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What defines a kosher cosmetic?

What defines a kosher cosmetic?

Kosher cosmetics: Interpretations of kashrus & halachic law vary tremendously, so always consult with your own rabbi, but... In general, everyday makeup is kosher if it doesn't contain products from or tested on unclean animals. Shabbos makeup should be powdered & applied dry (to avoid dyeing on shabbos) and colors should not be mixed on the same brush, and for pesach, makeup also must not contain any chametz. ...Read more

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Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Both: When teeth and jaws are well aligned they function better, aiding digestion, are easier to care for, prevent excessive wear, protect the jaw joints, enhance the health and stability of the supporting gums/bone, results in less expensive/extensive maintenance, and incidentally the smile then looks better. Go see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an exam and opinion. ...Read more

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Why is the cost of blepharoplasty so variable? I've seen a variation in cost for blepharoplasty that ranges by thousands of dollars? Why such a difference? .

Many reasons: It depends on what is being done technically, how much time is needed, surgeon's skills and experience, facility and anesthesia cost. Each case is personalized and is determined based on all of the above. The cost is not one size fits all. ...Read more

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Why is the cost of blepharoplasty so variable? I've seen a variation in cost for blepharoplasty that ranges by thousands of dollars? Why such a difference? .

Why is the cost of blepharoplasty so variable? I've seen a variation in cost for blepharoplasty that ranges by thousands of dollars? Why such a difference?

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Several factors: Different surgeons may recommend different procedures. More experienced surgeons tend to charge more and less experienced or less credentialed may compete on the basis of price. You should seek the skills of an credentialed, experience, competent surgeon with whom you can communicate. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable price for cosmetic dentistry?

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What is a reasonable price for cosmetic dentistry?

Agreed: I'm going to agree with dr. Ruden. Depending on exactly what the treatment recommendations are and where you are located, fees can vary greatly. Fees where i live in indiana, for instance, will be very different than fees in say los angeles. ...Read more

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What defines a micropenis?

What defines a micropenis?

Very small penis: Otherwise normal in appearance & not hypospadiac or epispadiac penises which are otherwise abnormal. Size definition is somwhat subjective, but, severely small compared to child's body size. Streched flaccid lenght (pushing down on pubic bone to tip of glans) should be more than 2.5cm in a term or 7 1/2 lb otherwise normal newborn. Below 2.5cm can be considered a micropenis. ...Read more

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What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

Fit: Job of Surgeon: Nuss bars come in multiple sizes & in all cases are hand fit/bent/curved to fit the chest through & around which 1, 2 or rarely 3 are applied to & then sutured into position. The bars do not straighten the chest wall per se. Like an angioplasty stent, the purpose of nuss bars is simply to hold the chest wall in a better position, after excavatum shape has been broken, during healing & growth. ...Read more

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What is a good way to find out exactly how many surgeries of a specific type a surgeon has performed?

What is a good way to find out exactly how many surgeries of a specific type a surgeon has performed?

There is not one: You could ask her, but there is no way to really find out. In a legal case, lawyers can subpoena records from the hospital. But that's about it. Even the surgeon is unlikely to know the exact number, but should give you an honest estimate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty? I'm looking into getting my nose done for cosmetic reasons. I've seen both of these as common procedures but don't know the difference. Can you give a basic "layman's" answer?

What is the difference between rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty? I'm looking into getting my nose done for cosmetic reasons.  I've seen both of these as common procedures but don't know the difference. Can you give a basic "layman's" answer?

The : The basic difference between a regular rhinoplasty and a revision rhinoplasty is that a revision is done after having had a prior rhinoplasty. A revision is performed to correct or improve upon the results from the pior surgery or surgeries. A revision rhinoplasty is usually more complicated than the initial surgery but otherwise they can both address the same concerns. ...Read more

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What is border molding in regards to a complete denture procedure?

What is border molding in regards to a complete denture procedure?

Wax: Wax is softened and placed on the periphery of the custom impression tray. The wax closely approximates the position of the soft tissues in the mucobuccal folds. In this way a more accurate and non-overextended impression can be taken. ...Read more

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What are the requirements for an ins company to pay for rhinoplasty. Also, is reshaping the tip included or is that extra?

What are the requirements for an ins company to pay for rhinoplasty. Also, is reshaping the tip included or is that extra?

Rhinoplasty: For your insurance to cover portions of your rhinoplasty, there must be functional issues that can be corrected surgically. For the most part, adjustments to the tip are considered cosmetic. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for chafed, or sweaty worker ass? Real question, pardon my method of word placement.

What is a good treatment for chafed, or sweaty worker ass? Real question, pardon my method of word placement.

Monkey butt: plumber crack all related to sweat and fungal overgrowth I recommend washing the area with a good-dandruff shampoo then apply an anti fungal cream and dust it with an anti fungal powder ...Read more

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What is a board-certified vs board-eligible physician?

Certified or not: Board certified doctors have completed proper training requirements and passed examinations to determine knowledge and competence. If in this process they are termed "eligible". Most who are eligible will in short order get the training and pass the tests to become certified. There is no legal limit to this, so some overuse the term eligible to attain privileges when in fact they never finish. ...Read more

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Help please! is circumcision considered a cosmetic surgery?

Help please! is circumcision considered a cosmetic surgery?

I don't think so.: Talk to your urologist, it is usually done at this age for non-cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Aside from a dentist, who else is a member of the dental health-care team?

Aside from a dentist, who else is a member of the dental health-care team?

Excellent question..: There are currently nine American Dental Association recognized dental specialties all considered dentists (http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/careers-in-dentistry/dental-specialties) and also dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental lab techs and dental business managers and consultants can be considered part of the dental health are team. ...Read more

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Is there a special kind of dermatologist for questions on what kind of face care routine? Mine literaly said use a mild soap. Wow. Combination oily sk

Is there a special kind of dermatologist for questions on what kind of face care routine? Mine literaly said use a mild soap. Wow. Combination oily sk

Soo many products...: Sooo little time to review all of them! i guess we are all at fault a little for not being more specific, the thing is there really are so many options. A fairly recent, inexpensive, and widely available option for combo oily skin is dermcontrol cleanser by cetaphil. This is a great product - zaps oil without being too drying, and won't break the bank! ...Read more

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Can you give me a layman's description of the dental periodontic service with ada code d4263? Would this include a bone block graft vs. Granules?

Can you give me a layman's description of the dental periodontic service with ada code d4263? Would this include a bone block graft vs. Granules?

Bone Graft = matrix: Bleeding is the beginning of new bone. The bone graft (granules) acts as a matrix for the blood to form around thus creating a structure to allow the bone to form on. Without this structure, the blood just tends to slope away during healing. ...Read more

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What is the normal procedure for a deviated septum consultation?

What is the normal procedure for a deviated septum consultation?

Procedure: The doctor will inspect, and may use a speculum to see the deviation. ...Read more

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What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

Brow lift: There are several types of brow lifts. The most common are a coronal brow lift and endoscopic brow lift. The coronal is utilized for more severe brow droop, while the endoscopic is more commonly performed in mild/moderate brow ptosis. Coronal leaves a scar in hair extending from ear to ear, the endoscopic leaves 3-5 small 2 cm incisions in scalp. ...Read more

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