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How Much Does Labs for CBC, PT, PTT, Basic Metabolic Panel, and Serum Qualitative Pregnancy Test Cost Without Insurance?

Or does insurance cover blood testing for (cosmetic) rhinoplasty? Also my surgery is in June in California. I've already bought plane tickets.... READ MORE

Why Isn't the ABFPRS Recognized by ABMS?

Why isn’t the American Board of Facial Plastic and ReconstructiveSurgery (ABFPRS) recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)?... READ MORE

Why Are Some Surgeons Adamant That 'No One Cares How You Look?'

I've had people tell me in my life that they find me unattractive, wouldn't date me, that my face looks 'dorky', and in general,... READ MORE

Smiles, Frowns and Photo Overexposure in Before and After Photos

I'm just wondering why the before pictures usually show the patient frowning and the after ones smiling. A simple smile in itself will pull up jowls... READ MORE

Why Do Some Surgeons Consult Personally Via Email Phone & Others Don't?

I know of a surgeon that has a great reputation, many many before & after pics in person, & still takes the time to deal w/ potential patients... READ MORE

Drains. Where Does the Fluid Go, and How Does it Pass If Someone Doesn't Have Drains?

I notice some doctors use drains and some don't. Where does the fluid go or how does it past if a person didn't have drains? Do you think the recovery... READ MORE

Why are drainage tubes sometimes put in and other times not?

I'm just wondering why some girls have to drain fluids, blood and lot of others don't after their procedure? READ MORE

Why do plastic surgeons prescribe Penicillin or antibiotic before and after a cosmetic procedure?

Also what will happen if a patient refuses to take it?Will things get worse for the patient? READ MORE

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