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Tummy Tuck after Epigastric Hernia Repair

Tummy Tuck

I had a tummy tuck consultation yesterday, and the plastic surgeon informed me that I need to have my epigastric hernia repair first since he is unable to combine both procedures due to the size of the hernia. How soon AFTER having an epigastric hernia repair (w/mesh) can I have a tummy tuck?

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LARGE SCAR RECONSTRUCTIVE (ONE OF LOWER LEG)

Burn Reconstruction

Dear Sir or Madam, I had an accident in Asia country in 2000. Please let me know if any plastic surgeons can help me with this case. It has been traumatize situation for it. Even, I love myself so much but its still make me depress sometimes. Thank you,

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Breast lift with augmentation issues- HELP!

Breast Lift

It has been 1 year and 4 months since my initial surgery. The surgeon had to correct his work with a 2nd procedure. My areolas are so scarred and almost look mangled. One implant is obviously larger and lower than the other. The scarring is horrible. I did everything I was told to do during the healing process. What can I do about this if anything? I'm really unhappy with the results.

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Tummy Tuck after Epigastric Hernia Repair

Tummy Tuck

I had a tummy tuck consultation yesterday, and the plastic surgeon informed me that I need to have my epigastric hernia repair first since he is unable to combine both procedures due to the size of the hernia. How soon AFTER having an epigastric hernia repair (w/mesh) can I have a tummy tuck?

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LARGE SCAR RECONSTRUCTIVE (ONE OF LOWER LEG)

Burn Reconstruction

Dear Sir or Madam, I had an accident in Asia country in 2000. Please let me know if any plastic surgeons can help me with this case. It has been traumatize situation for it. Even, I love myself so much but its still make me depress sometimes. Thank you,

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Breast lift with augmentation issues- HELP!

Breast Lift

It has been 1 year and 4 months since my initial surgery. The surgeon had to correct his work with a 2nd procedure. My areolas are so scarred and almost look mangled. One implant is obviously larger and lower than the other. The scarring is horrible. I did everything I was told to do during the healing process. What can I do about this if anything? I'm really unhappy with the results.

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Failed implant or not?

Breast Augmentation

I had a breast reconstruction with implant under the muscle 7 weeks ago. After week 1 I developed a seroma that drained for 5 weeks. Didn’t respond to antibiotics so culture threw E.coli. Did 9 days of IM Ertapenem to save the surgery. Breast feels that pulls when I use the muscle. Draining stoped but how do I know if I will have to remove the implant or if antibiotics were enough? My PS is abroad

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Lipohypotrophy

Liposuction

RESOLVED: Wondering if any docs on the site have experience treating lipohypotrophy in T1 diabetic patients. I have bumps of fatty and scar tissue from decades of insulin use despite rotation of sites for injection. This is goes back to the days of beef and pork insulin. I’m 53. I’ve seen clinical studies that show good results from liposuction. The sites are unusable for my pump.

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Any Residency Programs Performing Medically Required Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Wondering if there are any residency programs in the DC area that will perform "medically required breast reduction." I tried for 10 years now and have been declined three time and twice after appeal All five times denial. Though I lost weight I am declined and now I am looking to see if I may go via a Medical residency program in the area for acceptance.

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Recommendation in Lakeland, FL

Neck Lift

I am 61 and in need of a neck lift. Can anyone recommend a surgeon in the area of Lakeland, FL., which is in Polk County? Thank you for any help you can suggest.

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Lipohypotrophy

Liposuction

RESOLVED: Wondering if any docs on the site have experience treating lipohypotrophy in T1 diabetic patients. I have bumps of fatty and scar tissue from decades of insulin use despite rotation of sites for injection. This is goes back to the days of beef and pork insulin. I’m 53. I’ve seen clinical studies that show good results from liposuction. The sites are unusable for my pump.

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Any Residency Programs Performing Medically Required Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Wondering if there are any residency programs in the DC area that will perform "medically required breast reduction." I tried for 10 years now and have been declined three time and twice after appeal All five times denial. Though I lost weight I am declined and now I am looking to see if I may go via a Medical residency program in the area for acceptance.

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Recommendation in Lakeland, FL

Neck Lift

I am 61 and in need of a neck lift. Can anyone recommend a surgeon in the area of Lakeland, FL., which is in Polk County? Thank you for any help you can suggest.

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What can I do?

Breast Reconstruction

Recently underwent an inverted nipple surgery which literally took 15 mins. as soon as I looked down I was confused because it looked nothing like anything I’d seen from doing a little of my own research. I immediately expressed my concerns and was sent home. “Too much swelling to tell” came for my follow up appointment and same thing. They don’t look right!!!

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Rise Up | Aniela McGuinness

Friday, January 26, 2024

"They ended up going in six times, and they just slowly cut off half of my nose. I remember calling my agent while I was in there going, 'I'm not going to be able to shoot next week because I have half a nose.'"


Rise Up | Brittany Castaneda

Monday, December 11, 2023

"There's a difference between looking at your body and getting PTSD from your own body. I would look down at myself and just be reminded of those events. I was immediately reliving what I went through. Now it's connected to your body."


Rise Up | Sam Schaefer

Friday, November 17, 2023

"It means I'm down a leg, but I get a life. Nothing has been worse because of my amputation. Everything, it's just been better... Doctors have to stop seeing amputation as a loss and start seeing it as a solution. That it can be a solution instead of fighting."


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It's all in the eyes: The rejuvenating impact of blepharoplasty

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, February 21, 2024

There are ways to rejuvenate your eyes and the surrounding area, especially if you have sagging eyelid skin or bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help revamp the area around your eyes, giving them the sparkle in the spotlight they deserve.


Making plastic surgery a more welcoming and diverse specialty

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Multiple studies have shown that diversity among healthcare teams leads to improved patient care, compliance and satisfaction – particularly among patients of color.


This kiss, this kiss: Exploring the love story patients have with lip fillers

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, February 14, 2024

When it comes to smooching, it's no secret that Americans are having a love affair with lip fillers. More than one million people got the procedure last year, according to the 2022 ASPS Procedural Statistics Release. However, does perfecting your pout impact your pucker power?


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