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Is there a type of cosmetic surgery that makes underweight people look bigger?

Is there a type of cosmetic surgery that makes underweight people look bigger?

No general procedure: There is no procedure which makes underweight people to be made bigger all over the body areas.. Focal areas of fat grafting can temporarily add volume to thinned areas. ...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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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?

Yes: Yes, but try diet and exercize first. They are sfer more physiologic and better in the long run. ...Read more

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Can there be a type of cosmetic surgery that can make your ankles smaller?

Liposuction.: For certain patients, liposuction surgery may be effective in reducing ankles/calf size. However, there are important structures traversing these tight areas; careful consideration to pros/cons as well as potential risk/complications should be given before undertaking this type of surgery. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was born with a sacral dimple/hole right above my bottom. What type of cosmetic surgery procedure would aesthetically cover this dimple?

Sacral dimple: In general, if these dimple is not too deep and is easily cleaned, nothing needs to be done. It is not the etiology of a pilonidal cyst. Pediatric surgeons used to remove them years ago but now, do not, unless there is a clincal reason to do so. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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