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Textured Breast Implants- The Trend

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  What is the latest trend in breast enlargement (augmentation)?   Cosmetic  Answer:          Textured highly cohesive gel implants. It began in 2012 with FDA approval of Sientra highly cohesive gel round and shapes breast implants. These HC implants are new to the USA – but… [read more]

Doctor or Nurse Best for Cosmetic Injections?

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  Is it better to have a cosmetic injection by a doctor or  a nurse?   Cosmetic  Answer:   I have seen serious problems with cosmetic injections done by physician extenders, e.g. nurses, Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physicians’ Assistants (PA).   They have a few years… [read more]

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]

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