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Pectoral Implants for Men

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  No matter how hard I work out, my pectoral muscles won’t develop.  What is involved with pectoral implants?   Cosmetic  Answer: Pectoral implants use a soft solid silicone implant to make your chest, i.e. pectoral muscles, look larger; the implants push the muscle forward to… [read more]

Painless Injections

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com Cosmetic  Question:   Can injections be painless? I am pain sensitive.   Cosmetic  Answer: Painless? Maybe not but these twelve tips greatly minimize injection pain – all are backed by pain research:   Tips for you: Apply topical anesthetic 1 hour before any injection – you can buy it… [read more]

Most common nose job complication

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  I am considering a nose job. What is the most common complication?   Cosmetic  Answer: A nose job or rhinoplasty changes the appearance of the nose, usually making it smaller.   Two common problems soon after surgery are infection and trouble breathing because of swelling,… [read more]

Breast Reconstruction – Flaps & Expanders

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question: Like Angelina Jolie, I need a double mastectomy – I have the BRCA gene. What are my breast reconstruction choices?   Cosmetic  Answer: Flaps and expanders are used to reconstruct the breast. A flap moves skin and muscle to your chest from a near-by area…. [read more]

Liposuction and local anesthesia

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS  404-941-3200  melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com Cosmetic Question:  How much liposuction can safely be done with local anesthesia?   Cosmetic Answer: It depends on where you have it done.   Local anesthesia liposuction up to 500 cc (a pint) is safe in the office with light sedation by mouth. It hurts a bit but takes an… [read more]

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  What is a gummy bear breast implant?   Cosmetic  Answer: A gummy bear breast implant is the popular name for highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants – these are made with silicone gel that feels natural but keeps its shape.  Unlike older silicone gel implants… [read more]

Nipple Reduction

Dr. Elizabet Morgan MD PhD FACS   404-941-3200      melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com After pregnancy, my nipples themselves grew longer. They show through clothes. Can this be fixed?   Yes. The procedure is called a nipple reduction. It is done with local anesthesia, in the office. It sounds painful but there are no injections into the nipple – just the tissues… [read more]

PIH or Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  After liposuction, my skin healed with brown splotches.  Acne scars darkened too. Help!   Cosmetic  Answer:   You have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – your skin darkens when irritated. People with dark skin or who darken quickly in the sun are prone to PIH. Always keep… [read more]

Are blood thinners need for calf implants?

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  Do I need blood thinners for a calf implant?   Cosmetic  Answer: Yes, depending on your risk factors, preference and your plastic surgeon’s judgment. Why?   Calf implants make it hard to walk for 1-2 weeks. The implants press on the calf muscle, slowing blood… [read more]

Face Lift vs Suspension Sutures

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  Will suspension sutures give me a face lift without surgery?   Cosmetic  Answer: No. They will not. Suspension sutures have been around for at least ten years. They are absorbable sutures passed through the skin and up to behind the hair line. They are done… [read more]

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