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Dr. William A. Stefani, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. William Stefani is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Stefani specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine has nothing to do with these specific areas not functioning properly; therefore, this elective field solely focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.
33 years Experience
Dr. William A. Stefani, M.D.
  • Troy, MI
  • Wayne State Univ Sch of Med, Detroit Mi
  • Accepting new patients

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck or abdominalplasty is the removal of all the skin between the belly button and the pubis. It frequently involves liposuction. It is one of our slightly more tender procedures, READ MORE
Tummy tuck or abdominalplasty is the removal of all the skin between the belly button and the pubis. It frequently involves liposuction. It is one of our slightly more tender procedures, plus you have to walk ASAP.

Good luck,

William A. Stefani, MD

How do I know if I have a deviated septum? Will I need surgery?

If the breathing difficulty is always on the same side, then possibly. Make an appointment with a physician to evaluate.

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Can plastic surgery remove birthmarks?

Yes the brown marks can be bleached, lasered or excised.

Can burn marks for a 5 year old be treated with plastic surgery?

Yes, and this should be evaluated and followed up by a plastic surgeon.

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What should I do to prevent an infection after plastic surgery?

Infection after rhinoplasty is rare; antibiotics are given, especially if packing is used.

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How do I prepare my body before undergoing liposuction?

Make sure you were at a stable weight in good physical shape.

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Can I change my skin color with plastic surgery?

Absolutely, go to a practice with skin care and lasers.

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I have discoloration around my chin area. Can chemical peels help in treating it?

Yes, some of the peels will depigment or decrease the pigment. Talk to a plastic surgeon or experienced dermatologist.

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Can plastic surgery put one at a risk of nerve damage?

You need to discuss this with your surgeon. Yes, there is a risk of nerve damage anywhere from 3%-8% depending on the size of the implant.

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Is liposuction a permanent treatment?

Liposuction is permanent, however, if you gain weight, the fat will be deposited somewhere!

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What are the risks associated with a jaw contouring treatment?

Jaw line drooping?? That does not make sense, it sounds more like aging and facial rejuvenation.

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I am planning to get a nose job done. What are the chances of success?

The success rate for a crooked nose and rhinoplasty is very high.

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Is botox safe for a 56 year old woman with diabetes?

Botox is very safe. See a plastic surgeon for a consultation.

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Is RF or laser technology helpful in getting rid of accident scars?

Laser is better for skin resurfacing.

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My daughter is 4 years old and has burnt her hand by dropping hot water. Is skin grafting recommended for her considering age?

Skin grafting is only for deep or full thickness skin loss.

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Do all soft cleft palate surgeries require dental treatment as well?

Yes, most cleft lip and palate patients need to see an orthodontist.

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After cleft palate surgery will my daughter be able to speak well?

She will still be able to speak, and improved. However, the amount of improvement depends on how the muscles that close the back of the oral cavity are functioning. You need to READ MORE
She will still be able to speak, and improved. However, the amount of improvement depends on how the muscles that close the back of the oral cavity are functioning. You need to see a craniofacial surgeon.

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I am suffering from PCOD and I have dark spots of pigmentation around my chin. What should I do?

Yes, hyper-pigmentation can is treated conservatively with Retin-A, bleaching cream, multiple peels, and sunscreen. We also use lasers to remove layers of the skin which helps READ MORE
Yes, hyper-pigmentation can is treated conservatively with Retin-A, bleaching cream, multiple peels, and sunscreen. We also use lasers to remove layers of the skin which helps lightening.

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I have a burn mark from childhood. How can i get rid of it?

Burn scars are dependent on the depth of the injury. I treat the scars with lasers either an ablative or non ablative regimen depending on the scar. That would be the ReSurfX or READ MORE
Burn scars are dependent on the depth of the injury. I treat the scars with lasers either an ablative or non ablative regimen depending on the scar. That would be the ReSurfX or the Active FX.

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What is the best way to treat crooked nose?

It sounds like you have a classic deviated septum with a crooked nose. The best treatment for this is to correct the septum deviation and do a nose job or rhinoplasty. William READ MORE
It sounds like you have a classic deviated septum with a crooked nose. The best treatment for this is to correct the septum deviation and do a nose job or rhinoplasty.

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