Lips augmentation

Lips augmentation
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Healthy lips are a reflection of youth and beauty. However, with the passage of time the facial fat tends to atrophy, so little by little wrinkles and depressions appear both on our lips and on our face.

For this reason, many people choose to undergo lip augmentation procedures, although there are those who do it to correct other alterations aesthetic character, as are asymmetries and size disproportions.

There are three ways to increase the volume of the lips: with injections of collagen or body fat, with implants based on synthetic tissue or the patient’s own, and through a surgical intervention or plasty, with which the structure is relocated and remodeled of the lips.

WHAT DO COLLAGEN INJECTIONS CONSIST OF?

Collagen injections form a simple procedure, which generates little discomfort to the patients in whom it is applied. It consists of increasing the volume of the lips from the application of collagen under the surface of the skin of these.

Generally, collagen injections do not require the use of local anesthesia and the results are almost immediate, but they are not permanent because collagen is usually reabsorbed by the body after three to five months.

It should be noted that collagen injections can generate allergic reactions in some patients. To prevent complications, we recommend that you consult a qualified doctor and perform a skin test one month before the first injection.

Also, in addition to collagen, there are other injectables (viscoelastic hyaluronan, non-animal hyaluronic acid and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres), which offer similar results. Depending on your country of residence, these substances may or may not be available or may be suggested, or not, by your trusted surgeon, who is the most appropriate person to guide you during the lip augmentation process.

WHAT DOES BODY FAT INJECTIONS CONSIST OF?

Injections of body fat to increase the volume of the lips consist in the subtraction of fat from a part of the body other than the mouth, generally from the hips or abdomen, through a syringe and in the subsequent insertion of this fat in the skin of the lips. This procedure requires several sessions, every 8 weeks, because the mouth usually only tolerates 15 to 20% of the fat injected into it. As with collagen injections, patients can usually resume their normal activities on the same day of the procedure. However, injections of body fat are much safer than collagen injections because they do not present a risk of allergic reaction and their results are a little more durable.

WHAT IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPLANTS?

Lip implants are a much more permanent solution to achieve lips with a fleshy and youthful appearance. This procedure consists of the placement of an implant made of a soft and flexible material, usually silicone or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene.

During the surgery, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, the plastic surgeon will make four small cuts in each corner of his mouth, introduce the implant material in each lip and make sure that the implants fit perfectly to the desired size. The incisions are then sutured with a thin soluble thread, which will be reabsorbed or fall after three or four days, depending on the case.

WHAT DOES THE SURGICAL OR LIP PLASTIZE INTERVENTION CONSIST OF?

The labial plasty is a surgery with which, in addition to relocating and reshaping the shape of the lips, volume is increased in external areas of the mouth, which allows patients to light lips with much more proportional dimensions. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia and involves bringing tissues from the same lip from one part to another. The most frequent plasty is the V-Y plasty or the W-plasty, in which the surgeon displaces muscle and mucosa outwards, which increases the volume of the mucosal lip height.

HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OF ME AFTER A LIP INCREASE PROCEDURE?

In the case of injections or implants, and if the surgeon so indicates, you should try to massage the intervened areas. In any of the lip augmentation procedures, avoid exposure to sun and heat, and try to take the prescribed medication regularly and consistently.

WHAT COMPLICATIONS CAN I SUBMIT?

In the case of injections: After an injection of lip augmentation, the most common complications are whitening of the skin surface and localized redness at the point of injection. However, sometimes some patients show bruises or edema at the site of infiltration, which usually disappear after two days, or in the labial mucosa, which take four to six days to fade.

In case of presenting any suspicious reaction, immediately consult your doctor.

In the case of implants: Although there will be only a minimal amount of blood and little pain during the procedure of implanting the lips, patients can sometimes experience discomfort and experience some numbness, swelling and multiple bruises for several days. It is also possible that the patient has difficulty drinking or eating during the first day and, in very rare cases, the area could become infected.

In case of presenting any suspicious reaction, immediately consult your doctor.

In the case of surgery: Being a much more invasive procedure, it is most likely that after the operation the lips swell and bruises appear. It is common to feel pain during the first three days and the patient may have complications and discomfort when eating or drinking. Consult your doctor immediately in case of severe inflammation in the wounds or to the manifest of some other suspicious reaction.

Removal of Lunar

Removal of Lunar
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A mole is a specific group of highly pigmented cells. They usually appear at birth or during the first 20 years of a person’s life.

Most polka dots go unnoticed due to their small size and some studies have found that most of us have between 10 and 40 moles in various places in our body. They usually manifest as dark spots on the legs, torso, arms and face but can actually be found in any area of ​​the body and in a wide range of shades and colors.

Most moles are completely harmless, but in some cases, they can become a cancerous tumor called melanoma. This medical condition could eventually even lead to death. This is the reason why it is very important to have a surveillance of our own moles to be able to inform immediately of any change to our doctor. The procedure of polish removal is a very effective method for the treatment of malignant or potentially malignant moles.

The most common skin spot is dark, uniform in color and usually raised above the surface of the skin. Dysplastic nevi moles are less common. They are usually larger and have an irregular coloration and border. This unusual type of mole can be considered precancerous as it is more likely to become a melanoma or skin cancer than the most common polka dots.

Benefits of polka dots removal

Among the benefits for the elimination of moles we can include the improvement of the patient’s appearance due to the fact that it achieves a smoother and smoother skin. This can lead to an increase in self-esteem. Among other benefits we can also include a greater facility for shaving when a mole that protrudes is removed. There may be a higher level of comfort, since moles can rub or catch on clothes, causing irritation. But, most importantly, a mole that is suspected of being pre-cancerous can be eliminated to avoid a future risk to health.

Patient characteristics

The best candidates are those who understand the procedure and create realistic expectations of the results. They are good candidates to undergo this procedure both those who want to benefit from the elimination of a precancerous mole and those who want to benefit psychologically from the removal of a mole.

Mole removal procedure

Before the removal, the area where the mole is should be cleaned and numbed by anesthesia. The technique used to remove moles is different depending on the type of mole. In some cases, it may be necessary to put points.

The main types of elimination of moles are removal by shaving and needle biopsy. These procedures usually last about an hour, always depending on the size of the mole.

To remove by shaving, the surgeon uses a scalpel to cut the mole. This is a relatively fast and very effective method.

To perform the biopsy by puncture, the surgeon uses a tool that reminds the molds to make cookies. After removing the mole, the surgeon will cauterize the area with an electrical instrument. Next, the surgeon applies an antibiotic to prevent infection.

Note: The laser can also be used to remove the surface of the mole, eliminating the risk of scarring. However, the laser does not penetrate enough to cope with deep seated moles.

Recovery period

The recovery period will vary, depending on the method used to eliminate moles. The doctor can counteract the discomfort by prescribing a series of medications to the patient. A scab will form on the treated area that usually heals in one or two weeks. The redness may take two to four weeks to disappear. The scars formed will begin to disappear after a while.

Among some of the things that the patient should keep in mind during the recovery period, the following may be included:

  • Keep the bandage clean and dry, do not swim or submerge the treated area in water.
  • Use a cotton swab soaked with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water to clean the wound two or three times a day.
  • Keep the treated area elevated to reduce inflammation, bleeding and pain level

Risks associated with the elimination of moles

The risks associated with the elimination of moles will depend on the method used. For this reason, this is a topic that you should discuss with your doctor. However, most of the risks will be focused on the possibility of scarring the area.

Unfortunately, people who want to remove moles to improve their aesthetic appearance should be aware that for each mole removed, your skin may be scarred. The most common surgical risks can be the possibility of infection, damage to nerves and an allergic reaction to anesthesia. In addition, when the mole is shaved, it is possible that some cells of this same mole will not be eliminated.

Issues to deal with your doctor during your first visit:

During the first visit with your doctor, there will surely be several topics that you want to talk about in detail:

  • What procedure to remove moles is the best in my case and why?
  • Does the procedure completely eliminate the mole or leave some rest?
  • What can I expect regarding the marks caused by scarring?
  • How is the procedure going to be carried out and what are my anesthesia options?
  • Where will the procedure be performed? Is it an accredited center?
  • What is the level of experience of the surgeon? How many procedures of this type have you done?
  • What are the risks involved in this procedure and in what percentage patients have had complications?
  • What is the policy of repeating the procedure in the event that the results do not meet the agreed objectives?
  • What are the total costs of the treatment, including all miscellaneous expenses?

Non-Invasive

Non-Invasive
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The goal of non invasive treatments is based on the principle of proper skin function. These wonderful cells have the ability to regenerate themselves, be cured and maintained, if properly cared for.

However, there are a number of treatments that help and accelerate the activation of these natural functions. The skin is the maximum representative of appearance, when we are born it is beautiful and bright.

But, it is normal that the skin does not look all life like the one of a baby, because the regenerative processes slow down and this makes it stop looking young.

And for that reason there are non-invasive treatments, to perfect in the most natural way those aspects that bother you.

WHAT ARE NON INVASIVE TREATMENTS?

This means that they do not damage organs or tissues.

Among the most popular non-invasive treatments are:

FRACTIONATED CO2 LASER (ACNE SEQUELAE)

It is a process that emits tiny beams of light that penetrate the skin to the dermis in the form of many thermal columns.

These same columns are microscopic wounds that are surrounded by healthy tissue, which is the tissue that contains keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are cells capable of promoting rapid healing and increased production of collagen.

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (MOLE REMOVAL)

The fractionated laser can also be used to remove moles, it instantly removes the tissue where the light hits. It can be used as a scalpel to cut them, but also as a tool to vaporize protruding lesions.

LIPOLASER OF ARMS

As a result of aging, hormonal changes or increasing and losing weight, the arms become flaccid, loss of definition and localized fat are the main aesthetic problems of the arms.

The lipolaser technique allows to eliminate these imperfections in a safe and efficient way, in a single session.

BOTULINUM TOXIN

This non invasive process consists of injecting very small doses where there are wrinkles or lines of expression. For example the eyebrows or crow’s feet, to eliminate or attenuate localized wrinkles.

This process, based on a purified natural protein that relaxes the facial muscles, also allows to avoid new wrinkles.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THIS PROCESS?

CO2 LASER

Fractional CO2 laser treatments may vary depending on the country where the process is performed and also at the end you have, but they are from 1500 and 3500 dollars onwards.

LIPOLASER ARM

The amount of a lipolaser intervention can be around $ 2300 – $ 7900, depending always on which area of the body is treated and how the operation is to be performed

BOTULINUM TOXIN

Found at approximately $ 330 per session.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (ACNE SEQUELAE)

The laser session is usually performed under the effect of topical anesthesia. However, local anesthesia will sometimes be needed.

The process lasts according to the width of the work area, but is usually half an hour to 90 minutes. After the treatment and for a few hours, the skin will look red and it is normal for it to chop a little, an effect similar to sunburn.

As for the tiny crusts that measure less than a millimeter, they will leave in about a week

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (CO2 RETENTION)

The CO2 Laser acts on the water contained in the skin by vaporizing the tissue. It consists in gently polishing the lesions to reach the level of the rest of the skin. Respect for the tissues around the area is maintained.

It is an outpatient procedure, it is made in a session with the use of local anesthesia. Only in some occasions it requires a touch up within 2 to 3 months.

LIPOLASER OF ARMS

It is carried out under local anesthesia. The doctor then adjusts the dosimetry of the laser. A small incision is then made at the level of one of the folds of the axillae, through which the optical fiber is inserted, is in contact with the adipose tissue, it generates the liquefaction of the fat.

The molten fat is then extracted by aspiration. The water in the elastic fibers and interstitial tissues is then coagulated. This reorganizes the collagen in the skin and contracts it. The patient returns to his/her home on the same day of treatment.

BOTULINUM TOXIN

It is done in an ambulatory way, lasting approximately 15 minutes. The botulinum toxin is applied through microinjections, practically painless and without anesthesia. It is injected superficially into areas where there are facial wrinkles.

HOW IS THE POSTOPERATIVE PROCESS?

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (ACNE SEQUELAE)

After this process the skin will look brown the first 5 or 7 days. Then it will begin to look rosy, which means its renewal.

Sun exposure (even if you use sunscreen) should be avoided for as long as the specialist recommends. In addition it must be constant with the moisturizers or any other prescribed product.

The first week is recommended to be at home and the makeup should wait until the seventh day approximately.

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (MOTH REMOVAL)

The wound develops and heals in a week or two, and the tiny scars fade over time.

The fresh wound after the operation is cleaned with diluted hydrogen peroxide or plain water, once or twice a day. After cleansing, antibiotic ointment and bandages are applied to protect the wound from external agents.

LIPOLASER OF ARMS

Primarily, it is the best stage to start with a healthier diet. This is because in this type of areas the food influences a lot.

In the same way the exercise influences the tonification of the zone, however this one must wait for the indications of the specialist. However, the patient can rejoin the work routine the next day, if it is not a too physical job.

BOTULINUM TOXIN

The effects begin to be observed from the third day, and progressively they increase and erase the wrinkles. The process allows to receive solar rays, but controlled and with protection.

It is discouraged to lie down and exercise for the next 4 hours after the session. On the other hand, the patient can work and lead a normal life at the end of the process.

With regard to the side effects, at some time a small hematoma may appear, but it disappears within a few days and is concealable with makeup.

WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I TAKE INTO ACCOUNT FOR THESE NON INVASIVE TREATMENTS?

Each treatment must meet a line of previous parameters to be able to perform it, sometimes varying according to the treatment. However, there are vital factors such as compliance with previous medical tests.

All patients must perform a series of tests to show that the whole body is in order to perform the process. The specific allergies that each patient may suffer are also important.

CO2 FRACTIONATED LASER (ACNE SEQUELAE)

As for this process, it is important that the specialist determines which cosmetic and non-cosmetic products can be used the days before and after the treatment. Exfoliants, or other products can irritate the area to be treated.

FRACTIONATED CO2 LASER (MOLES REMOVAL)

Moles are an important part of our body, they could even become malignant. For this reason it is common to get to know it before intervening. Usually biopsies or microscopic examinations are performed to be performed.

LIPOLASER OF ARMS

In order to undergo this type of interventions can not present a very serious state of overweight, in this case it is more advisable to carry out a liposuction.

However, it is necessary to tell the surgeon what the needs are to reach a more viable procedure agreement, according to the problem and the patient’s health.

BOTULINUM TOXIN

This procedure is not eternal, its effects last for about 3 to 4 months, to maintain it must be performed again in this period of time.

It is also vital to know that the outcome will depend on the skill of the doctor, his injection technique and the patient’s musculature. Make sure it’s really what you need, there are other procedures that could help you.

HOW DO THESE TYPES OF SERVICES HELP ME?

Usually this type of procedures are very satisfactory since they improve the self-esteem and in turn the quality of life of the patients. In addition, as long as you have quality specialists and the indications are met, the side effects are very unlikely.

Likewise, the effects of this type of treatments are immediate and the recovery is quite simple and quick, in case your life does not allow much rest.

WHERE CAN I GET THESE SERVICES?

If you want to have one these surgical procedures of the hand of a plastic surgeon in Lima Perú as the Dr. Cesar Calderón, contact us at: 951685382 o  tlf: (044) 422760 and get a date.

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