Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery
Most cosmetic surgery is done to enhance a persons features or correct disfigurement. With children, the most common procedure corrects a cleft lip or cleft palate. With adults, facelifts, removing baggy skin around the eyelids and remodeling the nose are popular types of plastic surgery. Among women, liposuction and breast augmentation are popular. Growing numbers of men are joining women in opting to have facelifts, tummy tucks, hair transplants and other types of cosmetic surgery.

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    Yes, you can get a testicular prosthetic if you are missing a testicle. Saline-filled prostheses and silicone-filled prostheses that resemble a regular testicle have been used for many years in urology. They are available in four different standard sizes. The prosthetic is placed during testicle removal surgery (orchiectomy).  A prosthetic is considered cosmetic surgery.  You may wish to have it done to feel better about the appearance of your testicles and scrotum. 
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    What Is Artificial Skin?
    Skin substitutes often come from animals. In this video, Alexander Majidian, MD, FACS of the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital, explains how artificial skin can speed up the recovery process of a burn. 
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    What are the health and safety concerns about butt enhancement injections?
    Butt enhancement injections can be very dangerous, depending on how it's done. In this video, plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD, explains why injecting a foreign substance into the buttocks is risky, and which surgical procedures are actually safe. 
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    Dr. Robert Grant - What factors should I consider when deciding on plastic surgery?
    If you're pondering plastic surgery, there are a number of important factors to consider. Learn how to get gold standard treatment by watching this video featuring cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Robert Grant.
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    Patients should seek board certified plastic surgeons in the United States that are members of the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery). There are NO substitutes for this board. After training in general surgery, a 2-3 year fellowship specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery is performed. Subsequently, both written and oral board must be passed to become a member of the ABPS. The ABPS helps to screen and maintain competency of its member throughout the country. 
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    Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery to shorten labia minora. This certainly isn't in the top 10 surgical procedures I perform, but it does come up at least a few times a year. The real question is, when are labia so long that they require surgery? While there's a huge range of what's considered normal, the average labia measures about one inch from base to tip. Most of my patients with excessively long labia request a labiaplasty not because they care about the cosmetic appearance, but because they experience discomfort and irritation during sexual or athletic activities.

    Certainly there are those women who desire "a trim" based on their idea of what's attractive, even when reassured that their labia are perfectly normal. I have had a few patients who were so self-conscious about the appearance of their labia that they avoided sexual intimacy altogether.

    Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed by a gynecologist or plastic surgeon. Most women are sore for a couple of weeks and develop an affinity for boxer shorts. Bike riding and sex are generally out of the question for about a month. Most women who have this procedure are highly motivated and say that the end result was worth it.
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    Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery to shorten labia minora. Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed by a gynecologist or plastic surgeon. Most women are sore for a couple of weeks and develop an affinity for boxer shorts. Bike riding and sex are generally out of the question for about a month. Most women who have this procedure are highly motivated and say that the end result was worth it.
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    Is it safe to get a cosmetic procedure at a medi spa?
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    What Is the Difference Between Limb Plasty and Limb Lengthening?
    Limb plasty is a cosmetic procedure; limb lengthening corrects various deformities. In this video, Kevin Debiparshad, MD from Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, discusses the difference between the two.