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SAFELipo vs SmartLipo re: anesthesia

Liposuction

I’m a 45 yr old female in great physical health with a BMI of 23 trying to decide between SAFELipo (PAL) and SmartLipo. Cost difference is $28k vs $15k, recovery difference is 6-8 weeks vs 1-2 weeks & anesthesia difference is general vs local. I’d prefer not to go under general, but want the best result. Can anyone tell me why the huge differences? Are there reasons to choose one over the other?

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Is Liposuction dangerous with a lower body lift?

Body Lift

Im having a lower body lift with Brazilian butt lift and breast lift/augmentation. My surgeon stated he will not lipo my waist with the lift because it will risk killing the healing skin... however it seems like they usually come hand in hand. Will I get the hourglass waist without lipo? Should I add lipo before or after the surgeries? Are my expectations too high?

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Male to Female Breast implants

Breast Augmentation

Looking for a Surgeon who uses consent forms for implant , I am 67 Transgender good medical history that does not require a physic evaluation .

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SAFELipo vs SmartLipo re: anesthesia

Liposuction

I’m a 45 yr old female in great physical health with a BMI of 23 trying to decide between SAFELipo (PAL) and SmartLipo. Cost difference is $28k vs $15k, recovery difference is 6-8 weeks vs 1-2 weeks & anesthesia difference is general vs local. I’d prefer not to go under general, but want the best result. Can anyone tell me why the huge differences? Are there reasons to choose one over the other?

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Is Liposuction dangerous with a lower body lift?

Body Lift

Im having a lower body lift with Brazilian butt lift and breast lift/augmentation. My surgeon stated he will not lipo my waist with the lift because it will risk killing the healing skin... however it seems like they usually come hand in hand. Will I get the hourglass waist without lipo? Should I add lipo before or after the surgeries? Are my expectations too high?

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Male to Female Breast implants

Breast Augmentation

Looking for a Surgeon who uses consent forms for implant , I am 67 Transgender good medical history that does not require a physic evaluation .

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Insurance and Tummy Tuck.

Tummy Tuck

I saw a doctor, they took pictures and asked a bunch of questions. My insurance, BCBS PPO+. This requires pre-certification. They submitted for the panniculectomy and I was approved but they refuse to submit any additional codes for approval. They will however allow me to pay the difference if I want more than a panniculectomy. I have lost over 90 lbs with diet and exercise. Why not just ask?

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Panniculectomy $ tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck

I was just approved for a Panniculectomy, however I want a full tummy tuck as well, I was told this can be dove together? I plan on paying out of pocket for thr tummy tuck? I saved a lot of money, in case I wasn’t approved abs was quoted between 11-13k, how much would I have to pay out of pocket now, since I was approved for the Panniculectomy? Ball park would be nice. Thank you

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Lipo/renuvion Neck

Body Contouring

I had Lipo/renuvion October 2020 on my neck and jowls, my neck still has sagging and he extracted fat from my lower cheek on my left side. Should I just get mini neck lift for the excess skin.

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Hair transplant

Hair Transplant

Donor area

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Panniculectomy $ tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck

I was just approved for a Panniculectomy, however I want a full tummy tuck as well, I was told this can be dove together? I plan on paying out of pocket for thr tummy tuck? I saved a lot of money, in case I wasn’t approved abs was quoted between 11-13k, how much would I have to pay out of pocket now, since I was approved for the Panniculectomy? Ball park would be nice. Thank you

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Lipo/renuvion Neck

Body Contouring

I had Lipo/renuvion October 2020 on my neck and jowls, my neck still has sagging and he extracted fat from my lower cheek on my left side. Should I just get mini neck lift for the excess skin.

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Hair transplant

Hair Transplant

Donor area

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Could I be transformed into a conventionally attractive male?

Cosmetic Surgery

I'm recessed af with weird features that don't mesh and are very feminine. please be up front but don't be mean about it please.

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Patient Testimonials & Vlogs

How Facial Recognition Technology Is Improving Your Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Facial recognition technology can quantify how effectively your procedure has refreshed your appearance. It may also help a surgeon assess a patient's pain level during surgery. Ask your plastic surgeon how your procedure may impact life in the digital world.


Why a Breast Reduction Includes a Lift

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

DYK a breast reduction includes a breast lift? It's true. Taking away tissue helps, but the lift aspect can provide tremendous relief to neck, back and should pain. Also, the areola will get smaller. How's that? It's all in the video.


The Miseducation of Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Watch Drs. Karen Horton and Jamie Moenster debunk the myths. Plastic surgery isn't always scarless (but we know where to hide and treat them). It isn't vain (taking care of yourself never is). It isn't fake (you'll look like yourself, just refreshed).


Blogs From Our Members

Boosted by positive cultural changes, gender affirmation procedures are soaring

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Friday, July 30, 2021

As ASPS data over the years illustrates, strong economic climes equal strong plastic surgery practices – while a downturn, such as the recession of 2008 recession, can mean a dip for some practices. New ASPS data outlining the range and rising frequency of gender-affirmation surgery reflects a different kind of societal change.


American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases first-ever facial, breast/chest and genital data for gender affirmation procedures

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Gender affirmation surgery, also commonly referred to as gender confirmation, is complicated – all the way down to what you call it – but the unique complexities of these procedures haven't stopped an increasing number of patients across the United States from seeking the procedure.


Everything you need to know about mommy makeovers

Erica Bartlett, MD | Houston, TX Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A mommy makeover is designed to address your post-pregnancy body concerns and help bring you back to your pre-pregnancy form through several surgical options.


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