What is cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a medical technique that focuses on the correction of a physical abnormality and on the improvement of the normal physical features.
The difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. In general, reconstructive surgery is performed to improve function, but may also be completed to approximate a normal appearance.
Aesthetic and cosmetic procedures available at Asiri Central Hospital
- Laser Hair removal
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Filler treatment
- Acute Acne treatment
- Keloid scar treatment
- Rosacea and red face treatment
- Treatment of vascular birth marks (port wine stains)
- Treatment of small leg veins and Varicose (spider veins) etc.
- Chemical peels for acne / acne patches / acne scars / pigmentation / for skin brightening.
- Laser treatments for acne / acne scars or patches / uneven pigmentation and wrinkles.
- Liposuction (tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast reduction etc.)
- Radio frequency wart removal
- Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP) For hair loss /Skin regeneration therapy (wrinkles, dark circle, pigmentation etc.) / Orthopedic Healing Process (fractures, arthritis etc.)
Highlights at a glance
- Filler injections
Dermal fillers help exclude facial lines by adding volume and fullness of the skin (Thinning lips, shallow areas, wrinkles and scars).
The procedure involves administering a neuromodulator in the form of small injections into the problematical areas on the face.
- Blepharoplasty / Eyelid surgery
Also known as blepharoplasty, an eyelid surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
- Lip enhancement
- Rhinoplasty / Nose job
Performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person's nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Results depend on the patient's nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age.
- Otoplasty / Ear surgery / Ear pinning
- Rhytidectomy /Face lift
- Chin augmentation / Chin implant
Augmentation of the chin with an implant, usually silicone, by sliding genioplasty of the jawbone or by suture of the soft tissue
- Cheek augmentation/Cheek Implant
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Abdominoplasty / Tummy tuck
Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss.
Known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
- Thigh lift / Buttocks lift
- Removal of auxiliary fat pads
- Liposuction/Suction lipectomy
Liposuction is also known as “lipo”. It is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by reducing and removing excess fat deposits.
- Brachiopasty/Arm lift
- Reconstructive surgery
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Hand surgery
- Paediatric plastic surgery
- Craniofacial surgery
- Burns – acute/late reconstruction
- Breast augmentations / Breast Implant
In reconstructive plastic surgery, breast implants can be placed to restore a natural looking breast following a mastectomy or to correct congenital defects and deformities of the chest wall. They are also used cosmetically to enlarge the appearance of the breast through breast augmentation surgery.
- Reduction mammoplastry / Breast reduction
Reduction mammoplasty (also breast reduction and reduction mammaplasty) is the plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large breasts. In a breast reduction surgery for re-establishing a functional bust that is proportionate to the woman's body, The indications for breast reduction surgery are three-fold: physical, aesthetic, and psychological - the restoration of the bust, of the woman's self-image, and of her mental health.
- Mastopexy / Breast lift
Mastopexy is the plastic surgery mammoplasty procedure for raising sagging breasts upon the chest of the woman, by changing and modifying the size, contour, and elevation of the breasts. Breast lift /Mastopexy A breast lift also known as mastopexy is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts. You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. A breast lift might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.
- Breast reduction for men (Gynaecomastia)
Gynaecomastia refers to the development of breast tissue or overdeveloped breasts in males. The cause for the condition is often unknown and it can affect only one breast or both. Up to 50% of males experience this condition, at to a certain extent Breast reconstruction
Recovery from cosmetic surgery
Each patient relieves pain after surgery in different ways. Your surgeon will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to help minimize any discomfort. In general, most facial cosmetic operations have minimal discomfort post-operatively. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation can cause slight discomfort.
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Neck folds
- Excessive sweating
Botox is injected serially with a very fine needle, into a group of muscles which controls frowning and wrinkling.
It is a relatively painless procedure. The patient will experience pain from the needle pricks only. A simple 10 minutes’ procedure
After the treatment you should remain upright for 3 to 4 hours. During this period, you must try to move the muscles that have been injected as much as possible to maximize the effect of the BOTOX on the muscle. Do not rub the skin or muscles around the injected site.
Botox lasts about three to four months, and the treatment can be repeated as needed. When it wears off, you will begin to notice increased muscle action and some reformation of the wrinkles. It appears that with repeated use, the effect of Botox becomes longer lasting.
Restylane lasts for about nine months. It is a crystal clear gel based on non-animal hyaluronic acid. Restylane is produced by the Swedish biotechnology company Q-Med AB.
The decision is based on a number of factors, including the patient's desires, reasons for the surgery and overall health. For example, are you doing it because you feel your breasts are too small relative to your body contour or are you unhappy with the size and firmness of your breasts following pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss? Patients may require breast lift and implants. Unevenness between the breasts can also be a motivating factor. Your surgeon can help you make the right decision during your pre-surgical appointment(s).
This can only be determined after you are evaluated by a plastic surgeon; generally, any kind of plastic surgery in this area should improve your appearance.
A few patients notice small change in their voice after rhinoplasty but this is uncommon. Professionals who rely on their voice, such as singers, should share any concerns with their surgeon, however, because the nose does play a role in how we sound.
It depends upon the patient's disease and current medications. Consult your plastic surgeon about your specific situation.
A complete pre-testing series of appointments is done prior to any surgery and an anesthetist evaluation before surgery.
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