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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    Normally 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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    How does the Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection work?
    Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injections actually dissolve the fat underneath your chin. Watch dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, explain how Kybella works to gradually melt the fat in your chin area, and how many treatments will provide the best results.
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    What should I know before I get the Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection?
    Before you get a Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection, it's important to ask about the side effects, the cost, and how many treatments you will need for the best results. In this video, dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, discusses what to keep in mind. 
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    Here is a general description of what happens during chin augmentation surgery. Remember that each patient's needs are taken into consideration before a complete surgical plan is developed, so your surgery may be slightly different than what is described below:

    • Your doctor begins by making an incision either in the natural crease line just under the chin or inside the mouth, where your gum and lower lip meet.
    • By gently stretching this tissue, your doctor creates a space where an implant can be inserted. This implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in your chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configurations of your face.
    • After implantation, the doctor uses fine sutures to close the incision. When the incision is inside your mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under your chin, the scar is usually barely visible.
    • In chin reduction surgery, incisions are made either in your mouth or under your chin. Your doctor sculpts the bone to a more pleasing size.
    • For chin reduction surgery, your doctor will make an incision inside your mouth and reposition your facial bones. The procedure, depending on the extent of the work, takes from less than one hour to approximately three hours.
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    Yes, many women choose to have breast implants after breast cancer surgery. Tissue expanders are usually placed at the time of mastectomy. The expanders are gradually filled over a period of weeks to months to stretch the skin and muscle. Once the desired size is reached, the surgeon will remove the tissue expanders and replace with permanent implants. 
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    If excessive weight is lost, then a new problem rears its head: excess skin. In this video, Dr. Oz shares one woman's story of weight loss and excess skin surgery.


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    Cosmetic plastic surgery (aesthetic plastic surgery) is one type of plastic surgery performed to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body, primarily to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem.
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    Recently a study was published showing plastic surgery is on the rise among men and senior citizens.  In a study published in the journal Sex Roles, researchers found that men were more likely to have plastic surgery because of personal dissatisfaction with their bodies, rather than a desire to meet society’s standards of attractiveness. However, a study published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery noted that men were more likely to express dissatisfaction post-surgery than women. Also, doctors reported to the Wall Street Journal that men are more likely to have surgical procedures rather than quick-fix, but recurring, procedures such as Botox and injectable fillers.  For more information visit http://healthwatchmd.com
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    Fat grafting is the most common, and the most notorious, of the penile augmentation procedures. It can result in disasters such as loss of the penis if fat is injected into blood vessels or if infection occurs. When the augmentation does work, the result is temporary. Complications such as nodules in the penis, skin deformity, and scarring and loss of normal contour are common. The injected fat is extremely fragile and needs to remain fairly motionless in order for blood vessels to grow into the tissue. If they don't grow in three days, the fat will die and be absorbed by the body. If the fat is disturbed during the first three weeks, it will lose its new blood supply and be resorbed. The penis cannot stay motionless when urinating and when erections develop. Virtually by definition, fat grafting into the penis is doomed to fail.
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    Scarring is what occurs when the body heals an external incision site. Plastic surgery scars can look:

    • Great, hardly even visible
    • Average, visible, but not bad
    • Awful, to the point of feeling disfigured

    Your scars, or lack thereof, will be the result of a combination of issues, including genetics, overall health, skin type, and skill of the surgeon. A bad result isn’t necessarily the fault of the surgeon nor is it the fault of the patient. However, the skill of your surgeon and how you take care of yourself after surgery do play a significant part.