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Do they routinely check for STDs before doing cosmetic surgery?

Do they routinely check for STDs before doing cosmetic surgery?

No: In general, most cosmetic surgeons do not routinely check for std's prior to surgery. However, if a patient has a history of stds, especially herpes, many surgeons will place you on medication to prevent a flair-up. If you are concerned then I would discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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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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How much time until bioprinting is applied to cosmetic surgery?

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

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

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What cosmetic surgery do I need to get a defined jawline?

Chin Augmentation: Chin augmentation most often is used to restore balance to the face due to a weak chin (underprojecting in profile). Chin implants can also create a wider, stronger chin. They can also be used to lengthen the face slightly. For more information: https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery. Com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/ ...Read more

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Exactly what are the risks involved with this particular cosmetic surgery?

Risks: The risk of a specific cosmetic operation will depend on the specific patient's condition and the specific procedure performed. In other words, every procedure has its own set of potential risk/complications. Careful selection of surgeon and education about the potential risk/complications are important, prior to proceeding with any type of cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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I've just had a gallbladder operation. How soon can I have cosmetic surgery?

I've just had a gallbladder operation. How soon can I have cosmetic surgery?

Depends: It depends on which type of surgery you want. Your surgeon will help you determine safety. ...Read more

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What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication

please discuss it with your surgeon for advise. ...Read more

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Is there a way to thin the nostrils via cosmetic surgery?

Yes: The surgical term is weir resection. It's used to narrow the nostrils. ...Read more

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I have a scar from surgery. Will cosmetic surgery improve it?

I have a scar from surgery. Will cosmetic surgery improve it?

Scar revision: Depending on the extent and depth of the scar kenalog (triamcinolone) injections can minimize the appearance of the scars. For more complicated scars, scar revision may be needed by an experienced plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

Very similar: Cosmetic surgery is typically performed for the specific purpose of improved appearance (elective), and is performed by plastic surgeons and other board qualified surgeons. Plastic surgery is typically thought of as reconstructive, i.e. Surgery aimed at improvement of function or damage repair. Plastic surgeons also often do cosmetic surgery and often advertise as such. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Speak to surgeon: Some may, but many probably do not. You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one. ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery for a receding lower jaw?

Is there cosmetic surgery for a receding lower jaw?

Yes.: If the teeth are in a normal position, a chin implant is good for a "slightly" small chin; if lots of projection is needed, movement of the chin itself is the best option. However, if the teeth are in an abnormal position, formal jaw surgery (moving teeth and chin together) may be necessary. See a plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more

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How can I get over depression after cosmetic surgery?

How can I get over depression after cosmetic surgery?

Tough--I'll try: Make sure that the result is all it can be by having a frank discussion with your surgeon to explain your unhappiness. A second opinion might help. If the surgeons feel the result is good, it may be that your hopes were too high for what the surgery would accomplish. Please talk to your surgeon and your primary care doctor. Finding a project to work on can help you not dwell on it too much. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Maybe: Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa. Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however. ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Definitely!: Facelifts (not mini-facelifts) usually include lifting the neck so as to tighten and smooth neck muscle and skin. Prominent "cords" (platysma muscle edges) in the front of the neck can be addressed during a facelift, as well. More difficult to treat are transverse neck creases. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

No: Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done. If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection. ...Read more

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Which cosmetic surgery is appropriate for a receding lower jaw?

Genioplasty?: Presuming that your lower jaw and teeth are reasonably normal, your chin can be augmented either with a chin implant or by advancing the chin bone slightly to improve your appearance. If the problem is that the whole lower jaw is small or abnormal then jaw advancement surgery (a more significant procedure) may be indicated. You should see a plastic surgeon or oral surgeon about the correct option. ...Read more

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What are some ways to thin out the nostril via cosmetic surgery?

What are some ways to thin out the nostril via cosmetic surgery?

Alarplasty: The nostrils can be thinned out by alarplasty, the technique to remove a wedge of tissue from the sides of the nostrils close to the cheek attachment (alar groove). ...Read more

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Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

Skin care: Every individual has a unique problem when it comes to facial skin. Mere blackheads may get a nice headstart from a quality facial, but long term results are best achieved with a prescription grade skin care line such as obagi clenziderm, skinceuticals, etc. Plastic surgery is best reserved for scarring resulting from cystic acne. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to promote scar healing after cosmetic surgery?

What are the best ways to promote scar healing after cosmetic surgery?

Before/during/after!: The entirety of the care delivered will effect scar. This includes age, associated medical diseases, history of tobacco use, nutritional status as well as surgical technique and skill will effect the ultimate scar appearance in addition to post operative measures such as well optimal tissue oxygenation, blood pressure, swelling, wound tension, wound care, timing of suture removal & close follow up. ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of scars from burns?

Is there cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of scars from burns?

Yes: Depending on the nature of the scar a combination of surgical procedures and laser procedures can be used to improve the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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Can I get cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of my donor graft sites?

Time is usually best: I would recommend waiting at least 2 years for the donor sites to mature. Howver, in the meantime, avoid sun exposure, consider topical silicone gel sheeting. Later interventions depend on the issues which need to be addressed: pigmentation, width, thickness, location, direction, size, etc. ...Read more

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My smile is unattractive because of my teeth, is it recommended to get cosmetic surgery?

My smile is unattractive because of my teeth, is it recommended to get cosmetic surgery?

No--get a plan.: If unattractive because:
they are discolored--whiten them;
they are crooked--straighten them;
they are decayed/broken--restore them;
they are a combination of the above, then seek a fully qualified general dentist to "quarterback" a treatment plan to address the concerns in a way that protects your natural teeth in an orderly and controlled manner. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my ears are a bit forward. Is the cosmetic surgery dangerous for ears?

Should I be concerned if my ears are a bit forward. Is the cosmetic surgery dangerous for ears?

This is cosmetic: There are few functional indications for pinning ears back (otoplasty). There are no medical concerns for forward ears. This is essentially a cosmetic concern/operation. The risks are low but not zero. Other than anesthetic concerns for your overall health, the most serious complication following otoplasty is cartilage infection which is difficult to treat but asymmetry/relapse are more common. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get type 3 thyroplasty, (voice deepening) surgery without having "puberophonia" and get it as a "cosmetic" surgery of sorts?

Voice: Not cosmetic surgery. Functional usually requested by males seeking gender reassignment. Best to see a surgeon who had significant experience. Results are variable. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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