lunes, 4 de abril de 2011




One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction -- technically known as Suction Lipoplasty -- offers patients a means of losing stubborn fat deposits that are seemingly immune to diet and exercise.

Liposuction is also used to contour the body by permanently removing fat deposits that may bulge through clothing.

In some patients, the overall proportions of the body may appear to be unbalanced due to pockets of fat. Or, the abdomen may protrude. In such cases, liposuction may successfully remove excess fat, resulting in a more slender, flatter, and balanced body shape.
Liposuction offers individuals a means for treating stubborn fat deposits that are seemingly immune to the effects of dieting and exercise.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASPS,) the number of liposuction procedures performed in the United States was 456,828 during 2007, the most current year for which statistics exist. This figure represents 4 percent of the 11.7 million plastic surgery procedures done in 2007 and an increase of 13.2 percent over liposuction cases performed in 2006.


BOTOX® Cosmetic
Botulinum Toxin type A

In an effort to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, many people are turning to BOTOX® Cosmetic. The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, simply called BOTOX® Cosmetic, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been shown effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.

Have your ever looked in the mirror and studied those lines around your brow? You may ask yourself, is it a result of aging, change in weight, or too much sun? What about stress? How skin ages is a combination of many factors. The lines that appear between your brows are the result of repetitive muscle movement over time. The more you have frowned or squinted your eyes, the more these muscles have contracted, causing the skin to crease. Over time the creases remain on the face and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more dynamic and active than men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear overstated and more permanent.

Augmentation Mammoplasty

Augmentation Mammoplasty

It may be argued that fashion is fickle but many women have coveted bigger breasts for centuries. The first surgical breast augmentation was performed in 1890 using paraffin injections. In 1920 this technique was abandoned in favor of fat transplants. Fatty tissue was surgically removed from the abdomen and buttocks and transferred into the breasts. In the 1950's polyvinyl "sacs" were frequently used to achieve fuller, more projected breasts. Although invented in the early 1960's, it wasn't until the 1980's that the silicone implant, as we know it, really began to take off. Today, the most commonly used implants have a silicone shell but are filled with a salt-water solution known as saline.

Motivations vary but the main reasons a woman has breast augmentation are that she feels her breasts are too small, she has uneven breasts or she wants to regain the size and shape of her breasts after experiencing significant weight loss or pregnancy.

Breast Augmentation, clinically referred to as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is, traditionally and currently, the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States - the most popular cosmetic procedures, in order, include nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and liposuction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 250,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2003 within the United States. Moreover, the number of breast augmentation procedures conducted in the U.S. has increased by more than 20% over the past four years.


Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a Tummy Tuck, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure used to tighten overly stretched abdominal muscles and skin in an effort to achieve a smoother, flatter appearance. Whether stretched by factors such as weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, etc., the abdomen frequently fails to return to its original shape. Stretched beyond the capacity to return to normal, abdominal tissues don't always respond to various exercise and diet programs. In such cases, a tummy tuck may provide a highly effective, immediate solution in the treatment of stubborn abdominal areas. In short, a tummy tuck may dramatically tighten the abdominal muscles as well as remove sagging, excess skin and accumulated fatty tissue. As an added benefit of the tummy tuck, not only will the abdominal region be firmer and flatter, but the waist will be smaller as well. While the degree of improvement varies significantly depending on the magnitude of the abdominoplasty surgery, other factors contribute to the surgical outcome such as the patient''s skin tone, body build, and the individual healing process. Aside from these issues, most patients are happy with the results offered through abdominoplasty and maintain a more favorable body image following the surgery.


Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty ("fat modeling"), liposculpture suction lipectomy or simply lipo ("suction-assisted fat removal") is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere.

Suction-assisted lipectomy of bilateral outer thighs
Several factors limit the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one session. Ultimately, the operating physician and the patient make the decision. There are negative aspects to removing too much fat. Unusual "lumpiness" and/or "dents" in the skin can be seen in those patients "over-suctioned". The more fat removed, the higher the surgical risk.
While reports of people removing 50 pounds (22.7 kg or around 3.6 stone) of fat has been claimed, the contouring possible with liposuction may cause the appearance of weight loss to be greater than the actual amount of fat removed. The procedure may be performed under general or local ("tumescent") anesthesia. The safety of the technique relates not only to the amount of tissue removed, but to the choice of anesthetic and the patient's overall health. It is ideal for the patient to be as fit as possible before the procedure and not to have smoked for several months.


Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which is usually performed by either an otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon), maxillofacial surgeon, or plastic surgeon in order to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a human nose. Rhinoplasty is also commonly called "nose reshaping" or "nose job". Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes to correct trauma, birth defects or breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results.