Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that intends to improve the appearance of the nose and then the face. Improvement is achieved by the reduction and remodelling of the cartilage and bone.The degree of improvement varies from individual to individual and is influenced by the quality of the skin and the size of the bone structure.

Post-operative treatment

The rigid dressing is removed after 7 days and at that point the nose will already be presentable even though it will not have its ultimate form. In the first 24 hours after surgery, a significant edema (swelling) of the face, eyelids and nose may appear almost always accompanied by bruising, but usually pain free.
In the first 24 hours you may have watery eyes but this effect will disappear almost immeadiately. Bruising and swelling will gradually disappear within 4-5 days.

Otoplasty

There are various ear deformities and each of these must be treated differently. Otoplasty is performed to correct the excessive protrusion of the ears in order to place them in a more normal position, making them less evident.

Post-operative treatment

After the operation, the patient will experience a feeling of discomfort, rather than real pain, but this is very minimal and normally of short duration. It can be reduced or eliminated with normal analgesics. The surgical wound remains hidden behind the ear and therefore not visible.

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is performed to reduce excess skin and eyelid bags. Thanks to this operation, defects are corrected, which not only make the eyes look tired, but which can also cause damage to the eyes.

Post-operative treatment

This type of operation involves minimal pain, which can be controlled with normal analgesics. Edema, bruising and dyschromia (swelling, redness and colour changes): These three manifestations vary from patient to patient and may be disceet or more visible depending on the person. Most of the swelling and the redness will disappear between the fifth and tenth day, it is not unusual for redness to last longer. During this period the eyelids may appear swollen, irregular and asymmetrical.

Face lifting

The face lift consists in a complex surgery where the purpose is the improvement of the appearance of the face. This improvement is achieved by stretching the skin and muscles of the face and, where necessary, includes the removal or insertion of fat. The degree of improvement varies from subject to subject and is influenced by the physical conditions of the skin, the degree of sun damage, the underlying bone structure and a variety of other factors.

Post-operative treatment

The day after the operation the dressing is changed, the wounds are checked and a new dressing is applied which will be lighter and smaller than the previous one.

On the seventh day after surgery the stitches in front of the ear will also be removed.

Two weeks after surgery the remaining stitches will be removed from the scalp. Patients generally, depending on the degree of surgery, will be presentable within two to three weeks.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty consists of an operation to remove excess adipose (fat) tissue and cutaneous folds in the central and lower part of the abdomen, in order to stretch the abdominal wall. Diet and exercise alone can not produce this result because this situation is often accompanied by the separation of the abdominal muscles, therefore causing them to weaken.

Post-operative treatment

Pain is generally minimal after this operation. However, analgesics are available to control it, both in the clinic and at home. Coughing, sneezing, and all other activities that involve exercising the abdominal muscles can cause a sense of discomfort and slight pain.

The scars that remain after surgery will become less evident with time but are permanent. Occasionally a scar revision may be necessary at some point to achieve the best possible cosmetic result. These smaller operations can be performed under local anesthetic.

Social activities and work will have to be limited for about 2 weeks.

Sports activities can be resumed after 3 weeks while for more intense sports it is advisable to wait for at least 4-6 weeks.

Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation is an operation that involves an increase in the volume of the breasts. This is achieved by the introduction of breast implants. Candidates for this operation are women whose breasts are disproportionately small, have lost consistency, are droopy as a result of repeated breastfeeding, have an undesired shape or volume or are asymmetric. In cases where the breasts are very pendulous, mastopexy may be necessary in addition or substitution to a breast augmentation..

The technique of choice that we use in most cases is the dual-plane technique, which consists in inserting the implant under the pectoral muscle, which has been separated from the mammary gland. The prefered method of access is an small periareolar incision of about 4.5cm, but it can not be performed if the areola is too small to allow the access of the implant. In these cases the incision will be made under the inframammary fold.

Post-operative treatment

Work and social activities should be reduced for at least 1 week after the operation. Sports activities may be resumed after 4-6 weeks depending on the intensity of the activity.

Mastopexi

A Mastopexy is an operation designed for breast remodelling and lifting without reduction or increase in volume.

The operation involves a remodelling of the breast tissue, changing the position of the areola to a higher position, increasing the consistency of the breast by reducing the skin tissue. A mastopexy does not increase the size of the breasts.

Post-operative treatment

The dressing will be removed by the doctor and must not be removed the patient. Avoid getting the dressing wet. After 24-48 hours the aspiration drains will be removed.
It is advisable in the 2 weeks after the operation not to raise the arms over the head, to avoid any physical effort and to not sleep in a prone position.
Showers, baths are allowed after the removal of dressings, advisably after 1 week, but it is not advisable to stay for too long in the bath.

Liposuction

Lipofilling is a natural, safe method useful for giving greater definition to certain areas of the body such as the buttocks.

Through this method it is possible to extract the fat, sucking it from areas such as the thighs or the abdomen, or from any other available collection areas, and then transfer it to the gluteal region.
The replanted fat has a life long endurance in the treated areas: and due to the use of your own stem cells in the fat tissue, you can not develop reactions.

Post-operative treatment

After treatment, patients will be able to perform their usual activities within a few days. Some discomfort resulting from the procedure can be controlled with simple medication. You will be able to partake in day to day activities immediately but may have to wait at least one week for the areas subjected to the removal of the fat, usually the thighs, the hips, the knees, the abdomen and the buttocks. In this case, at least for one week after the operation, it is advisable to suspend long walks, sports and physical activities. Normal office activities can be resumed straight away.

Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)