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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Cosmetic Surgery

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Origin of the Term "Plastic" Surgery [posted 10/23/98]
Question: Where did the term "plastic" come from in the title Plastic Surgeon?

Answer: Started around WWI ;but, I am not familiar with the exact origins.

Cosmetic Surgery
Question: I recently had breast augmentation surgery done and am not entirely satisfied with the results (one of the implants did not settle correctly). My surgeon will correct the problem, but I would like to increase the implant size. I've heard of women receiving augmentations with implants both above and below the muscle. Is it possible for me to have another implant put in each breast along with the existing implants, or do I need to have a new matched set of implants made for each breast?

Answer: YouŪll need completely new ones to achieve the proper cosmetic effect. Otherwise they will look žlumpyÓ.
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