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Jaw Plate Removal Surgery
What plastic surgery is best to correct a weak jaw line, I am young and not fat, but I have no jaw contours.
Implants/fillers: A small mandible (jaw bone) can be safely and permanently treated with chin and angle of jaw implants. Chin is by far the most common and very satisfying to my patients. Some patients like to "try it on" and fillers (juvederm and radiesse) are great temporary solution. I prefer to utilize computer imaging prior to any treatment to allow my patients to visualize realistic goals before committing. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from plastic surgery? For a nose job, and jaw reduction? Are there risk factors?
Recovery: In general terms 3 to 6 months. But each case is individual. So best to ask your chosen surgeon the recovery & risks factors in YOUR case... ...Read more
Is there any kind of cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery I can get for my teeth to show a little bit while my jaw is at rest?
Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?
Head size: The head bones fuse and then grow as you age. But a surgery to reduce the head doesn't sound like a good idea. As you age your body may grow into your head size. Talk to your doctor about your feelings about your head size and you may benefit from talking about it. Maybe seeing a plastic surgeon to talk about what you don't like will help you accept your body. ...Read more
How to know if people who get plastic surgery (for cosmetic reasons and not reconstruction) a little 'unwell' in the head?
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read more
Scar Revision: Scars can be a different color or can be depressed or elevated compared to the surrounding skin. A scar on the scalp can result in an area of baldness. Normal features may be distorted by scars. Various treatments or surgical revision can improve the unsightly features of many scars. Consult with a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to learn about options. ...Read more
Cranial recnsrtrucn: Start looking into cranial reconstruction resources in your region. This surgery is most often done in kids, but occasionally in adults. The procedures are dramatic and invasive, involving extracting and reshaping the bones, ICU care and long recovery. It is a team effort, often involving neurosurgeons, craniofacial plastic surgeons and others. ...Read more
I had radial head plastic surgery over 20 years ago. Now I am having much pain and stiffness when lifting, pulling or if I hold elbow in bent posit?
Complex: After 20 years it is unlikely that there is any complication of the surgery. Now that being said, there is always an increased likelihood of arthritis in areas after trauma and repair. But there are many other possibilities. The best is to see a local surgeon or check with your primary care md who can then direct you further. ...Read more
Fat grafting is: Becoming more and more popular for breast surgery revisions, cosmetic surgery, and many other things. While nothing in medicine is ever really "new" the technique's popularity is usually credited to sydney coleman in nyc. Typically it's been said you lose about 1/3 of fat grafts via the coleman method, but this seems to be less with new harvesting and processing products and techniques. ...Read more
I had surgery on a broken jaw with removal of 2 wisdom teeth on that side with a metal plate 8 days ago. Can I eat pasta?
Ask your surgeon: What you can eat all depends on what kind of fracture you had repaired. Sometimes you can eat soft food right away and sometimes you need to only have liquids for a while. Ask you surgeon what is appropriate. ...Read more
Nasal bone removal: Bone removed from the inside of your nose to straighten the septum or open the nasal airway by operating on the turbinates is considered functional surgery. Removing a bony hump or straightening the outside of the nose by removing nasal bone is considered plastic surgery. ...Read more
I was born with a massive dark birthmark on my neck. Laser removal didn't remove it. Can I do plastic surgery to get rid of it?
Yes, possible.: It depends on the size. But yes, generally, plastic surgery can remove it. Either the skin in the neck is expanded to allow for proper closure after removal of the skin, or skin grafting is done. ...Read more
How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?
Removal of adhesions caused by multiple lower back surgeries (not bone related). I would like to have a lumbar curve. No plastic surgery. Ultrasound?
Will not work: Ultrasound will not work to restore your curve lost after spinal surgery. The only way to restore pathologic curves after surgery is spinal fusion. ...Read more
I had double jaw surgery 10 months ago and since suffer sinusitis every few weeks with blood in the nose and fever will screw removal help?
See your surgeon: What prevents you from going back to your surgeon? The surgeon isthe one to askk, espeially if there is still a need to remofe the screws. Your complaint is not a normal symptom. ...Read more
Does perlane work to plump up surgical scars? I have a small depression on my cheek, next to my nose from a melanoma removal. I did have a plastic surgeon do the surgery, but apparently he had to go deeper than we thought to make sure he got it all. Would
Facial: Facial fillers such as restylane, (dermal fillers) collagen, perlane, sculptra and even your own tissues taken from another part of your body (fat injections) are commonly used to fill out wrinkled or uneven areas of the face. Be sure to discuss your options with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best option to help make your cheek depression from the melanoma removal less noticeable. ...Read more
No: It is not normal for you jaws or TMJ to pop when opening after wisdom tooth surgery. In order to remove wisdom teeth, the mouth is usually opened and held open widely, which may produce some irritation to the tmjs. For most patients, the popping usually resolves over a brief period of time following surgery. If it persists and you have pain, you may want to contact your dentist or surgeon. ...Read more
Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?
I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?
Corn: First, corns are not deeply rooted. The first thing to do is seek the help of a podiatrist who will accurately diagnose the cause of the corn and will guide you with appropriate treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: Plastic surgery may be performed by plastic surgeons on a pro bono basis for patients in need. There are a number of foundations and charities which help facilitate this for victims of domestic violence, veterans who sustained injuries in combat, or children with congenital birth defects. Discounted aesthetic plastic surgery is available through some teaching institutions. ...Read more
Fractora Skin Rx: Fratora is a product name to improve skin appearance made by Invasix. It constists of fractional radio-frequency treatment. The prorpose is to provide anti-aging improvement, and improved skin tone and texture. ...Read more
Radiofrequency: It is a proprietary method of delivering radiofrequency via many different points that deliver "fractionated" therapy. It is supposed to provide subtle tightening to the skin for very mild wrinkling ...Read more
Male plastic surgery: One's image is vital to most every aspect of her or his life, be it personal or professional. More men are drawn to plastic surgery today, as trends in plastic surgery are moving away from an overly "done" look and instead moving towards subtle, natural appearing results. Procedures should be customized for men to prevent results that feminize the patient. ...Read more
Greatly varies: This will vary tremendously with the techniques used and may involve relatively modest costs if treatable with injections and/or lasers. However, if more extensive or complicated it could require multiple stages procedures with different specialists and imaging or interventions. First discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. Many offer complimentary consultations. ...Read more
Probably: It depends on what you mean. Is the pain in the lower or upper jaw? Is it in the jaw joint or the body of the jaw or the chin? Is it near the teeth? It could be a dental or sinus problem. Surgery may be helpful or even indicated but there's just not enough information to be able to give you a meaningful answer. ...Read more