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Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Not the best choice: The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is not for weight reduction. Overweight people can "look thinner" through safe weight loss with a proper dietary and exercise regimen. Sometimes if unsuccessful, bariatric surgery can be considered. After an overweight person has lost weight, then cosmetic surgery can be considered if needed to reduce stubborn areas of fat or loose skin. ...Read more

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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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Can cosmetic surgery make me look attractive?

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 motivates people to have cosmetic surgery?

What motivates people to have cosmetic surgery?

To look better.: There is always something that people don't like about their looks. For some people this becomes a source of unhappiness. Cosmetic surgery can change that. They just have to make sure they choose a qualified and board certified plastic surgeon and do their homework to get the improvement that they are looking for. ...Read more

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What does it cost to have facial reconstruction surgery to look masculine?

What does it cost to have facial reconstruction surgery to look masculine?

Depends on needs: You may need a variety of procedure including chin and jaw implants, diffuse fillers and rhinoplasty to enlarge the nose . I would guess it would cost over $15, 000. ...Read more

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How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others? .

How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others?

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Some : Some individuals who pursue this surgery have a double eyelid and some do not, so there is a large variation in the crease position (double eyelid size) of patient's seeking this surgery. There are several methods to change the eylid shape and position that are commonly used. This is a very commonly performed surgery and most patient's have excellent outcomes. The risks are the same as for any surgery; risk of anesthesia, bleeding (rare), and infection. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon for this procedure to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Why does bariatric surgery cause you to lose hair?

Why does bariatric surgery cause you to lose hair?

Varies: Often it is the stress of surgery and change in diet immediately after surgery. The hair comes back richer and fuller after a few months if there is no malnutrition. ...Read more

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Do cheek implants look natural? My face doesn't have much structure to it, and i want to get cheek implants to add more definition. Will they be so obvious that people will notice or will they just subtly enhance my appearance?

Do cheek implants look natural? My face doesn't have much structure to it, and i want to get cheek implants to add more definition. Will they be so obvious that people will notice or will they just subtly enhance my appearance?

I'm : I'm sorry that no one has answered your question. I am new to avvo and just came across it. Whether or not it looks natural depends on many factors, including how you look now, how big and where the implants are placed, etc. If you only need a subtle enhancement, the facial fillers (particulary radiesse) work very well and require very little recovery time. ...Read more

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How to know if people who get plastic surgery (for cosmetic reasons and not reconstruction) a little 'unwell' in the head?

How to know if people who get plastic surgery (for cosmetic reasons and not reconstruction) a little 'unwell' in the head?

Absolutely not!: Why shouldn't you improve yourself if possible? Some people exercise to look better, some individuals use make-up. Patients undergoing cosmetic surgery are no more "unwell in the head" than those individuals. ...Read more

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I'm doing some research and need to know will botox really prevent aging or just cover it up?

I'm doing some research and need to know will botox really prevent aging or just cover it up?

No, it does not: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics can help decrease the signs of aging. The effect is temporary and needs to be repeated. ...Read more

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Cosmetic surgery to get rid of uneven skin color. Does that work if fair?

Yes: A chemical peel or microdermabrasion plus laser can lighten dark areas in light skin as well as darker individuals. The peeps or laser is safe. ...Read more

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How does Renuvacell Eye Repair Serum help you to look and feel younger?

How does Renuvacell Eye Repair Serum help you to look and feel younger?

Marketing: This product will soften the outer layer of the skin somewhat which expands the tissue a little and will partly minimize some wrinkles. It is acting on the inert outer layer and will not have a permanent effect. The change, however, might make you feel a little more youthful. ...Read more

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Why will some plastic surgeons continue to do procedures on patients who have clearly taken the procedures to a deformity level? Is it ethical?

Certification Matter: Not all cosmetic procedures are performed by board certified plastic surgeons. The american board of plastic surgery selects its members on the basis, of ethics, safety, and appropriate management of complications among other things. Unfortunately the us government does not impose this standard on all physicians. So anyone with a medical license can do cosmetic procedures. Certification matters. ...Read more

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Is eyelids revision just for cosmetic reasons or will it also help them to work right?

Is eyelids revision just for cosmetic reasons or will it also help them to work right?

Both: Eyelid surgery can have different goals: correct extra skin, remove extra fat, reposition the levator muscle, shorten muscles, reposition the corners and many more options. It all depends what do your eyelids need to be done to them. That is why you need a thorough evaluation and eye exam prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Loose skin from large weight loss. Other than surgery, can anything be done to tighten skin? What are anesthesia risks for young/healthy person?

Loose skin from large weight loss. Other than surgery, can anything be done to tighten skin?  What are anesthesia risks for young/healthy person?

See Plastic Surgeon.: Congratulations on your successful weight loss. Once you have achieved long-term stable weight, seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons to discuss options. Select your plastic surgeon carefully; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work helping patients in your situation. Surgical excision of the “loose skin" ( operations such as arm lifting, tummy tuck...) usually necessary. ...Read more

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Can one get cosmetic surgery to remove stretch marks from breasts? Would it look natural?

Can one get cosmetic surgery to remove stretch marks from breasts? Would it look natural?

Depends: The only way , as of today, to remove strech marks is by cutting the skin involved with the strech marks. The procedures are called mastopexy and breast reduction. Obviously, if the strech marks are too extensive, part of them will remain because, there needs to be enough skin to close the wounds. However, the left over strech marks will look better due to skin tightening. ...Read more

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My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?

My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?

Yes if they r active: I have been suprize by how mascular is the legs of obese people are, this likely due to the extra weight that they have to carry around 24/7. This of course is until their movement and activity start to slow down, at then you will probably start seeing atrophy and loss of this mascular bulk. ...Read more

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How much does cosmetic surgery to create dimples cost? What are the risks, factors, etc.?

A few options: There are two choices that involve essentially creating a scar that adheres the skin to the underlying muscle. This typically ranges from 2, 500-4, 000. ...Read more

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Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Not the best choice: The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is not for weight reduction. Overweight people can "look thinner" through safe weight loss with a proper dietary and exercise regimen. Sometimes if unsuccessful, bariatric surgery can be considered. After an overweight person has lost weight, then cosmetic surgery can be considered if needed to reduce stubborn areas of fat or loose skin. ...Read more

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My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

Not cosmetic surgery: Gastric bypass or lap-band surgery is often recommended for patients with morbid obesity. It works, and can prolong life, not to mention improve lifestyle and everyday activities of living! this is not "cosmetic" surgery at all, and it may even be covered by insurance. Once the weight is lost, the loose skin that remains will require elective cosmetic surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery for calf and foot which has already had surgery to correct talipes but calf is thinner and arch still high & needs support?

Is there cosmetic surgery for calf and foot which has already had surgery to correct talipes but calf is thinner and arch still high & needs support?

Can you ask: The question over. Forget the fact a surgery was already done. What is the problem now? You don't like the way the calf looks because it is thinner ??? ...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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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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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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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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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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What are the risks of cosmetic surgery?

What are the risks of cosmetic surgery?

Risks of any surgery: Plastic surgery carries the risk of any surgery and much more due to the fact that the vast majority is elective and not medically necessary but potentially beneficial psychologically and for other indications. Therefore in addition to infection, bleeding, scarring, etc risks such as over or under correction, inability to assure a specific cosmetic outcome or satisfy patient expectations occur. ...Read more

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Can I use msa funds for cosmetic surgery ?

Can I use msa funds for cosmetic surgery ?

No: MSA funds are to be used for only Medicare qualified medical costs,means only services which are normally covered by Medicare.Cosmetic Care is not a covered medical service. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Yes: Depending on what the nature of the problem is. Please consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is labiaplasty considered as a cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic in nature: Good afternoon! Yes, despite some women suffering with discomfort and pain from excess labial tissue, in general labiaplasty and vaginoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure. Properly performed, it is quick, easy, and in most case can be done under local anesthesia. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Usually: Corrective surgery is to repair a deformity like cleft lip, while cosmetic surgery is to repair nonessential problems like wrinkles. Certainly corrective surgery can make you look better ...Read more

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I have dermagraphia is it okay to have cosmetic surgery?

Dermagraphia: the answer to this question would best be answered by a Board Certified Plastic or Cosmetic surgeon. Especially the one that would be operating on you. I suggest you see one of the aforementioned surgeons for an evaluation. ...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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I've got mild microphthalmia. Is cosmetic surgery possible?

Yes: As a geneticist, i routinely see individuals with microopthalmia as part of a genetic syndrome. Cosmetic surgery can improve the appearance but it depends on the microopthalmia and the anatomy around the eye. If musculature is absent or bony abnormalities exist then surgery is not recommended. Talk to a plastic surgeon experienced with facial reconstruction. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more