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Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Unlikely....: It is doubtful outside of a residency program that you will find a quality surgeon who will operate without charge. Good luck though. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Definition)

A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more


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Who can perform a breast lift besides plastic surgeons?

Anyone (by law) but?: Technically speaking any PHYSICIAN can perform this operation by law. However most hospitals or facilities will not allow unless the physician has privileges obtained with approved training. Why would you want to go to anyone else? Your colorectal surgeon? ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Yes: Lip augmentation is a procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. The most common method is injectable dermal fillers. Side effects include minor swelling, bruising, redness, and minor bleeding at the injection sites. Fat grafting is less commonly performed due to its unpredictable results Silicone implants (not injection) can offer permanent lip augmentation. Consult with your doctor ...Read more

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Whats cosmetic vs reconstructive surgeon or plastic surgeon?

Whats cosmetic vs reconstructive surgeon or plastic surgeon?

Anyone can: Legally call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon". But only a plastic surgeon who has passed the exams on the american board of plastic surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

Patient-Preference: Most breast cancers can be surgically treated with equal success by mastectomy or lumpectomy (+radiation). Therefore, given the option, most women choose the much less invasive rx of a lumpectomy. Many other issues may factor into this decision--age, family hx, mammogram findings, pathology, etc--therefore, a critical part of one's preoperative evaluation is to fine-tune this recommendation. ...Read more

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I only wanted a breast lift and consulted 5 board certified plastic surgeons. All recommended implants with lift. I regret the implants. Were they wrong?

I only wanted a breast lift and consulted 5 board certified plastic surgeons. All recommended implants with lift. I regret the implants. Were they wrong?

Breast lift only: If you have adequate native tissues and do not require bulging upper poles, a breast lift alone is adequate. If you wanted fake looks or more fullness and volume, implants are needed. What do you really want? And are you clearly communicating this to your surgeons? The rubin mastopexy can do a great result with your own tissues but is a radical procedure. ...Read more

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Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more

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How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in asia?

How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in asia?

Depends: The "best" plastic surgeon is the one that is best for you. Certainly good past results and low complication rates make one plastic surgeon better than another. But one that listens to your needs and is concerned about your safety can be a better plastic surgeon than one who has good before and after photos, no matter what country you are in. Always make sure that they are properly credentialed. ...Read more

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What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read more

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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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If a women gets plastic surgery for botched breast implants will her insurance cover it?

If a women gets plastic surgery for botched breast implants will her insurance cover it?

Probably Not.: Best to assume that your health insurance company will not cover any procedure related to breast augmentation surgery. It would be wise to have a personal “fund”, understanding that most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery will likely need additional surgery at some point in their lives. There is however no standard “exchange period” for breast implants. ...Read more

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What can i expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

Larger breasts: Ideally and under the best circumstances, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you should expect larger, natural looking and more projecting breasts. ...Read more

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How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

Implants v. "Flaps": In general, there are two different techniques for reconstruction following a mastectomy. In one, tissue expanders are placed under the chest wall muscles and then are slowly expanded over months until "new" skin forms; they are then removed and replaced by implants. The other technique involves transferring tissue from one part of the body such as the abdominal wall or back to the chest wall. ...Read more

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Can you have breast revision after breast augmentation?

Can you have breast revision after breast augmentation?

Breast revision: Yes, you can definitely have revisional surgery following breast augmentation, but i recommend waiting at least 6 months to allow your breast implants to "settle" and fall into their more natural shape. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast Enhancement: 1. Size 2.Saline vs silicone vs fat 3. Incision site 4. Under vs over the muscle 5. Smooth vs textured 6. Lift vs no lift 7. Anatomic vs round implants. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Who is eligible for breast reduction surgery?

Adult females: Typically any adult female is a candidate. This is usually deferred until completion of growth - 18 years. Women over the age of 40 should likely undergo diagnostic imaging with a mammogram to establish a baseline or exclude underlying disease. Depending on your health insurance different criteria may be applied for coverage. ...Read more

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Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?

ENT or plastics: A moh's surgeon is a dermatologist and they specialize in only moh's surgery. An ENT or plastic surgeon is your best bet for reconstructive cosmetic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast implants?

Who is eligible for breast implants?

Most people: Most people could have breast augmentation, most importantly a patient needs to understand the risks and benefits. Both the patient and the doctor need to agree that it is a reasonable treatment for them. Contraindications include, and active infection, untreated breast cancer and any health issues that make surgery too risky. A patient must be both physically and mentally mature enough also. ...Read more

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Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Of course (not day1): Certainly you can go rafting after breast augmentation as long as you are completely healed and your surgeon has lifted restrictions. This is typically 3 months following surgery but physicians may vary in their recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more