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Doctor insights on: Medical Reasons For Plastic Surgery

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I was wondering what are some medical reasons that require plastic surgery?

I was wondering what are some medical reasons that require plastic surgery?

Function: Many plastic surgery procedures impact both form (appearance) and function (like reduced nasal breathing, hooded eyelids causing loss of visual fields, etc.). Those interfering with function are often considered as medical necessity to repair. Usually improvement or restoration of appearance does not fall in this category, and therefore not eligible for insurance reimbursement or coverage. ...Read more

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When does someone medically need plastic surgery?

When does someone medically need plastic surgery?

Yes: Plastic surgery for reconstruction after mastectomy for instance is certainly medically necessary as well as all reconstructive surgery procedures following cancer of the head and neck or elsewhere.
What is not medically necessary : aesthetic procedures that you choose to have to enhance your appearance ...Read more

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Will having a plastic surgery on your medical record?

Will having a plastic surgery on your medical record?

Should be: There are two kinds of "plastic surgery". Reconstructive and cosmetic/aesthetic surgery. Both of these types of procedures should become part of your medical record as it could affect future treatements you need for medical conditions. Your doctors should know about all your prior procedures as it can give good insight into future surgical procedures and choices of needed procedures, . ...Read more

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What are examples of medical conditions that would require plastic surgery?

What are examples of medical conditions that would require plastic surgery?

Plastic Surgery: I think you mean insurance covered Plastic surgeon conditions. Examples are: Lacerations, facial fractures, septum deviation, cancer reconstruction, burn skin grafts, excision of lesions, hand surgery, breast reduction/reconstruction, congenital reconstruction. Just to name a few... ...Read more

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How do I learn medical spanish? I am going for plastic surgery and want to be able to answer their question.

How do I learn medical spanish? I am going for plastic surgery and want to be able to answer their question.

See below: Just a general simple knowledge of some basic conversational spanish would be nice & respectful. It would be difficult on very short notice to learn detailed medical spanish. It is likely that where you go there will already be medical providers with excellent english skills. Allergies, medications, medical history is important to know. Maybe you can bring copies of your medical reports and tests. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons ok?

Is plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons ok?

Yes 4 right reasons: Plastic surgery performed for the purpose of enhancing ones appearance is acceptable as long as it is done with an understanding of the risks as well as having reasonable expectations. ...Read more

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How safe is plastic surgery?

How safe is plastic surgery?

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 plastic surgery dangerous?

Is plastic surgery dangerous?

Depends: All surgery has its risks. If I understand your question when you ask if "plastic surgery" is dangerous, am I correct to assume that you mean cosmetic surgery? In the hands of a competent surgeon, the risks should be low in a healthy individual. ...Read more

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Is there plastic surgery for free?

Is there plastic surgery for free?

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

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Kim before and after plastic surgery?

Kim before and after plastic surgery?

Guessing game: There are many people who will guess which procedures kk has undergone but she continues to keep it a secret other than her Botox treatments. ...Read more

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What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

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

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What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

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

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Why are men having plastic surgery now?

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

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What amount would plastic surgery cost?

What amount would plastic surgery cost?

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

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At what age can you get plastic surgery?

At what age can you get plastic surgery?

Any age.: Plastic surgery can be performed at any age, the realm of it includes reconstructive work.
Cosmetic surgery is generally limited to those 18 years and older, however there are exceptions. ...Read more

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During what age can I get plastic surgery?

Age for plastic surg: Any age depending on the problem. Best to see a plastic surgeon to discuss specific issues of concern. ...Read more

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Plastic surgery celebrity before and after?

Most photos are fake: Most celebrities guard their privacy even more than their appearance, so much of what is available online is fake. Reputable plastic surgeons are bound by patient confidentiality, so this would be a major breach to "let this information out! " look at actual photos to see examples of facelift, eyelid surgery, and much too much filler and botox! ...Read more

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How would I look with plastic surgery at 70?

How would I look with plastic surgery at 70?

Hopefully better!: Plastic surgery at any age may be reconstructive or cosmetic. Most common perceptions are that it is all cosmetic. For a healthy 70 year old who feels 50, typical procedures are directed at facial rejuvenation, such as a facelift to make you look closer in age to how you feel. Have a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options! ...Read more

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What type of plastic surgery is the riskiest?

What type of plastic surgery is the riskiest?

Beware cheap surgery: I try to discourage my patients from price shopping for surgery. While I understand that cost is a factor, I believe it is much more important that you find a surgeon who you trust and are comfortable with after meeting with them. I also believe that you should make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and not some other "cosmetic" board that does not meet the same standards. ...Read more

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What's the risk of the barbie plastic surgery?

What's the risk of the barbie plastic surgery?

Too much: There are many procedures which have been referred to as the barbie plastic surgery so I am not sure if I am answering the question you have posed. However, multiple and repeated procedures on any body part may result in excessive scar tissue which may not lead to successful wound healing. The risks of any surgery includes infection, bleeding, wound breakdown, over/under correction, scarring, . .. ...Read more

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Plastic surgery celebrities before and after?

Plastic surgery celebrities before and after?

Career based on look: When your career is based significantly upon your looks in addition to your acting talent, it is no doubt that celebrities will seek any and all remedies to improve one's physical appearance. ...Read more

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What plastic surgery can remove my muffin top?

What plastic surgery can remove my muffin top?

Liposuction/ectomy: Most patients are referring to the “flank” areas when they speak about their muffin tops. These areas may be addressed through liposuction and and/or lipectomy surgery (excision of skin and adipose tissue). Commonly performed operations include tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or lower body lift surgery. ...Read more

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How old do I have to be to get plastic surgery?

18: Most cosmetic procedures are done on adults over 18. Some problems that occur at birth, ear and lip deformities are corrected as infants and children. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of getting plastic surgery?

What are the dangers of getting plastic surgery?

Surgery risks: There are risks to every surgical procedure regardless of type. There is always an anesthetic risk, but this is minimal in healthy people undergoing elective surgery. Surgery has risks of infection and bleeding, but once again minimal. There is also risks of blood clots, asymmetry and irregularities. Plastic surgery also has risks on how your body heals, which sometimes can't be controlled. ...Read more

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What is plastic surgery and what is the procedure.

What is plastic surgery and what is the procedure.

Many things: A plastic surgeon does many things - from cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer, etc. Your question is broad and there is no one procedure that encompasses plastic surgery. Plastic Surgery comes from the Greek Plastikos meaning to reconstruct. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to get plastic surgery?

What age do you have to be to get plastic surgery?

18 Years Old: Most often, plastic surgery is an elective procedure, so you really should be at least 18 years old (a consenting adult) to legally give your consent. Minors can undergo plastic surgery with appropriate parent/guardian consent when it it warranted (as in reconstructive plastic surgery). ...Read more

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What number of kids get plastic surgery every year?

What number of kids get plastic surgery every year?

Plastic surgery- kid: Many children need plastic surgery for congenital issues or functional problems. Examples are cleft palate surgery and craniofacial surgery. ...Read more

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What amount do you think plastic surgery would cost?

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

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To what degree can plastic surgery change my looks.?

Plastic surgery: I don't believe that a number can be assigned. If you are pursuing plastic surgery, find a board certified surgeon with whom you can establish a good rapport so that your surgical goals are well understood. ...Read more

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Please explain how can plastic surgery be beneficial?

Ps benefits: Plastic surgery may affect both form (shape or appearance) and function. It may not only help people be healthier or function better, but can also improve patients' self esteem, or how the feel about themselves, and thus live a better life. ...Read more

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