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Is cosmetic mole removal covered by insurance?

I have a prominent mole on my face that I'm just tired of looking at -- plus, it's gotten bigger since I was young. I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon soon. (I'd rather he do it than my dermatologist, to minimize the risk of scarring.) If a mole is benign, does insurance typically cover its removal? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 15, 2016 - 21 answers

Could I have been a better advocate for my son in the emergency room?

This past week, my 4 yr old son had an accident and tore his ear lobe. The ER didn't do a great job on the stitches. Could I have insisted they call a plastic surgeon, in that moment? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 30, 2016 - 18 answers

Doctor recommendations

I'm seeking recommendations for a great plastic surgeon in New York City. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Dec 20, 2015 - 0 answers

What's the etiquette when commenting on someone's plastic surgery?

I realize this could be a judgment call, but I'd like to know if there are any good rules when acknowledging a face lift. [more inside]
posted by msali on Nov 7, 2015 - 23 answers

I had a stroke, Now I have facial droop, possible to fix this (surgery?)

I had a stroke and now have facial droop on one side of my face. My friend told me they have surgery, and/or injections to fix this. Is that true? What would it be called? what is the approximate cost? Would my insurance cover any of it? Thanks!
posted by kikithekat on Nov 5, 2015 - 6 answers

plastic surgery after weightloss recommendations

I lost a lot of weight, and am looking for a plastic surgeon recommendation in the Alexandria, VA/DC area to help with some skin removal and breast reconstruction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2014 - 3 answers

Breast reductions questions!

I'm scheduled to have a breast reduction next Tuesday, and am hoping for tips, advice, and any other information other Mefites who have undergone this procedure would like to share. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack on Oct 9, 2013 - 12 answers

What Else To Improve Dating Prospects?

A year ago, I posted about whether I should have any plastic surgery done to improve my dating prospects as an "ethnic" gay man in a major US urban area. Six months ago, after a lot of introspection and a commitment to psychological counseling to help me build my self-esteem, I decided to pursue primary rhinoplasty. Here is what I've learned in the time since I last posted about how to improve my dating prospects: [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 14, 2013 - 59 answers

Eat that, Gillies!

Can you help me assess this piece of medical history? I would like to know if it is historically interesting. [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Nov 21, 2012 - 6 answers

How much does plastic surgery actually cost?

How much, realistically speaking, would I have to save up for plastic surgery in New York? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Sep 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Will it hurt?

Having a potentially cancerous skin growth removed by a plastic surgeon. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by swift on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Has anyone had lip lift surgery?

Has anyone had lip lift surgery? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Mar 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Is my doctor astroturfing his online reviews?

I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon in NYC to talk about tattoo removal next week. I made the appointment based on unanimously glowing reviews posted online. Now, reading through the reviews again, I've been struck by certain details that make me wonder if these comments are mostly an astroturfing campaign. I've been waiting awhile for my appointment, so I don't want to cancel if I'm just being paranoid. Help me out, Mefi Sleuths. [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on Nov 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Does cosmetic surgery actually work?

Does cosmetic surgery actually make people happier? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Mar 21, 2011 - 10 answers


Needing advice on considering reconstructive plastic surgery. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 - 20 answers

HAI and elective surgery

I am considering elective (plastic reconstructive) surgery and I am concerned about hospital acquired infection (HAI). One possibility is to have the surgery in Holland or Denmark where, as I understand it, the rates for HAI's is low compared to elsewhere. How do hospitals in these countries compare with those in the U.S. with respect to HAI and prices for services? [more inside]
posted by noonknight on Jul 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for the top-notch, absolute best facial plastic surgeons in the US

Help me find the top-notch, absolute best, facial plastic surgeons in the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me choose between a breast lift and implants, please

I'm deciding between getting a breast lift (mastoplexy) and implants, and would appreciate advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I tell my girlfriend about my nosejob?

At what point should one disclose prior plastic surgery to a significant other even if never asked directly? Is it a breach of trust to not volunteer something material like that after a certain amount of time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 23 answers

How does one evaluate surgeons and their practices for corrective and/or cosmetic surgery?

How does one evaluate surgeons and their practices for corrective and/or cosmetic surgery? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Apr 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for cosmetic surgery referrals (US or Argentina)

I am interested in getting facial plastic surgery, either in the US or (possibly) Argentina. I need help finding a doctor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 - 8 answers

I need plastic surgery on my nipple!

Need to find a plastic surgeon in Portland, OR to do some simple but delicate work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 7 answers

My boobs, should they be meddled with?

Have you or anyone you know had a surgical breast lift done? [more inside]
posted by als129 on Aug 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Endotine Ribbon Lift

Does anyone have any experience with the minimally invasive jawline and neck sculpting procedure known as the Endotine Ribbon Lift? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 24, 2008 - 3 answers

My Mom wants a skin bra. Am I right to be concerned?

My Mom has announced she is getting surgery for a 'skin bra'. I'm concerned but cannot find much information about the procedure, potential complications, or whether I should attempt to dissuade her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Can a plastic surgeon just make you attractive?

Can a plastic surgeon just make you attractive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2007 - 40 answers

Blush ain't cutting it.

Silicone cheekbone/jaw implants: advice or experiences about shaping a new skull? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I get my cheekbones back?

I noticed that after I had my wisdom teeth removed, I lost all definition in my face (specifically my cheek bones). Can scar tissue inside my mouth be removed? Or what can be done to restore my cheekbones? Also, I am a male. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2007 - 5 answers

Saline vs. silicone vs. gummi

NaNoWriMo-filter (okay, and I'm just plain curious): What do saline vs. silicone vs. cohensive gel ("gummi bear") implants feel like? Does it feel like flesh on top with a discernable lump beneath, or do the two intermingle subtly? I'm most curious about the cohesive gel, as these are touted as being realistic but they're new enough (still in clinical trials in the U.S.) that personal accounts are rare. [more inside]
posted by Humpable Prose on Nov 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Chicago Plastic Surgeons

Does anyone know a good plastic surgeon in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2006 - 6 answers

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