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Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and related subjects. This information is primarily aimed at prospective patients, or others with an interest.

This FAQ about Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was compiled and written by mooncrow@lava.net (Robert Green) with numerous contributions by others.

-A.1 - What is this document?
This is the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Frequently-...
-A.2 - What is the purpose of the PRS-FAQ?
We have compiled these topics to serve as a central ...
-A.3 - Where can I get a copy of the PRS-FAQ?
The primary site for the PRS-FAQ and its maintainer is at ...
-A.4 - Copyright, Terms and Conditions of use.
This document is Copyright 1998,1999 Robert A. F. Green, all ...
-B.1 - Disclaimer
This document is for information purposes only. While ...
-B.2 - Credits
This document is compiled and maintained by Robert A. F. ...
-B.3 - Contact info
-B.4 - Version number and release date
This is version 1.1 of the PRS-FAQ, dated June 28, 1999....
-E.1 - What is Plastic Surgery? What kind of plastics are used? Why Plastic rather than some other material?
Plastic surgery is named from the Greek word plastikos ...
-E.3 - What is the difference between "Cosmetic" and "Reconstructive" surgery?
Generally speaking, if a surgery is done primarily to ...
-E.4 - What parts of the body do you do Plastic Surgery on?
There are commonly performed cosmetic procedures for ...
-E.5 - How much does it cost on average?
Note that the following are averages of *SURGEON'S FEES ONLY* ...
-E.6 Is there any visible scarring?
Any time a cut or incision is made in the skin, there is a scar ...
-E.7 - How long is a typical recovery period for most operations?
Generally, 1-2 weeks for most procedures, although this ...
-E.8 - Will it be covered by my medical insurance?
In general, if it is cosmetic, your medical insurance will not cover ...
-E.9 - How long does it take for an operation?
On an average, most surgeries take 2-3 hours in the ...
-E.10 - How long does it take to heal?
This varies greatly depending on the procedure in question. ...
-E.11 - What are the risks?
All surgeries entail risks, such as bleeding, possible infection,...
-E.12 - Can you make me look like (insert name of favorite celebrity here)?
Plastic surgery can achieve impressive results for a patient ...
-E.13 - What are the most common surgeries?
Among the most frequently performed surgeries are: ...
-E.14 - What about the use of endoscopes in plastic surgery? Is this just a sales tool? What is the advantage of using an Endoscope in plastic surgery? What procedures are performed with it?
The endoscope is an instrument which allows the surgeon ...
-F.1.A: - Can Abdominoplasty eliminate "stretch marks" from my pregnancy?
If the stretch marks are located in the incision area for ...
-F.2.A.1 - I heard about soy bean oil / peanut oil /hydro gel as a filler material for breast implants. What are those?
Currently, only saline-filled implants are approved for ...
-F.2.A: - What is the difference between textured & smooth breast implants? What are the advantages & disadvantages of each?
Softness of the breast following augmentation, along with ...
-F.2.A.3 - What is the advantage of axillary approach for breast augmentation?
The axillary approach has several advantages for most patients....
-F.2.A.4 - How much can my breasts be enlarged? What is the limit of this? Why is it limited?
The degree of enlargement is based on the anatomy of the patient'...
-F.2.A.5 - Will I be able to breast feed after breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation (under the muscle layer) should not affect ...
-F.2.A.6 - Will my breasts still be saggy after breast augmentation?
Sagging of the breast is a factor determined by your body. ...
-F.2.A.7 - Will my breasts sag later after breast augmentation?
Again, this is a factor of your body's makeup. In general, ...
-F.5.A.1 - What is "tumescent" liposuction?
The tumescent technique is a relatively new liposuction method ...
-F.99.A Penis Enlargement Surgery
(Editor's note: although only a handful of specializing ...









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