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en bloc capsulectomy and lift simultaneously or separate

Breast Implant Removal

I had 2 consultations with 2 different surgeons for en bloc capsulectomy & lift. One said due to my larger implants and minimal fat/tissue that I would need to wait at least a year to have the lift and I would look totally deformed. The other said that it would depend how the explant goes, but would likely be 6 weeks & then I can have a lift. That seems like a large discrepancy. What is the norm

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Are there any surgeons who will operate on me?

Tummy Tuck

I had Cushings disease, and got a bilateral adrenalectomy. Now, I have adrenal insufficiency. I take hydrocortisone, fludrocortisone and levothyroxine daily. I had a breast reduction this year. I’m trying to find a surgeon who will perform a tummy tuck and BBL but I keep getting denied. My endocrinologist said that I’m a candidate for the procedures but I can’t find a willing surgeon. HELP

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Nasolabial folds

Liposuction

Had fat transfer from abdomen to fill in nasolabial folds. Initially looked great but after 4 months can’t see improvement vs pretreatment. Dr gave me a partial refund..My question is, will taking collagen supplements help - applying cream or oral tablets? I read one article that said there is some small evidence that collagen reduces fat cells and, of course, I don’t want that in my folds. Thk!

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en bloc capsulectomy and lift simultaneously or separate

Breast Implant Removal

I had 2 consultations with 2 different surgeons for en bloc capsulectomy & lift. One said due to my larger implants and minimal fat/tissue that I would need to wait at least a year to have the lift and I would look totally deformed. The other said that it would depend how the explant goes, but would likely be 6 weeks & then I can have a lift. That seems like a large discrepancy. What is the norm

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Are there any surgeons who will operate on me?

Tummy Tuck

I had Cushings disease, and got a bilateral adrenalectomy. Now, I have adrenal insufficiency. I take hydrocortisone, fludrocortisone and levothyroxine daily. I had a breast reduction this year. I’m trying to find a surgeon who will perform a tummy tuck and BBL but I keep getting denied. My endocrinologist said that I’m a candidate for the procedures but I can’t find a willing surgeon. HELP

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Nasolabial folds

Liposuction

Had fat transfer from abdomen to fill in nasolabial folds. Initially looked great but after 4 months can’t see improvement vs pretreatment. Dr gave me a partial refund..My question is, will taking collagen supplements help - applying cream or oral tablets? I read one article that said there is some small evidence that collagen reduces fat cells and, of course, I don’t want that in my folds. Thk!

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East Coast surgeons for Superfat people?

Panniculectomy

The ASPS supports panniculectomy on Superfat people, but I am struggling to find a surgeon on the East Coast who will do them. Would you please provide names of surgeons or practices who have operated on people who weigh as much as 225kg?

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Breast Reconstruction

I had breast reconstruction 17 years ago due to cancer. Now I would like replace them since the right side seems to be a bit harder. My original surgeon does not take health insurance , so I'm looking for a new surgeon for the procedure. It's been a nightmare working with the current insurance to get a referral. If anybody can help recommend a surgeon . Been dealing with this since March.

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Tired of Saggy Breasts

Breast Reduction

I'm 64 years old and am currently on a lifestyle change journey. I'm eating healthy foods and have hired a personal trainer to design a workout for me. When I lose all the weight I want to lose, I will still see saggy breasts hanging there whenever I look in the mirror. I would like to hear from others who have had breast reduction surgery for aesthetic reasons. What has your experience been?

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Lip scar

Wound Care

I had a wart on my lip that was confirmed through a biopsy. They froze it and it was gone for about 3 months. It appeared again and they did another biopsy. I recently went to my dermatologist and he said it is now a scar. It is very hard and raised. He scraped it but it isnt any better. I was wondering what I can do to make this smooth.

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Help needed!

Breast Reconstruction

I had breast reconstruction 17 years ago due to cancer. Now I would like replace them since the right side seems to be a bit harder. My original surgeon does not take health insurance , so I'm looking for a new surgeon for the procedure. It's been a nightmare working with the current insurance to get a referral. If anybody can help recommend a surgeon . Been dealing with this since March.

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Tired of Saggy Breasts

Breast Reduction

I'm 64 years old and am currently on a lifestyle change journey. I'm eating healthy foods and have hired a personal trainer to design a workout for me. When I lose all the weight I want to lose, I will still see saggy breasts hanging there whenever I look in the mirror. I would like to hear from others who have had breast reduction surgery for aesthetic reasons. What has your experience been?

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Lip scar

Wound Care

I had a wart on my lip that was confirmed through a biopsy. They froze it and it was gone for about 3 months. It appeared again and they did another biopsy. I recently went to my dermatologist and he said it is now a scar. It is very hard and raised. He scraped it but it isnt any better. I was wondering what I can do to make this smooth.

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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

Seven signs you need a breast implant revision

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, August 10, 2022

While it is expected for patients to replace their breast implants after 10-20 years, there are several reasons they may need to be replaced sooner.


What to do if your Botox gets "botched"

Eric R. Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Thursday, July 21, 2022

What can you do to fix a botched injectable treatment, and is there any way to prevent being unhappy with your results in the first place?


What will your mommy makeover scars look like?

Scot A. Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Mommy makeover procedures continue to be a popular option for women who want to tone, tighten and reshape their bodies after pregnancy.


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