Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS
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I had a lap band placement and I have had massive weight loss. I am having a tummy tuck. My surgeon suggested removing my navel so there is no hanging skin after surgery. Does my navel needs to be removed on a tummy tuck to achieve better results?
The good news is that you can usually leave the belly button intact during tummy tuck surgery except in unusual circumstances. If it must be removed a new belly button can be created although it is often less aesthetic looking than your original one. Good luck!
Can I have lip augmentation and cheek implant surgery if I'm wearing braces?
Yes it is possible to have these procedures done while wearing braces. These procedures are unaffected by orthodontic procedures. However, it would be best to have lip augmentation performed during a time where manipulation of your mouth by the orthodontist is at a minimum. Good luck!
I had rhinoplasty and I hate the outcome. I don't have a botched job but this nose is not what I asked for and I look much less attractive. I want my nose tip round again, and also my hanging columella and if possible my bridge bump. Also, I'd like my nose to be smooth again, and to move when I smile, when I make faces (it does not move that much anymore). The overall shape of the nose is not SO different, but as my nose was already small, it looks too small for my face. What can I expect? Thank you!
It would be necessary to see some photos of how your nose looked before and after surgery to give you any advice. I do not recommend patients consider redoing a rhinoplasty for at least a year after the last operation as it takes many months to see the final outcome and much of what you dislike now may actually improve with time.
R. Chaffoo, MD
I feel my nose shows too much nostril (i.e. a "pig nose"). I see lots of information for correction of large noses or bumps but very few for my problem. Is there anything I can do?
The simple answer is yes. It really depends on what is "short" about your nose. If too much nostril shows, it may be necessary to place cartilage grafts inside along the nostril rims to lower them and/or reduce the width or flaring of the nostrils by removing excess skin and placing a scar within the crease of the nostril. It is technically more challenging to make a small nose larger than vice versa, so seek an ASAPS member experienced in rhinoplasty.