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Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more

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Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Surgery vs. Surgeon: A "plastic surgery" is a surgery meant to change the appearance of the face. A (facial) plastic surgeon is a doctor who has undergone a surgical bresidency training program. I would recommend seeking a facelift surgeon who is board certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (abfprs) or the american board of plastic surgery (abps). Review their work & ask questions. ...Read more

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Who is the best facial plastic cosmetic surgeon in ct?

Who is the best facial plastic cosmetic surgeon in ct?

There isn't.: There is never only one best. The best is the one who has experience, understands your needs and that you can communicate with comfortably and you have the most faith in. Remember don't look for bargains when it comes to your health. ...Read more

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Is facial plastic surgery with dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery with dermatology or 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 more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

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

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Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Nose reshaping: Typically, nose reshaping is either done surgically, or with soft tissue fillers. These are not plastics, but are rather polymers of substances that are usually found in the body. The vast majority of them resorb over time. There are, in addition, nasal implants made from silicone or other polymers, but these are used infrequently. ...Read more

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Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

ENT or plastics: A moh's surgeon is a dermatologist and they specialize in only moh's surgery. An ENT or plastic surgeon is your best bet for reconstructive cosmetic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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And vascular surgeons make?

And vascular surgeons make?

What is to you: Only people that knows, ' who makes what ' is that person , his accountant and of course irs, rest is all guess, we are here to give you the best possible medical advise, by group of phenomenal panel of experts , hope you will benefit by their knowledge I am for one read benefit from their opinions. ...Read more

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Chin is big. Refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in facial feminization?

Chin is big. Refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in facial feminization?

Not necessary...: To see a specialist in facial feminization. You need a complete evaluation of the relation of your facial structures, including your occlusion (how your teeth fit together) as well as the prominence of other areas of the face--some who think their chins are too big actually have underdevelopment of other areas of the face. Your best bet is a plastic surgeon with experience with these deformities. ...Read more

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Who can perform a breast lift besides plastic surgeons?

Who can perform a breast lift besides plastic surgeons?

Anyone (by law) but?: Technically speaking any PHYSICIAN can perform this operation by law. However most hospitals or facilities will not allow unless the physician has privileges obtained with approved training. Why would you want to go to anyone else? Your colorectal surgeon? ...Read more

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Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more

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Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

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 more

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What colour is that thread plastic surgeons use in non-invasive face lifts?

What colour is that thread plastic surgeons use in non-invasive face lifts?

Neutral: Suspension threads are typically a neutral color so they do not show through thin or pale skin. ...Read more

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Are dermatologists essentially non surgical plastic surgeons (of the face/skin)? Just wondering, thanks.

Are dermatologists essentially non surgical plastic surgeons (of the face/skin)? Just wondering, thanks.

There : There is much crossover between certain specialties especially dermatology and plastic surgery. Your question is a bit of an over simplification. In general there is some truth to it, but it is complicated. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons both specialize in the skin, both can treat the entire body (not just the face) and both provide non-surgical as well as surgical treatments. However, in general, dermatology is primarily a medical specialty whereas plastic surgery is primarily a surgical specialty. Hope that helps to clarify. ...Read more

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Should cosmetic plastic surgeons be required to evaluate patients for body-dysmorphic disorder before operating?

Should cosmetic plastic surgeons be required to evaluate patients for body-dysmorphic disorder before operating?

Yes they should: However not all surgeons consult with psychologists before plastic surgery. I have been asked to evaluate patients a few times for plastic surgery and for bipass surgery. It makes sense to be more cautious about the psychological impact of these type of surgery. ...Read more

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Any well recommed plastic surgeons that take medicare in dallas, tx that do reconstruction on face from a severe burn damage?

Any well recommed plastic surgeons that take medicare in dallas, tx that do reconstruction on face from a severe burn damage?

Dr Kasden : I do not know if he accepts medicare but dr scott kasden in southlake is great. With medicare you may try calling the university of texas southwestern medical school plastic surgery department. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic plastic surgeons use skin glue for a mid-face lift, as opposed to sutures, that may produce more scarring?

Yes.: Skin glue can definitely be used to close almost all incisions that we do cosmetically. It's unclear which produces more scarring (skin glue vs. Stitches), however a general rule is permanent (non-dissolving) stitches should be removed as early as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of tests do plastic surgeons request in texas?

What kind of tests do plastic surgeons request in texas?

Tests before surgery: That depends on the type of surgery you are having. For minor procedures under local anesthetic only, usually no tests other than a history and physical are needed. For procedures with a general anesthetic, usually minor blood work is required. ...Read more

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Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

No board of botched: Surgeons are more likely to specialize in a region. For example rhinoplasty experts will have experienced with botched nose surgery whereas experts in breast augmentation are mor likely to be experienced in correcting botched breast surgery. There is no board specialization in botched surgery correction. ...Read more

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Are the best plastic surgeons for women in brazil>those women are hot?

Are the best plastic surgeons for women in brazil>those women are hot?

Best are all over: Best highly trained plastic surgeons are all over the world. America has best renowned cosmetic & reconstructive surgeons in world who devised phenomenal techniques ( disclosure I am not selling not a plastic surgeon). Best place is here for safety and beauty. People went to brazil for confidentiality and secrecy , the great dr pitanguy name still carries. ...Read more

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How do plastic surgeons feel about giving botox injections to a 23 year old?

How do plastic surgeons feel about giving botox injections to a 23 year old?

Botox at 23 yo: As long as you understand what the procedure is all about and are 18 years old it is fine. I have a number of younger ladies who are out in the sun all the time and have developed wrinkles which Botox helps. Of course sunscreen is good too! ...Read more

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Where can I find plastic surgeons in san antonio for a mastopexylift only, no augmentation?

Where can I find plastic surgeons in san antonio for a mastopexylift only, no augmentation?

Ask for a referral: Ask your physician for a recommendation. Two good online sources are the american society for plastic surgery and the american society of aesthetic plastic surgeons. Find some local experts and have a consultation or two, even three or until you feel very comfortable. ...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?

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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Why do some plastic surgeons offer high volume liposuction, for weight reduction, while others say its not for weight reduction, why the discrepancy?

Why do some plastic surgeons offer high volume liposuction, for weight reduction, while others say its not for weight reduction, why the discrepancy?

Not for weight loss: Liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. But some doctors out there do market to the "quick fix mentality... I don't agree with that. Here in florida, we're actually limited by law to 4 liters of fat removal as a maximum, in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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For plastic surgeons, how do they battle incision marks on the skin?

For plastic surgeons, how do they battle incision marks on the skin?

Skin incisions: When planning where to put incisions, i usually try to have the end result in as least conspicuous an area as possible. Beyond that, i encourage use of topical silicone gel for at least three months, scar massage, avoidance of daylight exposure for three months, and use of sunscreen. ...Read more

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How should one select best plastic surgeons for my nose reshaping?

How should one select best plastic surgeons for my nose reshaping?

Use referrals: From trusted friends, respected professionals and previous patients. Start with your existing physicians and ask for referrals and then use local hospitals or medical societies as week as national organizations such as the american society of plastic surgeons at plasticsurgery.Org. Verify credentials with state licensing agencies. Arrange a few consultations. ...Read more

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Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Surgery vs. Surgeon: A "plastic surgery" is a surgery meant to change the appearance of the face. A (facial) plastic surgeon is a doctor who has undergone a surgical bresidency training program. I would recommend seeking a facelift surgeon who is board certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (abfprs) or the american board of plastic surgery (abps). Review their work & ask questions. ...Read more

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Do plastic surgeons offer chest hair replacement?

Do plastic surgeons offer chest hair replacement?

Not that I know of: It might be possible but would be long and tedious and the donor site might be difficult to find that would match. ...Read more

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