If a patient undergoes a facelift, tummy tuck or liposuction and loses weight shortly thereafter, much of what was gained in the cosmetic surgery will be lost due to fat loss. Doesn’t apply to nose or eyelids.
Cosmetic eye surgery does not require general anesthesia. Because the eye area can be well anesthetized with local anesthesia, most patients who undergo this cosmetic procedure choose local anesthesia.
When you remove a bump on your nose, you’re taking away bone and cartilage that have come to a point. When you remove that point, your nose will look wider, which is why you have to break bones for a nose job.
Patient: Many years ago, I had injections of some substance in my lips. In the past two years, my lips have gotten to look gargantuan. Is there’s any way to fix distorted lips from a foreign body injection?
Patient: I was just seen by a dermatologist who diagnosed me with a basal-cell cancer near my nose. I was told that I needed Mohs surgery and that I should have a plastic surgeon close my defect. Is it ever OK to just leave the incision open and let it close by itself?