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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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How much time until bioprinting is applied to cosmetic surgery?

How much time until bioprinting is applied to cosmetic surgery?

3D comes 2 cosmetics: 3D printers are already being used for maxillofacial and craniofacial indications for selected reconstructive conditions. See this report from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-26534408 ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from cosmetic surgery on the face?

How long does it take to heal from cosmetic surgery on the face?

It varies: To answer this you need to be more specific as to what kind of surgery you are asking about. In general, facial healing is fairly quick. Most bruising will be gone within 7-14 days. Most swelling goes away in a few weeks but will continue to improve for up to a year. Smoking and other health problems can delay healing. ...Read more

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What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

What painkillers are best to take for cosmetic surgery?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication please discuss it with your surgeon for advise. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

No: Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done. If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection. ...Read more

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Can genioplasty and another cosmetic procedure be performed at the same time? I am interested in not only having genioplasty performed, but also having cosmetic surgery on my nose. I am unhappy with how my chin looks and want it appear more prominent, tho

Can genioplasty and another cosmetic procedure be performed at the same time? I am interested in not only having genioplasty performed, but also having cosmetic surgery on my nose. I am unhappy with how my chin looks and want it appear more prominent, tho

Commonly Done.: These procedures are commonly performed together. The nose and chin ( as well as other facial features) should be in “harmony”. See a well experienced board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon for precise advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Safe: The risks of cosmetic plastic surgery are the same as any other surgery: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, hypertrophic/unacceptable scarring, bleeding, as well as the potential cosmetic problems such as overcorrection, undercorrection, contour irregularity, inability to achieve a specific cosmetic result, etc. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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Why do people do cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are many physical, psychological, and even occupational reasons patients seek to have cosmetic surgery. Ethical plastic surgeons will make a point of ascertaining patient's motivations. Patients who are self-motivated ( and doing the operations for themselves) are generally satisfied with the outcome of the procedures performed. Cosmetic surgery does not necessarily improve relationships... ...Read more

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Do people die during cosmetic surgery?

Do people die during cosmetic surgery?

Very rarely : Find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon, have your surgery in an accredited facility with board certified anesthesiologists, and minimize your risks. Cosmetic surgery done in an appropriate setting with qualified surgeons and anesthesiologists, and done well has an extremely low mortality rate. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery make me look attractive?

Realistic expectatio: It is very important to have realistic expectations prior to deciding for cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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What motivates people to have cosmetic surgery?

To look better.: There is always something that people don't like about their looks. For some people this becomes a source of unhappiness. Cosmetic surgery can change that. They just have to make sure they choose a qualified and board certified plastic surgeon and do their homework to get the improvement that they are looking for. ...Read more

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of cosmetic surgery help?

Can you tell me the history of cosmetic surgery help?

Plastic surgery: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has an excellent summary of the history of plastic surgery located at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/articles-and-galleries/history-of-plastic-surgery.html ...Read more

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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 possible to finance cosmetic surgery with bad credit?

Is it possible to finance cosmetic surgery with bad credit?

Yes, but....: It is harder as most of the financing agencies will look at your credit of course. ...Read more

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