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Silicone implants at 18 ?

Breast Augmentation

I turned 18 4 months ago and my boobs are really small. Theyve stopped growing completely and i know they wont grow anymore. I was so excited to get my boobs done until i recently found out you have to be 22 to get silicone implants ? Is that ture and is there surgeons who will do silicone for 18 year olds. Id much rather have silicone than saline.

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Stress after Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Hello, I just had my rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago. However, during the first and second week I am in a lot of emotional stress. I do not cry though (just little tears but not ugly cry) I just wanna know if this emotional stress because of my personal life could have an impact with my rhinoplasty results? (like alter the results made by my surgeon?) Answers are appreciated as I'm overthinking this a lot

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Anal problem?

Cosmetic Surgery

Approximately 3 years ago, I had some haemorrhoids & anal skin tags removed, but since then I have had occasional external bleeding after a bowel movement (wiping) and during anal sex. Then 6 months ago, I had more surgery for haemorrhoid removal, but again, no changes. Recent colonoscopy revealed no issue. Is there a form of cosmetic surgery that can help? Reconstructive surgery? Devastated atm.

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Silicone implants at 18 ?

Breast Augmentation

I turned 18 4 months ago and my boobs are really small. Theyve stopped growing completely and i know they wont grow anymore. I was so excited to get my boobs done until i recently found out you have to be 22 to get silicone implants ? Is that ture and is there surgeons who will do silicone for 18 year olds. Id much rather have silicone than saline.

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Stress after Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Hello, I just had my rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago. However, during the first and second week I am in a lot of emotional stress. I do not cry though (just little tears but not ugly cry) I just wanna know if this emotional stress because of my personal life could have an impact with my rhinoplasty results? (like alter the results made by my surgeon?) Answers are appreciated as I'm overthinking this a lot

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Anal problem?

Cosmetic Surgery

Approximately 3 years ago, I had some haemorrhoids & anal skin tags removed, but since then I have had occasional external bleeding after a bowel movement (wiping) and during anal sex. Then 6 months ago, I had more surgery for haemorrhoid removal, but again, no changes. Recent colonoscopy revealed no issue. Is there a form of cosmetic surgery that can help? Reconstructive surgery? Devastated atm.

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Full body lift

Body Lift

When I have read about full body lifts, they are separated into upper and lower body. Can both upper and lower body be done at the same time? What things would a person want to consider for that type of extensive surgery?

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Belly still looks like this 9 years postpartum

Tummy Tuck

I gave birth 9 years ago and I don’t plan on having any more children. I exercised everyday but still my stomach looks like this. Should I just get a tummy tuck? Also my belly button really makes me insecure.

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Now a Natural Woman!!

Breast Implant Removal

I have had breast implants for over 40 years, subpectoral and mostly silicone. At age 71, I decided to have them removed and proceeded to do research on the subject. The fotos are 6 weeks postop. I was an A cup initially. I am a C cup now. I decided to leave the capsules alone. I had them removed under local anesthesia for $720, I have Dr. Curtis Wong in Redding, Calif to thank for this!!

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Belly still looks like this 9 years postpartum

Tummy Tuck

I gave birth 9 years ago and I don’t plan on having any more children. I exercised everyday but still my stomach looks like this. Should I just get a tummy tuck? Also my belly button really makes me insecure.

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Now a Natural Woman!!

Breast Implant Removal

I have had breast implants for over 40 years, subpectoral and mostly silicone. At age 71, I decided to have them removed and proceeded to do research on the subject. The fotos are 6 weeks postop. I was an A cup initially. I am a C cup now. I decided to leave the capsules alone. I had them removed under local anesthesia for $720, I have Dr. Curtis Wong in Redding, Calif to thank for this!!

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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

Take a load off your back with a breast reduction

Sara R. Dickie, MD | Skokie, IL Monday, January 10, 2022

Breast reduction surgery is rated amongst the highest out of all plastic surgery procedures when it comes to patient satisfaction. Not only can it reduce or eliminate upper back, shoulder and neck pain from heavy breasts, a reduction can also help enhance self-esteem, get you back to exercise and improve the fit and shape of off-the-rack clothing and bras.


What should you ask a plastic surgeon before having a neck lift?

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A neck lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the neck, tightening the skin, removing fat and repairing the muscles. However, just like with any other form of plastic surgery, you don't want to jump into getting the procedure before you are fully informed.


Facelifts for men are trending

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, December 14, 2021

While it's true that noninvasive procedures still reign in popularity, the fact is that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and facelifts are more popular than ever. Plastic surgeons performed over 234,000 facelifts in 2020.


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