In the last decades, we have witnessed a profound change in what cosmetic surgery represents in Spain. Associated with the constant progress of medical research, the use of increasingly sophisticated technology today responds perfectly to the demands of such a large and heterogeneous patient population.
From facelifts to breast augmentation, through rhinoplasty, certain cosmetic surgery operations have long-lasting success despite the appearance of new very fashionable interventions, such as buttock augmentation by lipofilling or prosthetics.
The 5 most demanded aesthetic operations
Cosmetic surgery of the breasts
Augmentation through breast implants
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery practice whose objective is to correct the mammary hypoplasia. It consists of increasing the size of the breasts by placing breast implants (prostheses), taking care to hide the incision so that the result is natural.
Thus, it allows to restore the volume of small breasts, correct an asymmetric breast or tighten a sagging breast. Depending on the case, the cosmetic surgeon places the implant in front of or behind the pectoral muscle, offering a long-lasting and safe result. There are two types of implants, the choice of which is established between the patient and the doctor during the first interview.
The average duration of the operation is one to two hours, depending on the importance of the gesture, and most of the time it is performed on an outpatient basis. At the end of the operation, a tight compression bandage is applied to hold the breast for a few days. Edema may occur, disappears after two to three weeks.
A real alternative to prosthetics, breast lipofilling is experiencing increasing success and the number of requests from patients is also growing. This cosmetic surgery practice consists of reinjecting one’s own fat into the patient’s chest.
This fat is removed by liposuction of the hips, saddlebags, inner thighs or any other area with excess fat. This fat is then centrifuged and the recovered healthy cells are injected into the areas that require modeling, in this case the breasts. Breast augmentation by injecting autologous fat allows volume to be restored to the décolleté, while offering a moderate and undoubtedly natural curve to a sunken, asymmetrical or gaunt bust.
It is intended primarily for patients under the age of 35 with no medical history such as breast cancer. Performed on an outpatient basis, in the operating room and under general anesthesia, the operation lasts an average of 1 hour 30 minutes and is not painful.
Keep in mind that a loss of 10% to 30% of the injected fat volume is naturally evacuated by the body in the 3 months after the operation. Offering a very natural result, breast cleansing attracts more and more young women.
Liposuction cosmetic surgery
Increasingly efficient and innovative, modern cosmetic surgery techniques used by liposuction (or liposuction) are now admirably mastered. Gone are the days of large cannulas powering in and out of the patient’s body. Soft liposuction today uses micro cannulas and is performed through one or two very small incisions per treated area. Liposuction allows you to refine and re-harmonize your silhouette by gently removing excess fat.
The results are visible in four weeks, but are really appreciated after three months. The operation is performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. The duration of a liposuction is highly variable, depending on the areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed. Therefore, it can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Note that the number of fat cells does not change, which means that new ones will not appear after gentle liposuction.
Although liposuction continues to attract patients, there is a gradual shift towards liposculpture. Indeed, even if you have to go to the operating room to get rid of excess fat, why not take advantage of it to shape certain areas that lack it? Liposculpture is an assumption of the silhouette as a whole, through the combination of liposuction and lipofilling.
Thus rebalanced, the silhouette regains harmony and the patient generally gains self-confidence. Like Kim Kardashian, new reality TV stars are certainly no strangers to the growing demand for butt lipofilling. The number of patients is increasing and the desired volume reflects a true new generation craze for oversized butts.
Blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery
What is blepharoplasty?
Particularly popular with men, blepharoplasty is also one of the most frequently performed procedures in cosmetic surgery clinics. The plastic surgeon erases unsightly wrinkles around the eye area and reduces dark circles or other roughness on the upper and lower eyelids.
In fact, it is at eye level where the first fine lines appear that betray the passage of time. The enlarged eye allows the gaze to express itself again, the diminished ring gives a new dynamism to the face. This plastic surgery operation offers a rested appearance and a more radiant face.
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Performed in the operating room and under local anesthesia, blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and has an average duration of 30 to 40 minutes. Painless, this cosmetic surgery operation requires, however, the application of an ice pack, which implies social exclusion for 3 or 4 days.
Blepharoplasty and lipofilling
When the lower eyelid has a gap, the plastic surgeon may consider it appropriate to consider a correction by lipofilling. Injected into the ring, the fat plumps up the area, offering the most natural and long-lasting results. Treatment of the lower eyelid by lipofilling is increasingly practiced in plastic surgery clinics.
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery that aims to correct the external structure of a nose that is too long, too large, irregular, or rough. It can also be motivated by a functional problem, that is medical, to allow optimal respiratory function. One of the most common plastic surgery practices, rhinoplasty convinces by the radical change it can bring to the face as a whole.
Returns a natural and harmonious boost to the face without touching the skin, as it is a measured reduction of bone and cartilage. Sometimes rhinoplasty can consist of the addition of cartilage fragments so that the skin is more easily repositioned in a new osteo-cartilaginous framework.
Performed under general anesthesia and with an average duration of 1 hour 30 minutes, rhinoplasty generally requires overnight hospitalization. The duration of the operation is given here as an indication according to the case and the importance of the surgical procedure. The final results of a rhinoplasty are evaluated one year after the operation.
Performed without surgery, medical rhinoplasty consists of reshaping the nose through filler injections. The injection of medium-density hyaluronic acid fills in certain raised gaps in the nose and offers more symmetry. Unlike nose surgery, medical rhinoplasty does not offer long-lasting results.
As the products used are absorbable, it is necessary to foresee an evaluation at 6 months to consider a possible touch-up. Medical rhinoplasty is intended for patients who find faulty results after surgical rhinoplasty, nasal deviations (defect in tissue retraction), or even ethnic, Asian, or African noses.
Medical rhinoplasty can be used to judge the need for a nose job by measuring satisfaction after medical reshaping.
Facelift cosmetic surgery
The face lift
The face lift or face lift is today the last antidote to old age. Very common, this cosmetic surgery operation consists of tightening the skin of the face in order to eliminate wrinkles and other sagging skin.
The facelift, which has seen tremendous progress in recent years, offers long-lasting results with the most natural effects. The objective of this cosmetic surgery technique is to combat sagging facial skin by re-tightening the relaxed muscles.
The entire face can be rejuvenated through the lifting technique and more specifically the lower part of the face, the folds of the forehead, drooping eyebrows, frown lines or even crow’s feet. Temporary, frontal or cervico-facial minilift, the lifting is also performed in the operating room under general or local anesthesia, with a duration that can vary from 40 minutes to 2h30, depending on the complexity of the surgery.
procedure. The intervention generally requires overnight hospitalization. Its property is to rejuvenate the face in small and light touches, with surprisingly natural effects and long-lasting results. The mark of resorting to cosmetic surgery is not visible. This measured and precise gesture of cosmetic surgery ideally corrects sagging skin on the face and neck while avoiding frozen stares, deadpan smiles or the famous duckbill. The French touch allows to obtain natural and harmonious results and invisible scars.
The medical face lift
If the surgical facelift continues to push the doors of plastic surgery clinics in Paris, there is growing interest in the medical alternative. Without surgery, the medical lift is a technique that consists of combining treatments by injection of hyaluronic acid and Botox to fill in wrinkles, with skinboosters for a radiant effect on the skin.
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The medical lift is a lift without surgery and without social exclusion! A Liquid Lift session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and the benefits of the Medical Lift without surgery are present for 6 to 8 months, or even 1 year. However, if the effect is immediate, you must wait a few days to see the results.