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Dr. Amy Bandy, Plastic Surgeon

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For fat transfers, does the fat stay where it is transferred?

Because your own tissue is being transferred, your body does not reject it as a foreign object. Instead, it provides a blood supply to this tissue. A portion of the transferred fat will reabsorb prior to receiving the blood supply that is being constructed for the newly transferred fat. It is hard to predict what percentage will be absorbed. However, estimates of 15%-30% are typical for an absorption rate. A patient is strongly encouraged not to ...

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What is a rhytidectomy?

A "Rhytidectomy" is the technical term for a facelift.  A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the tissues and skin surrounding the neck and facial muscles. By removing excess facial skin...

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Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction?

A patient with loose skin directly above their pubic region and extending to their belly button might want to consider an abdominoplasty. A good identifying factor is if stretch marks are present on the lower abdomen. This can signify that the skin in that area has lost a majority of its elasticity and is more than likely unable to recoil back to a smooth, flat surface. If a patient can grab hold of a large amount of skin and it is thin, they might be a good candidate for an abdominoplasty. On the other hand, if the skin is thick and ...

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What is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is indicated for dysfunction of the nasal septum cartilage and/or bone that separates the two nasal vaults (right side from the left side) and contributes to breathing difficulties. Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amy Bandy, states that such dysfunction can create ...

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What is the maximum volume reduction for liposuction?

Dr. Amy Bandy strictly adheres to recommendations placed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery stating that 5 liters should be the maximum amount of aspirate (fluid, fat and blood) that is removed during any liposuction procedure. Patients requesting a total volume reduction of greater than 5 liters would need to …

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Are Breast Implants placed in front or behind the pectoral muscle?

There are two placement techniques that are used most for breast augmentation and a third placement that is used for varying circumstances. More commonly, women choose ... 

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