What are the differences between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?
The kind of surgeries performed on an otherwise normal person to improving one’s appearance constitutes Cosmetic Surgery. While Plastic Surgery is a broader Surgical subspecialty which is intended to improve both form and function which includes cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgeries like pediatric plastic surgery, burn care, cancer reconstruction etc
Is there an age limit for Plastic Surgery?
No one is too old for surgery if one is in good health, and once health conditions are optimized one can undergo surgery under watchful eyes of an Anesthetist.
Are Plastic Surgeries risky procedures?
Plastic surgeries as with all kinds of surgeries have risks associated with it. The specific risks depend on the kind of surgery performed. The risks include that of infection, excessive bleeding, bruising, poor healing of the wound and those related to anesthesia which has more to do with the general health of the person.
Are Plastic Surgeries scar-less procedures?
All surgeries including Plastic Surgeries require incisions and hence scarring is inevitable. But Plastic surgeons are specially trained to minimize scar size and to place them in hidden areas
Are combined surgeries or makeover surgeries safe?
The advantage of combined surgeries is the saving of money in terms of theatre fees and anesthesia fees and the recovery from multiple procedures at the same time. The disadvantage is the risk of prolonged surgery and the long recovery time from such a long combined operation.
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What parts of the body can be treated with Liposuction?
Liposuction can be used to treat many body areas the most common areas in females are the tummy, hips, and thighs. Men are often treated for fat accumulation in the breasts(Gynecomastia), hips, and tummy. Liposuction can be done to other body parts including the upper arms, under the chin and the buttocks
Does fat accumulation recur after Liposuction?
Liposuction removes the accumulated fat; it does not take care of a person’s lifestyle. As long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a sensible diet, liposuction results will last. Once the fat cells have been removed from an area any weight gain will be distributed more evenly over the rest of the body.
Does face lift produce scars?
Scars in facelift surgery are placed in areas that are very inconspicuous. Facelift scar will be covered by one’s hair in almost all cases.
Who undergoes Breast lift?
A breast lift is used when the patient is happy with the size of her breasts however due to aging and pregnancy the breast gland has begun to droop.
What is Augmentation Mammaplasty?
Augmentation Mammaplasty is a procedure that is used to surgically increase the size of a small breast. Different techniques are used and the implant may be introduced through three different incisions: under the breast, around the nipple, or in the axilla (armpit).
Does breast surgery affect breastfeeding later in life?
It depends on what type of breast surgery one underwent. It happens when the incisions are around the nipple and have implant placement above the muscle. Below the muscle implants and incisions under the breast help to breastfeed children later in life and has the lowest chance of loss of nipple sensation. Extensive surgeries like breast reduction do affect breastfeeding and nipple sensations in a minority of patients.
How long should one wait before undergoing breast reduction after breast feeding?
It is recommended a waiting period of several months after one has finished breastfeeding, a minimum of three months after breastfeeding should be enough.
What is breast reduction, why is it done, does that produce scars?
Breast reduction is done to make large breasts smaller. The patients present with neck, shoulder, back pain, paresthesia of the arms and bra strap grooving of the shoulders. The technique of breast reduction requires lengthy incisions; which are placed in inconspicuous areas such as the fold underneath the breast.
How long one should wait before tummy tuck surgery after child birth?
It’s recommended to wait for one year (12 months) after childbirth before having tummy tuck surgery.