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Meaning of subperiosteal undermining

I am in Medical school and I've been going thru the chapter on cleft palate in Bailey. In the repair of Cleft lip, it says Muscular continuity is achieved by subperiosteal undermining over anterior ...
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What chemical used with plastic surgery would have had an effect on skin pigmentation?

This question is based on something I remember reading back in 80's, in an article about plastic surgery. Sorry if it does not meet quality standards as I have not been able to verify this anywhere ...
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Is combining silicone plasters and silicone gels for scars effective?

I have a question. As far as I know, silicone gels and silicone plasters (aka sheets or patches) are used to optimize wound healing and minimize scarring. I purchased a silicone plaster Mepiform and ...
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Fat cut out and repositioned in facial surgery - how does it survive and reattach?

I watched a surgery on youtube here. It's a lower blepharoplasty - a cosmetic surgery to remove "eye bags". The surgeon in that video cuts out small chunks of fat from pockets around the eye....
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What is the term for external tissue insufficiency due to surgery?

Please assume a case were a human had a plastic surgery to revise a scar and the surgeon mistakenly removed a bit too much of external tissue (skin/sub-cutaneous-fat) so the scar has become much ...
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How can a potential patient grow tissues from their stem cells to have surgically implanted?

It is common knowledge that stem cells, including adult stem cells, can be used to create any other type of cell from the individual it comes from. There are many examples going back decades of stem ...
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Is there a standard model of scar healing and if so what are its main stages?

I have searched for a standard model of scar healing to learn how dermal scar tissues are formulated and evolved but didn't find one; rather, I found somewhat inconsistency between different ...
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Are there a plastic surgery conditions of a "double chin" or "triple chin"?

Executing Is there a plastic surgery condition of a "double" or "triple" chin? as a search query in three search engines (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo) and looking at images brought me almost no results ...
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Why many usually-very-painful medical processes aren't done under conscious, generally painless-painkilling?

Many usually-very-painful medical or medical-defined processes such as: Hair transplant Lip botox Fecal impaction removal Dental cleaning (stone removal) Aren't being done under conscious, generally ...
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Application of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and other external materials in transgender female's vaginoplasty

I am a transgender female who is looking for SRS options. I would like to know if there is any method of operation that allows the doctor to perform vaginoplasty with ADM material or other external ...
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The relation of weight loss speed and loose skin

For the past week I have been hunting for the answer to the following question: Does the speed at which you lose weight have any relationship with loose skin? And the real question, why or why not? ...
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Can Cheek bone grow bigger and wider in adulthood when you gain weight? [duplicate]

From somewhere, I might have been heard that If you gain weight even in your adulthood when your growth has been finished, Facial bones can grow because obesity causes hormone balance problems(such as ...
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How to prevent and minimize whitening (albication) of the scar on face?

Normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face (lower eyelid). Typically, with time scars tend to turn white. That probably indicates that scar tissue formation is finished. Then this ...
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What is the most potent method of scar resurfacing?

For now, there are different methods of scar resurfacing: Laser Fraxel Radio Frequency therapy CO2-Laser Microneedling with/without PRP Nd:YAG laser Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion Maybe some others?...
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Is Hemangioma treatable by medicine? [closed]

I am a 45 year old male from India. I was born with a Hemangioma in upper lip. Doctors told us it does not have a complete cure, so they planned to give injections when it increased. Doctors are now ...
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Does chin augmentation (through plastic surgery) affect dental prosthesis (or vice versa)

If a person wants to do both an augmentation of a jawline (through plastic surgery) and dental prosthesis (such as implants or partial dentures), is there a specific order on how these should be done? ...
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What vitamins are useful for restoring the skin after an injury?

I was injured 4 weeks ago. After the removal of the stitches, either an atrophic or a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face. I would like to contribute to the skin and constitution ...
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Mederma or Contractubex. What is better for still forming normotrophic scars?

Mederma and Contractubex have similar composition. Mederma's ingredients according to Tabletwise: Allium Cepa Topical (onion) Allantoin Topical Purified Water Topical Xanthan Gum Topical ...
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Silicone gel "Strataderm" or plant extracts cream "Cicatrix" effect against scars?

The question is about remedies to minimize scarring. Mostly, two medicines are advised, these being the silicone gel “Strataderm” and a cream with extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pine (pinus ...
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Does it make sense to apply bio-oil products such as vitamin E (oil), Aloe vera, etc. on the scar to minimize scarring?

I have 1-month old scar on my face. Now I am using silicone gel against scars. On the internet I found that in such cases, it will also be useful to apply such products as vitamin E (liquid form), ...
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Is simultaneous use of silicone gel and plaster against scar reasonable?

Some plastic surgeons say that attaching silicone plaster on top of the silicone gel is more effective against scar. Some surgeons say that it is useless. What is the truth?
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Can silicone plaster "Mepiform" be used for the atrophic scars?

Can silicone plaster "Mepiform" (that is typically used for prevention of excessive formation of scars) be used for the specific type of scars - atrophic scars?
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What works better in minimizing scars? Silicone plasters or silicone gels?

Are silicone plasters or silicone gels more effective for minimizing scarring and optimal healing of a one month-old scar?
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What are the differences between Mepiform and Mepiderm silicone plasters/tapes?

What is the difference between silicone plasters/strips Mepiform and Mepiderm. What is better to use for a scar that is 1 month old? I want to use a silicone tape (for prevention of excessive ...
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What are the differences between Stratamed and Strataderm gels?

Recently some man had injured my eyes and eyelid skin. My lower eyelid skin was ripped. Lacrimal channel was ripped as well. In the hospital, my wound on the inferior eyelid was stitched. A week ago ...
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Recommendations for correct healing of a skin wound after removal of stitches?

Recently some man had injured my eyes and eyelid skin. My lower eyelid skin was ripped. Lacrimal channel was ripped as well. In the hospital, my wound on the inferior eyelid was stitched. Soon the ...
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Permanent saline-injection breast augmentation?

One of my close friends recently underwent minor breast augmentation (up like a half size). She was telling me about the procedure and explained that that the doctor gave her an injection of something ...
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Can lips become bigger

Could lips become bigger with physic way?I see many people around me that have a small lips but they managed to do it bigger, is this normal?its a healthy issue or they did a surgery?I don't think ...
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Can microneedling damage the buccal nerve if your skin is thin?

I have an atrophic scar about 4cm to the right of my lip. I wanted to get subcision but the plastic surgeon said there's a risk of damaging the buccal nerve which would then mean I wouldn't be able to ...