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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.


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What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?

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. 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.


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I am 19 year old male , can I get plastic cosmetic surgery without knowing perents at the age of 21 ?

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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

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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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?

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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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Can people under 18 have plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery without their parents consent?

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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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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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What are some risks to getting plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes?

What are some risks to getting plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes?

Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure. ...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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