Plastic surgery

Eyelid-surgery

It consists in removing the skin and the fat that is sometimes located in the upper eyelids and also the lower eyelids, known as “bags”. It can be done with local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedative, or general anesthesia depending on whether it is one eye, both or on the technique chosen.

You should know:

  • This operation will not change the form of your eyes, it will only remove the skin without raising your eyebrows. If this were the case, it should be combined with another technique. In some cases the fat located in the lower eyelid can be removed from the inside. Thus, no scar is left. But if you want to get rid of wrinkles, it can be combined with an external technique, that doesn’t need as much done as the inner procedure.
  • Sometimes the wrinkles in the lower eyelid can be removed without the need of surgery, just by using laser.

 

Ear surgery

It consists in performing an operation that remodels or reduces the size of the ears achieving a correct symmetry of these according to the shape of the face.

You should know:

  • It can be done with local anesthesia.
  • It is only recommended for adults, although in some serious cases, it can be carried out on teenagers in order to avoid a trauma.

 

Thread lift

To lift some areas in the face and neck we use either reabsorbable or non-reabsorbable threads that must be fixed under the skin if good results are expected. It is perfomed with local anesthesia and you are advised to keep some surgical tape on for at least two days. Bruises may appear and the results last between 12 and 18 months, or a few more months if the thread is not reabsorbed, in which case we recommend a new one.

You should know:

  • threads are used for incipient sagging in young adults.
  • they are also used to get a prominent nose or chin.
  • we can also use them to improve neck flaccidity.

 

Endoscopic lift facial

Consists in removing the sagging of the face by using a minimally invasive operation, since there are practically no incisions and, therefore, no scar either. A camera is introduced through those incisions and it allows us to treat the face and neck muscles, remodelling them and getting excellent results. It is less aggressive than the traditional lifting operation and consist of more elaborate results. It is recommended for young people who do not want a scar left on their faces.

You should know:

  • It is a very sophisticated technique that not all surgeons are keen on using.
  • It is not advisable in every case presented.
  • Bruises, inflammation and recovery are better than in a traditional lifting operation.
  • The results are long lasting.

 

Face cervic fatial lift

It is the best way to achieve good results when dealing with the sagging of face and neck. It consists in lifting the skin left over in order to put all the structures back in their right place e.g. the cheeks, to make the marionette lines on the face disappear, to make the jaws sharp and to get the angle of the neck back. This kind of operation should not last longer than 8-10 years; otherwise, it would mean the skin was lifted more than needed and that would make it look unnatural. With the mini lift, you can only obtain mini results that will not last long since it only removes the skin but it does not reset the muscles.

You should know:

  • general anesthesia is needed.
  • it is recommended when there is a great degree of flaccidity.
  • the results will last longer if it is done two years after the menopause.
  • the scars can be kept hidden.
  • it cannot be done more than 2 or 3 times through the same spot. Thus, great care should be taken when performing an operation.
  • as for young people, less agressive operations are recommended.

 

Liposculture

By using local anesthesia and in forty minutes, we can get rid of fat located in different areas by removing and eliminating it forever with an infiltration of anesthesia resembling a mesotherapy . Then the area treated will be bandaged before going home. Some of the areas that can be treated are the sides of the hip, arms, knees, abdomen and double chin.

You should know:

  • Once the fat is removed from the sides of the hip, or double chin, it will not appear again.
  • If you put on weight, the areas mentioned above will not increase in volume unless you gain more than 18 kilos. The fat will accumulate in the areas that have not been treated. The abdomen area shows good results but, if you gain 7 kilos or more, the fat will appear again.
  • After a liposculpture the skin must look much firmer and smoother than before. That is why the fat should not be removed all at once, as it should be done little by little.

 

Liposuction

By using local anesthesia and in forty minutes, we can get rid of fat located in different areas by removing and eliminating it forever with an infiltration of anesthesia resembling a mesotherapy . Then the area treated will be bandaged before going home. Some of the areas that can be treated are the sides of the hip, arms, knees, abdomen and double chin.

You should know:

  • Once the fat is removed from the sides of the hip, or double chin, it will not appear again.
  • If you put on weight, the areas mentioned above will not increase in volume unless you gain more than 18 kilos. The fat will accumulate in the areas that have not been treated. The abdomen area shows good results but, if you gain 7 kilos or more, the fat will appear again.
  • After a liposculpture the skin must look much firmer and smoother than before. That is why the fat should not be removed all at once, as it should be done little by little.

 

Lipolaser

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Lipolaser is a groundbreaking technique that corrects the excess of body volume, caused by the an accumulation of fat tissue, through a basic procedure that eliminates lipocytes and improves your skin’s condition.

It is a technique used to eliminate fat tissue that consists of the application of a laser light fibre optic that penetetrates the skin. This specific emission of laser light allows the destruction of fat tissue resulting in an important shrinking of the skin.

Lipolaser is used introducing a flexible fibre optic of a 1mm caliber trough a minor incision.

It is an effective treatment for small areas like: double chins, undersides of arms, thighs, abdomen, knees and wherever the withdrawal of excess skin gives better results.

The equipment used for liposuction by laser, also known as lipolaser, produces an effective destruction of fat tissue due to its photo-thermal effect and at the same time produces a warming effect on the area which helps form collagen on the treated zone.

Lipolaser usually requires the use of a local anaesthetic with or without sedation depending on the zone being treated. It allows for the almost immediate recovery after 24 hours. You may experience discomfort in the form of stiffness from 2 to 3 days, disappearing in less than a week. The bandage can be removed for sleeping between the 4th and 7th day. Lipolaser considerably improves the post-operative experience.

Can lipolaser be used on skin with stretch marks?

Lipolaser is ideal for carrying out major corrections on stretch marks and devitalised skin like the abdominal region after pregnancy or the inner thigh. Lipolaser offers the possibility to obtain lipo-remodeling on the more mature patient, who is more susceptible to looser skin due to a thinning of the dermis. This can be helped by the cutaneous contraction effect originated from the liberation of thermal shock proteins produced during the treatment.

 

Mammoplasty

It consists in placing a prosthesis in order to increase the size of the breasts. It is a very quick operation and, depending on the size of both the areola and the prosthesis, it can be placed via aerolar or mammary.

You should know:

  • There are different types of prosthesis depending on what each person needs. There is a kind of anatomic prosthesis that gives a more natural aspect (drop-like).
  • It does not interfere when having a breast exploration.
  • Sometimes there are small capsules that may appear and give the breast a ball-like appearance, but this can be solved by breaking these capsules without removing the prosthesis.

 

Abdominoplasty

This treatment is indicated for when there is fat and skin left over. It is possible to perform a mini-abdominoplasty without moving the navel away if there is not much remaining skin, combined or not with liposuction; however, if the amount of skin left over is large, it is pulled away and a new navel is made up.

We can benefit from this technique by putting together all the muscles that get separated, especially after giving birth. This technique is also known as dermolipectomy since it removes fat and skin.

The scar runs all along the right to the left side of the hip, and can be hidden a bit under the underwear.

Whereas general anesthesia is required in case of a complete abdominoplasty, a sedative and local anesthesia are enough when having a mini-abdominoplasty. Subsequently, the scar should not be touched for a few days and it would be better to sleep with your knees slightly bent.

The scar usually shows a good aspect even though it will all depend on the type of skin, i.e. if the skin is out of shape or has stretch marks, the scar might need being treated again. It is not an operation to make a person lose weight, but to get rid of the fold in the abdomen due to either overweight or the excess of skin left over after being on a slimming diet which, in some cases, may produce dermatitis.

 

Private parts surgery

Vaginal cosmetic surgery offers the possibility of improving what the passing of time has spoilt. The most frequent used techniques are vaginoplasty (vagina reconstruction), hymenoplasty (hymen reconstruction), labia minora surgery (reduction of inner labia) or filling of atrophic labia majora.

You should know:

  • The form of the labia minora could get bigger as time goes by, but it can go back to the original size only using local anesthesia.
  • You will not lose sensitivity.

 

Arm and leg lifts

Areas of the body, such as arms and legs, where fat deposits were once present, are typically left with loose, sagging folds of skin, doctors can trim this skin away, in which case it is important to know how and where the scar runs. This will depend on the degree of sagging. Our first information appointment will give us a clear idea of what can be done and what the results might be.

You should know:

  • as having a lift done means getting a scar, you should know that the scar will not be visible if it runs only along the armpit; however, it may be if it runs along the arm.
  • scars in legs usually run along the fold of the groin, in which case it will not be visible; but sometimes, depending on the degree of sagging, an extension of the scar into the internal part of the thigh might be required.

 

Buttock and calf proSthesis

Buttock augmentation or gluteoplasty refers to a surgical procedure that increases the size of your derriere (buttocks) which is achieved by entering into the referred zon pieces called “implants”, usually silicone, so that the buttocks obtains extra volume to its muscle and fat

You can also make a similar increase by injecting fat obtained from the same patient (usually the abdomen, where at the same time the extra centimetres on that area would disappear) known as lipoinjection or fat transfer. Buttocks augmentation, in whatever form, is highly attractive for men and women who lack these curves that eveybody wants.

Buttock augmentation with implants is performed under general anesthesia. It begins with an incision in the groove between both buttocks and the gluteal area where space for the placement of the prosthesis is created, verified that no active bleeding has appeared the implants are placed, finally the wounds are closed and a drain is left if necessary. The scar for buttocks implants is located in the inter gluteal fold where it is not visible.

Types of implants used

To improve the buttocks and give it the form we have discussed, we use implants of cohesive silicone gel that gives a sense of consistency while being soft and, therefore, have a very natural feel. In former days less cohesive implants were used, with an even softer gel, leaving a less natural feel. Nowadays I think we’ve reached perfection in buttocks implants, we can choose the volume, thickness and shape depending on the morphology of the patient.

How is the recovery after surgery?

The recovery process after butt augmentation implant is slightly longer than the gluteal lipoinjection. The pain is usually mild and controlled successfully with analgesics. For several weeks you should avoid sleeping on your back. During the first week try to sit for a short time and in doing so you must avoid putting too much weight on the area of the implants. You should avoid using physical strenght on the buttocks area for several weeks.

Process involving gluteoplasty

Each patient has a completely different case, according to shape, tone and projection of the buttocks, a patient may require:

Liposuction

Treatment indicated in those patients with acceptable projection and volume, but with excess fatty tissue in the paralumbar area, ie in the lower back, and in the top and bottom of the buttocks. Liposuction can improve the contour to extract those portions of fat that cause imperfections in this area.

Implants

They are used in patients with adequate volume but little projection. Round implants with a small base can improve the preceding projection of the buttocks without increasing the projection on the sides. Sometimes the surgeon may use liposuction as a complementary treatment. The oval implants and low profile wide basis can help shape a buttocks with good projection but lack of volume. Implants and techniques may vary and can be combined to provide better results.