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How can I minimize a scar or get rid of a scar?

So, you're interested in plastic surgery, but you don't want any scars? Or, you have a bad scar and want to know what can be done? Unfortunately, there is no way to perform surgery or recover from a cut without...

Smoking marijuana after surgery RealSelf.com Q&A

There are no formal studies that show negative effects of marijuana after surgery unless tobacco wrappers (which contain nicotine) are used, so it's probably okay. However, there can be interactions with narcotics, and it might increase risks of infection and...

How Much Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?

Tummy Tuck is one of my favorite cosmetic surgeries to perform. One of the first questions people have when deciding if a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is the right surgery for them is “How much does Tummy Tuck surgery cost?”...

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?

Breast augmentation surgery was the number one cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed in 2010. One of the most common DrDanaMD.com online inquiries I find myself answering is… “How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?” The Quick Answer… I quote between...

Will My Insurance Cover Removal of Skin Tumors and Lesions? by Danielle Z.

I am a medical biller for dermatology and plastic surgery practices. Throughout my experience I have noticed many patients do not know medical insurance will cover the excision of non-malignant (non-cancerous, benign) skin tumors and lesions. These include nevi, moles,...

Vaginal Rejuvenation & Labiaplasty

We’re going to talk about vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty because they are not the same. I think the reason we've had a thing that it was a little uncomfortable talking about because we do know there is a lot of...

Real Self Top Q&A

Today we're doing a Q&A on RealSelf. Instead of a specific topic we looked up on RealSelf what the most common procedures are, the most popular and what some of the more common questions were. RealSelf is called a patient...

Plastic Surgery Terminology

PLASTIC SURGERY TERMINOLOGY Today we're going to talk about all of the different medical terminology as it relates to plastic surgery, but this kind of came about because of a couple of things. We've transitioned a lot of our injectables...

Fat Grafting & Fat Transfer

Fat transfer and Fat Grafting This has become one of the more popular things people want. Obviously you cannot mention this trend without mentioning the Kardashian's and the BBL. The Brazilian butt lifts are what most people know them by....

Breast Implant Options

 Click here to see additional episodes › So we want to dive into where are implants today that are offered out right now, because things have changed so much over the last five years. There's a lot of area...

Cosmetic Treatments for Eyes

There are a lot of places that we can go with this and a lot to cover. I think we talked about breaking it down to starting off very minimal, and what the needs are, and what people are concerned...

Can You Have a Facelift if You Have Juvederm in the Apples of the Cheeks? RealSelf.com Q&A

There is no need to dissolve cosmetic face fillers before a facelift. True rejuvenation depends on an individualized plan to address volume (with filler or fat grafting) and looseness (with a facelift). It would be difficult to add fat when there is...

How Do You Know if You Need Liposuction with Your Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction will most likely really improve your final shape with a tummy tuck. Aggressive liposuction of the front and sides could increase the risks of surgery, especially if you smoke, so be sure to talk with your surgeon about whether...

Is There a Way To Prepare My Skin for Extra Large Implants? RealSelf.com Q&A

You have already stretched the skin and breast tissue significantly, and I'm surprised that you are not already close to an F with your current implants. Although I'm not usually a fan of implants that large, there are some ways...

Cigarettes and Surgery

Smoking puts nicotine in your system, constricting your blood vessels and decreasing amounts of oxygen in your bloodstream. This creates a higher chance that you will have a complication like infection, capsular contracture, or poor scarring. Risks increase the more...