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To talk to a plastic surgeon would it cost me just to ask questions and discuss my options and process?

To talk to a plastic surgeon would it cost me just to ask questions and discuss my options and process?

Usually: Most plastic surgeons charge a fee (usually in the $50-100 range) for an evaluation. Most will credit that towards any surgical procedures resulting from that consultation. Even if it steers you away from the surgeon, it's money well spent. ...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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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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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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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 to do if I am a veterinary surgeon. I want to be a human plastic surgeon. What are the requirments?

What to do if I am a veterinary surgeon. I want to be a human plastic surgeon. What are the requirments?

It's a long road...: In the U.S., it would require 10-12 years of training. First, you would need to complete medical school (4yrs). Then there are two paths: 1) [integrated pathway] you could go straight into a plastic surgery residency (6yrs) or 2) [independent pathway] complete a surgical residency (General, ENT, Ortho, etc) which is 5 years... and then do a 3yr plastic surgery fellowship from there ...Read more

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Is it normal for a plastic surgeon to need to take a mri?

Is it normal for a plastic surgeon to need to take a mri?

It can be...: I don't order many of them but for some reasons we might do so occasionally. :). ...Read more

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What are the first steps to take when looking for a plastic surgeon?

What are the first steps to take when looking for a plastic surgeon?

Board Certification: Look for a physician that is board certified by the american board of medical specialties abms. Not all board are the same. Some require rigorous testing, verification and training while others have very lenient standards for admission. The american society of plastic surgery website can help you understand and find a qualified physician,

www. Plasticsurgery. Org. ...Read more

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Is it best to have a lipoma removed by a plastic surgeon or a dermitology surgeon?

Is it best to have a lipoma removed by a plastic surgeon or a dermitology surgeon?

Depends...: The plastic surgeon might cost you, but we do a "nicer looking" job. :). ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a lower body lift done? At a plastic surgeon?

Where do I go to get a lower body lift done? At a plastic surgeon?

Plastic Surgeon: You want a 'board certified plastic surgeon'. This is an abms (american board med specialities) certified speciality. Do not confuse those docs who refer to themselves as board certified cosmetic surgeons, as that specialty is not abms approved specialty!

once you narrow your choice, be sure to ask how many body lifts he/she performs a year. I have performed hundreds over the past 20 years. ...Read more

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I have 3 or 4 pockmarks on my face; what could a plastic surgeon do to eliminate them?

I have 3 or 4 pockmarks on my face; what could a plastic surgeon do to eliminate them?

Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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Why is my plastic surgeon telling me no ointments or creams on healing opening of the skin?

Why is my plastic surgeon telling me no ointments or creams on healing opening of the skin?

Trust your surgeon: Trusting your surgeon and his/her skills is essential to the doctor/patient relationship. If you have concerns relate these to your surgeon and if you have doubts consider switching providers. There may be a variety of reasons why your surgeon chose to forego ointments but you will only know by asking. ...Read more

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Can anyone refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in chin reduction/facial feminization?

Can anyone refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in chin reduction/facial feminization?

Simply go to: Asps &/or asaps web pgs & use your zip code to find closest members, who are competent by definition. ...Read more

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I need to get a skin lesion removed by a plastic surgeon. What are the risks associated with this procedure? Thanks.

I need to get a skin lesion removed by a plastic surgeon. What are the risks associated with this procedure? Thanks.

It depends: It will depend on what procedure it is that the Plastic surgeon would need to do. Only way to find an answer to your question is to go see a Plastic surgeon and ask this question after you have had an examination done by him/her and what he recommends as the next step/ procedure to remove your skin lesion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.

Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.

No Surgery for GA: Granuloma annulare (ga) is a reaction pattern in the skin--- what the skin is "reacting" to is generally never known. These areas are, in most all cases, temporary and will resolve in 6mos to 2 years. Surgery is not a good option--- the ga may recur around the surgical site, and you will be left with a permanent scar for a condition that will, eventually go away. ...Read more

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Do I need a plastic surgeon for velashape? Should I get velashape from a plastic surgeon, or is it available at a spa or clinic? .

While the velashape: Is available at some spas and non-surgeon clinics, they would not be able to offer you the range of choices, including actual surgery, that a real plastic surgeon could offer you. ...Read more

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What does a plastic surgeon call a mini-lift? Or, is it rare that they perform it at all. What areas of the face does it work on to try to improve?

What does a plastic surgeon call a mini-lift? Or, is it rare that they perform it at all. What areas of the face does it work on to try to improve?

Pick a good surgeon: Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are. If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for. Don't rely on the name of the surgery to pick how you get rejuvenation. ...Read more

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My gal is pretty. Former beauty queen. Went to plastic surgeon, got something that made her lips stretch out/ will the swelling go down by itself or what?

My gal is pretty. Former beauty queen. Went to plastic surgeon, got something that made her lips stretch out/ will the swelling go down by itself or what?

Depends on what done: This really depends on what was done. Non-surgical fillers are likely to resorb with the exception of artefill and silikon 1000. Surgical rearrangement, grafts, or flaps will experience tremendous initial swelling which subsequently resolves but leaves some permanent component. Implants may accomplish permanent resutls. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ and my plastic surgeon isn't doing his job?

What to do if I have TMJ and my plastic surgeon isn't doing his job?

See a dentist: Find a dentist with tmj-treatment experience! He can treat to you in conjunction with working with your plastic surgeon. ...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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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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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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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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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 do you pick a plastic surgeon for liposuction?

How do you pick a plastic surgeon for liposuction?

Liposuction surgeon: The most important item is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. I recommend that you seek consultation in person with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How would you check a plastic surgeon's malpractice record?

Check State Website: Most states have a board of medicine website and the licenses and disciplinary actions against doctors are listed on the website. Check your state board of medicine. ...Read more