PLASTIC SURGERY

ABDOMINOPLASTY

 

 

It is a surgical procedure that consists of the reconstruction of the walls of the abdomen. Its objective is to remove excess skin in the abdominal area, remodeling not only the abdomen but also waist, and in general the part of the body trunk.

It is one of many procedures that enter the list of plastic surgeries, helping to recover the separated or debilitated muscles.

 

The results promise is to have a firm abdominal area.

 

Currently, the percentage of overweight and obesity has risen, and a large part of the population has suffered the consequences that this entails and not only affects the body in aesthetic way, having a voluminous body, flaccidity, "love handles", limited to do several activities, but,  it greatly affects the health of the body internally speaking, since it can alter, not only digestive, metabolic processes, it actually alters the whole functionality of the body. Therefore, timely detection of this will prevent many consequences.

 

There are many alternatives such as diets, exercise plans, diet pills, etc. which help achieve the ideal weight, and many times, the last resource is to turn to some process or cosmetic surgery. Abdominoplasty is more popular than you think, however, it is important to know for whom it is suggested,  if it is safe, what it consists of  and what the risks are.

 

Benefits

 

* It removes excess skin and fat in the abdominal area

* Abdominal skin tightens

* Waist reduction

* Back pains dissapear, result of abdominal fat excess

* It eliminates the irritations produced by the friction of the skin

* The scar is hidden by underwear

 

 

Expected results and risks

 

The results are immediate and long-lasting, as long as the surgeon's instructions are followed exactly. Risks, which are rare, may include infections or clots. Hematomas (bruises) and seromas (fat accumulation) may appear after the intervention, which are treated with medication. There is a risk of poor healing, especially in patients who are or were smokers.

 

Surgery

 

The first step is to conduct a study to assess the patient, his/her health and needs. The surgery consists of two incisions in the abdomen: the first at the level of the U-shaped pubis and the second at the navel level. The surgeon's goal is to tighten the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal area.

Care after surgery

 

The patient should be in absolute rest and avoid efforts the first 15 days. The patient should also avoid driving, smoking, drinking alcohol and being in the sun. During a month the patient should wear a girdle,which the first three days can not be removed. On the third day the patient can bathe normally. He/she can return to the sports routine in one month after surgery. It is recommended, for best results, to perform lymphatic massages.

 

Contraindications

 

Abdominoplasty is not recommended for people with bleeding problems, pregnant or breasfeeding women, minors, patients with chronic diseases, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, patients with obesity problems, smokers or alcoholics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERIOR BLEPHAROPLASTY OR EYELID SURGERY

 

Superior blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgery that seeks the aesthetic improvement of the upper eyelid. It is the surgery that removes excess skin from the upper eyelids and that clears the eyes, giving a rejuvenated and more rested appearance. In addition, when the excess of skin is significant, it can cause visual fatigue and feeling of heaviness, and with the surgery an immediate improvement is obtained also in that aspect.

 

Who can be a candidate?

 

Any person who complies with one or more of the following conditions:

 

* Excess skin that conceals the natural fold of the upper eyelid.

* Hanging skin of the upper eyelid, which, in some cases, could obstruct vision.

* A swollen appearance of the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired.

* Excess skin and fine wrinkles (such as crepe paper) on the lower eyelids.

* Dark bags and circles under the eyes.

* Lower drooping eyelids.

 

What is blepharoplasty?

 

From its beginnings to the present, a surgery of eyelids has been considered as a simple act of "removing skin, muscle and fat". For the true specialist in blepharoplasty, it is much more than that. There are several factors that determine the appearance of the upper eyelid, and the amount of skin on the eyelid is not the only one of them. There are other factors such as the state of the eyelid fold and the position of the eyebrow. The proper examination of each of them is what makes us achieve the best possible result in each patient. Proper planning is the key to success in a top blepharoplasty. Overly aggressive surgery on the skin, muscle and upper eyelid fat results in "empty" eyelids, sunken eyes, sad eyes and, at worst, difficulty to close the eyes. In addition to individual differences, there are important differences between men and women. In men, the surgery is usually more conservative since an eyelid too clear in a man can feminize its appearance. Microincisions are not visible from the first day of surgery (with the eye open) as they are performed in the natural fold of the eyelid. We made the incisions with cold scalpel, with an electric scalpel or a laser depending on the case, always looking for the least recovery time for the patient. The use of one or the other does not influence the final result. Through these incisions we can remove excess skin while sculpt the fat and tighten the underlying muscle to achieve the desired final appearance. In patients with a low or poorly formed eyelid fold, it is important to reshape the eyelid at the end of the surgery. This detail, neglected by many surgeons since it requires deep knowledge in oculoplastic surgery, is key in some cases to achieve a satisfactory result. If the patient requires a correction of eyelid ptosis (eyelid drooping), this can be done through the same blepharoplasty incision. Some patients have an excess of fat at the level of the eyebrow, which appears as a thick and lowered eyebrow. In these cases a carving can be performed with partial removal of it through the same blepharoplasty incision. When the eyebrow is very low, it may be necessary to elevate it in the same act.

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