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Tests before surgery: That depends on the type of surgery you are having. For minor procedures under local anesthetic only, usually no tests other than a history and physical are needed. For procedures with a general anesthetic, usually minor blood work is required. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
One plastic surgery: Plastic surgery is a broad field of medicine. It is a rigorous training residency after some preliminary surgery training. The field of plastic surgery is technique related and is not isolated to one area of the body. Plastic surgeons are trained in reconstruction of all body areas as well as the cosmetic correction of the body. There is only one board certification in plastic surgery. ...Read more
Results : Getting predictable results with the least amount of complications. Meeting my expectations and my patients expectations. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Even the best....: Yes it is true that even the "best" plastic surgeons have complications. However, they are usually around to manage and treat them. If you have complications and your surgeon is thousands of miles away, it may be very difficult to get treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?
No: No that is really an option for most plastic surgeons. However most hospitals do require their plastic surgeons to show proof of board certification (but not all). Many surgicenters may not have this requirement. Office surgical suites may have no requirements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No board of botched: Surgeons are more likely to specialize in a region. For example rhinoplasty experts will have experienced with botched nose surgery whereas experts in breast augmentation are mor likely to be experienced in correcting botched breast surgery. There is no board specialization in botched surgery correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best are all over: Best highly trained plastic surgeons are all over the world. America has best renowned cosmetic & reconstructive surgeons in world who devised phenomenal techniques ( disclosure I am not selling not a plastic surgeon). Best place is here for safety and beauty. People went to brazil for confidentiality and secrecy , the great dr pitanguy name still carries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ask for a referral: Ask your physician for a recommendation. Two good online sources are the american society for plastic surgery and the american society of aesthetic plastic surgeons. Find some local experts and have a consultation or two, even three or until you feel very comfortable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why will some plastic surgeons continue to do procedures on patients who have clearly taken the procedures to a deformity level? Is it ethical?
Certification Matter: Not all cosmetic procedures are performed by board certified plastic surgeons. The american board of plastic surgery selects its members on the basis, of ethics, safety, and appropriate management of complications among other things. Unfortunately the us government does not impose this standard on all physicians. So anyone with a medical license can do cosmetic procedures. Certification matters. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do some plastic surgeons offer high volume liposuction, for weight reduction, while others say its not for weight reduction, why the discrepancy?
Not for weight loss: Liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. But some doctors out there do market to the "quick fix mentality... I don't agree with that. Here in florida, we're actually limited by law to 4 liters of fat removal as a maximum, in an outpatient setting. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many specialties: Alloderm is a trademarked product classified as an acellular dermal matrix. It has found a variety of uses in plastic surgery. However the most popular use is for breast reconstruction or complicated breast augmentation procedures. However it has been described for use in many, many plastic surgery procedures. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Skin incisions: When planning where to put incisions, i usually try to have the end result in as least conspicuous an area as possible. Beyond that, i encourage use of topical silicone gel for at least three months, scar massage, avoidance of daylight exposure for three months, and use of sunscreen. ...Read more
Too Soon.: This is an area of great interest to many of us. However, many of us are reluctant to use fat until longer-term studies are out; issues such as potential confusion caused by fat grafts for patients undergoing mammography is one of the concerns. It is possible that fat grafting will become much more widely accepted and utilized in the future. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers