Lipoplasty, better known as liposuction, is performed in the U.S. nearly 350,000 times a year, which makes it one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery in the nation. The popularity of the procedure has been linked to fashion trends that bare the body.
B Donald. Sklansky, MD
Specialty: Plastic/reconstructive Surgery
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- MVP Health Plan
- Glen Cove Hospital
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas
- Mercy Medical Center
- North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
- St Francis Hospital The Heart Center
- Syosset Hospital
- Winthrop University Hospital
How common is lipoplasty?
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What should I expect after having breast implant surgery?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredAfter having breast implant surgery one should expect mild swelling and pain. In my practice, the saline and silicone prosthesis are normally placed under the muscle. There is often more pain associated with subpectoral than with subglandular position. Our patients are wrapped with a bias dressing directly out of surgery. Both antibiotics and pain medications are prescribed for 7 days. The patient is placed in a DrLinderBra on post-operative day one. The patients keep the incisions dry for 10 days and change the dressings twice a day after the first week. No heavy lifting instructions for the first 3 weeks to prevent bleeding and hematoma formation. It normally takes at least 6 weeks for the implants to settle to a desirable position.
Who is likely to be unhappy after cosmetic surgery?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredThe following types of patients might be expected to be unhappy after surgery:
- The patient who writes a long letter to arrange the initial consultation
- The rude or pushy patient
- The slovenly patient
- The patient who tries to exhibit control over the surgeon
- The patient who comes on a little strong or disparages other plastic surgeons
- The patient who lies about her medical history
- The patient who is unsure of what she needs
- The patient whose problem is too small for the surgeon to see easily
- The uncooperative patient
- The perfectionist
- The doctor shopper
- The person who wants multiple operations
- The patient who wishes to please someone else
- The paranoid or depressed patient
- The psychiatric patient whose psychiatrist opposes the surgery
- The man who wants an operation not commonly performed in men
- The celebrity patient
Find out more about this book:Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)
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