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Screening Cosmetic Surgery
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a! c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Safety: Plastic and cosmetic surgery is very safe. It is still surgery and there are risks. You are actually safer in the O.R, than driving to the O.R. that day. Fatal complications are usually from heart trouble. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues you may have. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ...Read more
Risks of any surgery: Plastic surgery carries the risk of any surgery and much more due to the fact that the vast majority is elective and not medically necessary but potentially beneficial psychologically and for other indications. Therefore in addition to infection, bleeding, scarring, etc risks such as over or under correction, inability to assure a specific cosmetic outcome or satisfy patient expectations occur. ...Read more
Cosmetic in nature:
Yes, despite some women suffering with discomfort and pain from excess labial tissue, in general labiaplasty and vaginoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure. Properly performed, it is quick, easy, and in most case can be done under local anesthesia.
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Self esteem & sx: Surgery can correct a physical problem. Low self esteem is a psychological one and cannot be treated with surgery. Some people who suffer from low self-esteem due to a physical deformity can be helped from cosmetic surgery but low self-esteem from another cause will not be solved. An experienced surgeon's most important job is to figure out whether to operate or not! ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Acanthosis nigricans can be caused by being overweight, hormonal imbalances, irritation and others. First we try to control the causes as much as possible, but the skin can be lightened non-surgically or even excised if necessary. See a skilled plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Be well, dr. Fred - linwood, nj. ...Read more
Be Very Wary: Be careful. There are quacks out there that say they will enlarge the penis. In reality, all they do is "lower" the penis by cutting the structures that hold it below the pelvis. Saw one in residency. Not pretty. Save your money. ...Read more
Varies.: Depends on the practice and geography etc. Average costs probably will range between $3-$5000. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Depends...: Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective”; patients should be at their best state of health prior to proceeding. In other words, you will want to have be completely recovered, in good physical and mental health, psychosocially stable... For some patients this may be as early as one month after gallbladder surgery; some patients will need more time. Best wishes. ...Read more
Surgery won't help: Body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) means having an unrealistic assessment of one's own appearance. Since it's unrealistic, changing the face or body with surgery is unlikely to help. Many with bdd have multiple surgeries and are not satisfied. Psychotherapy, or maybe clinical hypnosis, are better options, to help create a more realistic self-assessment. ...Read more
No: While going through an experience like cosmetic surgery with a friend can be rewarding in its own way, never allow anyone to "talk you into getting surgery." surgery carries risks and only when the benefits outweigh the risks as deemed by the patient (improved appearance, self-esteem, health, etc), should it be considered. Along the same lines, be wary of surgeons who try to make a "strong sell.". ...Read more
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
Depends: The only way, as of today, to remove strech marks is by cutting the skin involved with the strech marks. The procedures are called mastopexy and breast reduction. Obviously, if the strech marks are too extensive, part of them will remain because, there needs to be enough skin to close the wounds. However, the left over strech marks will look better due to skin tightening. ...Read more
I am a caucasian female and would like to know, is there a cosmetic surgery options for changing the shape of your eyes?
Yes: See an oculoplastic surgeon who can advise you. ...Read more
Can you give me more info on any experience with cosmetic surgery to remove the drooping of the pads underneath the eyes?
Lower Eyelid Surgery: Lower eyelid rejuvenation surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, is an excellent procedure with potential for dramatic results. Lower eyelid bags are caused by thinning skin and loosening of the natural fat pads surrounding the eye. Blepharoplasty removes the herniated fat pads and tightens the overlying skin to create a smoother, younger look. Ask your plastic surgeon if you're a good candidate. ...Read more
I was born with a sacral dimple/hole right above my bottom. What type of cosmetic surgery procedure would aesthetically cover this dimple?
I have a cleft chin and hate it with a passion. Its not insanely deep but its wide. What cosmetic surgery could correct this and about how much is it?
Augmentation.: For best results, have a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who can examine you, make recommendations and discuss cost. ...Read more
Can I have a cheek lift performed on the same day as another cosmetic surgery procedure? Like it or not, I'm aging in more places than just my cheeks. I would like to know if it is safe to have a cheek lift on the same day as another surgery. If I could g
Depends...: Combination surgical procedures are done on a routine basis. However, it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, duration of surgery, surgery facility all important considerations. ...Read more
Many Reasons.: There are many physical, psychological, and even occupational reasons patients seek to have cosmetic surgery. Ethical plastic surgeons will make a point of ascertaining patient's motivations. Patients who are self-motivated (and doing the operations for themselves) are generally satisfied with the outcome of the procedures performed. Cosmetic surgery does not necessarily improve relationships... ...Read more
Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more
Many Reasons.: There are a variety (too many to list here) reasons why patients may die during or after cosmetic surgery. Complications such as infection, bleeding, organ injury, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, drug reactions... Are a few of the common causes. Selection of plastic surgeon (anesthesia provider and surgery facility) become of paramount importance. ...Read more