Cosmetic Procedure

Treatments and surgeries that aim to improve a person's appearance are called cosmetic procedures. There are various cosmetic procedures available, which are breast augmentation or reduction, liposuction, vulvovaginal surgery, rhinoplasty (nose job), and chemical peels.

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Do I need a clearance certificate for cosmetic surgery when my platelet count is high?

Query: Hello doctor, My platelet count is high. I need clearance for cosmetic surgery? I had blood work done three times and it is dropping. I need help  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your question. There are two possible causes of high platelet (thrombocytosis). One is essential thrombocytosis due to myeloproliferative neoplasm (blood cancer), and the second is high reactive platelet due to some inflammation or infection....  Read Full »

When will I get over the side effects of Dysport injected for eyebrow lift procedure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and I had an eyebrow lift procedure done about one and a half months back. I had 62.5 units injected into my glabella area and the sides of the eyebrows. Unfortunately, I am experiencing some side effects. My brows dropped, and as a result, my eyes looked more hooded th...  Read Full »

Dr. Jain Vicky Ghewarchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The normal action of Botox (Botulinum toxin) wears off in five to six months. But, 14 to 15 months is the highest duration of the action. Botox or Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) ideally do not have long-lasting effects; ...  Read Full »

Can pulsed dye laser treatment affect a previous thread lift procedure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an Aptos thread lift early this year. Recently, I had a VBeam laser treatment. Have I damaged my threads? I appreciate your help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How do you know if the threads have been damaged? When was the procedure done? Do you have any underlying medical conditions? Please elaborate on your concerns to guide you better. Thank you.   Read Full »

I had a double jaw surgery to correct my facial profile. But I still feel it is not corrected. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had double jaw surgery a month ago to correct facial asymmetry. My left side of the jaw was too long, pushing the chin off-center. They did a Le Fort 1 to rotate the maxilla 5 mm and pushed forward 8 mm. The jaw was also moved and turned 5 mm to the left, and the chin was supposed t...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. I recommend that you wait a week more and see whether any significant changes have occurred after the swelling subsides, as should be the final result. Judging by your description, you are still in that phase of uneven swelling. As for co...  Read Full »

Can liposuction be done for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to go for liposuction to lose weight. My weight is 78 kg and height is 5'3". Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vennapusa Amar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your calculated body mass index (BMI) is 30.4 kg/m2. Generally we perform bariatric surgery to achieve permanent weight loss for any patient whose BMI is 30 kg/m2 or above. Liposuction is not a treatment option for weight loss. It is a cosmetic procedure for body shapin...  Read Full »

How to reshape my two upper front teeth that are big?

Query: Hello doctor, Two of my front teeth are big. I want them to be reshaped and made smaller. Is it possible? If yes, how much will it cost and is there any side effect?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it can be done by a process called as smile designing, in which an impression of the teeth will be taken and models prepared. Then, the clinical evaluation and model examination will be done and an appropriate reduction in teeth size will be done followed by place...  Read Full »

After undergoing skin firming treatment, I have two large bulges on my lower face. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34, and I used to get Botox once in every few months. I recently went to a plastic surgeon to have a consult for skin firming treatment. I was told that I am an excellent candidate for Sculptra facial injections. I was told that the facial injections would cause no down time and g...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be suffering from granuloma formation following allergic reaction to injected substance. In some cases, they may take years to subside. A physical examination is required to confirm the diagnosis, and a long course of Prednisolone may be needed to hasten the re...  Read Full »

Why did I get high color retention with semi-permanent lip blush treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, After eight years, I have attempted to have semi-permanent lip blush again. I had this done eight years ago and experienced high color retention problems in parts of my lips. Once settled, small areas had to be washed with saline to reduce the harsh color. As technology and pigments have...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any history of Tacroz gel or steroid cream use? Do you have a habit of lip-licking? Lip lick dermatitis, cheilitis, or perioral hyperpigmentation? Do you have dry, flaky lips, cracked or fissures? Any history of atopy or allergies? Do you have a dry skin type? Anu...  Read Full »

How long does bullhorn lip lift take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old female and a weightlifter. I have had a bullhorn lip lift. My doctor advised me to avoid sports for three weeks and can start with my routine works later. But, I need a second opinion. I pull and push hard to my limits. So, my blood pressure might be high at this moment...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: HI, Welcome to I have read your concern. In bullhorn lip lift procedure, a single bull horn shaped excision of skin immediately beneath both nostrils shaped like a mini mustache. Closing the wound lifts the right, central, and left portions of the upper lip. In your case it is not clear...  Read Full »

Is it possible to do a breast implant explantation surgery under local anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I am having breast implant explantation surgery in four days. I have bad anxiety and the thought of anesthesia really scares me. I am a mother and the thought of being over sedated or not waking up at all is frightening. My surgeon has agreed to use local and MAC an...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you are worrying a lot about small things. About the anesthesia, you need to understand the reason behind why we give GA (general anesthesia) and not local in such surgeries. The doctor is going to open the breast tissue and will be inserting the implant and...  Read Full »

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