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Hi I am asian origin, has a dusky complexion, I would like to do full body melanin reduction surgery, where is this service being offered in USA?

Hi I am asian origin, has a dusky complexion, I would like to do full body melanin reduction surgery, where is this service being offered in USA?

No such thing: There is no such treatment for the whole body. If you don't like to be dark, avoiding sunlight exposure with umbrella, large hat, and a titanium or zinc sunscreen may help. There are creams to reduce the melanin production but the effect is only transient and the dose may be toxic when applied all over the body. Perhaps focusing on your face would be a more realistic. Goal. ...Read more

Melanin (Definition)

This is the normal dark pigment of the body which gives it its color and sunprotection as well. Albinos may lack this pigment and have significant health consequences due to that. Some internal organs or color with melanin such as the choroid of the eye and the meninges of the brain. Melanin producing cells can cause ...Read more


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I'm a dark skinned woman I used to apply hydroquinone cream. Is there any surgery that can reduce melanin from inside in order to lose a few shades?

I'm a dark skinned woman I used to apply hydroquinone cream. Is there any surgery that can reduce melanin from inside in order to lose a few shades?

Dark skin: No. Don't even think about this concept. There are pigment lighteners for selected areas, but the use of the most powerful one of these is limited to the care of very, very skilled dermatologists. Don't go down that hazardous road. ...Read more

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I have dark nails due to melanin and so I'm always wearing nail polish. I heard about fake nails implants, a surgery born in USA. Info or Intox?

I have dark nails due to melanin and so I'm always wearing nail polish. I heard about fake nails implants, a surgery born in USA. Info or Intox?

Stick with nail: Polish. Surgery for a benign and cosmetic issue like color of nails is not a good idea. If nail polish has worked so far, stick with it. ...Read more

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I'm done with topical cream like hydroquinone so is there any surgery that can reduce melanin in order to achieve a lighter complexion?

I'm done with topical cream like hydroquinone so is there any surgery that can reduce melanin in order to achieve a lighter complexion?

Incomplete Info: I need more info about you and your skin, in order to answer this query. What color are you? Dark, light, black, scots-irish? Family history. Sun exposure history, medical health? If you like, give some more info and i'll try to be more directive in my answer. In general, there are a few things you can do to "lighten up." we can talk more about them if yoiu give me more info. ...Read more

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Hey I was wondering if my medicaid would cover a weight reduction surgery for me. I'm no expert but I'd say its pretty necessary.

Hey I was wondering if my medicaid would cover a weight reduction surgery for me. I'm no expert but I'd say its pretty necessary.

There is no: State-funded insurance policies that cover weight reduction surgery that I am aware of, and I know North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia policies. As you can tell, we are in the stroke and heart attack belt of America. I hope you find better answers in your state. ...Read more

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Is there such a surgery for foot reduction?

Is there such a surgery for foot reduction?

Yes but: Not generally recommended unless for medical reasons or debilitating reasons. Cosmetic surgical reconstructive surgery of the foot is not covered by insurance and can severely limit the function of the foot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Areola reduction without surgery?

No: The only way to reduce the size of an areola is with surgery. ...Read more

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How do I get areola reduction without surgery?

How do I get areola reduction without surgery?

Not possible: You may consider tattoo of the region, but will not give thsameappearance. Apprarance. ...Read more

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Can a person get chin reduction surgery at 16y?

Can a person get chin reduction surgery at 16y?

Chin Reduction: In general, it is best to wait, when possible, for the body (and face) to finish growing before considering any cosmetic procedures. At 16, your face will likely continue to grow and this will affect your overall facial proportions. If chin reduction is done prematurely, then as the face continues to change, what may have been a good result intially, no longer looks good. ...Read more

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I really need skin reduction surgery. What are risks?

I really need skin reduction surgery. What are risks?

Several: Risks of surgery include infection, excessive bleeeding, nerve damage and unsightly scars if they become raised and red after healing is done. ...Read more

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How much pain should I expect after a chin reduction surgery?

How much pain should I expect after a chin reduction surgery?

Chin reduction pain: Chin reduction is generally not a terribly painful recovery. It can be described as more uncomfortable than painful. The first 3 days are generally the most uncomfortable, but can be controlled with pain medication. Chin reduction is usually easier than chin augmentation in that the surrounding skin and muscle is not stretched but allowed to relax. ...Read more

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What is the typical reduction in levodopa after DBS surgery?

What is the typical reduction in levodopa after DBS surgery?

None: By "none" I don't mean no reduction, I mean no typical. Any statistics on dose reduction after DBS are descriptive not predictive; i.e. they only average out the result of a large pool of patients. The individual patient needs individualized therapy. Dose reduction can range from 100% (rare) to none (much more common). Depends on both efficacy AND tolerability of the drug. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make the feeling return to breasts after reduction surgery?

Is there any way to make the feeling return to breasts after reduction surgery?

Time will tell: Breast reduction surgery has a small risk of loss of sensation to the nipples--sometimes temporary. Any loss or change should come back within a few months of surgery--if not, it is likely permanent. ...Read more

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How long does an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery typically take?

How long does an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery typically take?

It Depends!: Many types of fractures require this kind of repair. How long it takes depends on the location of the fracture (which bone), how bad the break it, and what other injuries or health problems the person needing the surgery has. Also, complications can arise during any surgical procedure and delay things. The orthopedist or other specialist doing the surgery is the best person to ask. ...Read more

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Open TMJ surgery can help reposition a disc displaced anteriourly without reduction? Will it last this procedure? Thank you very much

Open TMJ surgery can help reposition a disc displaced anteriourly without reduction? Will it last this procedure? Thank you very much

Maybe: Oms's have done TMJ surgery to reposition the disc for years with varying results. Most oms's agree that the indication for TMJ surgery is loss of function with or without pain. The key requrement being loss of function. ...Read more

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Can I have breast/boob reduction surgery at 18?

Can I have breast/boob reduction surgery at 18?

Yes, but uncommonly: Done. While I have perfomed breast reductions on patients as young as 15-16 because of enormous breasts causing severe neck and back pain, this is very rare. The scars from breast reduction (like all scars) are permanent. While one should be able to breast feed postop, there is no guarantee. Also, it is possible that repeat reduction may need to be done later in life. ...Read more

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What are the reasons I might be ineligible for lung reduction surgery for emphysema?

What are the reasons I might be ineligible for lung reduction surgery for emphysema?

There are many: There are strict criteria for someone to be eligible for lung volume reduction surgery. The best approach is to seek the opinion of a board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What prostate reduction laser surgery?

What prostate reduction laser surgery?

A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more