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Dr. Daniel Careaga
384 doctors shared insights

Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery (Overview)

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is a field that does mainly elective surgery to improve cosmesis.


Dr. Tamara Lyday
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
103K people helped
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Is it possible for people under 18 to have plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery without parent consent?

Dr. Tamara Lyday
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
103K people helped
Is it possible for people under 18 to have plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery without parent consent?

No: And unless it's something like a cleft palate that should be held until over the age of 18. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery (Overview)

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is a field that does mainly elective surgery to improve cosmesis.


Dr. Stephen Colbert
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
49K people helped
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What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?

Dr. Stephen Colbert
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
49K people helped
What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?

Scar: Scar tissue cannot be removed altogether, but it can sometimes be replaced with better, less noticeable scar tissue or can sometimes be hidden. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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45 years in practice
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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45 years in practice
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
366K people helped
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I am 19 year old male , can I get plastic cosmetic surgery without knowing perents at the age of 21 ?

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
366K people helped
I am 19 year old male , can I get plastic cosmetic surgery without knowing perents at the age of 21 ?

Yes: You are over the age of 18. You may sign for yourself. It is usually best to have support when going through surgery. Each case is different. See a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
22 years in practice
1M people helped
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I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

Dr. Robert Alexander
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
22 years in practice
1M people helped

Very similar: Cosmetic surgery is typically performed for the specific purpose of improved appearance (elective), and is performed by plastic surgeons and other board qualified surgeons. Plastic surgery is typically thought of as reconstructive, i.e. Surgery aimed at improvement of function or damage repair. Plastic surgeons also often do cosmetic surgery and often advertise as such. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Gary Tuma
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
424K people helped
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I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek 17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

Dr. Gary Tuma
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
424K people helped
I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek  17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

Scar: Different treatment options vary depending on the appearance. There are techniques that can improve the appearance but nothing erases or removes scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Renee Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
159K people helped
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Can people under 18 have plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery without their parents consent?

Dr. Renee Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
159K people helped

No: No, any patient under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the consent form for surgery. Beware of any person willing to perform procedures on a person under 18 without parental consent. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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Is plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons ok?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is also known as Plastic surgery. 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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