Doctor insights on:
Elvis Presley Plastic Surgery
Safe: The risks of cosmetic plastic surgery are the same as any other surgery: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, hypertrophic/unacceptable scarring, bleeding, as well as the potential cosmetic problems such as overcorrection, undercorrection, contour irregularity, inability to achieve a specific cosmetic result, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Plastic surgery may be performed by plastic surgeons on a pro bono basis for patients in need. There are a number of foundations and charities which help facilitate this for victims of domestic violence, veterans who sustained injuries in combat, or children with congenital birth defects. Discounted aesthetic plastic surgery is available through some teaching institutions. ...Read more
Fractora Skin Rx: Fratora is a product name to improve skin appearance made by Invasix. It constists of fractional radio-frequency treatment. The prorpose is to provide anti-aging improvement, and improved skin tone and texture. ...Read more
Radiofrequency: It is a proprietary method of delivering radiofrequency via many different points that deliver "fractionated" therapy. It is supposed to provide subtle tightening to the skin for very mild wrinkling ...Read more
Beware cheap surgery: I try to discourage my patients from price shopping for surgery. While I understand that cost is a factor, I believe it is much more important that you find a surgeon who you trust and are comfortable with after meeting with them. I also believe that you should make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and not some other "cosmetic" board that does not meet the same standards. ...Read more
Surgery risks: There are risks to every surgical procedure regardless of type. There is always an anesthetic risk, but this is minimal in healthy people undergoing elective surgery. Surgery has risks of infection and bleeding, but once again minimal. There is also risks of blood clots, asymmetry and irregularities. Plastic surgery also has risks on how your body heals, which sometimes can't be controlled. ...Read more
Absolutely: Age is not a contraindication to cosmetic surgery. The physical condition of the patient who is having the surgery is much more important. I have performed cosmetic surgery on patients in their 80's who are otherwise very healthy, and declined to perform it on people in their 40's with significant medical problems that increase risk to an unacceptable level for elective operations. ...Read more
Yes 4 right reasons: Plastic surgery performed for the purpose of enhancing ones appearance is acceptable as long as it is done with an understanding of the risks as well as having reasonable expectations. ...Read more
Depends on surgery:
Different procedures have different amounts of pain. New medications such as Exparel or pain pumps can be used to help with post op pain. Talk to your doctor about you concerns and they can guide you through your postoperative care.
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Best to avoid sun:
Sun exposure following surgery can cause your scars to darken (sometimes permanently). Scars will take longer to return to normal skin color. This is also true if you had any type of laser resurfacing, chemical peel, , dermabrasion, or other facial procedures.
As a rule, you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun, even if you did not have plastic surgery. ...Read more
Yes but for function: While the appearance can be striking, the vast majority of surgical procedures are performed to improve function and not necessarily the cosmetic appearance. This can involve a variety of procedures to stabilize the joints and/or tendons. ...Read more
Reconstruction Only: It would not be appropriate for a 15 y/o to have cosmetic surgery, beyond a rhinoplasty. Even at 15, a child's face is not fully developed and may need to wait until later in their teen years. Reconstruction for a true deformity would be an appropriate reason to have plastic surgery at age 15, but cosmetic procedures would not fit that criteria. ...Read more
Why would you care?: And why would she care to share? As her social media states, she had breast surgery. ...Read more
Big pannus: First, diet and exercise should be optimized to reduce the size of the pannus as much as possible. Any hernias should be addressed. Liposuction may be performed to help reduce the volume of fat in the pannus. While there are non-invasive fat reduction technologies available, a large pannus may only be completely removed with surgery. ...Read more
Risks of any surgery: Plastic surgery carries the risk of any surgery and 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
Unknown: It depends how you define it. Ancient mummies show evidence of cosmetic procedures such as tattoo or piercings. In some cultures such as India reconstruction of the nose was performed thousands of years ago. Some individuals have undergone circumcision reversal with a plastic surgery like procedure thousands of years ago. ...Read more
Speak to friends:
You can ask your family doc to make a recommendation or go on line and do the search on a procedure of interest and most likely you will find the most experienced plastic surgeon. Do some back ground check on that MD.
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Neck lift or ulthera:
You ma be a candidate for ultherapy for nonsurgical improvement, or a surgical neck lift with or without chin implant.
Consultation with a board certified plasti surgeon will help you decide. ...Read more
YES: There are always lots of options. Check back with the plastic surgeon who did the procedure. If you are not satisfied, check with other respected plastic and dermatologic surgeons for other ideas and options. ...Read more
Under 18 you need parental consent.
You need to be at least 18 years old to get saline breast implants for cosmetic purposes.
You need to be at least 22 years old to get silicone breast implants for cosmetic purposes.
Both saline and silicone implants can be used under 18 for reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
Slim cheeks: Yes. Loss weight.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any plastic: Surgery of the face. It is specifically denoted that way, as many ENT trained docs, who can only do facial plastic surgery, list themselves as facial plastic surgeons versus classically trained board certified plastic surgeons who do it all. ...Read more
Whatever you think: In addition to the other answers given here, do not hesitate to ask any question that comes to mind. The only bad question is the one you don't ask. ...Read more
Beauty vs transform: Whereas cosmetic tends to refer to beauty treatments the term plastic encompasses both aesthetic and reconstructive treatments. ...Read more
Plastic Surgeon: Most plastic surgeons take before and after photos of their patients who have surgery. For my patients who have given me permission to share their pictures, I can offer them as examples in my office consultations or on my website: www. Centralohioplasticsurgery. Com. For celebrity pictures, you often have to go to gossip websites which may not be reliable. ...Read more
Yes: If you have a lot of excess skin then the only way to eleiminate it is to cut it off. You can't shrink wrap it. Www. Beautybybrueck. Com. ...Read more
Yes many ways: There are a variety of methods ranging from "chemical"lifts with botulinum toxin such as Dysport to brow pexy with upper lid tucks (witch hazel). And then there is brow pexy with a scar immediately above the brow, in a well established forehead crease, or in front of the hairline for a high forehead. One can also use a suture suspension form the scalp, or endoscopic or bicoronal forehead lift. ...Read more
Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure. ...Read more
Functional/reconstr: It would be best for you to be examined by a specialist who can compose a letter of predetermination of benefits to ascertain your level of coverage by your third party payor. Typically companies will pay for reconstructive or functional surgery but not for elective cosmetic surgery. ...Read more
American society of plastic surgeons,
aesthetic society has great information
your surgeons website as well should have a gallery. ...Read more
Online; many fakes!: Most celebrities guard their privacy even more than their appearance, so much of what is available online is fake. Reputable plastic surgeons are bound by patient confidentiality, so this would be a major breach to "let this information out! " look at actual photos to see examples of facelift, eyelid surgery, and much too much filler and botox! ...Read more