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Is Photorejuvention A Safe Procedure
Yes: The term "photorejuvenation" can have many meanings, but generally refers to treating the skin with light energy to achieve improvement. Another similar term is "photofacial". Typically an intense pulsed light (ipl) type "laser" device is used to reduce red and brown spots and improve fine lines by causing minor inflammation below the skin surface leading to collagen remodelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic pain: Spinal cord stimulation involves a trial followed by a permanent implantation of the stimulator if the trial is successful. The entire process is generally safe but there are small risks of infection, failure to eliminate the pain, spinal fluid leak, blood clot formation, and rarely paralysis. Discuss with your physician the risks, benefits, and alternative treatments to eliminate the pain. ...Read more
Fishing : Placing braces is a simple procedure without pain. The discomfort arises a few hours later when the pressure from the orthodontic appliances causes tooth sensitivity. Nothing except taking anti inflammatory drugs can make it better. So since fishing is very important and one may have limited opportunities to go fishing my opinion is to go fishing as soon as you can. ...Read more
Primer on ulcers: With the advent of modern medication, we rarely have to perform elective anti-ulcer procedures. Many times gastric irritation is not due to hyperacidity but is actually a bacterial infection. But, to your question - antrectomy is the removal of the distal third of the stomach, an area which secrets a hormone which causes the upper stomach to secrete more acid. It is safe, but i suggest a 2d opinion. ...Read more
Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?
It is available: In some countries, but for the most part is considered aesthetic, as in done for cosmetic reasons. I can understand the cultural significance of something like this. And while the surgery is usually day surgery and relatively safe, I would urge you to strongly consider undergoing a cosmetic surgery unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more
Is lower lid blepharoplasty a safe procedure? What is the likelyhood of something going wrong and things not looking right afterward?
Generally safe: Lower lid blepharoplasty is almost always a cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance. It will improve the smoothness of the lids. It is very safe. The major risk is too aggressive surgery which can cause the lower lid to incompletely cover the eye leading to exposure and irritation requiring drops. Rarely the coverage is so incomplete that further surgery is needed. Risk is small. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
i am considering liposuction and i hear that it is quite safe. I would like to know what the causes/chances ofembolisms during the procedure are?
Extremely low!: There are fat and blood embolisms, but both are extremely rare if surgery is performed by abps-certified plastic surgeons (all operate in accredited facilities). There are many self-proclaimed "surgeons" who do liposuction under local anesthesia in their offices who claim "more safe" than anesthesia and a real operation by a "real" plastic surgeon. This is false. Proper surgery = max precautions! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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