Plastic Surgery Nursing/face transplant

  1. Are there any Plastic surgery nurses out there? This seems like an incredible field to learn in. Amazing transformations as well as the recent partial face transplant. How do you like this field as a nurse and have you ever had anything done for cosmetic reasons?
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I do some plastics, eyes, noses, chins, lipo.

    I'm planning on getting my nose done someday, because of a deviated septum, but it's so off that you'll notice a difference from the outside. I get tired of being able to breathe from one nostril.

    I'd like plastics a little more if i didn't see so many 20 year olds coming in, and saying how pleased their b/f will be with "the new me". Half the time, i don't think someone's doing it for themselves, and i wonder sometimes if they are getting their physical appearence altered to fix a mental image of themselves.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Dec 11, '05
  4. by   suzanne4
    I have done plastics for years in the OR. The type of procedure that was actually done would be more under the area of cranial facial because of the microscopic work that was done. That is a specialty area of plastics.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Saturday Night Live last night had a funny skit on facial transplants. . . . wife got mauled by a wolf, husband didn't like the face that was transplanted, kept changing the face . . .

    I think if the docs could just design something that would plump up the wrinkles w/o surgery, that would be great.

    I bought L'loreal's collegan plumper and see NO difference. How hard can it be to make a compound that plumps skin?

    steph
  6. by   Bipley
    Quote from stevielynn
    I bought L'loreal's collegan plumper and see NO difference. How hard can it be to make a compound that plumps skin?
    Theophylline! Not saying no mo...
  7. by   nurseT
    Quote from Bipley
    Theophylline! Not saying no mo...
    Oh, cmon, why Theophyline? Isnt that used for COPD? Cmon!!!:chuckle i'm real curious now!!
  8. by   nurseT
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I do some plastics, eyes, noses, chins, lipo.

    I'm planning on getting my nose done someday, because of a deviated septum, but it's so off that you'll notice a difference from the outside. I get tired of being able to breathe from one nostril.

    I'd like plastics a little more if i didn't see so many 20 year olds coming in, and saying how pleased their b/f will be with "the new me". Half the time, i don't think someone's doing it for themselves, and i wonder sometimes if they are getting their physical appearence altered to fix a mental image of themselves.
    I see what you mean with the real young ones. I don't think teens should get boobs for their birthday, but, self image can be kind of important. In many cases, it makes a huge difference in someones life. Like the difference between coke bottle glasses and lasik surgery. I'd go for a better body myself. At my age it would greatly improve my mental image of myself.
    Ha!Ha!
  9. by   lpnstudentin2010
    I have had a few plastic surgeries. Because I have a benign tumor on my right orbit. lol. It is cranio-facial. I love my docs nurse. I have known her since I was two. She is caring, loving, gentle, and just an allaround great person.
  10. by   Bipley
    Quote from nurseT
    Oh, cmon, why Theophyline? Isnt that used for COPD? Cmon!!!:chuckle i'm real curious now!!
    http://www.lifeandsport.com/research/cellulite.htm

    ***IF*** it works, it is cosmetic only and not actual. However, applied in a topical manner it does APPEAR to make a difference. But again, we aren't talking long term. We are talking cosmetic appearances only.

    If you look at butt butter (outside a medical setting) topical aminophylline does APPEAR to LOOK better. If you look at a FEMALE study (vs. clinical and scientific study) topical aminophylline does seem to make a difference.

    Obviously, we are talking cellulite.

    However, if you look at how the drug works for COPDers or asthmatics, it kinda sorta ... in a way, makes sense.

    Yeah yeah yeah... I know what you are thinking. That overfill in the theo vial? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...
  11. by   nurseT
    Quote from Bipley
    http://www.lifeandsport.com/research/cellulite.htm

    ***IF*** it works, it is cosmetic only and not actual. However, applied in a topical manner it does APPEAR to make a difference. But again, we aren't talking long term. We are talking cosmetic appearances only.

    If you look at butt butter (outside a medical setting) topical aminophylline does APPEAR to LOOK better. If you look at a FEMALE study (vs. clinical and scientific study) topical aminophylline does seem to make a difference.

    Obviously, we are talking cellulite.

    However, if you look at how the drug works for COPDers or asthmatics, it kinda sorta ... in a way, makes sense.
    vial? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    Funny but nah! does it work on crows feet? ha, ha. Uh, what is butt butter?

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