How does the surgeons smooths the joining of the skins nicely during plastic surgery?
I was wondering how does the surgeons smooths the joining of the skins so nicely that you even can not notice after a plastic surgery. My mean question is:
* What exactly they are doing or applying at the skin joining areas?
* Are they using a special product like a type silicon for human etc.?
Question answered by N
For many plastic surgery cases the surgeon places sutures just below the skin (subcuticular) instead of through the outside where it is seen. These sutures will dissolve on their own and are "buried" under the skin so they can't be seen.
It takes lots of practice to place sutures without too much tension so the skin doesn't bunch and in a way that allows the scar to heal properly.
A Surgeon in residency, watches experienced surgeons. How long before they begin operating on their own?
I have seen on TV surgeons who operate, using laproscopic techniques where imaging is very unclear, and other techniques that are black and white. This to me would take a very long time to understand or get used to. My question is when does the experienced surgeon say to the resident, here you go it's in your hands. But I am also wandering if the lack of confidence or memory in the technique will cause one to get failing grade or possibly kill someone?
Please answer this question if you are resident, surgeon or medical professional, thanks!
Question answered by Arbitrary Person
Surgeons practice on cadavers and analyze practice images well before they actually do surgery on someone. Even when they observe surgeries, they start off small. They aren't going to do a triple heart bypass as their first surgery. Inexperienced surgeons can accidentally kill their patients, which is why they have so much training first.
What do surgeons need to do before an operation?
What do surgeons need to do before an operation? How long do they have to wash hands and in what liquid? These things are always shown in shows like Grey's Anatomy, but is that correct? When I become older I want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, so I would like to know the entire pre-operation procedure.
Question answered by bballpro
Wow, short question but one with many answers.
I'm not a surgeon but a non-surgical doc. I've been to many operations as a medical student, resident, and to observe my current patients having surgery. I'll try to cover as much as I can, although there's always more details.
-locker room: get your scrubs (top & pants), shoe covers, hair cover/cap, and change into them.
-go to the restroom, make sure you're not hungry
-check-in with the O/R (operating room) staff to see which room they'll be and to confirm the surgery
-see the patient and family
-obtain informed consent if not done already
-scrub (wash hands and forearms, up to the elbow, in a special sink outside of each O/R room. Most surgeons use a packaged foam and bristle brush which is pre-soaked in Betadine/iodine; if you're allergic to iodine they use an alcohol-based prep. The time can vary, at least 5 minutes, maybe even 15, making sure to scrub all areas including under the fingernails and cuticles. No rings or jewelry, these will have been removed already. Wash off the scrub, using a foot pedal controlled water faucet, making sure you do not let the water drain off your hands - keep the hands higher than the elbows!
-Now your hands are sterile (clean). You do not want anything to touch them. You back into the door or someone opens it for you. (the doors to an O/R are always kept closed to lessen the air flow of germs).
-The scrub nurse will have a sterile towel for you to use. After drying off, she/he will also have your sterile gloves opened and you don them, called "gloving up." Then they hold the paper gown, you place your arms in, then do a circular dance like move, then tie the side drawstring.
-Now you are sterile and ready.
-The patient will have been wheeled in already, maybe even given general anesthesia by the anesthesiologist.
-The primary surgeon is the "captain of the ship" from there.
Becoming a CT surgeon is extra-tough, very competitive, and the lifestyle is not one that most people would like (emergencies, stress, long hours, high patient risk, etc.)
Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons in the Sacramento, California area?
I'm very interested in having breast augmentation done. I'd like to research surgeons in my area to find out the best one to go to. I'd like to read feedback, ratings, and see photos from women that have already undergone surgery from various surgeons in the area.
Does anyone know where I might find this information? I'm aware that the surgeons have their own websites with before/after photos, etc., but I was looking for feedback from a source other than the surgeon himself.
I'm not really sure where to start my search. I'd like to have the surgery done in the near future and don't know how to go about picking the right surgeon.
Any ideas? Thank you very much!
"try google seraching" doesnt' help. Please be more specific and tell me how I should search for it (i.e., which words to type into the serach engine). Believe me, I've already tried searching for various things, but can't find feedback/ratings from women that have already undergone surgery.
Question answered by RealAge.com
I have included a link below that includes board certified plastic surgeons, Sacramento CA. Most plastic surgeons can do breast augmentation.
Will the plastic surgeons fix my odd appearing right nipple to and is it covered by health insurance?
Will the plastic surgeons fix my odd appearing right nipple and make it just like the left and is it covered by health insurance?
Question answered by Dr. K
Can plastic surgeons correct that? Yes. Is it covered by insurance? Most likely no, because it's elective cosmetic surgery.
How many hours do cosmetic surgeons work?
I want to become a surgeon but i also want to have a life and a family that im part of which i know is near impossible for the average surgeon. I thought that cosmetic surgeons hours may be different from other types of surgeons because their operations are not as necessary. Is this true or do they work similar hours to other surgeons?
Question answered by Brant C
As a surgeon who will not spend time on call (or at least not very much time), you can generally set your own hours. However, you can expect to put in 45+ hour weeks every week if you want to have any success. If you're not taking referrals and not doing much work on a regular basis, you stop having patients sent to you. It's very hard to keep a practice operating if you're not seeing a fair amount of patients.
You also have to consider the 4 years of residency and 2-3 years of specializing. You will be worked half to death the whole time and you really have no control over the situation.
How often do surgeons actually work?
Namely pediatric surgeons
My mother works as a nurse in a hospital and knows several surgeons. She says that they each work about one week a month with one week of being on call and one of follow-up care for patients. She also knows a few who have families and have enough time for them. However all I have heard otherwise is that they work 80+ hours a week, every week. Is this really true? Thanks!
Question answered by Lulu
As your mother is a nurse in a hospital and knows several surgeons then I would be inclined to believe her. She has first hand knowledge.................
How do surgeons perform the surgeries that last many hours?
Ted Kennedy's brain tumor surgery lasted 6 hours (originally said going to be 9 hours). There are even longer surgeries. How are such surgeries done? Do the surgeons take a break in between? It doesn't seem to be two surgeons alternating the task, but just one same surgeon. How can he do this, which requires high concentration and caution?
Question answered by demls
I think the above answers are right. Sometimes one doctor does it all, sometimes, more complicated surgeries that take very long time, two doctors do it. so the surgeons got to be physically capable. I guess that's why most are men.
How do cosmetic surgeons fit in with other health care careers?
I need to know how aesthetic surgeons play in the health care system? Thanks for your help :)
Question answered by Sparky
Cosmetic surgeons cater to the worried/wealthy well. 'Cosmetic' says it all.
They don't save or improve lives... they just prey on the insecurities of their patients, who feel they aren't pretty enough, or that their nose is too large, or their lips are too small, or their thighs have too much fat, or their ass is too large, or their tits are too small... and on and on. Oh, and insurance does not pay for cosmetic surgery, so it's a cash buisness.
And while they tend to make a lot of money, this recent recession of ours has impacted the cosmetic surgeon's bottom line, because people are not willing to spend the money for cosmetic surgery. Oh, I feel sooooo sorry for the poor pwastic surgeons!
How much do specialist surgeons make per year?
Well, i want to know about the average specialist surgeons make per year and per month.
I know they earn crazy lot of money but just how much do they earn?
And also, is it the best paid job that doesn't involve becoming a celebrity.
Question answered by ckm1956
This is just a best guess, but new, general surgeons ~ $200,000+/year.
Experienced cardiac surgeons, $500,000+++