with board certified anesthesiologists, and minimize your risks. Cosmetic surgery done in an appropriate setting with qualified surgeons and anesthesiologists, and done well has an extremely low mortality rate. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery make me look attractive?

Realistic expectatio: It is very important to have realistic expectations prior to deciding for cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of cosmetic surgery help?

Can you tell me the history of cosmetic surgery help?

Plastic surgery: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has an excellent summary of the history of plastic surgery located at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/articles-and-galleries/history-of-plastic-surgery.html ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get cosmetic surgery help for free?

Can there be a way to get cosmetic surgery help for free?

Free Cosmetic Surg.: Best bet s to contact a teaching hospital in your area with a Plastic Surgery Training Program They will most likely have a cosmetic clinic. You will still most likely have to pay for anesthesia, O.R. time, implants, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to finance cosmetic surgery with bad credit?

Yes, but....: It is harder as most of the financing agencies will look at your credit of course. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are a variety ( too many to list here) reasons why patients may die during or after cosmetic surgery. Complications such as infection, bleeding, organ injury, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, drug reactions... Are a few of the common causes. Selection of plastic surgeon (anesthesia provider and surgery facility) become of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic surgery to correct tear trough deformity ?

Is there a cosmetic surgery to correct tear trough deformity ?

Tear trough trouble: Correction of the tear trough can be accomplished with fillers (injectable), fat grafts, fat flaps, implants, or mid face lift. ...Read more

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How much time until bioprinting is applied to cosmetic surgery?

3D comes 2 cosmetics: 3D printers are already being used for maxillofacial and craniofacial indications for selected reconstructive conditions. See this report from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-26534408 ...Read more

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What to do if I am unhappy with the results of my cosmetic surgery?

See your surgeon: Sorry to hear you are unhappy with your surgery. The first step is to return to your surgeon to discuss your concerns. Most cosmetic surgeons will do their best to make you happy. If that doesn't help, then get a second opinion. Ask friends for a recommendation or look for reviews online. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever traveled to another country to get cosmetic surgery?

Has anyone ever traveled to another country to get cosmetic surgery?

Medical tourism: Many people do this. It works out well for some, and is disastrous for others. Is it that important to take a risk with your health far way from home? Perhaps you have found a competent doctor or clinic, but what if you encounter complications? Returning home could be difficult if not impossible, if you are that sick. Trying to find a doctor to take care of your problems could be very difficult. ...Read more

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I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

Depends on Situation: You may benefit from “consultation” with personal trainers and/or nutritionists. On the other hand, if you feel like you have reached a long-term stable weight, it may be time to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Sometimes procedures such as panniculectomy may be very helpful even though patients are not quite at their long-term stable weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do rich people or powerful people have more or less cosmetic surgery?

Difficult question: Since cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance if you have more disposible income than it would seem you could get more surgery. However, the average income of cosmetic surgery patients is less then $ 100, 000. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Check online: There are companies online such as carecredit.com that will give people loans for cosmetic surgery. I do not have any personal experience with these companies, so pursue at your own risk. If you have seen or will be seeing a plastic surgeon, they may have suggestions as well. ...Read more

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Are there clinical studies of cosmetic surgery available to get procedures done?

Are there clinical studies of cosmetic surgery available to get procedures done?

Yes: The american society of plastic surgeons asps www.Plasticsurgery.Org and the american society forvaesthetic plastic surgery asaps www.Surgery.Org, have extensive studies and statistics for these procedures. ...Read more

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What to do about first cosmetic surgery procedure and friends are not supportive!?

Press on, carefully!: Friends' lack of support falls into several categories: genuinely thinking you are making a mistake by getting a procedure with which you are unlikely to be pleased, concern that you are doing it for the wrong reasons (to please a partner, for example), or simple jealousy of the courage or finances it takes to have the procedure! Examine your own heart and your relationship with your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Heston
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