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Ear Reshaping Without Surgery
Reshaping a body: part w/out surgery sounds impossible to me. This is improbable, but some folks have a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder wherein they see parts of their body as needing to be reshaped when that is not the case. Please ask your doc to look at your nose and give you and opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Small change: You can't recon tour the teeth too much or you will cause damage. Contouring usually only takes place on the edges and not on the front of the teeth. So you can expect very small changes by contouring the teeth. Best to get an orthodontic evaluation to see your options for straightening your teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will a surgery to remove sinus mucocele, turbinate reduction under general anesthesia require urine cathetor? Also, will breathing tube impact my tmj?
No need : For a urine catheter for a short surgery. Your TMJ shouldn't be a problem as long as your anesthesiologist can safely manage your airway. A quick exam should give him the information he needs and allow him time to gather whatever tools he needs to keep you safe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
No. There is no..: Reasonable way to reshape the nose with a predictable outcome without surgery. ...Read more
Nasal reshaping: Deformity of the nose secondary to fractures can be corrected by non-surgical means if minor/subtle and only requiring some fillers to camouflage the contour issues but the more obvious deformities will require surgical correction. See your local plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Variable: The cost would depend on the extent of the damage and where the repair was done. Repairs in a hospital surgical suite will be much more expensive than those done in a physicians clinic. ...Read more
I had braces to correct underbite. The protrusion is no longer there via teeth extraction. I hear a clicking noise. Will i need surgery to fix tmj?
Second opinion: Surgery for your tmj/tmd and clicking noises should not be considered unless it gets much worse and should only be done with all other options exhausted. The noises are often very, very difficult to eliminate or even manage. I would see a tmj/tmd specialist for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Yes: The tissues that make up our bodies respond to pressure. Both the egyptians and mayan elongated their skulls for esthetic reasons. Orientals bound the feet of women to make them look smaller. Wrestlers get "cauliflower" ears from dragging their ears on a mat. Both pressure and pull will work. The question is what you want to change and for how long. ...Read more
Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos and check reviews. For more information, I have written an article on how i would go about finding the best plastic surgeon. See the following link: <a href="http://drnichter.Com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?
ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary ( small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm considering tmj disc repositioning surgery. Is there difference between suturing and screwing ligaments to fossa when fixing disc in right place?
Ent recommended surgery for: posterior left ethmoid mucocele with some bone demineralization. Are sinus mucoceles generally surgically removed?
Depends : On the amount of tissue needed to get clean margins, but on average a pretty smooth recovery with easily controlled pain. Many times can be done with local anesthesia so talk to your doctor about their surgical plan and expectations. ...Read more
Certain kinds: If you have hearing loss on the basis of poor transmission of sound to the hearing nerve, surgery can be helpful. Repairing a perforated eardrum, removing fluid from the middle ear, improving the function of the middle ear bones or opening a blocked ear canal can all be accomplished with surgery and may help the hearing. Surgery is generally not useful to improve nerve hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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