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Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

No: Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done. If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Screening (Definition)

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


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Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Speak to surgeon: Some may, but many probably do not. You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Maybe: Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa. Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery safe?

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

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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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What are the risks of cosmetic surgery?

What are the risks of cosmetic surgery?

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

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Is labiaplasty considered as a cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic in nature: Good afternoon!

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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Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

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

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Is cosmetic surgery available for acanthosis nigricans?

Is cosmetic surgery available for acanthosis nigricans?

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

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Is there a cosmetic surgery that can make a guys penis larger?

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

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Is there any kind of cosmetic surgery for genitals that exist?

Is there any kind of cosmetic surgery for genitals that exist?

Genital Surgery: Yes, there are many procedures now. Female: Labiaplasty, Tightening. Male: Gaining length or girth. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ...Read more

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What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

Varies.: Depends on the practice and geography etc. Average costs probably will range between $3-$5000. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

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

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Can hypnosis help someone overcome bdd or is cosmetic surgery the only way?

Can hypnosis help someone overcome bdd or is cosmetic surgery the only way?

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

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Should I let my girlfriend talk me into joining her and get cosmetic surgery too?

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

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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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Can one get cosmetic surgery to remove stretch marks from breasts? Would it look natural?

Can one get cosmetic surgery to remove stretch marks from breasts? Would it look natural?

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

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Can you give me more info on any experience with cosmetic surgery to remove the drooping of the pads underneath the eyes?

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

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I was born with a sacral dimple/hole right above my bottom. What type of cosmetic surgery procedure would aesthetically cover this dimple?

Sacral dimple: In general, if these dimple is not too deep and is easily cleaned, nothing needs to be done. It is not the etiology of a pilonidal cyst. Pediatric surgeons used to remove them years ago but now, do not, unless there is a clincal reason to do so. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Why do people do cosmetic surgery?

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

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

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

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What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

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

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Can I use msa funds for cosmetic surgery?

Can I use msa funds for cosmetic surgery?

No: MSA funds are to be used for only Medicare qualified medical costs, means only services which are normally covered by Medicare. Cosmetic Care is not a covered medical service. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Yes: Depending on what the nature of the problem is. Please consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

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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