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How can I get over depression after cosmetic surgery?

How can I get over depression after cosmetic surgery?

Tough--I'll try: Make sure that the result is all it can be by having a frank discussion with your surgeon to explain your unhappiness. A second opinion might help. If the surgeons feel the result is good, it may be that your hopes were too high for what the surgery would accomplish. Please talk to your surgeon and your primary care doctor. Finding a project to work on can help you not dwell on it too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

4-5 days: My patients typically go back to work 4-5 days after breast augmentation. However, this is also dependent on the size of your augmentation and the type of job that you perform. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after revision rhinoplasty before i can exercise? I had to wait three weeks after my first surgery. Will the wait time be similar for revision rhinoplasty? .

How long do I have to wait after revision rhinoplasty before i can exercise? I had to wait three weeks after my first surgery. Will the wait time be similar for revision rhinoplasty?

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3-4 weeks: Most patients can return to work in 7-10 days and resume exercise in three to four weeks. Every surgeon has different instructions, so it would be best to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of breast reduction surgery?

How can I get over fear of breast reduction surgery?

Study!: What are your symptoms? Why are you having? What are you fearing? Pain, anesthesia, new status. If you are in need of the procedure, the risks are low. ...Read more

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Can I have a sex realignment surgery if i was to self medicate myself? Will the surgeon do the surgery if i used the hormones without prescription?

Can I have a sex realignment surgery if i was to self medicate myself?  Will the surgeon do the surgery if i used the hormones without prescription?

Dangerous: It's extremely dangerous to play with hormones replacement without guidance of a physician. It's even more dangerous to proceed with surgery without proper work up and professional and social supports. ...Read more

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How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? .

How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? 

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Asian blepharoplasty: There is no set number for how many times you can have Asian blepharoplasty. Hopefully, you will find the right surgeon and procedure for you. Sometimes, with aging, you may need aging Asian blepharoplasty eventually. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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How long can I expect a Brazilian butt lift to last? I really want to improve my sagging rear end by having a Brazilian butt lift procedure. However, I am not sure about undergoing a dangerous surgical procedure. I also don't want to have surgery if the r

How long can I expect a Brazilian butt lift to last? I really want to improve my sagging rear end by having a Brazilian butt lift procedure. However, I am not sure about undergoing a dangerous surgical procedure. I also don't want to have surgery if the r

It Can Be Permanent: BBL success is highly dependent on surgical technique during fat extraction, processing, and reinjection. It is also important for the patient to follow the post-op restrictions to ensure success.

When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent. When done incorrectly, they may not last and you may need a re-do. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2009/12/03/recipe-for-permanent-fat-injections/) ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before tattooing over a laser-treated area of skin?

How long do I have to wait before tattooing over a laser-treated area of skin?

6-8 weeks: Vqries with laser used and your healing time, but would wait minimum of 6 weeks. Tattoo artist will notice if skin is too fragile to tattoo properly. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i get surgery to fix my flat feet. How long will i be out of work?

I'm wondering if i get surgery to fix my flat feet. How long will i be out of work?

Flat foot sx: The procedures vary so it depends what is done. Also depends if you sit or stand at work. Most radical surgery would take about 8 weeks to heel but discuss with surgeon. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before i can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before i can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

Discuss with doc: You should discuss this with your surgeon. Your vision should recover very quickly after cataract surgery unless there are special circumstances. Most patients can drive almost immediately, however, there can be some challenges using both eyes together if the un-operated eye has a high prescription. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything i can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better? .

Is there any way i can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything i can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better?

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Yes: There are various techniques that can both reduce initial bruising and speed the resolution of bruising. Rather than try to list them in this limited space, i would recommend you ask your board certified plastic surgeon what they recommend. You paying for their help and guidance, so it is best to follow their advice. ...Read more

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How long will bruising last after Asian eyelid surgery? I don't want to go out looking like i've been punched in the face! so how long should I plan to stay in after Asian eyelid surgery? .

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How long will bruising last after Asian eyelid surgery? I don't want to go out looking like i've been punched in the face! so  how long should I plan to stay in after Asian eyelid surgery?

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Asian blepharoplasty: The majority of patients will take 10-14 days to recover from asian eyelid surgery. The amount of bruising and the speed with which it resolves is very patient-dependent. Avoiding foods and supplements that may thin your blood will limit the length of time you experience bruising. ...Read more

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How long can i go back to my physical training after microdiskectomy procedure considering with/without complications?

How long can i go back to my physical training after microdiskectomy procedure considering with/without complications?

6 weeks: Unfortunately you can never completely escape the possibility of complications, but generally you can resume normal activities 6 weeks after a microdiscectomy. Some surgeons will allow return to normal activity even sooner than that, so you should really discuss this with your own surgeon. ...Read more

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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout? .

When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout?

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Often : Often i will be performing liposuction of the neck at the same time as the chin augmentation. I make my patients wear a chin strap for the first week to help limit swelling and assist skin contraction. I generally ask patients after chin auentation to wait 1-2 weeks to raise blood pressure with exercise. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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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