Our Lawyer/Plastic Surgeon Team
Our Unique Plastic Surgeon / Lawyer Team:
Having immediate access a to a unique Board Certified Plastic Surgeon / Lawyer team helps you get medical and legal answers about your plastic surgery case fast. Cosmetic Surgery is basically any procedure performed for the purposes of improving your appearance. In 2006, it is estimated that there were over 11.5 million cosmetic surgeries throughout the United States.
FLAHERTY FARDO, LLC has taken a special interest in prosecuting malpractice claims and negligence cases concerning plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery errors and mistakes. We receive calls throughout the United States concerning botched plastic surgeries. An advantage our Pittsburgh law firm has in litigating medical malpractice practice cases involving plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is our unique lawyer/doctor team of siblings, Noah Paul Fardo, Esq. and Dean J. Fardo, M.D. The presence of a premiere and renown Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dean Fardo, on retainer is an extraordinary advantage in being able to immediately review and evaluate your medical malpractice case.
Dr. Fardo regularly speaks to our personal injury lawyers about existing and prospective cases and is an invaluable asset to our Pittsburgh law firm. Few law firms have such unfettered access to a board certified physician capable of rendering an expert review of their potential case. Dr. Dean Fardo regularly reads and reviews not only the medical records for our cases, but also reviews in detail depositions of the defendant’s experts, legal pleadings, and the discovery exchanged between the parties. He frequently review cases involving surgical errors and/or misdiagnoses. Dr. Fardo is also available to speak to our clients directly if there are any inconsistencies in the medical records or if the clients have direct questions from our doctors.
This is for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for medical or legal advice. By Submitting a question, you are not entering into a/patient relationship, or an attorney/client relationship. You are simply receiving the opinion of Dr. Fardo. Please consult your own physician for a medical matter.
PLASTIC SURGERY QUESTIONS?
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ASK Dr. Dean:
Q: Ruptured breast implants removal and lift at the same time?
A: In most cases, there is no need to wait and these procedures can safely be performed together if indicated. The price would depend on where its being done. Check with your surgeon. Good luck.
Q: My wife and I disagree on the best incision for her breast augmentation
A: The common choices are 1. inframammary, 2. Peri-areolar, 3. trans-axillary, and 4. trans-umbilical. I will use the first three, but not number 4, for too many reasons to list here. There are pros and cons to each and the patient should have the final choice in my opinion.
In a nutshell, #1 gives the surgeon the most control and is the most common approach. Generally heals very well and scar quality will rival the periareolar scar in time. #2 scar looks better sooner, but potential risks are: increased risk of nipple sensation changes and the surgeon must cut through breast tissue. We do not yet know if that leads to an increased risk of capsular contracture. Also, if the scar does not heal well, it will be more noticeable.
#3 scar is off the breast, but if it doesn’t heal well, then will be noticeable in a bathing suit. Also, implants seem to have more tendency for lateral migration with this approach.
Discuss all with your surgeon and then decide what is best for you!
Q: Is it better to overfill smaller Breast Implants?
A: You may get some different opinions on this on issue, but in doing over 1000 breast augmentations, I have come to the following opinions. 1. Saline implants do not feel as good as silicone but are still an acceptable option for most women. Be sure to know the pros and cons of each. Most women with saline are happy with their results.
2. There is a role for all profiles of implants (low, medium and high). The profile choice is best chosen by the surgeon that best fits your frame for the given size implant you choose.
3. Filling saline implants to the upper level of the fill range will increase the lifespan of the implant, not decrease it. Filling to the lower fill level leaves more fold ceases in the implant, which is where failure of the implant usually occurs.
Be informed and know your choices. Ask questions and be wary of anyone who tells you there is only one option or “right” way to do this. Good luck.
Q: Is adding grafts to nose tip safe?
A: Tip grafts in the nose are safe, but not always the best option. I prefer to avoid them in most cases. Grafts can absorb or shift over time. This can occur even several years after surgery. In most cases, suture modification of the existing cartilage is a better choice in my opinion.
Q: Does tightening of abdominal wall during Abdominoplasty alter results?
A: In most cases, plication or tightening of the rectus muscles will improve the results, but not in all patients. In heavier patients without significant muscle diastasis (muscle separation), the improvement resulting from muscle tightening is small. However, it is still usually performed because the increased discomfort from muscle tightening is also small. Discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of each. Good luck.