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Eye Bag Plastic Surgery
Specialty: not ABMS: While this is a sub specialty of the board of otolaryngology, it is not a recognized specialty board as defined by the ABMS. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW: http://www.abms.org/member-boards/specialty-subspecialty-certificates/ This lists the 24 recognized specialty boards including the AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Possible: Each procedure has its own potential set of complications and risks. It is possible for your cornea to develop haziness or "scar" tissue as it heals. The chances of this occurring are small and can be lessened by the use of certain topical drugs during and after the surgery. Discuss this issue in more detail with your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trained as surgeons: Facial plastic surgeons are trained differently from plastic surgeons. Starting w/ ent/head & neck surgery residency, then a one year fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlifts, eyelid surgery, cheek/chin implants, otoplasty, facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, cleft lip/palate.) after fellowship, oral & written boards for fps certification. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. : Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?
Eye plastic surgery: I suggest that you consult with a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon who performs plastic surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty) on a regular basis. Be sure to look at before and after photos of patients on whom the surgeon has performed this procedure. Check that the doctor has hospital privileges and operates in an accredited facility. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gently: While the LASIK flap adheres well and quickly after the surgery, it takes several weeks to establish a solid attachment. You may soak and blot your eye to clean it but do not rub. If the discharge looks like pus or the vision is diminishing then contact your LASIK surgery right away. ...Read more
I have puffiness under my eyes above cheekbones..Di i need fillers or plastic surgery...How can it be tightened?
Depends: Puffiness under the eyes can be caused by: loss of volume in the tear trough, bulging orbital fat, loose skin or flat cheekbones. Treatment is based on the cause. Fillers may replace lost volume, bulging fat and loose skin respond to surgical removal and malar (cheek) implants may improve a weak bone structure. See a competent surgeon with experience in cosmetic procedures of the eyelids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if there are dangers for having plastic surgery on the eye lids in order to get them looking smaller?
One of my eyes is becoming more hooded. Why is that? It makes my eyes look smaller. How can I heal it without plastic surgery? Any remedies?
Hooding: May be just asymmetry. Could be ptosis. See Oculoplastic surgeon ...Read more
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Scar Revision: Scars can be a different color or can be depressed or elevated compared to the surrounding skin. A scar on the scalp can result in an area of baldness. Normal features may be distorted by scars. Various treatments or surgical revision can improve the unsightly features of many scars. Consult with a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to learn about options. ...Read more
Cranial recnsrtrucn: Start looking into cranial reconstruction resources in your region.This surgery is most often done in kids, but occasionally in adults.The procedures are dramatic and invasive, involving extracting and reshaping the bones, ICU care and long recovery.It is a team effort, often involving neurosurgeons, craniofacial plastic surgeons and others. ...Read more
Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?
Head size: The head bones fuse and then grow as you age. But a surgery to reduce the head doesn't sound like a good idea. As you age your body may grow into your head size. Talk to your doctor about your feelings about your head size and you may benefit from talking about it. Maybe seeing a plastic surgeon to talk about what you don't like will help you accept your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if people who get plastic surgery (for cosmetic reasons and not reconstruction) a little 'unwell' in the head?
I have a tear trough under the eye bag of left eye I am afraid of surgery and injections. How can i treat it at home ? Any remedy?
Easy semi fix: If this is from a bag under the lid a slight wipe of perperation H will help reduce the swelling and even dark color. Sliced cucumbers help as well. Sounds crazy but patients swear by this ! ...Read more
What types of surgeries are available for under eye bag removal? Are there different types of blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty: There are many maneuvers and techniques available in lower lid blepharoplasty. Your anatomy and surgical goals dictate what procedure will be undertaken. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Most photos are fake: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: plastic surgery for reconstruction after mastectomy for instance is certainly medically necessary as well as all reconstructive surgery procedures following cancer of the head and neck or elsewhere. What is not medically necessary : aesthetic procedures that you choose to have to enhance your appearance ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
18 Years Old: Most often, plastic surgery is an elective procedure, so you really should be at least 18 years old (a consenting adult) to legally give your consent. Minors can undergo plastic surgery with appropriate parent/guardian consent when it it warranted (as in reconstructive plastic surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Greatly varies: This will vary tremendously with the techniques used and may involve relatively modest costs if treatable with injections and/or lasers. However, if more extensive or complicated it could require multiple stages procedures with different specialists and imaging or interventions. First discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. Many offer complimentary consultations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer