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Plastic Surgery: Revision Surgery after DI Mastectomy with Nipple Grafts, excess tissue, breast tissue
excess tissue, breast tissue, bodysculpture: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Das, It s hard to make an absolute determination from this photo but I think that you generally have a very nice result. It is a challenging procedure to do and have done, and perfect symmetry is impossible...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck 4 yrs post surgery, golf ball size, pain pills
golf ball size, pain pills, pain medication: Melanie I am sorry to hear of the difficulty you are having. Four years after your surgery, it is unlikely that the problem you are having is directly related to the operation, although scar tissue can, occasionally, cause problems some time after the...

Plastic Surgery: breasts, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, breast volume: Dear Gisella, You may be confusing some aspects of aging and working out. In general, any time a person works out and likes it, it is a good thing, for both that person and their physician. Many women lose breast volume and shape due to aging, pregnancy,...

Plastic Surgery: Burn, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, toaster oven: Dear Kay, It sounds like you might be describing a 3rd degree burn. The evidence to support it is that there is no pain, which means it is a full thickness burn. Visit with a Board-certified plastic surgeon or a hand surgeon to ensure you get the right...

Plastic Surgery: Facial Burn, water blisters, wound care center
water blisters, wound care center, skin graft: Hello, Sorry for the late response. I had been busy with a bit of family emergency. The skin in that area was probably lifted off its underlying tissue during the face lift procedure and therefor has compromised blood supply. The heat probably may have added...

Plastic Surgery: Forehead, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, reconstructive surgeon: Dear Jen, I doubt by the description you gave that you re aging prematurely and that this is the cosmetic manifestation of that aging. Technically, we are all aging, everyday of our lives, and not a moment too soon...we all do it at the same pace. And sure,...

Plastic Surgery: Lip, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, alignment issues: Dear Jennifer, Your son is only 8 years old, so to say that any one body part or facial feature is outside of the normal realm is premature, as he is no way near done growing, both his body and face. It does look like he has a bit of a gummy smile, meaning...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic Residency, plasticsurgery, residency
plasticsurgery, residency: I do not have any idea about us programmes as i have been trained exclusively in India,i personally feel uk is a good place for training.US is more competetive and restrictive.Are you a citizen of UK or a migrant from another country?,do not waste time with...

Plastic Surgery: Third degree burn scars, msc board, third degree burn
msc board, third degree burn, daniel kaufman: Dear Kori, Burned skin needs to be replaced with skin grafts. If you were burned in childhood, it is safe to assume that you did have skin grafting. That was done in order to save your life - and it most probably did. Now, however, as you stated, the cosmetic...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction issues post surgery, local anesthesia, breast reduction
local anesthesia, breast reduction, areola: I don t do that many breast reduction anymore. However, reductions and lift that require an incision around the areola can sometimes result in asymmetry in the shape or the size of the areola. If it is early in your recovery, then tissue may relax and the...

Plastic Surgery: head implants, bone deformities, head anatomy
bone deformities, head anatomy, skull x: Hello Ivan, I am not sure of any specific doctors in Russia - but certainly I would have to think that Moscow would be the best place to go. Certainly close to you and any large medical university center would have the right specialists to see you. Go somewhere...

Plastic Surgery: seroma after abdominal therapy, ultrasound guidance, adrenal glands
ultrasound guidance, adrenal glands, local anesthesia: Usually some local anesthesia. Sedation is not normally an option and it is, in general, a little uncomfortable but not too painful. You can ask your doctor to prescribe a pain pill to take 45 or so before the procedure starts to help take the edge off....

Plastic Surgery: Tear through implant surgery complication, best case scenario, nerve damage
best case scenario, nerve damage, absolute answers: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Chris, Obviously, I m very sorry for the problems you re having. It is difficult to give any absolute answers via this forum but I would mention a few things. In general, it s not uncommon to have areas...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, scarpa fascia, wound breakdown
scarpa fascia, wound breakdown, bodysculpture: I would have a hard time looking at tissue during a revision and being able to determine with certainty what was or was not done...in general, it s hard to say something wasn t done since even if it were done (ie, repaired) the repair may not have held adequately....

Plastic Surgery: Deep cut on toddler's forehead, remedy products, generous service
remedy products, generous service, physician evaluation: Unfortunately I can not examine the cut on your child s forehead. However, i think that the treatment would still be the same now that is left to heal on its own. So, just make sure that he has good sun protection, i.e.: sun screen. Also you nay take advantage...

Plastic Surgery: Hematoma, bodysculpture, buttock
bodysculpture, buttock, dr alan: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Deb, It is, of course, impossible to address specifics of your situation and care via this forum, but here are some thoughts: Most likely, the hematoma has already been broken down and absorbed by your...

Plastic Surgery: Implants and cancer risk?, saline implants, breast implants
saline implants, breast implants, scar tissue: SO far there has been no evidence of breast cancer being linked to breast implants. The rare type of lymphoma that was found in extremely few cases of breast implant scar tissue around the implant is not considered breast cancer. There is however more to be...

Plastic Surgery: Lipo on a paraplegic, contour irregularity, urinary catheter
contour irregularity, urinary catheter, poor posture: Hi Scott, I have done cosmetic surgery on patients like you (ie, paraplegic) so I don t feel that that, in and of itself, is a contraindication to surgery. And it sounds like this is a relatively small area and, from that standpoint, you may benefit from...

Plastic Surgery: Will the mark go?, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, generous service: Dear Elizabeth, Your one-year-old toddler will not have an appreciable mark on his forehead. His healing capacities now are extraordinary, and there is a high likelihood that the scar that is formed will remodel and mature to be a very faint, if at all...

Plastic Surgery: naval piercing, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, loose skin: Dear Julia, Whether or not you would like to do it will remain a question that ONLY you can answer. The scar will likely look better, otherwise, the surgeon wouldn t do it. It can, however, look worse or just the same. Basically, there are no guarantees,...

Plastic Surgery: Re: Scar Tissue Removal From Nose, scar tissue removal, scar revision surgery
scar tissue removal, scar revision surgery, msc board: Dear Zahid, Scar revision surgery is generally termed minor surgery. It is generally done under local anesthesia, but can necessitate heavier sedation if substantial. It depends on many different factors, of course. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Daniel...

Plastic Surgery: Re: Scar Tissue Removal, scar, nose
scar, nose: Dear Zahid First of all we need to identify if the bulges that you may have in the nasal tip and bridge are due to scar tissue. If it is following a recent surgery local steroid injections can help to reduce the scar. It may be possible to remove scar by...

Plastic Surgery: Re: Scar Tissue Removal Rhinoplasty, scar tissue removal, nasal bones
scar tissue removal, nasal bones, revision rhinoplasty: Revision Rhinoplasty is always more difficult. That is why some rhinoplasty surgeons primary specialize in doing revisions. That being sais, if the issue is just slight tip modification the originalk surgeon, even if he does not do alot of revision surgery...

Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty/insurance, medical insurance company, msc board
medical insurance company, msc board, daniel kaufman: Dear Abigail, No, the medical insurance company will not cover the fees (surgical, anesthesia, and facility fees) associated with the cosmetic portion of your operation. The fees vary according to surgeon and geographical location, but generally run within...

Plastic Surgery: Saline breast implants replacement?, saline breast implants, saline implants
saline breast implants, saline implants, implant shell: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Stephanie, With the understanding that these are GENERAL comments, and that issues specific to you need to be addressed by your plastic surgeon, here s what I d say: 1) Unless you are having a problem...

Plastic Surgery: Septoplasty, septoplasty
septoplasty: Hi Sam, Very sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. Due to the fact that I cannot examine you my best recommendation is that you see a physician near you as soon as possible - you should see an internist as well as a surgeon who has experience...

Plastic Surgery: Septoplasty, mri report, nose bone
mri report, nose bone, clinical findings: Hi Sam, First of all, if you are at all serious about your comment regarding giving up on life you need to see a psychiatrist urgently. I am not a mental health professional but there are many forms of assistance and intervention that should be considered....

Plastic Surgery: Seroma after removal of lipoma, penrose drain, local anesthesia
penrose drain, local anesthesia, gmail: Hi Arantxa, I m obviously sorry about your experience thus far but I think it can be handled a little differently, and hopefully without you having to go too far for a second opinion. If you d like you can email me a photo to my personal email (alan.engler@gmail.com)...

Plastic Surgery: Toddler's forehead got cut, facial scars, scar revision
facial scars, scar revision: Hello Elisabeth, Sorry to hear about your toddler s fall but I am glad to hear there were no more severe injuries. It is unclear to me if your child has been seen by a physician or not - if not then you should take them to a Doctor to be seen and treated...

Plastic Surgery: face enhancement, jaw implants, face enhancement
jaw implants, face enhancement, chin implants: Jaw angle implants are a type of jaw implants. There are other jaw implants, such as chin implants. In order to make the face more oval several procedures may be used individually or in combination. For example, buccal fat pad removal ( cheek fat) can sometimes...

Plastic Surgery: Facial Fractures, Broken Nose & Jaw, plastic surgery clinic, facial fractures
plastic surgery clinic, facial fractures, legal degree: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Sadi, I m so sorry about this situation. I would suggest that you return to the ER or to a plastic surgery clinic at a nearby medical center and insist, to the greatest (and legal) degree possible, that...

Plastic Surgery: facial surgery, jaw implant, facial implants
jaw implant, facial implants, round face: Hi Eddie, In answer to your questions: 1. There are many types of jaw implants that vary based on their composition and location of the jaw that they are placed (and how they are placed). Basically think of the jaw as having 3 parts - the front (the...

Plastic Surgery: Lipo gone bad, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, lipo suction: Dear Trisha, Contour deformities, unfortunately, are some the of the most common unwanted effects that are associated with liposuction. At times, patients do complain about those very problems such as rippling and lumpy skin. In some small areas, skin ripples...

Plastic Surgery: Post Tummy Tuck, bodysculpture, loose skin
bodysculpture, loose skin, muffin top: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Sue, Obviously I can t say anything for sure without being able to examine you AND this is something you need to talk to your own PS about. That being said, I would make the following comments: 1) It...

Plastic Surgery: Scar and skin stretching, long scar, board certified plastic surgeons
long scar, board certified plastic surgeons, silicon strip: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Tommer, It s impossible for me to fully address this without being able to see your son and I am, of course, sorry that he even has to go through this. But I would suggest that you have him seen by a plastic...

Plastic Surgery: skin graft on foot, slow healing wounds, msc board
slow healing wounds, msc board, skin graft: Dear Calee, I don t have a specific name for a product for you, but you definitely have the right idea. Get some padding or as soft a cushioning as you can, and also have your ski boots fitted and adjusted to whatever device you can find and fashion. It...

Plastic Surgery: Surgery Cost, breast reduction surgery, msc board
breast reduction surgery, msc board, american board of plastic surgery: Dear Anonymous, Breast reduction surgery can usually be covered by healthcare insurance, so definitely check out with your plastic surgeon whether you re in line for that. Otherwise, breast reduction and/or lifting surgery should cost several thousand dollars....

Plastic Surgery: Surgery for penis, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, congenital anomaly: Dear Roger, Webbed penis is a congenital anomaly that makes an otherwise normal penile shaft appear small, due to an aberrant skin fold tying down the shaft to the scrotal skin. The answers to your questions are: 1. Yes. There are surgeries that can...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, legs and feet, local doctor
legs and feet, local doctor, tummy tuck: Hi, every surgeon has a different protocol for removing drains. Usually it is based on how much drainage there has been from the drains. I remove the first when it is less than 25 cc/24 hours. If you are getting more swollen 6 days post surgery then that usually...

Plastic Surgery: Ultra Wave Body Contouring?, soft appearance, invasive technology
soft appearance, invasive technology, childhood obesity: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Well, there s a lot here...first of all, if you cannot reasonably afford a procedure such as this then you should probably not do it. I don t generally advise people to extend themselves in this manner; you have...

Plastic Surgery: Ultra Wave Body Contouring?, superficial tissues, eating a healthy diet
superficial tissues, eating a healthy diet, soft appearance: Dear Bud, Keep exercising and eating a healthy diet - that s good for your body and your soul. There is no doubt that it will only help as you age. Gynecomastia surgery is actually fairly common, and is a medical condition that I, and other plastic surgeons,...

Plastic Surgery: Left, 2nd finger numbness post laceration., finger numbness, msc board
finger numbness, msc board, digital nerves: Dear Patti, Yes, you should seek the help of a Board-certified plastic surgeon. It is possible that you sustained damage to the digital nerves (the little nerves that carry sensation from the finger tip), and that is the reason for the electric jolts....

Plastic Surgery: Left, 2nd finger numbness post laceration., doctor kaufman, fingertip
Plastic Surgery: Left, 2nd finger numbness post laceration., doctor kaufman, fingertip, healing process

Plastic Surgery: Liposuction and Fibroid Removal, fibroids, abdominal surgery
fibroids, abdominal surgery, dr alan: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com It s possible in theory, but it may not be the best idea. They are two very different types of procedures and I might be concerned that the pushing and pulling during a liposuction would not be the best things...

Plastic Surgery: longer jaw, dental occlusion, chin implants
dental occlusion, chin implants, elvis collectors: It really depends on the the rest of the face to create a harmonious balance. When you lengthen the chin it has an effect of also lowering the lower lip which may affect the profile in relation to the upper lip. Its also important to consider the mental nerve...

Plastic Surgery: LONGER JAW, plastic surgery procedures, bony fragments
plastic surgery procedures, bony fragments, chin implants: It depends on a few things. Namely, your anatomy. If you have a large face with a broad jaw then you can accomodate a larger chin implant or a more advancing osteotomy. Visit a Board-certified surgeon to find out further. Good luck. Sincerely, Daniel Kaufman,...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic surgery in foot - developing skin, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, flap surgery: Dear Jeyaprakash, As long as skin is covering any wounds and exposed tissues then it is a good thing. This must be intact in order for the foot and leg to be protected from infection. Unfortunately, there is no artificial way to thicken up the skin that...

Plastic Surgery: Scar tissue on leg, scar tissue, petroleum jelly
scar tissue, petroleum jelly, cancer cells: Hi James, It looks like a dermatofibroma, which is a benign but annoying growth (as you suggest). You can have it removed completely but you ll have a scar (no way around that). But that may be preferable to what you have. You should speak with a plastic...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma after medial thigh lift, medial thigh lift, scar tissue
medial thigh lift, scar tissue, brachioplasty: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Heather, The first thing you have to determine is whether or not it s definitely a seroma. At this relatively late stage it may just be some persistent swelling and/or fat remaining from the surgery, or,...

Plastic Surgery: Ulcers on burn scars, scar tissue, degree burns
scar tissue, degree burns, skin cover: Dear Mrs Shannon, Yes it is possible ,you have to be careful especially in the legs as there is very little skin and these ulcers if they repeatedly get broken down the this can lead to a form of skin cancer called marjolins ulcer.the treatment of this is...

Plastic Surgery: body reconstruction after gastric bypass, being a nurse, farzaneh
being a nurse, farzaneh, breast augmentation: Hello, congratulations on your achievements. Unfortunately I am not of aware any surgeons that would offer to barter services in the United States. I certainly encourage you to focus on the doctors qualifications. Also make sure that you like and trust the...

Plastic Surgery: Dog ear scars on face after mole removal., facial scars, scar revision
facial scars, scar revision: Hello Julie, One potential option for bumpy scars is kenalog injections or even dermabrasion (although not used as often for smaller scars). In most cases a revision of some kind is needed to address dog ears as the primary issue is the bunching...

Plastic Surgery: facial hypertrophy, facial hypertrophy, botox injections
facial hypertrophy, botox injections: Hello Bill, Facial Hypertrophy can occur for many reasons including normal anatomic variations as well as medical conditions can cause this to occur. It is very important to make sure you are examined and evaluated by a physician to ensure that the cause...

Plastic Surgery: Nose job?, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, webmd: Dear Lily, Sure, there are procedures the can file down or shave the bump on the nose that you just noticed. That is called a rhinoplasty or nose-job. It can be done with only scars on the inside of the nostrils, if that s the only thing that needs...

Plastic Surgery: How can I tell if I would be a good candidate for Abdominoplsty, scar tissue, extreme activity
scar tissue, extreme activity, strict diet: Hi Nick, It sounds like you would, in fact, be a good candidate. There is a scar that can be off-putting for some men but if there is a lot of extra skin then you would really need that. The best thing, of course, is to be seen by one or more surgeons...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, vagina area, lower abdomen
vagina area, lower abdomen, gentle massage: Dear Ms Raksheena, how much fat was removed?was a liposuction also done?if the wounds are draining they should be left to drain,why pack them? What went wrong is very difficult to answer your Ps will be the best person to discuss that,unless i had seen you...

Plastic Surgery: what type of breast lift incision should I get, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, breast implants: Dear Anna, From the pictures that you supplied, it looks like you have grade 2 ptosis, or moderate drooping of the breasts. If you want breast implants, that will certainly add to the volume of the breasts, but may leave the nipple and areola in a low position,...

Plastic Surgery: cautery of spider veins face, spider veins, face
spider veins, face: Hi Rosemary, It will depend on the size of the spider veins, type of cautery used and the thickness of your skin. Most spider veins may actually take 2-3 treatments to reduce their size and appearance - unless they are quite small and superficial. ...

Plastic Surgery: how to choose surgeon, fellow american college, american board of plastic surgery
fellow american college, american board of plastic surgery, practice of surgery: Here is a little article I wrote about choosing a surgeon. I think that the most important thing is to ask them if they would allow you to speak with 3 previous patients who have undergone a similar procedure. If they perform that procedure enough and they...

Plastic Surgery: jp drain not holding suction, air leak, abdominoplasty
air leak, abdominoplasty, wks: Hi Joy, I am sorry that I got your question late. I hope that you have already got some help from your surgeon. The drain needs to stay in as the amount of drainage is still too high. Now, You surgeon can rescuer the drain so that it is not so positional....

Plastic Surgery: Litoma returns, fatty tissue tumor, msc board
fatty tissue tumor, msc board, daniel kaufman: Dear Dan, Lipoma, if that is what you were referring to, is a benign fatty tissue tumor. Upon removal, there is ALWAYS the chance that it will recur. Their behavior is fairly unpredictable. If a lipoma has been there for many years, it probably means that...

Plastic Surgery: Question about brest augmentation/abdominoplasty, brest augmentation, breast augmentation
brest augmentation, breast augmentation, local anesthesia: Dear John, First and foremost, thank you, your wife, and your family for the selfless service that you have provided us. I would not be doing what I love to do if it wasn t for brave souls like yours and your wife s, and the sacrifices that you have made...

Plastic Surgery: Re: "Nasofix", nose cartilage, msc board
nose cartilage, msc board, cartilage tissue: Hi Bilal, I just went over the website for Nasofix. From my perspective they offer no scientific data to support their claims of being able to reshape cartilage. Cartilage tissue is malleable and pliable, but only during early childhood and growth, and...

Plastic Surgery: rhinoplasty, swing to the right, scar tissue
swing to the right, scar tissue, bulbous nose: Hi Becky, Wearing glasses for long periods of time can certainly causes depressions on the bridge of the nose. If the glasses are very tight it is possible that over a long period of time the compression of the soft tissues of the nose could result in ...

Plastic Surgery: Scar Revision, scar revision, deep incision
scar revision, deep incision, board certified plastic surgeons: Hi David, I am obviously very sorry for what has happened. What part of Florida do you live in (I know some plastic surgeons there, although I realize it is a big state)? It can take up to two years for scars to mature completely and if it s going reasonably...

Plastic Surgery: umbilical hernia, scar tissue, umbilical hernia
scar tissue, umbilical hernia, ayyappan: Dear Ms Kristi If it is an umbilical hernia, i opine that you should get operated because there is a possibility of obstruction, irreducibility and strangulation. if it is scar then we should know if it is a keloid or hypertraophic scar and it should be...

Plastic Surgery: BA done 2 weeks ago. pics attached, breast tissue, breast size
breast tissue, breast size, bodysculpture: from Dr. E www.bodysculpture.com Hi Elizabeth, Actually, I don t have a clear explanation for that...I m assuming it did not look like that pre-op. At two weeks, though, it s very early in the process and I think that, most likely, this area will stretch...

Plastic Surgery: hernia + tummy tuck, msc board, daniel kaufman
msc board, daniel kaufman, hernia repair: Dear Ramona, If you are interested in discussing these issues with me, you can call the office number or use the internet to make an appointment for a consultation. I will be happy to meet with you. Good luck and fare well. Daniel Kaufman, MD, MSc...

Plastic Surgery: Penis related, msc board, circumcised penis
msc board, circumcised penis, daniel kaufman: Dear Matt, You may have things a bit confused. A circumcision does NOTHING to the skin of the scrotum. A circumcision only takes away the excess skin of the shaft of the penis, away from the glans or the head of the penis. The scrotum is the skin sac that...

Plastic Surgery: permanent dermal fillers, fat injections, radiesse
fat injections, radiesse, fillers: Hello Mike, Yes there are several options that are permanent fillers for the nasolabial folds. The most commonly used products are: 1. Artefill - this is considered a long acting filler in that the clinical effects can be seen for several years....

Plastic Surgery: Poland Syndrome, poland syndrome, skin paddle
poland syndrome, skin paddle, bodysculpture: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Shehla, It is, of course, impossible to say anything with 100% certainty but when I look at the photo you enclosed my sense is that you will need extra muscle and possibly even extra skin in order to get...

Plastic Surgery: Post Breast Reduction concerns, breast reduction surgery, lumps in the breast
breast reduction surgery, lumps in the breast, msc board: Dear DeAnn, You must go back to your surgeon and have him/her examine the lumps in the breast. Sometimes, it is possible for chronic pain to persist after breast reduction surgery. Usually, you can gain control of the pain with massage therapy and other...

Plastic Surgery: profile enhancemnt, maxillofacial surgeons, face profile
maxillofacial surgeons, face profile, implant design: I really think the two terms refer to the same implant design. Both intended to give the illusion of a more defined jaw line. I usually address the jowls with a face lift, however in an isolated case, use a chin implant with a more extended wing to further...

Plastic Surgery: Re: Post-Rhinoplasty Swelling, scar tissue, septorhinoplasty
scar tissue, septorhinoplasty, osteotomy: It s indeed unfortunate to sustain an injury so recently following a rhinoplasty, which was, in itself, a revision. Whenever it becomes necessary to re-operate the nose, it is normal to expect that swelling will be increased and may last longer. When a surgeon...

Plastic Surgery: Re: Post-Rhinoplasty Swelling, rhinoplasty, nose job
rhinoplasty, nose job, nose swelling: Hello Bilal, Your situation is rather complicated given the amount of surgery you have had. Best advice I would give you is to follow closely with your surgeon as he / she knows your anatomy the best as well as what exactly was done during the surgeries...

Plastic Surgery: scar on face from mole removal, basal cell carcinoma, msc board
basal cell carcinoma, msc board, inch incision: Dear Julie, Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Unfortunately, you are dealing with a cancer. Sure, it is a slow-growing cancer that rarely spreads to distant locations in the body. But, nonetheless, it is a cancer, and we should definitely focus on that throughout...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck with an epigastric mesh., scar revision, general anesthesia
scar revision, general anesthesia, aesthetic improvement: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Melissa, Well, it s possible but whether or not it s a good idea is a different question, and hard for me to answer. You need to be assessed by both a plastic surgeon and a general anesthesia since this...

Plastic Surgery: Undereye wrinkles, eye wrinkles, fillers
eye wrinkles, fillers: Hello J, Sounds like you have been going about your concerns in the right away by seeing specialists who can advise you well. Using a laser or chemical peel on the lower eyes can be a tricky proposition so I am in agreement that probably best to be avoided...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation and fluid retention, breast augmentation, breast implants
breast augmentation, breast implants, athletic person: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Gina You should, of course, discuss this with your own plastic surgeon, particularly since your surgery was just three days ago... That being said, I have seen some body swelling but not tremendous swelling...

Plastic Surgery: Dent on nose after rhinoplasty from pressure of cast, question of degree, bodysculpture
question of degree, bodysculpture, informed comment: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Mitty, It s virtually impossible for me to make any sort of an informed comment on this...obviously, you have to go with what your surgeon says. I understand your concerns and I wish I could alleviate them;...

Plastic Surgery: dog bite under eyelid and cheek, tobin md, silicone sheeting
tobin md, silicone sheeting, skin flap: Kay There are a number of things you can do to help minimize the appearance of the scare resulting from your injury. There is a good deal of evidence supporting the use of light dermabrasion or laser resurfacing five weeks after injury. Obviously this...

Plastic Surgery: Dent on nose after rhinoplasty from pressure of cast, nose shape, revision rhinoplasty
Plastic Surgery: Dent on nose after rhinoplasty from pressure of cast, nose shape, revision rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgery: Skin tag on cheek, skin lesions, skin tag
skin lesions, skin tag, hello doctor: Dear Jenny, Sounds like your surgeon is right. The tag must be removed surgically, and it will definitely a trade - a tag for a scar. Scars, unfortunately, are permanent and they last forever. Scars can and do, however, change and mature over time, so...

Plastic Surgery: Is this swelling or scar tissue? Will it go away? (Photos Included), rhinoplasty
rhinoplasty: Hi Bilal, My recommendations would be the same for you based on the answers I provided to you previously. Certainly follow up on the kenalog treatments as this is the most common solution to post-operative swelling (from scar tissue or tissue edema)....

Plastic Surgery: Uneven eyes, uneven eyes, eye makeup
uneven eyes, eye makeup, asymmetries: First of all Hannah, you have a lovely smile and you should not be at all ashamed of your appearance. Judging from the pictures, it seems as if the asymmetry of your eyes is a structural asymmetry of the skull with the right orbit a bit lower that the left....

Plastic Surgery: affordable plastic surgery, breast lift and augmentation, msc board
breast lift and augmentation, msc board, daniel kaufman: Dear Pollie, Congratulations on your weight loss - it must have been difficult. Unfortunately, now you have to deal with the excess skin found in different places on your body. These body contouring procedures should only be done by a Board-certified plastic...

Plastic Surgery: Facial Plastic Surgeon: Abdominal Liposuction?, facial plastic surgeon, american board of medical specialties
facial plastic surgeon, american board of medical specialties, american board of plastic surgery: Dear Tony, I commend you and your wife on doing your research before deciding on cosmetic surgery. The physician you speak of is certified by the appropriate Boards if he/she says that they are. You can actually check on the relevant websites and verify...

Plastic Surgery: healing from dog bite, msc board, wound healing process
msc board, wound healing process, daniel kaufman: Dear Kay, What you are describing sounds like the normal process of wound healing. The wound healing process is indeed a very complicated and intricate system, that involves the employment of numerous organ systems in the body, and is probably outside the...

Plastic Surgery: liposuction alternative, liposuction
liposuction: Hi Carl, Thank you for your question but unfortunately my area of expertise is in Facial Plastic Surgery and not in body liposuction. As you know there are many forms of liposuction - best thing would be for you to meet with a board certified surgeon...

Plastic Surgery: Sunken eyes, lower eye surgery, fillers
lower eye surgery, fillers, blepharoplasty: Hello Leanna, Lower eye anatomy is highly variable from patient to patient and is also rather complex. However sunken lower eyes is a very common problem in both women and men as well as younger and older patients. The 3 most common treatment modalities...

Plastic Surgery: alar cinch suture, addition ot, profile line
addition ot, profile line, columella: the subnasal angle is the angle between the profile line of the lip [the white part and not the red part] and the profile line of the nose columella. in the side photograph if you trace a line from the root of nose to the tip and then come down on the columella,...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction 4 month post op pain, breast reduction surgery, deep tissue massage
breast reduction surgery, deep tissue massage, cutaneous nerves: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Michele, It s common to have sensations like this that come and go but I haven t seen it to this degree at this (relatively) late stage. I don t think there s much you can do about it and I agree that it...

Plastic Surgery: buttocks plastic surgery, buttocks implants, buttock implants
buttocks implants, buttock implants, fluid accumulation: Hi kevin, happy new year. I amnot abig fan of buttock implants. I am concerned about scars and occasional fluid accumulation around the implant. I saw a patient that after 10 years of having implants placed , had so much fluid that had the implant removed....

Plastic Surgery: head implants, bone deformities, head anatomy
bone deformities, head anatomy, skull x: the picture is ofcourse possible,this is a case of head injury where the bone is removed and stored and later on reinserted.your case is different,i do not think there is a simple solution,the surgery if done has high chances of complications ,pl send me your...

Plastic Surgery: head implants, bone deformities, head anatomy
bone deformities, head anatomy, skull x: Dr. Jafri has already given a very good answer to your question. i have nothing more to add. You may start by doing a CT scan of the head and see a plastic surgeon in a major hospital setting, you might also need to be seen by a neurosurgeon. After full evaluation,...

Plastic Surgery: JAW IMPLANT SURGERY, jaw implants, nerve injury
jaw implants, nerve injury, oral approach: Hi Doug, I can see you in Levittown 5167316644. Please be advised though that at that location I do more of medical head and neck surgery so they may charge a consultation fee (100.00) If you are able to come to my office / surgery center in Manhattan...

Plastic Surgery: Saline gel implant problem, inframammary incision, tobin md
inframammary incision, tobin md, body resistance: From what you describe, I see no evidence of saline or gel leakage. It does sound simply like a stitch reaction, which is not terribly uncommon and generally leads to no problem. If it is a permanent suture, the stitch may have to be removed. With absorbable...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck vs coolSculpting, abdominal muscles, absolute answer
abdominal muscles, absolute answer, equal exchange: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Gabi, I cannot give an absolute answer since I have not seen enough results with the techniques you mention to compare. However, based on what you re comparing them to - tummy tuck, lipo, muscle repair...

Plastic Surgery: Laser surgery
Hello Ms Kori, i have seen your photos,i will need to examine you before i can suggest any line of treatment if you were my patient i would have started you on peels then a fraxel laser ,then ipl and also mesotherapy.there is no single shot therapy,we have...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic surgery
Jousuf Laser resurfacing with a carbon dioxide laser and dermabrasion (skin sanding) are the primary surgical treatments for deep acne scars..Both work by removing the outer layers of the skin leading to a reorganization of the deeper collagen fibers. ...

Plastic Surgery: RE: Skin Flap
I m sorry I didn t get back to you sooner; I just noticed this as an unanswered question. It actually looks pretty good to me. I obviously can t tell for sure but I think that it will heal up pretty well. Maybe you can go back sooner than four months,...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic surgery, acne, facial scars
acne, facial scars: Hello Jousuf, It is best that you meet in person with both a dermatologist and plastic surgeon near you. You need to be examined in person so the nature of your scars can be analyzed and the best treatment options given to you. There are many ways to...

Plastic Surgery: facial scarring, facial moles, shaving technique
facial moles, shaving technique, definitive answer: Hi, Moles are usually removed if they are of aesthetic concern or if they are suspicious to be premalignant or malignant. Scarring depends on many factors and is not always predictable. Moles are usually removed definitively by complete excision. This may...

Plastic Surgery: head shape, rapid weight loss, flat shape
rapid weight loss, flat shape, head shape: whatever the patient says the doctor should not judge this is the dictum.it is possible,if the ct is normal then there is no reason to worry.keep observing and take serial photos and measurements of head every month we wil review after 3 months. regards ...

Plastic Surgery: pectus excavatum, pectus excavatum surgery, silicone implant
pectus excavatum surgery, silicone implant, functional reasons: Dear Niranjan Sorry for the delay, but this is the first I received your question. Most of the time, pectus excavatum is only a cosmetic problem, but in very severe cases it can lead to heart or lung problems. If it were severe enough to cause these...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma still draining after 1 1/2 months, penrose drain, yellow mucus
penrose drain, yellow mucus, ultrasound guidance: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Marcela, I m sorry for the problems you re having. If I understand you correctly, you have persistent drainage after a tummy tuck and lipotransfer. Assuming that s the case, I would have one or more drains...

Plastic Surgery: Symptoms of a broken nose, symptoms of a broken nose, nasal fractures
symptoms of a broken nose, nasal fractures, nose bridge: one can have a minor nose fracture without much swelling or bleeding. however the important point in nose fracture is whether there is any distortion of the shape. If there is no distortion and shape is as before [especially 5 days later after injury to give...

Plastic Surgery: Treatment advice for pectus excavatum, pectus excavatum
pectus excavatum: Hello niranjan, 1)Rule out asthama get your serum ige levels done along with complete blood count ,get yourself examined by a chest physician.This is not usually due to your chest deformity. 2Usually there are no affects (heart problem/chest problem)...

Plastic Surgery: alar base reduction, rhinoplasty, alar base reduction
rhinoplasty, alar base reduction, wide nose: Hi Jennifer, That s a very good question and in some ways you have answered it yourself! While the bulk of an alar base reduction incision is well hidden along the nasal floor, some portion of the sill must also be reduced in order to effectively reduce...

Plastic Surgery: permanent filler complications, peak family, bodysculpture
peak family, bodysculpture, steroid injections: Hi Ann, A 14 day course of the antibiotics should not cause any long term problems; I think it s pretty benign (although you could develop a yeast infection, etc). However, it also doesn t address the long-term issue of the complication from the filler....

Plastic Surgery: vy upper lip plasty, lip augmentation, upper teeth
lip augmentation, upper teeth, pout: VY technique can give pout and fullness to central part of upper lip. Sometimes it is better to do a series of 3 smaller VY s -one central and one on either side. This will result in a roll out of the upper lip and some pout. It may not add much volume...

Plastic Surgery: Abdominal adhesions surgery, lymph node biopsies, adenocarcinoma of the endometrium
lymph node biopsies, adenocarcinoma of the endometrium, ayyappan: iam not qualified to answer the questions regarding adhesions ,however since i had been trained as a surgeon before plastic surgery residency,i can say that there is not much you can do about adhesions,they may develop again post operatively, pain and obstruction...

Plastic Surgery: Body Bent and Distorted, outer labia, inner thighs
outer labia, inner thighs, vaginal entrance: from Dr Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Ali, I am obviously very sorry for what you re going through. This is not a typical recovery in my experience. However, I cannot even begin to figure out what s happening via this forum. You need to...

Plastic Surgery: Liposuction or smart lipo, pubic mound, smart lipo
pubic mound, smart lipo, maximum weight: Hi Jay, Generally (I can t be more specific via a forum such as this) both procedures are effective, prices range from about $4000-7500 in New York for lipo of this region, you may need to have the skin tightened (depending on what your maximum weight was,...

Plastic Surgery: smartlipo- bra-line area, compression garment, absolute answer
compression garment, absolute answer, cannulas: Hi Melissa, Yikes!! This is a long follow-up question with lots of info...but it s really too much for me to try to analyze and come up with a good answer for you. But here s what I would urge you to do: Decide whether or not you re basically happy...

Plastic Surgery: Dissecting Folliculitis Post Hair Transplant-, zinnat tablets, anti dandruff shampoo
zinnat tablets, anti dandruff shampoo, elocom: all experts site does not substitute for doctor consultation so i am afraid i cannot give you specific advice but only indicate generally what might help. i would like to get a specialized culture done for atypical mycobacteria which sometimes cause infections...

Plastic Surgery: Dissecting Folliculitis Post Hair Transplant, zinnat tablets, anti dandruff shampoo
zinnat tablets, anti dandruff shampoo, elocom: Hello Mustafa Gul, its usually because of grafts buried under skin,i do not recommend medications,its better to adress the individualswellings if and when they appear. Dr.Ayyappan below is some info regarding isoretinoin (roacutane,Accutane ) What...

Plastic Surgery: facial contouring and other such surgeries, facial contouring, cheek implants
facial contouring, cheek implants, fat injections: Hi Audi, You have asked a very interesting question and the best I can answer is that you need to have a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who can examine your anatomy and also order a 3D CT scan of your face and head in order to...

Plastic Surgery: lazer lipo, self concious, laser lipo
self concious, laser lipo, man boobs: Hi Bud, Lipo, including laser lipo, can be an effective treatment for man-boobs, although you have to address the potential excess of skin that can occur after lipo. There is some degree of contraction of the skin but not an unlimited amount. In general,...

Plastic Surgery: Lipo Laser?, male gynecomastia, low glycemic
male gynecomastia, low glycemic, central obesity: Bud First of all, you should understand that the lipo-laser to which you are referring is not a true liposuction procedure but is a medical treatment that uses external low level energy to theoretically break up fat beneath the surface. I am unaware...

Plastic Surgery: A long face turned oval, liquid fillers, bone surgery
liquid fillers, bone surgery, chin implant: hello ms audi, thanks for writing,you have a pleasant face,ofcourse any face can be made better. jaw mismatch does cause a long face,your lower 1/3 is proportionally smaller,chin implant is a choice.besides a finely crafted maxillary implant will give...

Plastic Surgery: Skin Cancer Surgery on my Forehead, nerve regrowth, skin cancer surgery
nerve regrowth, skin cancer surgery, tobin md: Anna There s not much you can do at this point, Nerve testing can give information as to whether the weakness is from the nerve or muscle, but it is quite possible that function will return following in growth of new nerves, even if the nerve has been...

Plastic Surgery: chairman of, george crile, dr caldwell
george crile, dr caldwell, breast cancer: Hi Luke Thanks for the question; I did not know anything about this doctor. However, even a brief glance at Wikipedia tells a lot about him - he is quite accomplished, both professionally and personally, since he married the grand-daughter of the founder...

Plastic Surgery: chest tube scars, upper ribs, elective cosmetic surgery
upper ribs, elective cosmetic surgery, scar revision: I am not sure about the cost for this procedure as I only perform elective cosmetic surgery. I think this falls more in the category of scar revision/ reconstruction. Also as this was related to a medical condition , it may be covered by your insurance. i...

Plastic Surgery: lower abdomen buldge after Liposuction, lower abdomen, button area
lower abdomen, button area, buldge: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Laura, It s hard to say specifically without being to see you in person and/or a photo but, in general, here s what I d say: It can take a while for bulges like this to go down, although I would think...

Plastic Surgery: Nose, cosmetic issue, bodysculpture
cosmetic issue, bodysculpture, board certified plastic surgeons: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Mike, Not really. There are procedures that can be done, I wouldn t necessarily call any of them simple, and, even with that, it can be very difficult to return your nose to its pre-injury appearance....

Plastic Surgery: Old wrinkled skin, wrinkles, facelift
wrinkles, facelift, chemical peels: Hi Patti, There certainly are a large variety of chemical peels than be used to improve skin tone and blemishes. Every patient is unique in there needs and a good starting point for you would be to see a cosmetic dermatologist and let them examine your...

Plastic Surgery: Care after dermabrasion, polysporin, wet environment
polysporin, wet environment, gauze: Hi Norma, I m obviously sorry for any problems you re having. I ve listed below my GENERAL recommendations for the aftercare for a dermabrasion. However, it is extremely important that you receive ongoing care from a provider who can see and monitor you...

Plastic Surgery: composite facial implants, facial implants, textured surfaces
facial implants, textured surfaces, gore tex: Hi Mark, It depends...in general, implants such as these can be removed fairly easily (textured surfaces may have greater tissue ingrowth and adherence and be more difficult to remove). The other part of the question, though, is what the area will look...

Plastic Surgery: eyebrow lift or nose surgery, facial paralysis, facial surgery
facial paralysis, facial surgery: Hi Victoria, Sorry to hear about the problems you have been experiencing. Certainly you have a number of complicated problems here and the primary concern is to make sure that you have the best functionality of your face possible and secondly have restoration...

Plastic Surgery: slim body, big belly, central obesity, heavy drinker
central obesity, heavy drinker, free lifestyle: from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Bud, Congrats on turning your health around! I can t really answer this without being able to see you in person. But, in general, you ll need to keep up with a good diet and exercise routine to address...

Plastic Surgery: Unpleasing Face after Jaw Surgery, weight fluctuation, jaw surgery
weight fluctuation, jaw surgery, upper jaw: Hi, I am sorry that you are not happy with the results of your surgery. Orthognathic surgery is usually done tp improve function and aesthetics. I do not perform this type of surgery currently. The short answer without examining you is that I do not think...

Plastic Surgery: How can I find a good doc in a diff country?, hair implants, medical tourism
hair implants, medical tourism, ayyappan: google is the answer.....there are many medical tourism websites also,just type the procedure you want to get done,youll find the answers,do your own research and cheap is not necessarily best! iam concerned about the choice of your words.... I want to...

Plastic Surgery: How to find a good doc in a diff country? Lowest price?, cosmetic surgery procedure, hair implants
cosmetic surgery procedure, hair implants, aesthetic plastic surgery: i did not say there are no approved doctors for rib removal. i said it is not an approved cosmetic surgery procedure although there are some doctors that are doing it. Taking a rib out is not difficult, we do it when we need a bone graft material for reconstructing...

Plastic Surgery: facial nerve paralysis/nose collapsing, functional rhinoplasty, dynamic nasal collapse
functional rhinoplasty, dynamic nasal collapse: i can understand the situation. There are muscles on the now that work during breathing and especially during exertion in order to keep the nostril open and widen the air-intake ports. This nasalis muscle is now paralyzed and the outer wall of your nostril...

Plastic Surgery: Failed muscle repair after TT, upper abdomen, repair options
upper abdomen, repair options, lower regions: Hi Laura, It s obviously not possible to offer a complete and accurate assessment via this forum, without an exam, without knowing what you looked like before, etc., but I ll try to share some thoughts. The area above the umbilicus (belly button, or...

Plastic Surgery: adverse effects of fat injections
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com I don t think there s anything as simple as a number. Each person s face is, obviously, unique and it changes with time. Small amounts of fat injected sequentially would probably be the best approach. And...

Plastic Surgery: cauliflower ear
Tyrone While I have not had any personal experience treating a condition exactly like yours, I do feel that is could be significantly improved by using a laser to reduce the underlying scar tissue. I would elevate the skin off of the scar and then use...

Plastic Surgery: dermal fillers
Christine When injected properly, the standard dermal fillers that are used do not leach out of the skin through the pores nor do they migrate. Of course the usual precautions should be taken to select a practitioner who is experienced and properly credentialed...

Plastic Surgery: Laser burn correction
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Kimberly, I m obviously very sorry about the experience you ve had. Burns can occur from any of a wide range of resurfacing and other treatments, including lasers, peels, dermabrasions and non-laser...

Plastic Surgery: new techniques in facelift
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com There is probably no procedure with more different names attached than a facelift. One surgeon s mini-facelift may be another surgeon s extensive lift and, regardless, the most commonly performed facelift procedure...

Plastic Surgery: Botched tummy tuck?
Thanks for the reply, please send me your pre op photos,if possible and also the same view of post op photos. There seems to be gross disparity in the sutured tissues.Cosmetic surgeons can be non plastic surgeons also.i did see that in athenix there are...

Plastic Surgery: changing implant size
discussion of costs is outside the scope of this forum and besides costs vary depending on the practice and so many other factors. it also depends on if a new implant is inserted or not. If you are interested to proceed, you may see me for a consultation as...

Plastic Surgery: eye wrinkles, Botox, Dysport
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin: The most common treatment for crow s feet is botulinum toxin including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These medications work by relaxing the muscles that lead to the wrinkles in the first place (in this case, the orbicularis oculi) and can be injected in the office....

Plastic Surgery: Post op
it is usually an infection of the soft tissues however it can invove the bone because the bony spur was removed ,there is hardly any tissue between the skin of dorsum of the foot and the bone,do not worry an appropriate antibiotic based on culture sensitivity...

Plastic Surgery: Post surgery
It seems as though your body had a large inflammatory response initially to the adhesive on the bandage and subsequently, perhaps to the suture material. The redness or erythema seems to have greatly improved between the first and second photograph, so this...

Plastic Surgery: Surgical area
as an ortho specialist, he is naturally worried about infection reaching the bone. Hence the MRI. It is likely that you have a superficial sepsis aggravated by the presence of suture materials. If there are more deeper stitches still remaining, they are also...

Plastic Surgery: bone/face change right side - dental implant
hello cheryll, sorry for the delay in replying ,i had been contemplating on your problems it is unusual but not unknown,what you have seems like a rombergs disease,you can google and read in detailthen ask me any questions you may have,it will be useful if...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction with implant
Lama That depends on the shape of your breast and your overall goals. In some cases, you can get by with just replacing the implant with a smaller one, but in your case, desiring to go from a double D to a B, that seems to be a far greater change than...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction with implants
Hi Jill, It is of course hard to say anything without seeing you, preferably in person but at least in a photo. Based on what you say, though, I m not sure you d be happy with just putting in smaller implants. What will happen to the extra skin? It sounds...

Plastic Surgery: Cyst removal scar
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Rick, It s difficult to make an assessment and treatment recommendations via this forum, and without a photo, but here s what I d say in general: It is not at all uncommon for surgical scars to be less...

Plastic Surgery: mole removed
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Becky, You should definitely contact your dermatologist to let him know what s going on. He may want to take a look at you or, depending on exactly what was done (ie how extensive) he may feel that this...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck w iv sedation no general anesthesia
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Dear Delisha, I am so sorry for what you ve gone through. First of all, though, your overall safety has to be the priority. The incision and scar are bad but a decision that could adversely affect your...

Plastic Surgery: hernia
In view of your medical problems (a-fib, blood thinners and diabetes), I agree with that advice...sorry...actually, many hernias are not repaired (lately), even in patients without medical problems. There was a time when medical advice was, more commonly,...

Plastic Surgery: hernia
HELLO FRANK,REALLY SORRY I DONT KNOW HOW I MISSED ANSWERING THE FIRST ONE,I APOLOGISE PROFUSELY... now the current issue, i suggest that with your age get it operated electively,dont bother about chances,if it happens its 100% to you,whatever the medical...

Plastic Surgery: atrophic scars, nose, scars
nose, scars: Hi Rose, Certainly fillers would be helpful to some degree. They ar eeasy to do and can get good results. The downside is that they need to be repeated over time. It is possible that some form of laser resurfacing might help but you would need an exam...

Plastic Surgery: Would breast reduction surgery help me?
Hi Tess, A lift is always performed as part of the reduction, but it can also be performed by itself (ie, without a significant reduction). A little tissue is always removed - including the skin and some breast tissue - even if it s just a lift. Often...

Plastic Surgery: Burn, burn, wound
burn, wound, scarring: These are second degree burns, should heal in 2 weeks. Silver sulfadiazine covered by non-adherent tulle [like a net] of Jelonet or similar products is the usual treatment. The main problem will be retaining the dressing on a baby s thigh; it usually slips...

Plastic Surgery: Male breasts
Bud Liposuction, often combined with surgical excision of residual glandular tissue, is an excellent treatment for gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia. I personally do not believe that laser lipo or cool sculpting are potent enough to adequately treat...

Plastic Surgery: panilectomy
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Cynthia, It s hard for me to assess you via the Internet...but having excess skin and tissue causing the symptoms you re describing is, in a general sense, an indication for skin removal. Of course, you...

Plastic Surgery: Re-piercing ears
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Jody, I don t know of scientific data to support this, nor do I have an absolute policy but I would probably say wait at least three months and more likely about six months. I d like to see if that ball...

Plastic Surgery: hollowing face
There are rare conditions where on part of the face loses volume more than the other parts. Usually this happens on one half of the face. This condition is called hemifacial atrophy and is not genetic. That having said, your condition does not seem to be unilateral....

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck scar tissue
Debbie Of course it is difficult to specifically answer your question without an examination, but your problem sounds like what is called a pseudocyst. Sometimes, when a patient develops a seroma, a membrane forms around it causing a cyst like structure...

Plastic Surgery: 2006 tummy tuck
Kim That s tough to answer without actually examining you. Sounds like your surgery was quite a while ago so pain frm scarring, while possible, is less likely. It doesn t sound too serious, on the surface, but I would definitely recommend having your surgeon...

Plastic Surgery: Rhinophyma
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Dear Asif, I m sorry for the problem you re having; rhinophyma is a very unpleasant condition. I can t say that it s a fairly easy operation. While not the most challenging to perform technically (ie, you...

Plastic Surgery: loose skin and stretch marks
Dear Bud, Sadly, despite lots of promise and many claims, I have not seen treatments of any kind that are consistently impressive in the permanent removal of stretch marks. Surgery can remove them by cutting out the tissue that contains them. But as far...

Plastic Surgery: Tram Flap post surgery admominal issues, Tram flap complications, tram
Tram flap complications, tram, flap: I m sorry. I don t have any further info to add to the above answer. It wouldn t be a bad idea to seek a formal evaluation at another institution if that s what your local doctors are recommending. Minas T Chrysopoulo, MD http://PRMA-enhance.com http://Breast-Cancer-Reconstruction.blogspot.com...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Implants in 1983
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Dear Carol Ann, I am (obviously) very sorry for your loss. The issue of breast implants and reported association with medical complications is a long and complicated one. There have been many reports over...

Plastic Surgery: fat grafting forbthe body
There are residents and fellows that may be able to perform the procedure under supervision at a reduced price. This is mostly at teaching university programs. You may need to contact a plastic surgery university program and ask if they have this option available....

Plastic Surgery: Nose Work
John Unfortunately, the information you provided as to the exact nature of the surgery and the time since it took place limits what I can tell you but, in general, it is difficult to assess the result of a rhinoplasty till the swelling subsides, which can...

Plastic Surgery: Penile Raphe
your ending says that you have had enough reassurances,yes surgery is possible you will have a midline scar like a raphe,it is very difficult to control scar formation,and that is the truth,in majority of cases you ll get good results.i have never had a request...

Plastic Surgery: Septoplasty/Rhinoplasty
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Matt, First, it is (obviously) difficult for me to comment specifically on these issues via this forum; I would need before and after photos, etc. That being said: 1) I think it is unlikely that you...

Plastic Surgery: Silicone vs. Saline
Hi Jeannette, Saline breast implants were (apparently) developed in the mid-1960s and so while silicone gel implants were the more commonly used implants in the 1980s, what your mother says is possible. I hope that this helps and good luck, Dr. Alan...

Plastic Surgery: Midline dermoid Cyst Scar on infant
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Jessica, I wish that I could wave the magic wand and make it so that your son (1) didn t have this in the first place and/or (2) the result were more in line with what we would all want (ie, no evidence...

Plastic Surgery: Srs surgery
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Jacob, As you can probably understand, SRS is unusually complicated from both the physical and psychological aspects and, of course, it cannot be reversed (undone). For those reasons I cannot imagine that...

Plastic Surgery: hard lump area after infection
Hi Thank you for your question. The lump may very well be a scar tissue especially if its not painful,red and warm. It is not uncommon to have scar tissue build up if there was an a deep lesion/ infection that had to heal form inside. The process may have...

Plastic Surgery: Liposuction cost
Liposuction is a great procedure in treating excess fat in special target areas that are out of proportion with the rest of the body. It is a great option for reshaping the body .Liposuction of the abdomen starts at about $4000. I am not sure what area of...

Plastic Surgery: Rash
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Roxy, With the understanding that only a limited degree of oversight can be provided by this forum, it looks to me as though you may have a (small) wound infection rather than an allergy to the adhesive....

Plastic Surgery: Vit C, Vitamin C, hyperpigmentation
Vitamin C, hyperpigmentation, sun damage: Vitamin C is great for hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and sun damaged skin. I personally love the Vitamin C product by ZO Skin Health, Dr. Zein Obagi s new complete line of skin care, called C-Bright. It goes on light as air and isn t greasy like some of...

Plastic Surgery: 2 months after surgery...is it ok to wear sports bra?
I really don t think so. However, if the implants are still firm and high, we recommend avoiding a bra as much as possible to facilitate settling. Obviously while exercising, a sports bra is fine, but most of the time a very loose bra is better A compressive...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Rippling after reconstruction surgery
from Dr. Alan Engler Member of #RealSelf100 Hi Kay, I ll try to answer your question. A photo could be helpful. If you d like to send one or more to my personal email, which is private, you can do so (alan.engler@gmail.com). Otherwise, though, here...

Plastic Surgery: Exercise
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com http://www.makemeheal.com/directory/view.php?userentry_id=26765 Dear L, My general recommendations for procedures such as these, and particularly this combination, is to avoid exercise for at least 4-6 weeks,...

Plastic Surgery: Improving forward facial growth
You live i Australia and orthognathic surgery is well advanced there. Lefort osteotomy and distraction is the best. As for paranasal aug, fillers and fat graft, all of these are useful as long as you know that these are compromises. But yes i understand your...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic Surgery, lesion, sutures
lesion, sutures, excision: This really depends on the plan you discussed with your surgeon. Lesions that have been biopsied and proven to be benign can be treated in various ways, such as shave excision or a deeper excision that requires sutures to close the resulting defect. Some surgeons...

Plastic Surgery: Plastic Surgery, mole
mole : hi,iam sorry that my previous mail was not very clear,i have rewritten so that you have a more clear picture, Removing a mole is fairly staright forward option,the best method is excision with a surgical blade and getting the exicised tissue biopsied(to know...

Plastic Surgery: surgical bra vs sports bra
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com HI Iama, Yes, it s fine - as long as it doesn t chafe too much. Sometimes surgical bras have enough stiff material so that if you re rubbing back and forth you can cause some skin irritation. But I normally...

Plastic Surgery: wrinkles
from Dr. Alan Engler Member of #RealSelf100 Hi Stef, First, you look great - so don t stress too much about this! Second, I (unfortunately) don t know of any specific creams or non-medical treatments that can diminish wrinkles in this area. They...

Plastic Surgery: Nose surgery and Sleep apnea
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Humair, Nothing is 100% but I would say that, in general, it is prudent to fully assess the airway, including any issues of sleep apnea, prior to undergoing surgery of that region. That of course applies...

Plastic Surgery: is it ok to wear sports bra for too long
I think you may switch to nomal bra. Breasts will settle down with time. You may leave them unsupported for a few hours if u feel they are high. In the beginning you may feel uncomfortable due to bra dependency but soon it will be fine. Patients feel insecure...

Plastic Surgery: rhinoplasty and somnoplasty, rhinoplasty, nose job
rhinoplasty, nose job, somnoplasty: Ann, Thanks so much for the opportunity to answer your questions. Somnoplasty is most commonly performed by an ENT surgeon or an Otolaryngologist and can vary depending on the actual problems you are having. Sometimes it involves destruction of the turbinates...

Plastic Surgery: wearing sports bra for too long?, breast lift, breast augmentation
breast lift, breast augmentation, breast implants: Wearing post-operative supportive garments whether itís after breast surgery or abdominal surgery, liposuction or even a facelift can be an imperative part of how patients heal and what sort of ultimate result they can expect. Two months is an appropriate...

Plastic Surgery: Lipoma removal after two surgeries
Plastic Surgery: Lipoma removal after two surgeries

Plastic Surgery: Wrist plastic surgery
Plastic Surgery: Wrist plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery: Lipoma removal after two surgeries
Hi C, I m sorry about your experience, from several different standpoints. First, it is relatively rare for lipomas to recur, and even more so for them to recur twice. Is there any possibility that the Pathology is wrong? It s probably a good idea...

Plastic Surgery: Wrist plastic surgery, WOUND
WOUND: HELLO ARUNITA, I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURE IT CAN BE DONE IN ONE DAY ,YOU DONT NEED TO TAKE FLESH FROM ANY OTHER AREA.THE WOUND NEEDS TO BE CLEANED WELL TO ASSESS THE DEPTH IF IT IS PARTIAL THICKNESS THEN AN ARTIFICIAL SKIN LIKE SKIN TEMP CAN BE PLACED AND IT...

Plastic Surgery: Wrist plastic surgery
hi arunima, i dont understand what is written if you can send a picture of his wrist it will be helpful. 1)no you cannot donate your flesh even if your blood group is same. 2)there is always an element of risk when surgery is done but that must not prevent...

Plastic Surgery: Problems five years later due to other surgeries after A tummy tuck
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Terry, I m obviously very sorry for all you ve been through; nerve pain is awful. However, I have to address your question in two parts. 1) Is there anyway to have all the material...The answer is no....

Plastic Surgery: Asymmetric Nasal Scar Tissue, rhinoplasty, secondary rhinoplasty
rhinoplasty, secondary rhinoplasty, filler injection: Dear Mr.Bilal, I is difficult to answer this without examining your nose myself. Normally scar nodules should have softened by this time. If it still persists, I wonder if it is in fact a bit of cartilage that is projecting, in that case, steroid will not...

Plastic Surgery: Nasal Scar Tissue
Yes, Bilal Steroid injections can be very helpful to soften of dissolve scar tissue following a rhinoplasty. If done carefully and in stages, the risk of depression is quite low. On the other hand, from your description, ( However, beginning two...

Plastic Surgery: oral surgery, draintubes
draintubes: hello rajesh, i suppose you have used a romson type of suction drain with a collapsible container,air leak is mainly due to lack of air tight closure in the main wound or from the site of exit,it can be managed bu connecting the tube to suction machine and...

Plastic Surgery: Chin surgery causing dimpling
There is only skin dimpling because of either defect in the muscle,i think that can be adressed however pl send me the photos for preliminary assessment,however you will need to be physically examined before surgery. It is possible to correct the defect...

Plastic Surgery: Deviated Nasal Bone Surgery
Of course, there is always some pain involved with surgery, and the degree of pain varies to a great extent depending on the patient s tolerance for pain and the procedure performed. Having said that, the pain that results from nasal reconstruction is generally...

Plastic Surgery: Face stitches
Hi there Manni. I suggest you chat with your doctor about specific postoperative instructions and scar management. But in general, it is safe to apply doctor-approved topical creams to the area as soon as the area is closed and there are no remaining open...

Plastic Surgery: Pain associated with nose surgery
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Humair, There is, in general, pain post-operatively (after surgery) with nearly every surgical procedure. Some are generally associate with relatively more pain (liposuction can be painful) and some with...

Plastic Surgery: changing implant
from Dr. Alan Engler member of RealSelf100 Hi Jil, There is no absolute answer to this, and you ll have to see a plastic surgeon in person for a full and complete discussion. There are specifics that can only be addressed by someone who can examine...

Plastic Surgery: Excess skin removal after weight loss
from Dr. Alan Engler www.bodysculpture.com Hi Kes, Thanks for the question but there is no way I can answer it via this forum. You would need to be seen in person by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess you, from both the anatomical and...

Plastic Surgery: feet plastic surgery, foot raw raea, wound healing
foot raw raea, wound healing, stg: subhendu,i understand your problems but frankly the options are limited you have to take care of the skingraft by physically verifying it by vision every day another alternative is a flap which will give it some padding ,ofcourse this will also lack sensation...

Plastic Surgery: Nose Surgery and Braces
Humair That is a question only you can answer. There will always be some risk to surgery. You must weigh the benefits and risks and come to your own conclusion. Rhinoplasty is an elective operation and so the choice must be left to you. Howard Tobin...

Plastic Surgery: Wig and Nasal bone surgery
1) Yes (rare but possible) 2) Can t answer that - there are risks in everything we do, in our daily lives, and the decision to do or not do something normally takes into consideration the likelihood of benefit balanced with the potential for problems. It...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction
First, I am so sorry your daughter isnít satisfied. Breast reduction surgery is probably one of the more satisfying procedures performed in the world of plastic surgery because there is often an instant sense of relief and a new found ability to do activities...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction
It s hard to answer that without seeing at least pre and post op photos but also being able to examine her in person. In general, though, if there s that much of a discrepancy it may well involve, more or less, redoing the entire procedure. Sometimes a...

Plastic Surgery: abdominal weight, Tummy Tuck, abdominoplasty
Tummy Tuck, abdominoplasty, Panniculectomy: These are great questions and the confusion is understandable. Please let me start by encouraging you to seek a board certified or board eligible plastic surgeon who has had the appropriate training. Also, it is important for you to feel comfortable with the...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Surgery Wound Healing, Oncoplastic surgery, Hyperbaric
Oncoplastic surgery, Hyperbaric, breast: Ok, you had oncoplastic surgery on the left and a breast reduction on the right for symmetry. As long as the pathology results from your surgery show clear margins (i.e. they got all the cancer), I recommend you consult with a wound care specialist for consideration...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Surgery Wound Healing
Plastic Surgery: Breast Surgery Wound Healing

Plastic Surgery: panniculectomy
The advantage of a full abdominoplasty is that in addition to removing the excess lower abdominal skin and fat, the upper abdomen is also contoured with tightening of the muscles and proper repositioning of the the belly button. Many surgeons also do additional...

Plastic Surgery: keloid scar
from Dr. Alan Engler member of #RealSelf100 Hi Caroline, Keloids and hypertrophic scars can be among the most vexing conditions to treat, for all involved. How and why and when they occur is unpredictable, and treatment is inconsistent. While some...

Plastic Surgery: Scar tissue after jaw and genioplasty surgery.
sounds like a complicated issue and honestly it is difficult to offer suggestions without examining the person. one option is to go back to your surgeon or go to aplastic surgeon if so far all the surgery has been done by maxillofacial specialists. for the...

Plastic Surgery: Botox and dynamic wrinkle
Hi Ginger, I generally agree with what your doctor is telling you. Botox (and the other neuromodulators) weaken the muscles so they soften the lines/wrinkles but do not necessarily eliminate them. You can try more units in any of the muscles that you...

Plastic Surgery: nasal collapse, functional rhinoplasty
functional rhinoplasty: Seems to me that the cartilage or synthetic material that you got inserted on the side of your nose to prevent collapse [a good idea by the way] has now infolded and is actually blocking your airway. it is difficult to advise further without examining you....

Plastic Surgery: Blemishes
It s hard to say without knowing exactly what you re talking about but it sounds like it is primarily a dermatology issue that may not be covered by insurance. Insurance coverage depends on the specifics of your policy but, as a rule, conditions that are...

Plastic Surgery: Fixing a face
Yes it could. Orthodontic (or maxillofacial) treatment, which alters the bone structure, could be a consideration but is much more extensive. An implant would not change dental function but could well improve appearance. It all depends on whether you have...

Plastic Surgery: Forgien object
Bill It is interesting that you bring this up since it was the subject of a recent discussion panel. Since I m not a lawyer, I can t give you a legal opinion but from a medical standpoint, I feel that the doctor would have a duty to inform the patient...

Plastic Surgery: am 24y/o gnant and i gained..., belt lipectomy, bikini line
belt lipectomy, bikini line, gnant: No worries, help is available. you sound like an ideal candidate for tummy tuck or possibly even belt lipectomy. In this the entire loose skin with stretch marks is removed through a cut in the bikini line all around - from hip bone to hip bone ususally. The...

Plastic Surgery: am 24y/o gnant and i gained..., plastic surgery clinic, extra skin
plastic surgery clinic, extra skin, gnant: Dear Yom, Thanks for writing to me. Based on what you say, it sounds like you d need a tummy tuck to get any degree of reasonable improvement. You can read more about that procedure and see photos at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There are more details...

Plastic Surgery: 3 questions, breast cases, breast reduction
breast cases, breast reduction, support bras: It may take upto 3 months for the shape and size to settle down, so have patience. Re-reduction is possible after a year. Best to wear a support bra made specially for breast cases, Byron - Caromed makes excellent ones, there are alos other sources for post-plastic...

Plastic Surgery: 3 weeks Post op and still can't stand, course address, bodysculpture
course address, bodysculpture, plastic surgeon: Hi Rachel, You should, of course, address these questions to your plastic surgeon. However, the fact that you can t stand straight may just mean that you were pulled pretty tight; you ll appreciate that more over time. The bleeding is not necessarily...

Plastic Surgery: 3 weeks post Septoplasty/Rhinoplasty, dissolvable stitches, post septoplasty
dissolvable stitches, post septoplasty, rhinoplasty: Christine, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. These questions should, of course, also be addressed to your own surgeon. However, in general, what you describe is completely normal, and it can take several...

Plastic Surgery: 30 Minute Tummy Tuck, newport beach california, 30 minute tummy tuck
newport beach california, 30 minute tummy tuck, insideedition: Dear Giovanna, If this is what you re referring to then, as far as I can tell, it s basically liposuction of the abdomen. However, I m not familiar with it as a surgical technique that s been described in any of the journals, etc. I hope this helps,...

Plastic Surgery: 30 minute tummy tuck, flat stomach, 30 minute tummy tuck
flat stomach, 30 minute tummy tuck, ultrasound technology: Dear Crystal, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I do not know specifically what procedure you re talking about. However, most things that seem to be too good to be true - usually are....

Plastic Surgery: 4 months post tummy tuck, waist hips, bodysculpture
waist hips, bodysculpture, tummy tuck: Dear C, I can t really comment too specifically without knowing what you looked before and what you look like now. In general, I would think that you should be able to see some results by this point; many results are apparent almost immediately. Swelling...

Plastic Surgery: 4 weeks Post Op Not happy with implant size, implant size, areola
implant size, areola, crease: Dear Janeen, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like your PS gave you some good advice. I dont know what you looked like before, etc., but there s no question that there is sometimes a limit as...

Plastic Surgery: 5-Fu injections, kenalog injections, actinic keratoses
kenalog injections, actinic keratoses, punch excision: Dear Amy, The effects of any resurfacing procedure typically depend more on the depth of injury that on the method by which that is done. That is not, of course, absolute, and may become less accurate with the newer procedures. So it s not just what...

Plastic Surgery: 5 ml melanoma, basal and squamous cell carcinomas, preset margins
basal and squamous cell carcinomas, preset margins, cancer cells: Dear Jeannette, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Unlike basal and squamous cell carcinomas, where they often decide how much tissue to take out based on studies that are done at the time of the excision,...

Plastic Surgery: 5 year old with gash on forehead, all scars, facial injury
all scars, facial injury, steroid injections: Dear Sanjay, Thanks for writing to me, and I m sorry about your son. It sounds like you did about as much as you reasonably can. In general, you would like to have any facial injury seen right away by a plastic surgeon, or at least by someone who uses...

Plastic Surgery: Abdominal Liposuction, fibrous connective tissue, power assisted liposuction
fibrous connective tissue, power assisted liposuction, abdominal liposuction: Dear Jim, The exact reason(s) for various structures is the subject of endless debates, as I m sure you can imagine. In general, fibrous tissue is what holds things together; loose fat everywhere would be shapeless. As to why there is some in certain...

Plastic Surgery: Abdominalplasty Scar, two girlfriends, extra skin
two girlfriends, extra skin, belly button: That depends upon the original depth of your belly button and all are different. It is actually unusual to be able to completely hide it. Removing some of the extra skin around it can bring it in closer, but may or may not be able to hide it. Best Dr. Studin...

Plastic Surgery: Abdomnioplasty, abdomnioplasty, tummy tucks
abdomnioplasty, tummy tucks, board certified plastic surgeons: Dear Cindy, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, congrats on the kids. Secondly, there is, in fact, no point in considering anything other than plastic surgery (ie, an abdominoplasty or tummy...

Plastic Surgery: ACNE SCARRING, ricki lake show, ricki lake
ricki lake show, ricki lake, acne scarring: Dear Dean, I m sorry, but I really don t know of any great procedures for this problem, or advances in the field. I became disappointed enough in what was available that, several years after purchasing a laser to be used for resurfacing (the general field...

Plastic Surgery: Accutane and Best Enhancement, scar tissue formation, breast implants
scar tissue formation, breast implants, breast augmentation: Dear Brendal, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. A lot has been written about Accutane s impact on wound healing, but I don t know of any studies specific to the implants. However, as you probably know, there...

Plastic Surgery: Accutane and facial fat injections, ricki lake show, ricki lake
ricki lake show, ricki lake, accutane: Dear M, I don t know for sure, but it doesn t really sound like a good idea to me. There have been all sorts of reports of bizarre reactions, particularly in the arena of wound healing, in patients who are taking Accutane. While most of these pertain...

Plastic Surgery: Antibiotics Prescribed For Procedure, upper eyelid surgery, broad spectrum antibiotics
upper eyelid surgery, broad spectrum antibiotics, antibiotic coverage: Dear Jerry, It sounds like reasonable and appropriate antibiotic coverage before a procedure such as you describe; if you have concerns, bring them up with your surgeon. But I think most surgeons would want you to have some sort of antibiotic on board...

Plastic Surgery: Argumentative essay questions- Please help me, eye lid surgery, mental maturity
eye lid surgery, mental maturity, webbed toes: In general i agree with you in that teenage is a period of going through several body and image changes and is not a time for serious cosmetic surgery. But if the problem is of sufficient magnitude and in the doctors opinion is not going to improve with time...

Plastic Surgery: Asian surgery?, michael dear, sex changes
michael dear, sex changes, dear michael: Dear Michael, This is an interesting question, but not something that can be answered within the scope of such a site. Perhaps you should decide what it is that you are looking for and contact a local plastic surgeon. Take care, Payam Daneshrad, MD,...

Plastic Surgery: Asian surgery?, michael dear, ethnic characteristics
michael dear, ethnic characteristics, bone muscle: Dear Michael, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I certainly don t know of any procedures being developed to turn a caucasion (male) asian. Ethnic characteristics and features...

Plastic Surgery: Average Looking, larger breasts, doctor dear
larger breasts, doctor dear, eye of the beholder: Dear Omar, Thanks for writing to me; there s lots more about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s an interesting question, and somewhat philosophical rather than technical. Beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder but I would...

Plastic Surgery: abdominal hernia, abdominal hernia, long scar
abdominal hernia, long scar, scar tissue: Dear Eulalee, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. A seroma is a collection of fluid, usually yellowish or straw-colored, that fills a cavity or space. Normally in surgery, even when a space is created it should...

Plastic Surgery: abdominoplasty - post op, pubic region, pain medicine
pubic region, pain medicine, dependent areas: Dear Dana, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, it is very difficult for me to try to intervene or make an assessment via the Internet at this early stage of your recovery, and it is important...

Plastic Surgery: abdominoplsty, grade fevers, bodysculpture
grade fevers, bodysculpture, wound infection: Dear Chalaine, It sounds like it could be within the range of normal - it is not that uncommon to have areas of firmness during the early recovery period. However, it could also be the beginning of a wound infection or an early collection of fluid. ...

Plastic Surgery: accutane/surgery, breast implants, bodysculpture
breast implants, bodysculpture, accutane: Dear Jenna, We usually recommend being off Accutane for six months before doing any elective surgery but I don t know that that s a hard a fast rule. There is a higher incidence of wound healing problems while on Accutane, and for a while afterwards, but...

Plastic Surgery: acne scars, laser surgery for acne scars, dermatology website
laser surgery for acne scars, dermatology website, acne scarring: Dear Claire, I may or may not be the best person to answer this but I ll tell you my experience. I have not been impressed with the results of this procedure for acne scarring. In fact, a few years ago I purchased a laser with the intent of using it...

Plastic Surgery: alarplasty, surgeon locator, nostril
surgeon locator, nostril, nostrils: Dear Vince, Thanks for writing to me. There s always a chance of anything, but the question is how likely that could be the case. It s very hard for me to answer that online, but it depends on how much of the size will be reduced. If you narrow the...

Plastic Surgery: allergic to sutures?, wound breakdown, scar revision
wound breakdown, scar revision, dissolvable sutures: Hi April, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is hard to know for sure what is happening and, of course, you have to stay in touch with your plastic surgeon. It is not uncommon to have relatively small areas...

Plastic Surgery: anesthesia, iv sedation, compression devices
iv sedation, compression devices, general anesthesia: Dear Lorrie, Thanks for contacting me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Both are completely acceptable forms of anesthesia for this procedure (and many others) and the decision often comes down to the preferences...

Plastic Surgery: Should I ask to see a surgeon?, bodysculpture, plastic surgeon
bodysculpture, plastic surgeon, perfect sense: Dear Elizabeth, I think it makes perfect sense for you to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation so that you can find out what your options are. You might as well know all the choices so you can plan accordingly; it s just a consultation, not the surgery....

Plastic Surgery: aspirator, respiratory secretions, bodysculpture
respiratory secretions, bodysculpture, aspirator: Dear Rae, I m not familiar with the specifics of a respiratory aspiratory but, in general, both are machines that generate suction in order to remove something. In the case of liposuction, that something is fat; respiratory aspirators presumably remove...

Plastic Surgery: awkward mole on lip, question about removal, leaving scars, all scars
leaving scars, all scars, skin level: Dear Jay, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my sit, www.bodysculpture.com. Despite the hope that lasers can magically remove growths without leaving scars, the larger issue is that there are two main ways of removing...

Plastic Surgery: Becoming a cosmetic surgeon, cosmetic surgeory, plastic surgery training
cosmetic surgeory, plastic surgery training, cosmetic surgeon: Tyra, To become a cosmetic surgery you have to complete training in plastic surgery. To get in to a plastic surgery training program you need to go to medical school. To get in to medical school you typically need to go through pre-med in college. All in...

Plastic Surgery: Belly Button, concentric circles, two circles
concentric circles, two circles, admirable goal: Dear Tina, Thanks for writing to me. I don t have a lot of personal experience with this, although creating a new belly button is a part of any tummy tuck. The first question, then, is whether you re a candidate for that procedure since fixing the...

Plastic Surgery: Best Solution for Snoopy Deformity, dear francesca, breast implants
dear francesca, breast implants, breast lifts: Dear Francesca, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, I am very sorry that you re having this sort of issue so soon after your surgery. There are no absolute answers to many of the things you...

Plastic Surgery: Birthmark, port wine stains, port wine stain
port wine stains, port wine stain, roy geronemus: Dear Todd, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I appreciate your concerns but I don t know that I will be able to answer them precisely. In general, port wine stains can be improved...

Plastic Surgery: Black skin/metal allergy/facial fillers, metal allergy, collagen injections
metal allergy, collagen injections, skin metal: Dear S. Sloan, It is actually possible to do the injections from the INSIDE of the mouth so that none of the puncture sites is visible from the outside. I don t know of a way to do it without some sort of puncture sites, but that would at least hide them....

Plastic Surgery: Blood clot -circumcision, neonatal circumcision, clot blood
neonatal circumcision, clot blood, 6th day: In the first week of life many children may have physiological jaundice. The ancients knew that in jaundice (of the pathological variety) there could be defects in blood clotting. So if you put two and two together, it was advised to refrain from doing circumcision...

Plastic Surgery: Body Shaping, body weights, abdominal muscles
body weights, abdominal muscles, waist size: Dear Pawan, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There is a limit to what plastic surgery can reasonably do. It is best for contouring specific areas for people who are at or near...

Plastic Surgery: Botox injection, local anesthetic, sexual medicine
local anesthetic, sexual medicine, premature ejaculation: NO. you may try delay sprays and local anesthetic gels. Also if you try to pratice the control exercises and sequences that are described for this problem, you should get progressive improvement. There are excellent books available on this topic as well....

Plastic Surgery: BR question, breast reduction, hormonal changes
breast reduction, hormonal changes, gain weight: Dear Keri, Thanks for writing to me. In general, breasts increase in size either from (a) hormonal changes, such as puberty, pregnancy and hormonal supplements, and/or (b) a generalized weight gain that includes, though not exclusively, the breasts....

Plastic Surgery: BREAST REDUCTION, neck discomfort, breast reduction
neck discomfort, breast reduction, own insurance: Dear Ashley, Thanks for writing to me. I can t address the insurance issue - that s something you ll have to research on your own. Insurance policies vary widely. From a surgical standpoint, though, you sound like you d be an excellent candidate...

Plastic Surgery: BREAST SILICON IMPLANTS, silicon breast implants, silicon implants
silicon breast implants, silicon implants, silicone implants: No proven effect of causing cancer. There is general agreement that silicone implants do not cause cancer however there may be some difficulties in using a mammogram X Ray for screening. Breast feeding is possible, implants need to be changed preferably after...

Plastic Surgery: Brachio scars, scar revision, wound edges
scar revision, wound edges, brachioplasty: Dear Elise, Brachio scars can be hard to minimize and, for that reason, some surgeons are reluctant to perform the procedure except under the most extreme conditions (ie after massive weight loss). In general, scars that are wide can be improved with...

Plastic Surgery: Breaking nose after rhinoplasty, anatomy of the nose, example basketball
anatomy of the nose, example basketball, dear michael: Dear Michael, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. What I would say is that each event to the nose - which includes rhinoplasty or a fracture - risks changing the nose in a way that cannot necessarily be undone....

Plastic Surgery: Breast Agmentation results uneven, breast agmentation, breast augmentation surgery
breast agmentation, breast augmentation surgery, smooth saline: Krista, There is actually an elastic band that can be put across the top of the chest. Some surgeons use them routinely, some use them sometimes, and others never. This is something you ve got to discuss with your PS, and then go with what the two of...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Aug. Seroma, breast aug, light weights
breast aug, light weights, absolute answer: Michelle, I can t give you an absolute answer on the timing but I would not do anything physical until you stop having this feeling. If it persists you may want to continue having an ultrasound just to see if there really is fluid in there. I suspect...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Aug, silicone implants, saline implants
silicone implants, saline implants, breast aug: Dear Richia, Thanks for writing to me. There s a lot to know about breast enlargements, and it s completely understandable that you d like to have these questions answered. I ll answer them, but then I m going to give you a few websites to go to so...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, saline breast implants, silicone gel implants
saline breast implants, silicone gel implants, extra skin: Dear Beth, Thanks for writing to me. These are really excellent and appropriate questions, but they are also fairly complicated, and depend on a lot of individual issues, such as exactly what your body looks like now, if your implants are above or below...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, scar tissue pain, silicone implants
scar tissue pain, silicone implants, marcia angell: Dear Dollie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It depends on whether or not they are silicone implants. If they re saline, most surgeons feel that unless you re having some sort...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, breast implants, money back guarantee
breast implants, money back guarantee, exact issue: Dear Melina, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is a very difficult situation and there is no simple or correct answer. In fact, I was at a conference last weekend and this exact issue was raised. The...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation Complications, pectoral muscles, scar tissue
pectoral muscles, scar tissue, chest muscles: Dear Lynn, This is a very specialized problem and I don t actually know of a place to get more info. As always, you may need to search the Internet aggressively, and then go for several more consultations, asking pointedly exactly what would be done during...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation w/ hiatal hernia, hiatal hernia repair, protruding stomach
hiatal hernia repair, protruding stomach, stomach tissue: Dear Denise, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is tough for me to comment on but I would certainly feel that it is not a good idea to undergo the sort of semi-violent adjustments you describe once you have...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, breast augmentation, smoker
breast augmentation, smoker, breasts: I work in Dubai, the cost in our hospital is around 15,000 dirhams inclusive. You could leave hospital the same day. It would be advisable to have a consultation well before the operation to get all the information and to decide on the size. if you are a smoker,...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augumentation, breast augumentation, horomones
breast augumentation, horomones, dear mary: Dear Mary, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, one week post-op is not the time to make a decision on the size you ve chosen. There is typically all sorts of swelling and the implants, if submuscular,...

Plastic Surgery: Breast augmentation, saline implants, silicone gel
saline implants, silicone gel, breast tissue: Dear Dana, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There s no absolute answer to your question. In general, saline implants are, in fact, put under the muscle, but silicone gel are put...

Plastic Surgery: Breast augmentation, scar tissue, breast augmentation
scar tissue, breast augmentation, calcifications: Dear Niki, Fat injections in general are being used for many different parts of the body. The fat is taken from one part of your body and, after being spun and/or purified in some other manner, is injected somewhere else. Common donor sites include the...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Enlargement Pills, breast enlargement pills, money back guarantee
breast enlargement pills, money back guarantee, breast success: Dear Ann, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I have not heard of these specific pills. However, I do not know of a single supplement or pill that actually permanently increases your breast size. Or even...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Enlargements, breast enlargements, dear ann
breast enlargements, dear ann, c cup: Dear Ann, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. As much as I hate to say it, it sounds like there is a serious miscommunication between you and your surgeon. If anything, breasts are...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Enlargemnent, supportive husband, breast enlargement
supportive husband, breast enlargement, sugery: Dear Beth, The larger the implant the more fake you ll look; there s just no way around that. Going from an A to a D is a huge increase, and it risks looking implant-y. There are many ways to choose a size; one is to fill a bag with certain amounts of...

Plastic Surgery: Breast enhancement, breast implants, breast enhancement
breast implants, breast enhancement, breast enlargements: Dear Bill, There aren t really that many choices when doing this surgery. You basically make a pocket for the implant, and insert one of only a few choices; silicone or saline, textured or smooth, round or anatomic, above or below the muscle. That s basically...

Plastic Surgery: Breast enlargement, brava breast enhancement, breast enlargement surgery
brava breast enhancement, breast enlargement surgery, brava breast enhancement and shaping system: Dear Dina, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. With the understanding that you re asking this question of a plastic surgeon, I d have to answer that nobody would go through breast enlargement...

Plastic Surgery: Breast enlargement without surgery, ricki lake show, breast size
ricki lake show, breast size, breast augmentation: Dear Ann, Sorry about this, but I don t know of a single thing that will augment breast size to any noticeable degree aside from surgery. It is one of the most popular procedures plastic surgeons perform, and there would never be such a demand for it if...

Plastic Surgery: Breast enlargement, all scars, breast enlargment
all scars, breast enlargment, breast enlargement: Dear Shery, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about this procedure at my site, www.bodysculpture.com, but here s some answers to your questions. The incisions, wherever they are, are very small but all scars are permanent. Therefore,...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Firming, breat augmentation, bra size 36b
breat augmentation, bra size 36b, breast lifts: Dear Tere, This is a very large subject; I ll go through some of the general guidelines but there s more at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Read both the breat augmentation and breast lifts/reduction sections. Most women who look the way I think you...

Plastic Surgery: Breast feeding and Breast Enlargement., pre pregnancy, having my baby
pre pregnancy, having my baby, size shape: Dear Caroline, Thank you for writing to me. There are a lot of questions here, and they are good ones. However, I can t do them justice in an email, so I ll give you an overview, and then some suggestions for where to get more info. First - congrats...

Plastic Surgery: Breast feeding and breast enlargemaent, gel implants, having my baby
gel implants, having my baby, size shape: It is okay to get implants after you discontinue nursing your baby and waiting for the milk to dry out. Implantation during lactatin is not recommended. There is no evidence to say that there is any harm in breastfeeding a subsequent baby after impantation...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Implants, breast implants, dear ann
breast implants, dear ann, plastic surgery: Dear Ann, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There is certainly nothing you can do about this, either now or in the future. But the good news is that the majority of women, even when there is diminished sensation...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Implants, breast implants, scar tissue
breast implants, scar tissue, dramatic improvement: Hi Ann, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I have heard this many times, too, but I m not so sure it s true. And I certainly haven t seen any documentation or studies that show that. It is, in fact, very...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Implants, breast implants, implant size
breast implants, implant size, dear ann: Dear Ann, At the risk of coming between you and your surgeon I would say that, in my experience, it s not likely for breasts to get significantly larger than they are at 6 weeks post-op. It is true that, if the muscles are tight, the implants will be held...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implant "noise" question, noise question, breast implant
noise question, breast implant, deceided: Listen, silly - you can ALWAYS call me! That being said, (a) I m glad you re happy with the result. I certainly am, but the important thing is that you are, and (b) don t worry about the sound; it will go away as you continue to heal (it s probably just...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implant removal, breast implant removal, sagging breasts
breast implant removal, sagging breasts, magic wand: Dear Heather, Thanks for writing to me. Well, I wish I could wave a magic wand but, depending on what size implants they were, what you skin is like, and any weights changes you may have gone through since then, including pregnancy, it may actually be...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implant surgery, breast implant surgery, e mail address
breast implant surgery, e mail address, breast implants: Augmentation mammaplsty is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic/cosmetic procedures. It is definitely safe but even the safest procedure has the risk of complications. The incidence of these complications in breast implant surgery is very low. Most...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants, cohesive gel implants, ricki lake show
cohesive gel implants, ricki lake show, silicone implants: Amy, Cohesive gel implants are, in fact, not available in the US as far as I know but the silicone implants available here are significantly improved over those of ten or twenty years ago. Improved in the sense of a tighter, more cohesive gel. Whether...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants, ricki lake show, breast implants
ricki lake show, breast implants, breast augmentation: Dear Sarita, Thanks for writing to me. We have lots of patients who come to New York and we can arrange everything over the Internet and then just have you come in for the surgery. The surgical fee is normally $7000 but we reduce it to $6500 for patients...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants, ricki lake show, southern california area
ricki lake show, southern california area, breast implants: Dear Emily, Thanks for writing to me. There is a ton of stuff that you ll need to know about breast implants before you make the decision to have the surgery. There certainly are some risks, as there are with any surgery, and that s assuming that you...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants and lumps, saline breast implants, scar tissue formation
saline breast implants, scar tissue formation, saline implants: Dear Mel, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The short answer is that, particularly with saline implants and very little skin cover, what you re feeling could certainly be related to the implant. It could...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants after nursing, silicone implants, breast implants
silicone implants, breast implants, saline implants: Dear Kate, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In general, implants are most detectable when they are large compared to the amount of breast tissue that there is covering them and, also in general, silicone implants...

Plastic Surgery: Breast implants, breast implants, aesthetic plastic surgery
breast implants, aesthetic plastic surgery, american society for aesthetic plastic surgery: Dear Carina, There is a TON for your to learn about this procedure. It is generally still possible to nurse after implants, although that is one of the potential risks of the surgery. To answer your other question and to address more of the issues that...

Plastic Surgery: Breast induction, dear mary, aquaphor
dear mary, aquaphor, vaseline: Dear Mary, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my website, www.bodysculpture.com. It will almost definitely get better. It can take up to several months, or longer, for these sort of things to settle down, so hang in there. It s partly...

Plastic Surgery: Breast lift with breast enlargement, breast implant procedure, vertical incision
breast implant procedure, vertical incision, dear lorraine: Dear Lorraine, Thanks for writing to me. You will almost undoubtedly need both the implants and the lift. Each does what its name says it does: the implants (also called breast enlargement) simply enlarges the volume of what we call the breasts (which...

Plastic Surgery: Breast lump post breast reduction, cocoa butter lotion, plastic surgery procedures
cocoa butter lotion, plastic surgery procedures, breast lump: Dear Anne, Thanks for writing to me. There s more about breast reductions and plastic surgery in general at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I would agree with your plastic surgeon, in general. It is very common for one side to heal differently from...

Plastic Surgery: Breast pain after augmentation., upper arm bone, fever chills
upper arm bone, fever chills, subpectoral: Dear Jennifer, It is, of course, hard for me to give specific medical advice in this situation. However, in my experience, it s not unusual to have focal areas of pain during the recovery period, even at this point. It is even more common with implants...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction, breast reduction, breast lift
breast reduction, breast lift, bodysculpture: Dear Anitra, A boil is typically not an appropriate indication for a breast reduction. The upper and lower back pain, however is a more typical indication for the surgery. Normally reducing the breasts by at least 2 cups sizes is about the minimum to...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction, sagging breast, breast implants
sagging breast, breast implants, mastopexy breast: Clasi, I m sorry you ve had a hard time with all of this. From what you are saying it sounds like you could benefit from having your breast implants replaced with much smaller implants and having a mastopexy (breast lift) at the same time. You may also...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction and Abdominoplasty, complete medical checkup, breast reduction
complete medical checkup, breast reduction, extra skin: Dear Nancy, In general, it is fine to have those two procedures done at the same time, assuming the patient is in generally good health and has been cleared medically. The only reason it might be different for you is because you re 60, which already puts...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction, and Liposuction, large breasts, breast reduction
large breasts, breast reduction, medical reason: Dear Pharadja, Thank you for writing to me. I can t agree with that advice at all. I just scheduled a breast reduction for a 16 year old woman who has very large breasts, and symptoms similar to yours, and it was approved by her insurance company. ...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction PainTwo Years Later!, plastic surgery procedures, pea gravel
plastic surgery procedures, pea gravel, size dd: Dear Sharon, First of all, I am very sorry for the problems you re having after your breast reduction. This is one of the more popular plastic surgery procedures, and the vast majority of women who ve had them are very happy with their results, and typically...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction, large breasts, breast reduction
large breasts, breast reduction, breast size: Dear Ashley, Thanks for writing to me. If there was ever an appropriate indication for a breast reduction, this sounds like it s the one. The only question would be the timing. Breast reduction is a procedure that has a very high rate of satisfaction,...

Plastic Surgery: Breast Implant Revision, breast massage, breast implants
breast massage, breast implants, breast implant: Good question. I have not seen bottoming out from excessive massage in my breast augmentation patients. However, I generally instruct my patients to massage upwards only. I think it is certainly possible to create bottoming out with excessive massage downwards....

Plastic Surgery: Breast Rippling after 1 year, saline implants, saline implant
saline implants, saline implant, 36 dd: Dear Sandy, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There is, of course, a limit to what I can advise in any specific situation, since I can t examine you. But there are a few general principles that may be relevant....

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction, time ultrasound, massage device
time ultrasound, massage device, ultrasound devices: Dear Chris, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It really depends on what the problem is. If the scars are thin but raised, injecting some intralesional steroids should help flatten...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction, breast reduction surgery, boca raton florida
breast reduction surgery, boca raton florida, facial plastic surgeon: Dear Morgan, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Based on what you say, it doesn t sound like putting implants in makes any sense at all. She needs a small reduction, with the attendant...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction, large saggy breasts, medical descriptions
large saggy breasts, medical descriptions, breast reduction: Dear Sarah, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You have a lot of very good questions here, and I ll try to answer most of them. For your own benefit, though, you ll need to supplement what I say with a visit...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction/ breast lift, larger breast, breast reductions
larger breast, breast reductions, breast lift: Dear Kimberly, There s lots more info and photos at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. A breast lift and a breast reduction are basically the same procedure; the difference is how much tissue you take out. In order to go from a D to (for example) a small...

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction and pregnancy, breast reduction, breast feed
breast reduction, breast feed, bodysculpture: Dear Rachel, There s no way to know for sure but if you mean that you had an amputative breast reduction - i.e., the nipples were put back on as skin grafts - then I d guess that you ll have less pain, but will also probably not be able to breast feed....

Plastic Surgery: Breast reduction, insurance company requirements, dimunex
insurance company requirements, dimunex, large breasts: Dear Lori, $119? I have to get into this stuff. With the understanding that you re asking a plastic surgeon, I would have to say that there s not a single thing I ve ever heard of that specifically reduces the breast size (or enlarges it, for that matter)....

Plastic Surgery: Breast Surgery, ricki lake show, nipple piercings
ricki lake show, nipple piercings, finger tape: Dear Jessica, Thanks for writing to me. In case you want more info on anything, please visit my site, www.bodysculpture.com, which has before and after photos, videos, etc. While I can t speak for every surgeon, if I were doing your surgery the piercings...

Plastic Surgery: Breast surgery, silicone gel sheeting, breast asymmetry
silicone gel sheeting, breast asymmetry, silicone implants: Depending on the merits of the scar, it can be improved by scar revision, unfortunately it cannot be made to disappear. You may try Contactubex cream or Scarguard silicone gel [or silicone gel sheeting such as Mepiform] to improve the scar non-surgically....

Plastic Surgery: Breast surgery, breast surgery, intractable pain
breast surgery, intractable pain, words of wisdom: Dear Terry, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, I am very sorry for what you ve gone through. Most patients have excellent experiences with plastic surgery but one cannot...

Plastic Surgery: Breast surgery, inch scar, breast implants
inch scar, breast implants, left breast: Marisa, Yikes! Lots of questions here. First though - the scar. If the scar has not turned out well you can consider several things. First, you can have it removed by a plastic surgeon and try again. There s no guarantee, but sometimes a plastic surgeon...

Plastic Surgery: Breastfeeding & Augmentation, milk glands, cold compresses
milk glands, cold compresses, shape changes: Dear Lauren, Thank you for your question. It is quite an interesting subject. Congratulations on breastfeeding your son for over 2 years. Most plastic surgeons I know, typically recommend that our patients wait between 6-12 months after a patient stops...

Plastic Surgery: Breastfeeding & Augmentation, breast augmentation, milk ducts
breast augmentation, milk ducts, dear sarah: Dear Sarah, This is a very difficult call on my part, but I ll try to help you out a bit. In general, you want to do the fewest number of procedures that will help you achieve your desired goal(s). So, the first question is, are you unhappy enough with...

Plastic Surgery: Breat Reduction, plastic surgery procedures, large breast
plastic surgery procedures, large breast, satisfaction rate: Juanita, Symptoms such as neck, shoulder and back pain are often caused by unusually large breasts. Having a breast REDUCTION usually is very beneficially in decreasing or even eradicating these symptoms. Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction...

Plastic Surgery: Brow Lift, receding hairline, endoscopic procedures
receding hairline, endoscopic procedures, visible scars: Dear Jerry, Thanks for writing to me. With the understanding that I m not examining you, can t assess your skin, etc., here s what I d say. I d be very concerned about the final appearance of those scars. If you are not a good candidate for the endoscopic...

Plastic Surgery: Brow lift, dear dodie, brow lift
dear dodie, brow lift, botox injections: Dear Dodie, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. That s a tough call (best treatment for brows). Probably nothing at this point (ie, stick with the Botox). The procedures have exactly the characteristics you...

Plastic Surgery: Buccal Fat Extraction, injectable fillers, restylane
injectable fillers, restylane, extended family: Dear Floyd, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It depends what you mean by risky. It s certainly not dangerous from a surgical standpoint; ie, it s a relatively small procedure....

Plastic Surgery: Buldging area under navel after tummty tuck, also fascia enlarged, african american woman, general anesthesia
african american woman, general anesthesia, reaching out to the world: Dear TSW, This is rapidly getting to the point that I can no longer reasonably help, but let me keep trying. If nothing came out when the drain was inserted, then either there isn t fluid there, or the drain didn t get into where the fluid is. As noted...

Plastic Surgery: Burning pain in nipple after breast lift., scar tissue, having some sort
scar tissue, having some sort, suture materials: Hi Tess, I looked at the photo and, with the understanding that photos do not always show everything, I actually thought it looked pretty good. Twelve weeks is relatively early in the healing process so, while it s obviously very easy for me to say so,...

Plastic Surgery: Butt lift - incisions, circumferential abdominoplasty, leg area
circumferential abdominoplasty, leg area, body lifts: Dear Wendy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The reason you see the scars on the lower back and upper buttocks is because that is often the most effective way to improve the appearance...

Plastic Surgery: bad boob job, fluid accumulation, malpractice suit
fluid accumulation, malpractice suit, boob job: Dear Layne, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Malpractice is a complicated issue, and I can t really comment on that for a case like this. But here s what I d say: you are,...

Plastic Surgery: bad tummy tuck belly button, anestisia, hernia repairs
anestisia, hernia repairs, umbilical hernia: Dear Jennifer, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Six mmonths is generally about enough time for the surgery to have settled down on its own, but if it s still tender then it s reasonable...

Plastic Surgery: bags under eyes, bags under eyes, bags under the eyes
bags under eyes, bags under the eyes, muscle layers: Dear Jo, Bags under the eyes may be the result of a number of causes. Each of these causes would, therefore, have their own treatment, which may include medical and/or surgical treatment. The most common cause is pseudo-herniation (pushing out) of fat...

Plastic Surgery: bags under eyes, dark circles, bags under eyes
dark circles, bags under eyes, bags under the eyes: Dear Jo, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In general, puffy bags are caused by excess, or prolapsed fat under the eyes (there is somewhat of a controversy as to exactly which...

Plastic Surgery: bell's palsy, davangere, question sir
davangere, question sir, engineering student: After such a long time natural improvement is out. you will need one or more surgeries to bring back nerves and muscle to the area. The subject is too complex and the options are too many to discuss in this forum. Pls see a plastic surgeon who has sufficient...

Plastic Surgery: Which is the best college for plastic surgery?, plastic surgery residency, surgery programs
plastic surgery residency, surgery programs, undergraduate college: Dear Trini, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You enter the plastic surgery residency and training program once you re in medical school, so there is no specific college for plastic...

Plastic Surgery: bigger breast, plastic surgery residents, plastic surgery clinic
plastic surgery residents, plastic surgery clinic, breast enhancement surgery: Dear Juniper, Thanks for writing to me. There actually are some ways of financing this surgery but they are basically like credit cards, and require a certain level of income and ability to pay back what is effectively a loan. You d have to see if you...

Plastic Surgery: bigger but, buttock implants, engler
buttock implants, engler, buttocks: Dear Tracy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There are two general principles in enlargement of the buttocks. The first is the actual enlargement itself, which is accomplished...

Plastic Surgery: bioengineering phd interested in career as plastic surgeon, plastic surgey, manual dexterity
plastic surgey, manual dexterity, work life balance: Dear Dan, I don t know that I m the best person to address these issues as I ve been out of training for over twenty years. But, that being said, starting med school at 30 means you wouldn t be done with plastic surgery until about age 40. That s not...

Plastic Surgery: birthmark removal, birthmark removal, cosmetic issue
birthmark removal, cosmetic issue, medical indication: Dear Lynne, Thank you for writing to me. The thoughts on birthmarks has changed a lot over the past few decades. The first thing you need to determine is whether or not there is any medical indication to having it removed; i.e., whether there is a concern...

Plastic Surgery: black under eyes, dark circles, tricky area
dark circles, tricky area, skin resurfacing: Hi Nina, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Is there something for dark circles? In a word - no...I m sorry to have to deliver that news but, as far as I know, there are no permanent...

Plastic Surgery: bladder sling, abdominal wall muscles, bladder problems
abdominal wall muscles, bladder problems, abdominal muscles: Dear Gina, I can t help with the info regarding the sling; you ll need a urologist for that. The benefits of a tummy tuck are that they make the tummy look better! The procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, and tightens the abdominal...

Plastic Surgery: bladder/tummy tuck, pelvic floor muscles, muscles of the abdomen
pelvic floor muscles, muscles of the abdomen, symptoms of lower back pain: Bladder and rectal prolase with uterine descent are problems associated with pelvic floor muscles. this has nothing to do with abdominal muscle weakness per se. however if you have an abdominal apron hanging in front of the pubis and if the rectus [not rectum]...

Plastic Surgery: bladder, bladder leakage, wearing diapers
bladder leakage, wearing diapers, vaginal tightening: Dear Carol, While both of these areas (bladder leakage, weakened or stretched vagina) are beyond my particular expertise, I think you are right to be concerned and to pursue remedies. What you need to do, though, is to find other doctors. In general,...

Plastic Surgery: bleph, poor blood flow, chest x ray
poor blood flow, chest x ray, cold extremities: Dear Lauren, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, if there is any question at all, about any medical condition, you need to have it assessed and clarified before you...

Plastic Surgery: blepharoplasty, anxiety medication, opthomologist
anxiety medication, opthomologist, undercooked food: Dear Lauren, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com, and in my new book on eyelid surgery, EyeScapes. I don t know if there s anything I can say that will completely eliminate any concerns...

Plastic Surgery: bloating, upper stomach, bloated tummy
upper stomach, bloated tummy, tt results: Sarit, It s hard for me to imagine that doing a second TT is the best way to go. I d suggest that you drop some of that weight and then go have an honest, open non-confrontational discussion with your plastic surgeon to see what your options are. If necessary,...

Plastic Surgery: body augmentation, sagging breast, breast tissue
sagging breast, breast tissue, breast size: The problem you describe is quite common. Using an implant alone to fill out the skin envelope and give upper pole fullness is an option certainly if you do not mind the size becoming bigger and if the sagging [ptosis] is not too much. It is a good option...

Plastic Surgery: botox questions!, typical age range, botox treatment
typical age range, botox treatment, personal preference: Dear Aziz, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In my experience and from what I know, the skin returns to its normal shape and contour once the effects of the Botox have worn off (usually around 6-9 months, depending...

Plastic Surgery: brazilian lift?, brazilian butt, jakii
brazilian butt, jakii, bodysculpture: Dear Jakii, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There are, in general, two ways to augment (increase) the size of one s derriere (ie, the butt ): fat injections, and the insertion of an implant. Fat is...

Plastic Surgery: breast aaug, breast augmentation, duaghter
breast augmentation, duaghter, breats: Dear Dolores, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I would, in general, wait at least three months after all of the milk has dried up and, as importantly, the breasts have stopped...

Plastic Surgery: breast agmentation and acne, breast agmentation, breast augmentation
breast agmentation, breast augmentation, breast implants: Dear Lori, In my opinion it is just a coincidence that the acne breakout occurred right after her augmentation. Acne is, of course, pretty common. She should speak with her dermatologist. The issue with Accutane is more complicated, and I can t give...

Plastic Surgery: breast aug risks, silicone gel implants, saline implants
silicone gel implants, saline implants, smooth implants: Dear Jackie, These are very good questions so no need to apologize. There s lots more info about implants at my website, www.bodysculpture.com, in case you want to take a look. Duration of Implants: Nobody really knows. That 10-20 years info comes...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, ricki lake show, breast aug
ricki lake show, breast aug, breast tissue: Dear Rebekah, This is a great question, and very topical. In general, that hard look is caused by any and all of the following: implants that are too big for someone s chest, a patient with tight skin, high profile implants, overfilled implants, and...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, mcghan implants, lifetime warranties
mcghan implants, lifetime warranties, breast implants: Dear Jackie, It sounds like you d be getting a pretty good surgeon, and lots of people do exactly what you re talking about. There is, of course, an advantage to going to a plastic surgeon who s board-certified and in privatge practice (who and where will...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift with implants, saggy breasts
breast lift with implants, saggy breasts, breast tissue: Dear Sara D. Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is to a certain degree a matter of personal opinnion, but I generally feel that placing larger implants on top of the muscle...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, breast enlargement surgery, swollen veins
breast enlargement surgery, swollen veins, drainage pattern: Dear Teresa, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like it s actually swollen veins and, if so, this is not at all uncommon (you should, of course, let your surgeon know and stay in touch with him or...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, breast implant surgery, fighting a losing battle
breast implant surgery, fighting a losing battle, fighting gravity: Dear Sandy, It is difficult for me answer this question more specifically, both because it s not my area of particular expertise and because it is hard to do so online. But it sounds like making a shelf is basically what I m talking about. How much...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation-post op, breast augmentation post op, intravenous sedation
breast augmentation post op, intravenous sedation, dear abby: Dear Abby, I don t know that there s an absolute answer as to handle this, but there are a few general principles. Ideally, once a hematoma is recognized you would like to get it out as quickly as is reasonably possible. That depends to a certain degree...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation settling, saline implants, silicone implants
saline implants, silicone implants, move side: Dear Dawn, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is hard for me to give a specific answer to your situation, because I don t know all the exact specifics of your case. In general, it can take a few weeks...

Plastic Surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift with implants, ricki lake show
breast lift with implants, ricki lake show, breast augmentation: Dear Jodee, If you knew that your body would not change with another pregnancy it would be fine to go ahead and have your procedure now. However, it would not make sense to have something done and then watch your body go through changes that would alter...

Plastic Surgery: breast augumentation, breast augumentation, plastic surgery statistics
breast augumentation, plastic surgery statistics, bodysculpture: Dear Diane, Thanks for writing to me. I am, of course, very sorry that you are unhappy with what was done. The vast majority of women who ve had this procedure are happy, at least according to plastic surgery statistics, but the goal is 100% satisfaction....

Plastic Surgery: breast enhancement, breast augmentation, breast implants
breast augmentation, breast implants, breast enhancement: Dear Kim, Thanks for writing to me. You ll find lots more info about breast implants on my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I can t speak for all offices but, at least for myself, we offer several choices for patients who can t or who choose not to pay...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement, enhancement systems, impressive claims
enhancement systems, impressive claims, breast enhancement: Dear Stephanie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I am not aware of any scientific documentation that breasts are actually enlarged permanently through this, or any other, non-surgical...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement alternatives?, breast implants, fuller breasts
breast implants, fuller breasts, breast development: Dear Mia, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Despite widespread claims regarding the products and devices you mention, and others, I have not seen any convincing scientific evidence that they work at all,...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement pills, breast enlargement pills, breast enlargement pills work
breast enlargement pills, breast enlargement pills work, breast growth: Dear Vicky, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I am not aware of ANY substantiated breast growth from ANY pills. That does not mean it can t be true, just that I haven t seen any proof at all. Which makes sense....

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement surgery problem, breast enlargement surgery, left breast
breast enlargement surgery, left breast, surgery problem: I would talk to your doctor and explain your point the way you have explained to me. Every doctor would want to help his patient. Please make an appointment to see your doctor and explain to him why you are unhappy and that you would like him to help you correct...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement and weightloss, breast enlargement pills, breast implants
breast enlargement pills, breast implants, breast size: Dear Yan, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I am not aware of any pills that have been shown to provide breast enlargement. I m afraid that the only thing that works consistently is breast implants (which...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargement, fincance, using credit cards
fincance, using credit cards, b cup: Dear Nicole, This surgery costs $7000 for the surgery and $1000 for the anesthesia, although, if you call my office and say that you spoke with me on the Internet, the surgical fee would be reduced to $6500 (still $1000 for the anesthesia). We work with...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargment, collagen injections, breast enlargment
collagen injections, breast enlargment, breast enlargement: Kathy, I am not aware of any doctors who use collagen injections to enlarge the breasts. The costs would be prohibitive. Fat injections to the breasts have been described but they are generally considered too temporary and inherently unpredictable (ie,...

Plastic Surgery: breast enlargrmrnt, silicone gel implants, pectoralis muscle
silicone gel implants, pectoralis muscle, saline implants: Dear Gina, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is certainly not unheard of to have some discomfort at 5 months after surgery. In general, though, symptoms dissipate over the first...

Plastic Surgery: breast implant problem, silicon implants, saline implants
silicon implants, saline implants, lateral edge: Dear Jasmine, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Rippling is actually fairly common with saline implants in thin women, particularly when the implants are underfilled, although it can occur even with...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants, breat implants, breast implants
breat implants, breast implants, theoretical concerns: Dear Kalah, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Great question - with no good answer. I don t know of any recommendations based on science, and I have at least two patients who became...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants, breast implants, sheron
breast implants, sheron, correct position: Dear Sheron, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is very common for the breasts to look different at the varying stages of recovery and healing, and they generally settle down to a much greater degree of...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants, inverted nipples, breast implants
inverted nipples, breast implants, incidence of breast cancer: Dear Samantha, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Although a newly-inverted nipple can be a sign of cancer, I m not aware that inverted nipples of a long-standing basis can be associated with the ultimate...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants, silicone implants, breast implants
silicone implants, breast implants, surgery tomorrow: Hi Karen, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The replacement of implants is typically associated with much less pain than a primary procedure, particularly if (a) the first procedure was under the muscle and...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants moving, breast implants, surgical emergency
breast implants, surgical emergency, ricki lake: Dear Trudy, First of all, it does not sound like it is a medical or surgical emergency, and it can probably wait until your surgeon returns from vacation. If you feel otherwise, or if you have or develop fever, swelling, redness, increasing pain, etc.,...

Plastic Surgery: breast implants, saline breast implants, capsule formation
saline breast implants, capsule formation, scar tissue: Current evidence indicates that after 10 years you should get them checked [MRI scan or whatever future throws up as the best modality]and if doubtful, get them replaced. Remember that replacement is very easy. there is nothing that YOU can do to reduce thick...

Plastic Surgery: breast inlargement, shape distortion, saline implants
shape distortion, saline implants, capsule formation: Unfortunately i do not have his contact numbers but if you have any problems, you could fly out to dubai and I can do it for you. The price for the procedure generally ranges from 14,000 to 16,000 dirhams [about 4000 USD]. If you prebook the appointment and...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift, stretch marks, consults
stretch marks, consults, breast lift: Dear Tiffany, Thanks for writing to me. Prices for this procedure - a breast lift - vary widely. In New York it typically costs aroudn $10,000 for the surgery and anesthesia to correct sagging, but it may be very different where you are. If you go...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift, breast reductions, breast lift
breast reductions, breast lift, breast reduction: Dear Candida, Thanks for writing to me. It is possible to do what you want, since it would normally be the same, or nearly so, incisions for a lift as for a reduction. There are two main issues. The first is the cost; breast reductions are often...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift, perky breasts, breast lift
perky breasts, breast lift, two fingers: Hi Nicole, There is no doubt that you will be able to accomplish cute and perky breasts and implants are not likely to be needed. There is also no doubt that this change would involve permanent scars. he good news is that less scars are possible if your...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift, breast shape, breast implants
breast shape, breast implants, breast lift: Dear Sandra, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is a great question, and the answer is: Not necessarily, but most patients will need the implant to get the result they want. ...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift and eyelash implants, eyelash implants, healing scars
eyelash implants, healing scars, breast implants: Dear Joyce, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There are, of course, risks associated with all forms of surgery. These include, among others, bleeding, infections, poor wound healing,...

Plastic Surgery: Will a breast lift with implant under slide?, breast lift with implant, saline implants
breast lift with implant, saline implants, silicone implant: Dear GwenChristy, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is an insightful question. I think one could reasonably argue that this situation - ie, a lift with an enlargement in which there is already a pretty...

Plastic Surgery: breast lift, breast tissue, breast lift
breast tissue, breast lift, breast reduction: Dear Mary, This is a very reasonable if complicated question. I ll try to answer it and if you want more info, take a look at my website, www.bodysculpture.com and then, to go even further, go to the links on the About This Website page. A lift really...

Plastic Surgery: breast pain after breast reduction surgery - 2 months ago, breast reduction surgery, fluid accumulation
breast reduction surgery, fluid accumulation, breast pain: Dear Cathy, That degree of pain is well beyond what I normally see, and I am concerned about it. If it is just in the incisions, then perhaps the injection of some intra-lesional steroids will help the pain settle down. Otherwise, I m not sure what the...

Plastic Surgery: breast pain, breast surgeon, breast pain
breast surgeon, breast pain, bodysculpture: Dear Aurax, This is not really my area of specialty. I suggest that you meet with at least one more doctor - a breast surgeon - and then see what the opinions are. If they are the same, you can probably reasonably proceed with the surgery. If not, you...

Plastic Surgery: breast reconstruction surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, pectoralis muscle
breast reconstruction surgery, pectoralis muscle, ricki lake show: Dear Dixie, Dallas has some of the best plastic surgeons around! You should go visit Fritz Barton, Henry Byrd, Rod Rohrich, and John Tebbetts. Call them up and make sure they re comfortable with what you want done - as an anesthesiologist you may get...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, ricki lake show, breast size
ricki lake show, breast size, huge breasts: Dear Michelle, Good question. HOM s vary widely, although they, along with most insurance plans, prefer not to pay for anything more than they have to (hey, who wants to pay more for anything?!) What you should do is go find a doctor you like, and then...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, gel breast implants, silicone gel
gel breast implants, silicone gel, female relatives: Dear Lauren, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I don t know of a minimum age for this procedure. There is one for breast implants (18) and silicone gel breast implants (22) but other procedures (such as...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, breast reductions, breast reduction
breast reductions, breast reduction, cold turkey: Dear Shelly, Sit tight until you talk to your surgeon. A lot depends on many other factors that I can t reasonably take in to account via email, as I m sure you understand. I just want to make sure that you do address this issue (you were quite right...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, breast reduction, plastic surgeon
breast reduction, plastic surgeon, crease: Dear Michelle, Thanks for writing to me. In my experience, it is that unusual for scars to thicken a bit after a few months but it is usually temporary, and then tend to settle down after that. It can take up to a year or more for scars to mature fully....

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, vertical incision, ppo network
vertical incision, ppo network, smaller breast: Anne, It sounds reasonable. I do the same - except I tell my patients to do that for THREE weeks. I would still see a few docs just to make yourself feel better about whatever decision you make. And there s even more info about the procedure in my...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, scar revision, fleshy bumps
scar revision, fleshy bumps, breast reductions: Dear Michelle, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery in general, and breast reductions in particular, at my site, www.bodysculpture.com, in case you re interested. First of all, if your surgery was in May, 2005, that...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, breast reduction, tissue removal
breast reduction, tissue removal, hi friend: Dear Hemin, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like the condition you have is called gynecomastia, and there are before and after photos on the liposuction page of my website....

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, breast reduction surgery, chronic back pain
breast reduction surgery, chronic back pain, weight losses: Dear Tabby, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. For starters, you should go see at least one more surgeon; two out of three - on whichever choice they recommend - may help. I don t have an enormous experience...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction/augmentation, 38 dd, lower back pain
38 dd, lower back pain, breast reduction: Dear Misty, Thanks for writing to me. As much as I understand your feelings, it is not generally the procedure to have both a reduction and an augmentation simultaneously. (It s different to pair an augmentation with a lift.) You would need to have...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction after breastfeeding, breast size, breast reduction
breast size, breast reduction, absolute answer: Hi Valerie, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There s no absolute answer to that but we usually wait about six months after pregnancy/breast-feeding before doing any elective surgery. That is because there...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction with liposuction, candy thanks, breast tissue
candy thanks, breast tissue, breast reduction: Dear Candy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Though we don t have a very long experience with liposuction of the breasts, it sounds like you re basically the ideal candidate. ...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction spit stitch?, breast reduction surgery, blood blister
breast reduction surgery, blood blister, zpack: Dear Ginger, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Although it is relatively common to have stitches spit after procedures, I agree that this is a relatively long time for it to still...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction surgery, breast reduction surgery, hmo blue texas
breast reduction surgery, hmo blue texas, private insurance company: Dear Michelle, There are several issues here. First, is the appropriateness of a breast reduction. I have found this to be one of the most satisfying surgical procedures. There is relatively littel discomforta, not too many risks (and there are plenty...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction surgery, breast reduction surgery, hmo blue texas
breast reduction surgery, hmo blue texas, general anesthetic: I am not an expert on American HMO systems. Some insurance carriers pay for br.reduction and some dont. It also depends on this phrase pre-existing condition which can be used by carriers to refuse. You could get med reports from non-plastic surgeons [orthopedicians...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction surgery, breast reduction surgery, different body shapes
breast reduction surgery, different body shapes, surgical excision: Dear Neetu, I don t know that I can explain this completely, but I ll give it a shot. First of all, it is pretty common for insurance companies to have a minimum required amount of breast tissue to be removed in order for them to be willing to pay for...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction surgery, breast reduction surgery, marijuana smoker
breast reduction surgery, marijuana smoker, plastic surgery procedures: Dear Cathy, I cannot, of course, speak for other plastic surgeons but since many do breast reductions in tobacco smokers, I think you will be able to get this done. You may have to go to more than one surgeon (which is not a bad idea, anyway) but it should...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction surgery, breast reduction surgery, breast tissue
breast reduction surgery, breast tissue, breast reduction: Dear Anne, I don t know about it being normal but it is fairly common, and it can, in general, take six months or so for things to settle completely. Sometimes, particularly when the breasts were very large and/or the tissue was a little loose (nothing...

Plastic Surgery: breast reduction, breast reduction surgery, breast tissue
breast reduction surgery, breast tissue, fatty areas: Dear Shelley, First of all, congrats on the surgery. It takes a lot of courage to research and go through with it, and it sounds like everything has gone well and will continue to do so. Nevertheless, it s a big step and you should feel great about yourself....

Plastic Surgery: breast surgery, absorbable sutures, breast tissue
absorbable sutures, breast tissue, breast surgery: Dear Michelle, You should, of course, confirm anything I say with your surgeon and/or his staff. There are many ways of suturing, and if the stitches are coming out this early, it is probably because there are several deeper layers of absorbable sutures,...

Plastic Surgery: breast surgery, breast reduction surgery, scar reduction
breast reduction surgery, scar reduction, breast reduction: lipo in these areas is not an integral part of usual breast reduction except in some special types of techniques called vertical scar reduction. Some surgeons often include lipo of this area routinely to enhance the results in those patients who have a bulge...

Plastic Surgery: breasts, saggy breasts, fake breasts
saggy breasts, fake breasts, perky breasts: Dear MJ, Thanks for writing to me. First of, let s talk about the models and actresses on TV. Many have, of course, had plastic surgery, and sometimes they ve had them done several times. Furthermore, the photos can be retouched and, finally, they...

Plastic Surgery: broken nose, definitive test, broken nose
definitive test, broken nose, x ray: Marcus, You ll have to see a plastic surgeon to try to figure out if it was broken. There is, in fact, no definitive test to assess this, though it may be suggested by specific appearances on an x-ray. Costs vary widely; in New York, it is about $5000-10000...

Plastic Surgery: brow lift,eye lid reduction and chin lipo, chronic fatigue syndrome, upper eyelid surgery
chronic fatigue syndrome, upper eyelid surgery, eye lid surgery: The amount of lidocaine used is just not that much - and even less so if the procedures can be done under general anesthesia. And, finally, they can be administered sequentially (ie, split up over time) so that there is even less in there at any one time....

Plastic Surgery: brow lift, breast biopsy, inch scar
breast biopsy, inch scar, visible scar: Dear Trinity, I m not sure how to help you with this, although I am very sorry that you re having this problem. A potentially visible scar and diminished sensation are known consequences of a brow lift, and are among the reasons that that procedure is...

Plastic Surgery: browlift and wrinkles, upper lids, time gravity
upper lids, time gravity, brow lift: Dear Karin, The changes that you describe after your surgery are not uncommon. In an effort to create a change often surgeons will over correct or over enhance a surgery. This is done because with time, gravity, age, and scarring will reverse some of...

Plastic Surgery: building up a small nose, self concious, consultation appointment
self concious, consultation appointment, general components: Dear Sara, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, you should go for at least 2-3 consultations. This is a somewhat unusual procedure (more on that below) and while it...

Plastic Surgery: butt lift vs lipo, visible scars, lipo lipo
visible scars, lipo lipo, excess skin: Dear Tricia, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is unlikely that, at your age (nothing personal, of course!) your skin will magically tighten after a lipo. Lipo is one of the more dramatic procedures arounds...

Plastic Surgery: buttock augmentation, buttock implants, scar tissue
buttock implants, scar tissue, best bet: Dear Melanie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I do not perform that procedure at this time. But to find a surgeon in your area, the About This Site page of my site has links...

Plastic Surgery: C-section scars, c section scars, c section scar
c section scars, c section scar, having children: Hi Nick, This scar can be revised by removing the skin only and reclosing it. Having children would likely stretch it out again, but revising a skin scar does not preclude future pregnancies. If there was a defect in the underlying muscle as in a hernia,...

Plastic Surgery: Career being a plastic surgeon, becoming a plastic surgeon, specialized training
becoming a plastic surgeon, specialized training, local hospital: Dear Angelica, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Becoming a plastic surgeon is a long road but a rewarding one. It is rewarding in many ways, including financially. Most plastic surgeons...

Plastic Surgery: CELLULITE, convincing evidence, lipo
convincing evidence, lipo, modalities: Hi Ashley, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Despite widespread claims of cellulite reduction, I do not know of any techniques that have been demonstrated and proven to do so permanently....

Plastic Surgery: Changing Head Shape, craniofacial surgeon, head shape
craniofacial surgeon, head shape, bodysculpture: Dear Jason, A lot of that depends on exactly what the bump is (ie, bone, soft tissue, fat, etc). Your best best is to find a craniofacial surgeon. You may want to go to a plastic surgeon first (you can find one near you at surgery.org or plasticsurgery.org),...

Plastic Surgery: Cheek inplants, facial plastic surgeon, cheek bone
facial plastic surgeon, cheek bone, inplants: Thanks for the question. We cannot give medical advice on the internet. Not sure what you mean by the first question... The procedure is rather straightforward, but risks include asymmetry, infection, extrusion, and numbness of the cheek, among others....

Plastic Surgery: Cheek inplants, cheek implants, cosmetic reconstructive surgery
cheek implants, cosmetic reconstructive surgery, plastic reconstructive surgery: Dear Debbie, It is, indeed, confusing to try to figure out what each of these titles mean, and largely because many have never been clearly defined or specified. Though some may disagree, the term cosmetic surgeon is probably the least specific; it...

Plastic Surgery: Chest fat deposits, pseudogynecomastia, puffy nipples
pseudogynecomastia, puffy nipples, fatty deposit: Dear John, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The issue is to try to determine whether the deposits are fat, breast tissue, or a combination. It is true that some people put down more fat in some areas than...

Plastic Surgery: Chin Implant, aesthetic standpoint, chin implants
aesthetic standpoint, chin implants, chin implant: Dear Jim, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. From an aesthetic standpoint, a chin implant is an excellent option when the chin is slightly receded, and assuming that there are no larger dental/jaw issues....

Plastic Surgery: Chin Implant / Laser Hair Removal', laser hair removal, hair removal treatment
laser hair removal, hair removal treatment, hair roots: Dear Janice, Thanks for writing to me. Someone once told me that the answer to the question Is it possible? is always Anything is possible. The question is, How likely is...? So, with that, I think that it is unlikely that the laser treatments,...

Plastic Surgery: Chin Implant, chin implants, chin implant
chin implants, chin implant, bodysculpture: Dear PH, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The changes are visible to a much greater extent from the side than from the front, which is why they re most often shown that way. They...

Plastic Surgery: Chin/jaw implant method, jaw implants, silicon material
jaw implants, silicon material, jaw line: Dear Julia, This question is really outside my area of expertise, but I think I can help you a bit. First of all, facial implants are useful only if they re not too big. That s a relative term, but the larger the correction needed, the harder it is...

Plastic Surgery: Choosing and decisions, brain surgeon, bodysculpture
brain surgeon, bodysculpture, cardiovascular surgeon: Mike, Plastic surgery is a specialty, but, in my experience, most plastic surgeons wind up specializing further, whether via additional training or simply experience and expertise, even within that field. It takes 4 years of college, 4 of medical school,...

Plastic Surgery: CO2 laser, types of doctors, severe acne
types of doctors, severe acne, surgery thanks: Dear Leslie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Acne scarring is one of the hardest things to correct, depending on the severity. The best approach is resurfacing procedures, which...

Plastic Surgery: CO2 laser, severe acne, surgery thanks
severe acne, surgery thanks, laser procedure: Hi Leslie, CO2 resurfacing can only be done to a safe level at each treatment. It usually helps tremendously, but not completely. As long as the skin has healed normally it is not uncommon to repeat this procedure for added benefit. It is unlikely that...

Plastic Surgery: Cool Touch, laser hair removal, eye brows
laser hair removal, eye brows, dear julia: Dear Julia, In a word - no. First, though, as background, I m not really familiar with this laser and although I spent some time with the coherent CO2 laser a few years ago, I basically don t do very much with lasers at this point. That being said,...

Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic surgeon vs plastic surgeon, breast implant, million things
breast implant, million things, cosmetic surgeon: Rachele, There are a million things that can be asked. Some outstanding breast implant sites have put together a list of such questions. Take a look at: implantinfo.com, implantforum.com, justbreastimplants.com and breastimplants411.com. (Disclaimer...

Plastic Surgery: Cyst Divot, scar tissue, surgeon locator
scar tissue, surgeon locator, plastic surgeon: Dear H, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like you need to have the cyst removed along with the surrounding scar tissue and divot that formed as a result of the first...

Plastic Surgery: Cyst removal, surgeon referral, cyst wall
surgeon referral, cyst wall, nose jobs: Dear George, Thanks for writing to me. A lot depends on exactly where and how deep it is. Nosejobs are scarless (in general - not always, to be honest) because it s the deeper tissues that are being modified (the cartilage) rather than the skin. In...

Plastic Surgery: Cyst, natural bias, cyst wall
natural bias, cyst wall, skin specialist: Mustafa, A cyst does not normally have roots. It may be attached to the skin and it can have more than one lobule but, by definition, it is normally a self-contained unit with a shell (called the cyst wall ) around it. It can be hard to guarantee that...

Plastic Surgery: Cysts of the Head, bald spot, better luck
bald spot, better luck, plastic surgeon: Dear Sharon, I remove things from the scalp on a regular basis and almost never have to shave any of the hair. You may have better luck by visiting a plastic surgeon or two, and explain your concern. It s possible that there s some reason for why the...

Plastic Surgery: c-section scars, c section scars, scar revision
c section scars, scar revision, meticulous technique: Dear Darren, The best way to minimize is to prevent them. That means that, at the time the surgery is done, meticulous technique will help decrease the likelihood of them forming in the first place. Of course, there are usually other, more important concerns...

Plastic Surgery: am I a candidate for a breast reduction, scarless breast reduction, liposuction surgery
scarless breast reduction, liposuction surgery, breast reduction: Dear Misty, Your questions are good, and they go to the heart of this technique. I m assuming that you re talking about liposuction alone as a breast reduction (if not, I m not sure what you mean). What s good is that there are no scars (essentially)....

Plastic Surgery: career in Plastic Surgery, trauma resuscitation, lino prints
trauma resuscitation, lino prints, oil paints: Dear Christian, There s more about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The only reason to switch to plastic surgery is if you feel that that s what you want to do; not because it will allow you to have more time to do other things. In...

Plastic Surgery: carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies
diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies, cervical spondylosis: Carpal tunnel can return rarely and may need a repeat release or it may be due to an incomplete release in the first surgery. Co-existing diseases of nerves such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy or even an unrelated problem like cervical spondylosis with...

Plastic Surgery: cheek dimples, dear angie, bodysculpture
dear angie, bodysculpture, cheek: Dear Angie, I don t have a lot of experience with this procedure but I have seen it done. A lot depends on the experience of the surgeon as it can be tricky, but the results were good the times that I ve seen. It is not one of the most commonly performed...

Plastic Surgery: chin augmentation, gel breast implants, silicone gel
gel breast implants, silicone gel, bodysculpture: Dear Katye, It is completely understandable that you would want this information before scheduling a consultation but, as you suggest, it is really not possible to get it. There are many different procedures available, prices vary enormously from region...

Plastic Surgery: chin, craniofacial surgery, ear nose and throat
craniofacial surgery, ear nose and throat, bodysculpture: Aaron, There are ways to shave down and reduce the size of the chin. Those procedures are generally performed by surgeons who specialize in maxillofacial or craniofacial surgery, which are subsets of plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, and/or...

Plastic Surgery: cold before surgery, chest congestion, nasal congestion
chest congestion, nasal congestion, bodysculpture: Dear Joanne, Thanks for writing to me. You need, of course, to check with your own physician, but it s really more of an anesthesia question than anything else. If you still have, or get, more than the slightest degree of congestion in your chest, the...

Plastic Surgery: collagen and moles, collagen replacement, cosmetics industries
collagen replacement, cosmetics industries, scar tissue: Dear Steven, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First - the collagen. Despite widespread claims to the contrary (mostly by the cosmetics industries) I am not aware of a way to restore...

Plastic Surgery: complications from liposuction, degenerative discs, medical clearances
degenerative discs, medical clearances, chronic fatigue: Dear Donna, First of all, I am very sorry for the problems you re having. It is hard for me to make an assessment at this stage, since I don t know what you looked like before, what (specifically) was done and what you hoped would be done, etc. ...

Plastic Surgery: concerns about breast augmentation, national medical organizations, exocrine glands
national medical organizations, exocrine glands, check ups: Dear Daniela, I can t really answer some of these questions because, although they are good ones, there aren t always exact answers. Like how much this could cost you. So much of that depends on exactly what happens, and that s hard to predict. First...

Plastic Surgery: consultations, consultation fees, bodysculpture
consultation fees, bodysculpture, plastic surgery: Dear Jackie, Thanks for writing to me. There s no set answer to this as each office has its own policy. Until about 15 years ago, there were consultation fees under most circumstances and many offices still have them; they tend to range from about $100...

Plastic Surgery: correcting a surgery scar, inch scar, visible scar
inch scar, visible scar, surgery scar: Dear Linda, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In general, treatments can be offered within a few WEEKS of a bad scar being formed, and some people believe that bad scars can be...

Plastic Surgery: cosmetic, singh kohli, llu edu
singh kohli, llu edu, inverted nipple: Thank you for writing to me. There are several ways that an inverted nipple can be corrected. Depending on the degree of correction needed one would select a procedure. This corrective procedure is normally performed by a plastic surgeon. To find a board...

Plastic Surgery: cosmetic surgery, engler, hips
engler, hips, cosmetic surgery: Dear Melissa, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is a first - I don t recall ever having anyone ask me how to make his/her hips bigger. And it s just as well because, unfortunately,...

Plastic Surgery: cosmetic surgery, breast implants, large breasts
breast implants, large breasts, cosmetic surgery: Dear Jasmine, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It really depends what the procedure is. Most people would be sympathetic to a teenager (let s say about 15) who had a particularly...

Plastic Surgery: cost of breast augmentation, cost of breast augmentation, ricki lake show
cost of breast augmentation, ricki lake show, breast augementation: Dear Jackie, Thanks for writing to me. Costs vary widely from region to region, and even within a specific region. In New York, the cost for a breast augementation is anywhere from about $3500 to $10,000. I don t know any doctors in San Jose but...

Plastic Surgery: crooked mouth, crooked mouth, little dip
crooked mouth, little dip, nasal surgery: Hi Louise, There s lots more info at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I think it s unlikely that the nasal surgery you re planning will affect the contours of your lip, cupid s bow, etc. But you may be able to have a small procedure or (more likely)...

Plastic Surgery: cyst on face, cyst on face, line of vision
cyst on face, line of vision, off chance: Dear Audrey, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You need to see a surgeon and, most likely, have this cyst removed. There are many different types of growths that can appear and...

Plastic Surgery: cyst removal, hello doctor, milimeter
hello doctor, milimeter, plastic surgeon: It obviously canot be less than a millimeter but it can be a bit smaller than the size of the cyst. A plastic surgeon would place the incsions in the least visible way and so the resulant scar can be made insignificant. But if you have acne as the cause of...

Plastic Surgery: cyst, left eye
left eye: Hi Phillip, The cyst can still be removed. The issue here is that healing and scarring are impaired in people that smoke. You would have a higher chance of scarring or delayed healing. While I know it is hard to do, if you can stop a week or so before and...

Plastic Surgery: TURTLE'S NECK Q2, aesthetic plastic surgeon, face cosmetics
aesthetic plastic surgeon, face cosmetics, neck muscles: The sag in the muscle does not mean weak muscles it merely is a sign of relaxation of tissues with ageing. Exercise may not help. Certainly dieting can reduce the fat in the neck area but these fat deposits, once well developed, tend to be resistant. You would...

Plastic Surgery: Deep, visible scars, bodysculpture
visible scars, bodysculpture, eye bags: Prices vary widely and the only way to find out for sure is to see a few surgeons in your area. In NY I d estimate that it would cost around $4000-7500 for the whole thing, including anesthesia, although it could be more if done in a hospital. It can take...

Plastic Surgery: Deep, visible scars, depressed area
visible scars, depressed area, eye bags: Difficult to give you cost estimates as i do not work in the US but it is likely to be similar in cost. In terms of recovery again it is similar although with fat grafting the swelling tends to remain a bit longer. Fat grafting can be done to the adjacent...

Plastic Surgery: DIEP Flap Question, flap reconstruction, 38c breasts
flap reconstruction, 38c breasts, breast reconstruction: Dear Stephanie, Yes and no. Breast reconstruction with pedicle flaps can actually look and feel more natural than breast implants, which is not surprising since they, like breast, have a lot of fat in them (nothing personal!). Also, you get the benefit...

Plastic Surgery: DIEP Flap Question, flap reconstruction, 38c breasts
flap reconstruction, 38c breasts, nice breasts: It is difficult to answer these without examining you. The tummy tuck result would depend on how good (i.e how bad or sagging)your tummy is as a donor site for the DIEP flap. But you will get a flat tummy-that is for sure. Re: the breasts- Generally with...

Plastic Surgery: Diep Flap & Liposuction?, latissimus dorsi flap, saline implant
latissimus dorsi flap, saline implant, dear tracey: Hi Tracey, While breast implants are used to enlarge one type of reconstruction - a latissimus dorsi flap - I have not heard of them being used for a DIEP flap. That is something you can ask your surgeon during the consultation. If there s any question,...

Plastic Surgery: Diet before liposuction, ricki lake show, ricki lake
ricki lake show, ricki lake, google: Dear Debbie, I d say that it depends how much we re talking about. If you re just a few pounds away from your ideal body weight, then it probably doesn t matter that much. If you re more than 10-15% over your ideal body weight, then you should certainly...

Plastic Surgery: Different size Nostril is operatable?, face front, outpatient procedure
face front, outpatient procedure, nostril: We cannot give medical advice over the internet. Having said this, differing nostril sizes is not uncommon, and can be caused by a variety of anatomic issues, some of which can be corrected with rhinoseptoplasty. This is generally an outpatient procedure...

Plastic Surgery: To the Doctors, mark thanks, tobacco products
mark thanks, tobacco products, realistic expectations: Dear Mark, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Regardless of how a parent may occasionally feel - and I am one myself - 19 is not necessarily too young to make an informed decision...

Plastic Surgery: Dog Bite to Face, skin edges, puncture marks
skin edges, puncture marks, bodysculpture: Dear Gina, It is, in fact, hard for me to comment on the specifics of this case. However, after a wound has been open (ie, left unsutured) for more than about 8 hours or so, the risk of closing it (suturing it at that time) go up. So if the skin edges...

Plastic Surgery: Dog Ears, surface elevations, punch excision
surface elevations, punch excision, dog ear: Usually over a few months, dog ears will flatten completely. If six months or more has passed and they do not a small revision can be done to correct them. I usually don t jump right in to fix them until time has passed because the scar will be a bit longer....

Plastic Surgery: Double eyelid suddenly appears, double eyelid, asian female
double eyelid, asian female, engler: Dear Cynthia, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I don t know that I can provide an exact answer to question, since there are many reasons why your body can change over the years....

Plastic Surgery: Dr. Daneshrad...., extreme makeovers, extreme makeover
extreme makeovers, extreme makeover, skilled surgeon: Dear K, The purpose of Extreme Makeover is to demonstrate all that can be achieved by plastic surgery. Of course, the producers of such programming want to make their shows as dramatic as possible. The patients used in each of these shows is specifically...

Plastic Surgery: Dramatic change?, facial implants, facial shape
facial implants, facial shape, dramatic change: Dear B., If I understand your question, you would like to know if it is possible to create a dramatic change in facial shape using facial implants. The purpose of facial implants is to create a change in the bony framework of the face. Depending on...

Plastic Surgery: dark circles, dark circles under the eyes, eyelid rejuvenation
dark circles under the eyes, eyelid rejuvenation, facial plastic surgeon: Dear Cathy, Dark circles under the eyes may be attributed to a number of factors. Ideally a visit to a Facial Plastic Surgeon will include a full history and physical in order to determine the cause in your case. Some causes include shadowing caused by...

Plastic Surgery: definition, plastic surgery procedures, american board of plastic surgery
plastic surgery procedures, american board of plastic surgery, american board of medical specialties: Dear Chris, This is a very important question. As a life-long academic involved in the education of medical students, surgical residents, and plastic surgeons, I take medical training very seriously! The American Board of Medical Specialties identifies...

Plastic Surgery: degloving of forarm, skin graft, hand surgeon
skin graft, hand surgeon, skin grafts: Dear Maxine, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is not really my area of expertise but I want to try to point you in the right direction. It sounds to me like the tendons may...

Plastic Surgery: About different sizes of implants, facial implants, different shapes
facial implants, different shapes, shapes and sizes: Actually, all of the above. They come in many different shapes and sizes because (a) people do, too and (b) regardless of what people look like, they may want any of a wide range of changes accomplished with the surgery. Having lots of choices of implants...

Plastic Surgery: dimples, cheek dimples, plastic surgery procedures
cheek dimples, plastic surgery procedures, list of board certified plastic surgeons: Dear Jenna, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. As with most plastic surgery procedures, this one is permanent, and needs to be considered so. Prices vary tremendously from area to area, so I cannot give...

Plastic Surgery: doctors, bodysculpture, surgical expertise
bodysculpture, surgical expertise, abms: Dear Dolores, I m sure that some dermatologists, who are appropriately trained and skilled, could perform this surgery. Most dermatologists, however, have not had the training in their residency programs that would, in my opinion, render them the best...

Plastic Surgery: To the doctors, extreme makeover, new face
extreme makeover, new face, plastic surgery: Dear Mark, More important than your son s age is his mental status. It is always important to determine the reasons for choosing plastic surgery and the intended results. Unfortunately, shows like Extreme Makeover make it seem that it is the norm rather...

Plastic Surgery: drainage, fever chills, jackson pratt
fever chills, jackson pratt, scar tissue: Dear Pat, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is obviously a situation in which you ll have to stay in close contact with your plastic surgeon, but here s my opinion on what...

Plastic Surgery: dry eye area ..., neostrata cream, triluma
neostrata cream, triluma, eye area: Dear Rachele, There s more info at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You probably need a consultation with a dermatologist or two, since it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out exactly what the best protocol is. You can find one at aad.org, or...

Plastic Surgery: Ear piercing and scars, ear lobes, scar tissue
ear lobes, scar tissue, bodysculpture: Dear Tzeitel, Thanks for your question. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to remove the earrings and see if they will heal up. After a year, though, they probably will not, or at least may not. If they don t, you would need to go to a plastic...

Plastic Surgery: Ear Surgery, ear deformities, singh kohli
ear deformities, singh kohli, 7th month of pregnancy: Dear Ramya, The problem you now describe is different and most probably require early treatment for optimum hearing and neurological development of the baby. Bay should be able to recognize sounds at normal stages to help in its normal language and other...

Plastic Surgery: Encapsulation of a seroma, scar tissue, seroma
scar tissue, seroma, lipo: Dear Meredith, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You need to distinguish whether this is truly scar tissue around a seroma (ie, there s still fluid in there) or scar tissue that...

Plastic Surgery: Endermologie - Career?, cosmetic surgery industry, botox injections
cosmetic surgery industry, botox injections, becoming a nurse: Dear Yasmin, Thanks for writing to me. I don t really know that much about Endermologie because I was never convinced that it provided permanent improvment to the degree that I generally prefer. I can t say what other plastic surgeons would do; since...

Plastic Surgery: Excision, topical retinoid, scar treatments
topical retinoid, scar treatments, scar treatment: This takea months to years to work. Many of the newer retin-a creams are not supposed to be used indefinitely. I have my patients use regular retin-a. For scars...Topical treatments like Scarguard, which is available in most pharmacies, will help flatten...

Plastic Surgery: EYE LID LIFT, lower eyelid surgery, excess skin
lower eyelid surgery, excess skin, eye lid: Dear Debbie, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The lower eyelid surgery generally works better, in my opinion, for excess fat as opposed to excess skin. That s because while you can remove some of the fat,...

Plastic Surgery: Eyelash Implants, oculoplastic surgeons, eyelash implants
oculoplastic surgeons, eyelash implants, eyelash transplant: Dear Denise, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I don t really know enough about this to give you appropriate advice, but I have the names of three oculoplastic surgeons in New York....

Plastic Surgery: Eyelid/Brow Lift, upper eyelid surgery, brow lift
upper eyelid surgery, brow lift, endotine: Dear Jerry, And it s a legitimate concern. The solution, though, is to keep the upper eyelid skin excision fairly conservative, which is what should be done anyway. The Endotine was developed precisely to address that particular issue; i.e., to provide...

Plastic Surgery: Eyelid Surgery, ricki lake show, dear ruby
ricki lake show, dear ruby, predetermination: Dear Ruby, Almost never. Of course, each insurance company is different, and you can only be sure if you submit a predetermination of benefits to your company, and then take it from there. I don t think I ve heard of them ever paying to have the lower...

Plastic Surgery: Eyelid Surgery, upper eyelids, gut instincts
upper eyelids, gut instincts, cincinnati area: Dear Jerry, These are good questions and I have a lot of sympathy for you, and for everyone else who wants this information. This procedure is done quite often, and most people have excellent results. There are, of course, no guarantees, but that s...

Plastic Surgery: Eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, change of shape
lower eyelid surgery, change of shape, bodysculpture: Dear Debra, First of all - and just so it s clear - in the early postoprerative period it is of paramount importance that you be in touch with your surgeon. All of these questions should be directed there, and I m going to assume that you re doing so....

Plastic Surgery: Eyes, botox creams, topical botox
botox creams, topical botox, botox injections: Dear Janet, Thanks for writing to me. Well, there s good news and bad news. The good news is that is doesn t matter what you use, but the bad news is that that s because nothing really works! I am a plastic surgeon, of course, so I might have a slightly...

Plastic Surgery: ear pinning, ear deformities, peace of mind
ear deformities, peace of mind, degree angle: Dear Adrienne, The timing on repair of congenital ear deformities of this nature (i.e., relatively minor, as opposed to the absence or severe deformity) is usually at about age 5 or 6. Just as the head is relatively large in babies, the ears have attained...

Plastic Surgery: ear problem, applie, ear problem
applie, ear problem, inflamation: Dear Danah, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In general, the body has a remarkable ability to heal. That applie to surgical procedures, and well as to trauma (tugging and scratching...

Plastic Surgery: ear surgery, genetic reason, correct angle
genetic reason, correct angle, ear surgery: It is usually corrected in 3-5 years age and is easy to correct. We prefer that before the child goes to school and becomes conscious of it [by being teased by others] the child s ears should be corrected. The operation involves removing skin and cartilage...