These days, many different people are saying they are plastic or cosmetic surgeons. Only board-certified plastic surgeons are plastic surgeons. A plastic surgeon may decide to do more aesthetic or cosmetic procedures. But, we are trained to operate all over the body for reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Cosmetic surgeons typically have an MD, but did not do the rigorous training required to be a plastic surgeon and did not take and are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If they are members of ASPS or ASAPS, then they are plastic surgeons.
Good luck and I hope you love your appearance with it!
I am assuming your daughter is part of a multidisciplinary cleft palate team. As you know, she is getting her cleft palate repaired relatively late in age. Repairing the anatomy of the cleft palate will definitely help with nasal air leakage with speech and food coming through the nose. She should continue with her intense speech therapy postop as prescribed by your craniofacial surgeon. All of those together should make your daughter's speech better.
Best of luck, hope that helps.
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Have you been tested for BRCA? I would start with that. If you want to
pursue bilateral mastectomies after doing that, I would suggest a consult
with myself and the breast surgeon I work with.
We would determine whether nipple-sparing would work for you. Since you
already have implants, immediate reconstruction without expanders is a
I am happy to see you for a consult to help get the process started.
Let me know...