Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?

Within the last decade there has been an overwhelming increase in the patients seeking chin implants. More and more people are becoming aware of how the chin and jawline can impact facial harmony. But despite the popularity, some people are not happy with their chin augmentation, so one important question patients should consider is – “Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?”

Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is often requested by people who have a ‘weak’ chin. There are also men that choose to have the procedure done, because they want a more ‘masculine’ chin. Surgery involves placing an implant, which is usually made of silicone, in a pocket at the front of the jawbone. The implants are available in various shapes and sizes.

Removing a chin implant
If you are unhappy with your chin implant, you will require another surgical procedure to get it removed. It’s important to think carefully when removing a chin implant, because you don’t want to make a wrong decision.

Surgeons typically ask patients to wait at least 6 months after chin augmentation, and allow the implant to settle fully, before contemplating any revision.

Small, silicone implants are the easiest to remove, and surgery can be done under local anesthesia. Other types of implants can be more difficult to remove. There will be some swelling after the procedure, but downtime is minimal.

If your chin implant is making you miserable, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to find out more about removing it. Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Langdon. During consultation Dr. Langdon will discuss your options, and discuss if you would like to try another implant.

How is telemedicine different in the realm of healthcare services?

How is telemedicine different in the realm of healthcare services

Telemedicine has been the biggest news in digital healthcare in recent years. It allows doctors to treat and diagnose patients remotely, with the use of telecommunications technology. But how is telemedicine different in the realm of health care services? Let’s take a look.

About Telemedicine
Remote healthcare is quickly becoming commonplace. There are a range of technologies that are being used in telemedicine to facilitate communication between doctors and patients. This includes telecommunications technology such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

Telemedicine is beneficial in cases where patients have minor issues such as the cold or flu. Contacting their doctor via tablet or smartphone is a more cost-effective and convenient option than an in-person consultation. However, if you need urgent care be sure to visit the ER.

How does Telemedicine Differ?
There are several areas in which the differences with telemedicine are apparent. It facilitates access to your physician after normal office hours, or while you are traveling. So if you are away from home on vacation or on a business trip, telememedicine makes it possible to contact your doctor for consultation via video conference.

With telemedicine you can still get good quality service, but at a lower cost. You are able to have a specialist consultation using telecommunications technology, and this costs less than an in-person visit.

If you are unable to contact your primary care physician, telemedicine gives you access to licensed physicians that can provide the professional service you need.  The convenience of telemedicine also makes it possible to get a short term prescription refill.

If you would like to find out how telemedicine differs in the realm of heath care services, schedule a consultation with Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc, Orange CA. Onyx creates the devices that the healthcare industry needs for its telemedicine services. Call 714-792-0774 for more information.

Is there a difference in recovery process for laser vs surgical blepharoplasty?

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If you are looking for a way to counteract the tired appearance of your eyes, you may want to consider blepharoplasty to rejuvenate and refresh them. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery),has traditionally been performed using a scalpel, but cutting edge lasers, such as the CO2 laser are now being used to make the incisions. But is there a difference in the recovery process for laser vs blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is very beneficial for individuals with heavy upper eyelids, or lower eyelid ‘bags.’ The procedure involves the removal of excess skin on the upper eyelids, as well as fat from the lower eyelids. Surgery can be done on either the upper or lower eyelids, or on both.

Recovery after laser vs surgical blepharoplasty
Recovery time varies among patients, some people are back to normal in 3-4 days, while it can take up to 3 weeks for others.

With laser blepharoplasty, most patients typically have some swelling for the first 7 days. There may also be some bruising and redness that may take longer to clear, but this should settle within 2 weeks. During this time you can look very normal with a little bit of makeup.

The recovery time for surgical blepharoplasty is about the same, although there is usually more swelling with this operation.

Recovery after eyelid surgerydepends not so much on the  method used, as it does on the skill of the surgeon. In the proper hands, tools like the CO2 laser can be used effectively and safelyto produce excellent results.

If you live in the greater Guilford, Connecticut area, contact Langdon Plastic Surgery, for more information about laser vs surgical blepharoplasty. Call 844-551-9880 today, and book an appointment with board certified cosmetic surgeon Robert Langdon, MD.