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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (Definition)

This is a surgical procedure that involves reducing redundant tissues that are at play during snoring and/ or obstructive sleep apnea. Typically done by ...Read more


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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Not much: Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward. In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics. ...Read more

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Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Not it's job: Palatal expander used to widen a narrow upper jaw. It does not correct a cleft, but properly repositions the 2 halves of the upper jaw from side-to-side. Repair of the cleft usually means some surgery. Talk to the cleft team about what's being done and why. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma. ...Read more

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Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Rec: Study yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngeal_flap_surgery & Google the phrase. Like all surgeries, never risk free & powerfully depends on the individual situation, pre-existing health issues plus the skill & experience of the surgeon combined with followup care. Always best to work at understanding the procedure, along with possible complications, solutions & alternatives, yourself. ...Read more

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Is an otoplasty considered plastic surgery?

Yes: Otoplasty, or reshaping of the ears, is considered plastic surgery. Although I have heard of instances where insurance carriers cover the cost of this procedure, this is the exception and not the rule. Talk with a facial plastic surgeon to discuss your concern and then contact your insurance carrier and verify your coverage. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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What is otoplasty surgery?

What is otoplasty surgery?

Reshaping, reducing: Otoplasty reshapes the normal folds of the upper portion of the ear and sets the prominent ear back closer to the head. ...Read more

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How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

How much fees for rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) & chin liposuction?

Rhino and chin cost: In general, rhinoplasty surgery can cost between $6000-8500. Chin liposuction can run between $1500-3000. Costs depend on complexity, time and type of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is septum deviation operation painful?

Is septum deviation operation painful?

Like ANY surgery....: A lot depends on the specific patient and exactly what technique is being performed. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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Does deviated septum surgery counts as nose job?

Does deviated septum surgery counts as nose job?

Yes: Septal surgery is straightening the inside of the nose. Changing the outside of the nose is called rhinoplasty. The procedures can be done together. ...Read more

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What are ears plastic surgery correction?

What are ears plastic surgery correction?

Otoplasty: Dear jinaed6, correction of the ears is called otoplasty. It is meant to pin the ears back and restore a more normal shape. The incisions are found behind the ear so that they heal inconspicuously. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

Cleft "Lip"?: Cleft lip surgery is straightforward for a trained cleft surgeon. Even the wide ones and bilateral ones take an experienced surgeon about 1-2 hours to repair. Patients usually go home the next day, although older children and adults can often go home the same day. ...Read more

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What is septorhinoplasty operation?

What is septorhinoplasty operation?

Nose surgery: Septorhinoplasty is surgery to improve the nasal airway (generally to straighten the nasal septum (which normally divides the nasal passage into roughly similar right and left sides) and to improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose. The rhinoplasty portion often involve many steps that work together to reduce the size of the nose, improve side to side symmetry and reshape the tip. ...Read more

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