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Suggestion Inviting about Cosmetic Surgery 1 year back my daughter went for a trip to...

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brittanyjustin | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM via web

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Suggestion Inviting about Cosmetic Surgery

1 year back my daughter went for a trip to Richmond hill and met with an accident and her nose and forehead got crushed, she is completely disappointed due to her face, one of my friend suggested for Cosmetic Surgery and he referred Dr. Michael Kreidstein, Does anyone have any suggestions or any experience, please let me know.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM (Answer #2)

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There are sites on the internet that will help you search for information about the reputations and records of particular doctors.  You should also check with the medical societies in your area to make sure that no complaints have been lodged against any doctor you are contemplating using.  Please take a look at the links below; you can find similar links by searching Google for "reputations and records of doctors."

http://www.docboard.org/aim/

http://www.abms.org/

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM (Answer #3)

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I would also suggest visiting a number of doctors rather than just one. You need to pick a doctor that both you and your daughter will be happy with rather than just the first one you come across.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 18, 2012 at 1:45 AM (Answer #4)

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I think that cosmetic surgery is often necessary when there is a bad accident.  If there is ever a time for reconstructive surgery, it is after a disfiguring accident.  Like it or not, much of our self-image is tied up in how we look, especially our face.

 

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boblawrence | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted January 18, 2012 at 2:32 AM (Answer #5)

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It is difficult to answer your question without more information about your daughter's injury.  If her face were really "crushed" as you say, then there may be complex issues related to facial skeletal structure, and she may need evaluation by an expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  If there was injury to her dentition, mandible or jaw, she might need an oral surgeon who has both MD and DDS degrees.  If she merely has a deformed nose as a result of the accident, then any board certified plastic surgeon or ENT plastic surgeon could do the work.

In short, you should have her evaluated at a major university medical center where all specialties are available.  Only then should you embark on actual surgery.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM (Answer #6)

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The internet provides a listing of the Board Certified plastic surgeons in your area.  Most of these doctors give free consultations, so if they cannot help your child, they may be able to refer you to someone who can.  Plastic surgeons are artistic in nature and if it is possible, they will surprise you with what they can do.  We had a friend who had half his face blown off in Vietnam back in the 1970s.  When he came back to the U. S. no one knew he had had an accident except those close to him because his looks were slightly altered.  But, now in 2011--what marvels exist!

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM (Answer #7)

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I would highly suggest visiting different doctors and choosing the one which you are most comfortable with. One good suggestion, as pointed out, is to research Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. You do not want to face the problems which are most likely to occur if you do not.

As for having the surgery itself, how does your daughter feel about it? If it is something that would change her life dramatically, I would support the decisions (especially since it is not surgery which will "enhance" only fix).

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted January 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM (Answer #8)

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I think reconstructive or cosmetic surgery is often necessary after an accident.  For a young woman especially, much security and confidence comes from our appearance.  By appearance I do not mean beauty but simply the way we look.  After an accident, many people feel that they no longer recognize themselves in the mirror.  This can be a particularly trauma part of such an accident.  I think reconstructive surgery is very appropriate in such a case.  I would strongly recommend having a consultation with several surgeons in your area.  Talking to more than one specialist can allow you a great insight into the options that are available for your daughter.  It is also important to find someone you trust and agree with.

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megan-bright | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:45 AM (Answer #9)

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It's best to do a lot of research before going through with cosmetic surgery (or any surgery for that matter), but it's important to understand that the level of training and certification requirements for plastic surgeons are different than with other doctors.

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