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What Type Of Surgery Removes Keloids
Depends: General surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists (ent), dermatologists, and family physicians all remove lipomas. Well trained surgeons & family physicians can and do remove these with excellent cosmetic result. Is not uncommon for any of these physicians to have trainees remove a lipoma under supervision. This is generally not a complex procedure requiring ultra-specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Laparoscopy v. Open: The appendix may be removed via traditional "open" surgery performed thru a 2-3" incision or via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Both are safe procedures with the choice of procedure usually dependent on the preference of the surgeon. Like most surgeons under age 50, i perform almost all of mine laparoscopically, with an average length of hospitalization less than 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beware cheap surgery: I try to discourage my patients from price shopping for surgery. While i understand that cost is a factor, i believe it is much more important that you find a surgeon who you trust and are comfortable with after meeting with them. I also believe that you should make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and not some other "cosmetic" board that does not meet the same standards. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
BCC & SCCA: Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's. As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Separate sessions: You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series. Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know. D. Farzaneh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What is a surgery (plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery) that can effectively and safely remove scar tissue from insulin injections?
Scar: Scar tissue cannot be removed altogether, but it can sometimes be replaced with better, less noticeable scar tissue or can sometimes be hidden. ...Read more
See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth when speaking or swallowing), regrowth of the adenoids. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: If they are due to applying strong topical steroid creams, you need to stop the steroids. If they are due to an underlying hormonal problem, you need to address that. There is no magic wand for stretch marks, you have to look for the cause and address that. Surgery is generally not an option. ...Read more
Custom LASIK: Laser vision correction is a broad term that describes surgery to reshape the cornea & reduce the need for contact lenses or glasses. Both surface ablation (prk/lasek/epi-lasik) & lasik are available. Surface ablation is a very safe procedure that requires 4 to 5 days for visual recovery. Lasik results in faster visual recovery, & is also safe. New innovations include a femtosecond lasik flap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type?
Asian blepharoplasty: Forming a connection between the skin/orbicularis muscle and the levator aponeurosis to form a supratarsal crease is one of the goals of asian blepharoplasty. For the appropriately selected patient, the suture method of asian eyelid surgery can work well. For many patients, the incisional type is a better option due to the accessibility of tissue for debulking and permanence of crease formation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Patient dependent : The likelihood of developing a keloid is dependent more on patient-specific factors than the technical superiority of a given surgeon. In general a personal history of prior keloids, dark skin tone, ethnicity and younger age will increase the chances of a keloid developing. That being said, if you are at risk, a plastic surgeon will certainly be able to do things to minimize that chance. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Urologist: In a large city or academic medical center, most nephrectomies are performed by urologists. Within urology, there are particular sub specialists who focus on kidney surgery including minimally invasive options. Transplant surgeons and vascular surgeons can also occasionally remove kidneys. In a more rural setting, a general surgeon may be the one performing this procedure in the absence of urology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some pain: At best, mild to moderate post-op pain and a scar. Of course there are all of the general surgical risks, including, but not limited to, infection, wound dehiscence, nerve irritation, painful unsightlly scar, severe pain, swelling, bleeding, and return trip to the operating room for additional surgery. ...Read more
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