If your surgeon recommends a breast implant, you should discuss what type of implant is best for you since there are both risks and benefits to each breast implant option. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of silicone gel breast implants since 2006. The alternative is a silicone shell filled with salt water, called a saline-filled implant, is another option.
Shawn D Vandemark, MD
Specialty: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Location and Office HoursVandemark Plastic Surgery
Valdosta, GA 31605
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What type of breast implant will my doctor recommend?
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Who is a good candidate for body lift surgery?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredBody lifting is the most complex and the most dangerous of all cosmetic surgeries. Half of people who undergo the procedure have some sort of a complication. The best candidates are healthy people who have reached their ideal weight and stayed there for at least 6 months. It's not for the faint of heart - the surgery takes over 6 hours and costs about $20,000.
At what age can a child have an otoplasty to pin back large ears?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredNormally otoplasty surgery can be performed by the age of 6. Once the cartilage of the auricular region has completely developed, molding of the ear can be performed. Advantages of having the procedure at an early age is desirable because the cartilage is very pliable and there is great psychological advantages from early intervention.
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