Yes, a forehead lift can be done endoscopically and nowadays most cases should be done endoscopically as the technology is available along with numerous clinical studies showing their efficacy. Performing a forehead lift endoscopically means there are less incisions involved and recovery can take place much quicker than with the archaic coronal approach. But when the endoscope is used for a browlift, strategically placed incisions may be hidden easier or concealed easier than traditional browlift surgery. By: Dr. David N. Csikai, M.D.
The day of your breast augmentation, we require someone to drive you home. But if you are wondering how long after breast augmentation you can drive, most people are driving within a week. The reason we recommend that you wait at least a week after breast augmentation to drive is mainly a safety issue. The patient would need to be off pain medicine, of course, and have the ability to move the arms and turn around as needed. My patient are able to get their arms comfortably over their heads by two days and are generally off pain medicine at that time. [...]
It can be difficult to find free plastic surgery. Most insurance plans do not cover any types of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery. Some universities and training programs may offer discounted fees for this type of surgery. Sometimes, plastic surgeons will even offer their services as pro bono for individuals, but this is usually to the discretion of the surgeon performing the procedure. There is a site I know of called myfreeimplants.com that allows people to have money donated for their procedure, but that would be up to the individual to decide if they would like to go that route. There are also [...]
No. In general a minifacelift does not include the neck, it generally addresses only the mid to lower face. A minifacelift is very effective in correcting deeper nasolabial folds along with some jowling. Also, a minifacelift can help improve the cheek area of the face. To improve the neck, a full facelift(rhytidectomy)or just a necklift by itself would be needed. By: Dr. David N. Csikai, M.D.
There are various procedures for performing a breast reduction. The goal of all of these procedures is to reduce breast volume while at the same time improving the overall shape and "lifting" the breast. The most common technique is called the inferior pedicle technique which leaves the nipple-areolar complex attached to breast tissue underneath. Rarely would it be necessary to remove the nipple and then replace it. Many women choose to have a breast reduction after pregnancy or weight gain, among other reasons, due to the fact that their large breast may not only be painful but pose as a [...]
During consults, I have been asked this question many times, "Will I gain weight after breast augmentation?" and in general my answer is, "The only weight gain should be the weight of the implants." After the placement of an average size breast implant, the weight gain should be about a pound or a little more per implant. Nothing catastrophic. There will be a little extra weight gained from the initial swelling but that should go away with time. By: Dr. David N. Csikai, M.D.