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Dr. Francisco Agullo Dr. Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
16 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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Is it possible to reduce my hip size through cosmetic surgery?

Is it possible to reduce my hip size through cosmetic surgery?

Limited: Hips can be reduced by removal of fat through liposuction. We do not have a method of reducing the bony component.

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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


Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Does a cosmetic surgery to reduce my hip size?

Does a cosmetic surgery to reduce my hip size?

It's possible: If your hips are large because of fat deposits, it is possible to reduce the hip size by liposuction. But if your hips are large because of bone or muscle, that cannot work.

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Dr. Richard Tholen Dr. Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
37 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

Not cosmetic surgery: Gastric bypass or lap-band surgery is often recommended for patients with morbid obesity. It works, and can prolong life, not to mention improve lifestyle and everyday activities of living! This is not "cosmetic" surgery at all, and it may even be covered by insurance. Once the weight is lost, the loose skin that remains will require elective cosmetic surgery. Best wishes!

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is there a type of cosmetic surgery which can reduce weight by 20 pounds?

Is there a type of cosmetic surgery which can reduce weight by 20 pounds?

No: With the exception of the rare large panniculectomy, plastic surgical procedures are not designed to remove significant amount of weight or help patients with their weight loss goals. Best to achieve a long-term stable weight, through diet and exercise, prior to proceeding with elective surgery.

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Dr. Stephen Weber Dr. Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
21 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is cosmetic surgery the only solution for a medium sized indention, left by chickenpox, on the tip of my nose? It is discolored and caved in..

Is cosmetic surgery the only solution for a medium sized indention, left by chickenpox, on the tip of my nose? It is discolored and caved in..

Not necessarily: Scar revision might be required but in some cases, scars like what you describe can be improved with either laser resurfacing or dermabrasion of the scar and surrounding nasal skin.

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Dr. George Speace Dr. Speace
Surgery - Plastics
45 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Do cosmetic surgery has any mean to increase the bone size let's say wrist and legs bone if they are too tiny?

Do cosmetic surgery has any mean to increase the bone size let's say wrist and legs bone if they are too tiny?

No: cosmetic surgery has no place in bone surgery. Only in a reconstructive sense would bone grafts be employed for functional deficits.

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected? I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes.

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

Depends on Situation: You may benefit from “consultation” with personal trainers and/or nutritionists. On the other hand, if you feel like you have reached a long-term stable weight, it may be time to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Sometimes procedures such as panniculectomy may be very helpful even though patients are not quite at their long-term stable weight. Best wishes.

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I realize cosmetic surgery isn't usually covered by insurance but what about the consultation?

I realize cosmetic surgery isn't usually covered by insurance but what about the consultation?

Yes, possible: Some cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance like breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, when weight of large breasts causing back pains. Some plastic surgeons provide free consultation. Speak to your doctor, may know some one who can advise you.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Cynthia Poulos Dr. Poulos
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Has anyone ever traveled to another country to get cosmetic surgery?

Has anyone ever traveled to another country to get cosmetic surgery?

Medical tourism: Many people do this. It works out well for some, and is disastrous for others. Is it that important to take a risk with your health far way from home? Perhaps you have found a competent doctor or clinic, but what if you encounter complications? Returning home could be difficult if not impossible, if you are that sick. Trying to find a doctor to take care of your problems could be very difficult.

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Dr. Ralph Rosato Dr. Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Do rich people or powerful people have more or less cosmetic surgery?

Difficult question: Since cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance if you have more disposible income than it would seem you could get more surgery. However, the average income of cosmetic surgery patients is less then $ 100, 000.

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Dr. Michael Beckenstein Dr. Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
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Are there clinical studies of cosmetic surgery available to get procedures done?

Are there clinical studies of cosmetic surgery available to get procedures done?

Yes: The american society of plastic surgeons asps www. Plasticsurgery. Org and the american society forvaesthetic plastic surgery asaps www. Surgery. Org, have extensive studies and statistics for these procedures.

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Dr. Janet Turkle Dr. Turkle
Surgery - Plastics
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Overall, is the risk of cosmetic surgery higher than it is for other types of surgery that are not elective?

No: Surgical risk is due to a combination of factors. The health and risk factors of the patient are the primary determinants of the risk of surgery. Surgery performed by a qualified plastic surgeon on a healthy patient is not more dangerous than any other surgery.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. David Levens Dr. Levens
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Not the best choice: The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is not for weight reduction. Overweight people can "look thinner" through safe weight loss with a proper dietary and exercise regimen. Sometimes if unsuccessful, bariatric surgery can be considered. After an overweight person has lost weight, then cosmetic surgery can be considered if needed to reduce stubborn areas of fat or loose skin.

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Dr. Rebecca Gray Dr. Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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When after you have a baby do you need to wait to have cosmetic surgery?

6 weeks: Most surgeons will probably suggest you wait at least 6 weeks before undergoing cosmetic surgery. You want to make sure you have fully recovered from your delivery; including correcting any anemia that resulted and waiting for any swelling associated with the pregnancy to resolve.

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Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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How long after you have a baby should you need to wait to have cosmetic surgery?

How long after you have a baby should you need to wait to have cosmetic surgery?

Just long enough.: You want to wait long enough for your body to recover. Get back to "fighting weight", and let some of the stretching recoil. If you are planning more children, wait until afterwards. For the main areas: breasts - at least 3 months after the milk has dried up; belly - 6 months to a year, or until it stops improving on its own. You can always get a consult sooner for the best answer for you.

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How do I find a good cosmetic surgery clinic?

Many Resources.: I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.? then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate him on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures.

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