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Will medical insurance cover the costs of rhinoplasty in Dallas? Dr. Sam Jejurikar, board certified plastic surgeon of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Discusses Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) Surgery.

Will medical insurance cover the costs of rhinoplasty in Dallas? Dr. Sam Jejurikar, board certified plastic surgeon of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Discusses Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) Surgery.

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can be performed for many reasons, but most commonly is done to improve appearance, improve breathing, or after an accident or trauma.  Although specific medical insurance policies vary, many medical insurance plans will cover some of the costs of nasal surgery if it can be documented that it is being done for functional reasons (i.e. to improve breathing). Any aspect of the procedure done to improve appearance, however, including reshaping of the tip, removal of a hump, narrowing of the nose, etc., generally is not covered by these same insurance policies.

To learn more about rhinoplasty, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.

Liposuction for Weight Loss? Are the Results Good? Dr. Sam Jejurikar, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Dallas

It is not uncommon to have patients come in seeking liposuction for major weight loss.  It is important to clarify with these patients, and to the general public, that liposuction is not a great option for weight loss.  Liposuction gives much better and more predictable results for patients close to their ideal body weight who are looking to sculpt their body. 

 

If a considerable amount of weight loss is required, other surgical options are better.  Specifically, bariatric procedures, including LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, gastric switch, etc.  These procedures allow for much greater and predictable amounts of weight loss, which then can be followed by body contouring surgery to help sculpt the body. 

 

If you have any questions about body sculpting or body contouring surgery, please contact Dr. Jejurikar at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at 214-827-2814. 

What are the benefits of Breast Reduction? Board-Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Jejurikar Discusses Breast Reduction Surgery

Women with large, droopy breasts causing pain, discomfort or social embarrassment usually are great candidates for breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty). Patients oftentimes complain that they have difficulty finding appropriate-fitting bras and have difficulty exercising due to their large breast size. Although breast reduction is generally recommended for women with fully developed breasts, surgery may be performed on teenagers if their breasts are causing serious pain and physical discomfort.

Breast reduction involves making incisions to remove breast tissue and to perform a breast lift. The incisions vary for each patient, but commonly involve an incision around the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple) and a vertical incision below this. In some cases, an incision in the crease below the breast is also needed.

In exchange for these scars, which tend to fade considerably over 1-2 years, patients can achieve smaller, perkier breasts with relief of their back, neck and shoulder pain. Patients usually report an easier time shopping for bras after surgery and a greater ability to exercise.

To learn more about breast reduction surgery, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.

What Is Capsular Contracture After Breast Implant Placement? Dr. Sam Jejurikar, Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon

Capsular contracture can be a relatively common complication after placement of silicone breast implants or saline breast implants. Scar tissue normally forms around breast implants in all circumstances. In some cases, over time, it can tighten and compress the implant, making it feel firm and painful, causing what is called a capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is more common following infection, hematoma, or seroma, and the chance of it happening may increase over time. It occurs more commonly in revision breast augmentation than in primary breast augmentation.

Capsular contracture is also a risk factor for implant rupture, and is the most common reason for re-operation after breast implant placement. Symptoms of capsular contracture can range from just mild firmness and discomfort, to severe pain, distorted appearance of the breast, and the ability to feel the implant. It is classified into 4 levels, depending on its severity:

Baker Grade I: The breast is soft, and looks natural.

Baker Grade II: The breast is a little bit more firm, but looks normal.

Baker Grade III: The breast is firm and looks abnormal.

Baker Grade IV: The breast is hard, painful, and looks abnormal.

The data for both silicone and saline breast implants says that about 1 in 6 women will develop a severe capsular contracture, either grade III or IV, through 7 years after breast implant placement. For women receiving revision breast augmentation, this risk increased to about 1 in 5. When pain and firmness or abnormal appearance is particularly severe, additional surgery may be required. This usually requires removal of the breast implant capsule and replacement of the breast implant.

Should you be developing firmness, hardness, or distorted appearance after your breast implant placement, you may have a capsular contracture. To learn more about this condition, please contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814, at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

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