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.
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.
With the economic recession in the United States, more people are working longer and are seeking an advantage for maintaining a youthful appearance in the work place. Although this may not improve one’s job performance, many times, particularly when looking for new employment, a competitive advantage can be obtained by looking more refreshed and more youthful. In the last year, it has become apparent that Botox and its competitor, Dysport, are being performed with more and more frequency for precisely this purpose. These treatments help eliminate dynamic wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and lines across the forehead. With relatively simple and quick office injection of Botox or Dysport, wrinkles can disappear within just a matter of days.
The cost of Botox and Dysport varies, depending on the amount of product used and the areas treated. In general, patients can expect to pay between $350-$700 per treatment. Results generally last from 3 to 6 months.
Should you have questions about this procedure or other noninvasive procedures to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814. Dr. Jejurikar is a board certified plastic surgeon with convenient office locations in Dallas and Plano.