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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Surgery won't help: Body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) means having an unrealistic assessment of one's own appearance. Since it's unrealistic, changing the face or body with surgery is unlikely to help. Many with bdd have multiple surgeries and are not satisfied. Psychotherapy, or maybe clinical hypnosis, are better options, to help create a more realistic self-assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I made upper eyelid chalazion surgery and the doctor made me a horrible brownish circular scar, and a slightly depressed area.Need cosmetic solution.
Yes: Yes, that is very unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should be...: This is done usually to tighten the lower eyelid if it is too lax or retracted downward. It can also be done to raise the outer corner of the eye for cosmetic reasons. If you have a competent board certified surgeon with experience operating in a certified facility, it should be quite safe. It does have complications, though, just like any other operative procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: While going through an experience like cosmetic surgery with a friend can be rewarding in its own way, never allow anyone to "talk you into getting surgery." surgery carries risks and only when the benefits outweigh the risks as deemed by the patient (improved appearance, self-esteem, health, etc), should it be considered. Along the same lines, be wary of surgeons who try to make a "strong sell.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin care: Every individual has a unique problem when it comes to facial skin. Mere blackheads may get a nice headstart from a quality facial, but long term results are best achieved with a prescription grade skin care line such as obagi clenziderm, skinceuticals, etc. Plastic surgery is best reserved for scarring resulting from cystic acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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