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Health Insurance and Breast Reductions

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  Last year, my insurance pre-approved my breast reduction. My new insurer denied it.  Why?   Cosmetic  Answer: Health insurers pay less while charging more.   Why? Higher profits, government requirements and government insurance – it pays so little for care of the poor and elderly… [read more]

Above or Below Muscles for Breast Implants

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  What is the best place to put a breast implant? Above the muscle or below?   Cosmetic  Answer: There isn’t a right/wrong answer.   For a fast, painless recovery –  implants placed on top of the muscle (submammary breast implants) hurt less but … Mammograms… [read more]

ADM, Alloderm and Strattice

Elizabeth Morgan MD PhD FACS                                404-941-3200                     melissa.orr@morgancosmeticsurgery.com   Cosmetic  Question:  I have a capsule around my breast implant. Can the new ADM, Alloderm and Strattice  correct these?   Cosmetic  Answer: ADM stands for Acellular Dermal Matrix.  This is harvested human (Alloderm) or pig (LifeCell) skin treated to remove all living tissue, leaving a tough, flexible… [read more]

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]

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