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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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Can hypnosis help someone overcome bdd or is cosmetic surgery the only way?

Can hypnosis help someone overcome bdd or is cosmetic surgery the only way?

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 more

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Can there be a way to get cosmetic surgery help for free?

Can there be a way to get cosmetic surgery help for free?

If you mean: Getting the surgery for free - that's unlikely. Even at a resident-run clinic, you'd still have to pay for anesthesia, supplies, and a facility fee. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get canthopexy cosmetic surgery?

Is it safe to get canthopexy cosmetic surgery?

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 more

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Should I let my girlfriend talk me into joining her and get cosmetic surgery too?

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 more

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Can i get cosmetic surgery to change my eye color?

Can i get cosmetic surgery to change my eye color?

No: Eye color is due to pigment on the surface of the iris, inside the eye. Disturbing that in any way can lead to severe changes in vision and in any event no surgery can reliably change the eye color. ...Read more

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Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

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 more

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Is it considered cosmetic surgery if I get my front teeth aligned?

Is it considered cosmetic surgery if I get my front teeth aligned?

Yes: For purposes of dental insurance, any thing done to enhance the smile in absence of decay or fracture is considered cosmetic and usually not covered. The only exception would be if you have orthodontic coverage. ...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


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