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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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Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Can plasric surgeons use plastic to shape the nose?

Nose reshaping: Typically, nose reshaping is either done surgically, or with soft tissue fillers. These are not plastics, but are rather polymers of substances that are usually found in the body. The vast majority of them resorb over time. There are, in addition, nasal implants made from silicone or other polymers, but these are used infrequently. ...Read more

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How can I become a plastic surgeon?

How can I become a plastic surgeon?

Many years of school: I don't know your background but to become a board certified plastic surgeon you must complete an accredited medical school-4years) then an accredited residency( integrated or GenSurg/ENT + plastic surgery residency-anywhere from 6-8 years) pass all your national board exams then pass your American Board of Plastic Surgery exams. ...Read more

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How does one become a plastic surgeon?

How does one become a plastic surgeon?

Many Years of Study: There are several types of plastic surgeons, but to become a general plastic surgeon, it requires at least 3 years of college, followed by acceptance to a medical school for another 4 years. After this, most training programs are 6 years- 3 of general surgery and 3 of plastic surgery, followed by a board certification exam. Only then may a surgeon practice in the community. ...Read more

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When should I go see a plastic surgeon?

When should I go see a plastic surgeon?

Debatable: It depends upon what you might want done. Plastic surgeons specialize in a variety of areas including cosmetic, cancer reconstruction and wound reconstruction. You want to see one who works in the area you want potentially worked upon. ...Read more

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How can I find a great plastic surgeon?

How can I find a great plastic surgeon?

Best Plastic Surgeon: The most critical decision to be made in achieving the best plastic surgical result is picking the most experienced and talented, that is the best, plastic surgeon possible. Too often, patients choose a physician based on a catchy ad, the brand name of a technique or a few before and after photos, or their web site’s search engine ranking.See this link on how to choose:
http://drnichter.com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/ ...Read more

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How can I find the best plastic surgeon?

How can I find the best plastic surgeon?

Start wtih ASPS: "Best" is subjective, we all have our own opinions.

Surgeons who get Boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have a much more rigorous and comprehensive training, so ensuring the surgeon is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery is a great place to start. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a very nice "find a doctor" section. ...Read more

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Where can I find a facial plastic surgeon?

Where can I find a facial plastic surgeon?

Plastic Surgeon: A board certified plastic surgeon by the asps (american society of plastic surgery) is also trained in facial plastic surgery. You can go to the asps website and use the locate a doctor feature. ...Read more

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What should I loo for in a good plastic surgeon?

What should I loo for in a good plastic surgeon?

Reputation: Ask your friends who have had plastic surgery who they recommend. If your friends recommend a particular plastic surgeon because they are happy, that is probably a good sign.

Also, make sure that the plastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon and not some 'cosmetic surgeon' . Look at where they went to do their residency and fellowship training. ...Read more

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Whats the most well plastic surgeon in dallas, tx?

Whats the most well plastic surgeon in dallas, tx?

Plastic Surgeon: Depending on the procedure there are a number of plastic surgeons in the dallas metro area. You can use the find a surgeon function of the aesthetic society (asaps) , the asps or the asrm. When you search these terms and plastic surgery you can find someone in you geographic area. All of these doctors are board certified in plastic surgery by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How do I find the best plastic surgeon in my area?

Best plastic surgeon: Finding the best is a difficult answer. The first thing to do is make sure they are board certified. Recommendations by people they have operated on are best. Also, each surgeon is typically better at some procedures then others, so ask what is there specialty. Check before and after photos but we only show our best work. Best thing is to feel comfortable with the surgeon who is operating on you. ...Read more

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How can a plastic surgeon make my cheekbones higher?

How can a plastic surgeon make my cheekbones higher?

Cheek projection: Enhancement of the cheek to have more definition and projection can be done several ways. Surgically, cheek implants can be placed through an incision in the mouth. Also, fillers can be used to fill up the area creating more fullness. Fillers are not permanent and last a defined period of time depending on type of filler. Fat, hyaluronic acid, calcium phosphate are examples of several fillers used ...Read more

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What is the path to becoming a great plastic surgeon?

What is the path to becoming a great plastic surgeon?

Passion for career: You really have to love what you do to become a great plastic surgeon ...Read more

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What kind of tests do plastic surgeons request in texas?

What kind of tests do plastic surgeons request in texas?

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 more

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Please tell me, are there different kinds of plastic surgeons?

Please tell me, are there different kinds of plastic surgeons?

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

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Need expert help here. What are the stresses of plastic surgeons?

Results : Getting predictable results with the least amount of complications. Meeting my expectations and my patients expectations. ...Read more

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Which qualities should I look for when choosing a plastic surgeon?

Comfortable: First of all, look for good results and experience. Then you should always look for someone that you feel comfortable with. There are plenty of surgeons that get great results, so make sure that the one you choose understands what you want and is honest and available for you.

www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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How can you tell if a plastic surgeon is the best one in the area?

Ask around: From trusted friends, respected professionals and previous patients. Start with your existing physicians and ask for referrals and then use local hospitals or medical societies as week as national organizations such as the american society of plastic surgeons at plasticsurgery.Org. Verify credentials with state licensing agencies. Arrange a few consultations. ...Read more

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How do medical students that want to be plastic surgeons get to practice?

How do medical students that want to be plastic surgeons get to practice?

Rotate on plastics: They generally choose rotations on the plastic surgery service in school to start. :). ...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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What are the best and the most affordable plastic surgeons in the medical travel field?

What are the best and the most affordable plastic surgeons in the medical travel field?

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 more

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Where can I go online to get questions answered from a plastic surgeon online for free?

Dr Wong is Correct!: You will also get the best answers by providing the most accurate information about your question which may include pictures of the issue. ...Read more

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What websites will help me get a public opinion on which plastic surgeons are the best?

They vary...: Many have sponsorship programs by which doctors without many good reviews can pay to get their profiles featured highly. Other sites "filter" reviews of those who don't advertise. Just be careful. The actual reviews can be helpful though. :). ...Read more

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For excess rolls of back fat how common is it for plastic surgeons to perform a back lift?

For excess rolls of back fat how common is it for plastic surgeons to perform a back lift?

Back lifts: Can be done to remove rolls of skin but its not the most common procedure in my book. The scarring can be considerable and your clothing may not cover it. Choose your surgeon wisely. ...Read more

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Should i research or discuss additional procedures while in a consult with a plastic surgeon?

Should i research or discuss additional procedures while in a consult with a plastic surgeon?

Multiple Procedures: It is usually a good idea to discuss additional procedures. Sometime one procedure will change the way another is performed, or the order of procedures may be important. Ranking the procedures by priority can be very helpful. The down side is that it means processing a lot more information. Talking about too much at once can be overwhelming, so give yourself time to digest it all. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to need with my pcm in order to get referred to a plastic surgeon?

Depends on insurance: Yes you will need a pcm referral if mandated by your insurance plan in order to achieve coverage of a reconstructive procedure, . If this is deemed to be for a cosmetic procedure, a referral may be useful to seek the skills of a qualified surgeon but not necessary. ...Read more

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Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?

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 more

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Does anyone know a Dr ,plastic surgeon or an institute that can help me with my plagioceply correction in adults?

Does anyone know a Dr ,plastic surgeon or an institute that can help me with my plagioceply correction in adults?

Plagiocephaly repair: You need someone who does facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. They have done that in Paris for years but it is very specialized field. Search the 'net. Good luck! ...Read more

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