Depending on the types of skin problems being treated, there are individual differences in how patients react following Fraxel treatment. Generally, however, there is usually a very mild degree of swelling for two days and a minimal amount of pinkness for a couple of weeks which is easily covered with make-up. After having the procedure on a Friday, our patient can return to work on Monday. You can go to Fraxel.com to get more information and see photos of results.
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Nearly all women with large breasts who want a breast reduction also have sagging and desire to have the breasts lifted. We define sagging in this context as nipples which are below the inframammary crease. (The inframammary crease is the fold under the breasts where the breasts and lower chest meet.) A breast lift is nearly always routinely done with a breast reduction to get the desired result.
Melanoma, a potentially life-threatening skin cancer, can start as a melanoma or it can start as a normal mole and later turn into a melanoma. Any mole which changes in any way should be evaluated for possible mole removal.
The FDA took silicone breast implants off the market in 1992 out of concern for the safety of patients having breast augmentation. Since that time there have been many studies which show there is no relationship between silicone breast implants and medical illnesses. In 2006, they were re-introduced and approved for general use.
A receding chin creates an optical illusion with the facial profile which makes the nose look larger. For a person seeking a rhinoplasty for a large nose, a chin augmentation for an underdeveloped chin is a very effective procedure to balance the profile and to make the nose appear smaller.
While some plastic surgeons do not recommend an elastic garment following liposuction and others recommend a garment for a few months, most surgeons feel that two weeks is an optimal period of time.