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Diarrhea Problems Post-procedure

Has anyone had problems with diarrhea post-op? I wonder if that's normal, or part of the body getting rid of any fluid left behind. My doctor just... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Sign a Waiver Before Plastic Surgery?

My doctor included a waiver form in my pre-op packet that forces me to use arbitration to resolve any future disagreements. Basically, I'm being... READ MORE

Is It Appropriate for my Doctor to Pray with Me?

My doctor offered to pray with me before my surgery. I was quite taken aback, as I do not pray regularly even though I'm a spiritual person.... READ MORE

Do Doctors Actually Let Potential Patients Connect with Previous Patients?

I've heard several people advice that the patient ask to talk to other patients. Isn't there a confidentiality thing? I mean, do doctors... READ MORE

Unusual for a Plastic Surgeon to Refuse to Provide Photos?

Is it unusual for a highly qualified plastic surgeon (all the right board accreditations, with between 10 - 15 years experience in plastic surgery,... READ MORE

It It Normal For Plastic Surgeons To Have Assistants in the OR? What Is Their Role?

Is assistants often used by plastic surgeons in the OR? and if so what are their main duties in the OR? Thanks much for all your answers. READ MORE

Should I Be Concerned with a Small Bit of Oozing 6 Weeks Post Op?

Even though the steri strips came off 4 weeks earlier as instructed by my ps, there were no major concerns w/ the insicions. This morning however, I... READ MORE

Is there any preoperatively test that predispose adverse wound healing after cosmetic surgery, such as abnormal scar formation

Before cosmetic surgery the doctor mostly ask to perform a total bloot count and several more tests. Is there any preoperatively test that predispose... READ MORE

6 Weeks Post Op W/ Itching Everywhere Not Just at Surgical Areas. Is This Usual?

I had a huge outbreak of hives out of the clear blue and since then itching even on areas that had no treatment, arms, hands, feet.How do you... READ MORE

Does Swelling Fluctuate After Plastic Surgery?

Can a patients swelling go down in the first week initially, and then swell back up? Is that considered to be normal? READ MORE

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