Q: "I went to a Podiatrist, but they never took the corn out - it just keeps coming back"; "Why can't you take the corn out so it won't come back?"
A: corns are easy to take out - the reason they keep coming back is that the cause is still there and that cause is pressure. If the pressure is not removed, they will come back.

Q: I have pain about the middle of my foot on the outside. The pain usually is worse at night or after the weight is off my foot for long periods of time. I run a lot and the first doctor I saw said it was tendonitis and gave me a cortisone shot and Advil and said no running. Anyone else ever have pain on the outide of their foot like this and what did you do for it?
A: Depending on the type of pain that you are experiencing, it could be a whole host of things from strained soft tissue inflammation to nerve damage ( Sural nerve and peripheral roots). X rays to rule out bony involvment and joint errosion, to MRI to diagnose soft tissue damage would be the order of the day. I would also suggest an AFO to stabalize the lateral foot and ankle and check your footwear fore excessive lateral wear.
Also, check for Leg length discrepancy.

A: This sounds like a fungus or non-dermatophyte mold.This requires a nail biopsy for culture.See your local Dermatologist then your Podiatrist.This will require an oral anti-fungal medication to resolve

Q: Are silicone implants safe?
A: Yes, the medical literature is replete with reports on the safety of silicone breast implants. There are no systemic illnesses proven to be associated with the use of silicone implants. In the Plastic Surgery Group, believe that silicone implants are the best implant for many patients. Under the current FDA guidelines, however, silicone implants are available only for patients who meet strict criteria for their use. The only patients allowed to receive silicone implants are those who:
-Require an implant for breast reconstruction following removal of the breast for cancer
-Those who need exchange of an old silicone implant for a new one
-Those who need a breast lift in addition to implants for optimal breast shape
-Those who have extremely thin skin and very little breast tissue
The surgeons of the Plastic Surgery Group can provide silicone implants for you and, in fact, we are part of a select group of surgeons who are able to provide silicone implants to our patients under FDA guidelines

Q: Is Botox safe and effective?
A: Yes. Botox (a chemical derived from bacteria) is a nerve-blocking agent, which weakens muscles. It is used to reduce facial wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contraction. The areas most often treated are the forehead, eyebrows and temple. Botox is safe when properly used. The results of Botox last approximately 3-6 months.

Q: How long will breast implants last?
A: Breast implants do not last forever. Many implants placed 15-20 years ago are now "worn out" and have leaked. A deflation is readily apparent in those breasts that were augmented with saline filled implants because they immediately go flat. Silicone implants do not deflate ­ the gel remains in the implant pocket and the leak may not be noticed until seen on a mammogram. Once an implant leaks it should be replaced ­ but this is not an emergency

Q: What is the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery?
A: Reconstructive surgery corrects defects (as in breast reconstruction after cancery surgery) or restores function, while cosmetic surgery is meant to improve a person's physical appearance.


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