Cosmetic Surgery Holidays in Costa Rica

Cosmetic Surgery Holidays


Congratulations on your decision to

experience cosmetic surgery

! Your visit to our website is an indication that you are seriously considering cosmetic surgery as an option for yourself or for someone close to you.


Our goal at Cosmetic Surgery Holidays is to help you celebrate such an important event in your life. Through our excellent medical and cosmetic resources and our wonderful vacation packages we will make sure that your cosmetic surgery experience is not only successful and affordable but also pleasantly memorable!


Throughout these pages we will provide thorough information about medical and cosmetic procedures to help you make informed decisions and obtain the best possible services that your investment can buy.


If at any time you have a question or require personalized service, please do not hesitate to contact us.


What Makes us Different?


At Cosmetic Surgery Holidays in Costa Rica we have made significant investments in medical and vacation

resources that are exclusively available

through our service network.


We have carefully selected our medical, cosmetic and travel collaborators to make sure that the services you receive are efficient, effective and very successful.


Our mission is to fully satisfy the needs of our customers. We are aware of the tremendous impact that a cosmetic surgery procedure may have in your life and your self-esteem. We understand how much consideration you are giving to such an important investment of emotions, time and money.


When you allow Cosmetic Surgery Holidays to handle your cosmetic surgery and vacation packages you will not become one more client in a list or one more line in our income statement. You will visit Costa Rica as our special guest and our friend.


We are in this business to help our customers make their dreams come true. We wish to make lifetime friends, because we know that happy customers bring their friends along and help us build a chain of positive references.


Why Costa Rica?


In spite of its small territory and its location in the middle of Latin America, Costa Rica enjoys

one of the best health systems

in the world.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the life expectancy at birth in Costa Rica is of 76 years for men and 80 years for women. A standard equivalent to that of the United States of America and England and slightly lower than countries with advanced social security systems such as France, Switzerland and Norway. This is achieved with a significantly lower income per capita.


Costa Rica offers great health conditions to its people because the government follows a long-standing commitment to provide affordable access to high quality health care services for each and every citizen.


This tradition of excellence has allowed healthcare professionals to train and perform under highly demanding environments, which has led a vast number of them to seek advanced specializations abroad.


Providing healthcare services to foreign tourists and residents is nothing new in Costa Rica. According to a 1991 study prepared by two economists from the University of Costa Rica, 14.25% of all visitors came with the purpose of receiving medical care of some type. Many of them, looking for cosmetic procedures.


It can’t be denied that the main reason why foreigners in general consider Costa Rica as a destination for cosmetic and medical procedures is lower prices. The cost of a cosmetic or surgical procedure in Costa Rica can be up to 50% lower than in the United States or most European countries.


However, when it comes to comparing Costa Rica to other countries providing medical tourism services such as India, Malaysia or Mexico, price becomes less relevant and there are other aspects that tip the blance in its favor.


  • Developed-world health standards
  • Highly skilled and trained professionals
  • 25% of its territory dedicated to preservation of nature
  • Easy access from major international airports in the world
  • World-class tourism facilities and services
  • English broadly spoken by the general population

    At Cosmetic Surgery Holidays in Costa Rica it our pleasure to serve you. If at any time you have

    a question or require personalized service

    , please do not hesitate to

    contact us

    .

  • What Are The Possible Facelift Complications

    Facelift complications are rare but you need to bear in mind the signs and symptoms of those issues as a result of it may possibly bring about discomfort, inconvenience or permanent deformity, lack of hair or pores and skin, nerve harm, poor therapeutic, the formation of irregular scars, or collections of blood underneath the skin which may want extra surgery. The general complication rate is low however it is a reasonably massive operation and problems can arise. The cosmetic surgeon ought to discuss all attainable issues and risks of facelift surgery with the affected person before the process is performed. Although facelift surgery is without doubt one of the safest cosmetic procedures out there, any operation comes with the possibility of complications.


    A number of the most common postoperative facelift complications are: Reaction to the anesthesia – some face lift sufferers experience nausea and normal sickness after receiving anesthesia; this can be a short-lasting facet impact and normally diminishes utterly after a few hours. Facelift, like all surgical procedures, will produce scars and should result in different problems, together with infection. One study concluded that smokers are 1,500 % extra more likely to experience complications from surgical procedure, notably healing of the skin. Even in the very experienced surgeons, problems do occur. Patients can minimize problems from occurring by disclosing to their surgeon any pre-current circumstances or medicines they take and following their surgeons directions carefully.


    Patients are sometimes involved with what varieties of visible scars might be left after a facelift procedure. Patients vary in their anatomy, physical reaction to surgical procedure and anesthesia, and healing capabilities, so that the end result is rarely completely predictable. Patients with particularly sophisticated cases could also be referred to a plastic surgeon with particular ear, nostril and throat training to ensure that they receive the most effective care possible. Some sufferers could experience negative effects resembling bruising, swelling, and numbness or burning sensations and continuously have marked facial edema for several weeks after surgery and a mask effect for a number of months. People who undergo facelift surgery should rest, but need not keep in bed.


    Physician negligence should not be one among your issues as you intend to go on surgery. Doctors use a variation of liposuction to take away excess fats and a surgical procedure to take away excess skin. In case you are apprehensive concerning the problems and risks of facelift surgery, and want to know extra about particular facelift procedures, get answers from a skilled physician in your area.


    Dangers during a facelift procedure might be minimized when the surgical procedure is carried out by an experienced facial plastic surgeon, simply as risks are minimized for different forms of surgeries when carried out by surgeons with specialized experience in those fields. Though facelift surgery is considered comparatively secure, there are specific problems and risks inherent in any surgical procedure.


    Results usually last five to years; however, some individuals, particularly those over the age of 65, may require a second procedure before seeing any noticeable results. Retrospective review of 598 consecutive patients revealed high patient and surgeon satisfaction and a more natural and long lasting results.


     

    Cosmetic Surgery Glossary

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    ABDOMINOPLASTY (tummy tuck) – Removal of excessive skin and fat of the
    lower abdomen, often coupled with tightening of stretched muscles.


    ALPHA-HYDROXY ACID – Mild acid derived from certain fruits and other foods that remove surface cells when applied to skin.


    AMBULATORY SURGICAL FACILITY – Operating room outside of a hospital setting where patients can spend up to twenty-three hours.


    ANESTHESIOLOGIST – A physician (M.D.) who administers all types of anesthesia.


    ANESTHETIST (CRNA) – A trained and certified specialist (registered nurse) who may administer both general and twilight anesthesia.


    AREOLA – Pigmented region around the nipple.


    ARRHYTHMIA – Irregular heart rhythm.


    ASSISTING SURGEON – A physician who helps the operating surgeon render medical and surgical services.


    AUTOLOGOUS FAT GRAFTS – Wrinkle-filler made from a patient’s own fat taken from another body site.

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    BETADINE – Liquid disinfectant used to sterilize the skin prior to surgery.


    BOARD-CERTIFIED SURGEON – One who has completed an accredited residency (or specialty) training program and who has passed a comprehensive examination in his/her field of study.


    BODY CONTOURING – Umbrella term for a variety of procedures that reshape the body by removing or manipulating fat, skin, and muscle.


    BONDING – Application of a white composite material to teeth to improve their color, shape, or alignment.


    BOTOX / BOTULINUM TOXIN Poison derived from bacteria that causes botulism; injected to temporarily paralyze overactive muscles.


    BOVINE COLLAGEN – Fibrous protein derived from cowhide that is used to fill lines and wrinkles.


    BLEPHAROPLASTY – The removal of excess fat or skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids.


    BREAST AUGMENTATION – Surgery to enlarge the breasts by inserting implants.


    BREAST LIFT – Surgical procedure that removes excess skin, elevates nipples, and tightens breast tissue to restore a normal contour to sagging breasts; a.k.a. mastoplexy.


    BUTTOCK-LIFT – Surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the buttock region and reshape remaining skin to make sagging buttocks tighter.

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    CANNULA – Blunt-ended hollow tube used to break up and vacuum fat during liposuction.


    CANTHOPLEXY – Surgery to shorten horizontal length of the lower eyelids.


    CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE – Condition in which a wall of scar tissue that normally grows around breast implants squeezes them, making the breasts hard, and in some cases, distorting their appearance.


    CELLULITE – Visible manifestation of fibrous bands that tether skin to underlying muscle; more prevalent in aged, sagging skin.


    CHEMABRASION or CHEMICAL PEEL – Use of chemicals on the face, which causes the top layers of skin to slough off, producing smoother, more youthful skin.


    COLLAGEN – Strong fibrous protein that holds all the body’s tissues together.


    COLUMELLA – Skin bridge separating the nostrils.


    COMPOSITE FACE-LIFT – Face-lifting technique in which the skin and fibrous/fatty layer are lifted as one unit.


    CONTOUR DEFORMITY – Defect in the skin, such as acne scars or wrinkles.


    CORRUGATOR MUSCLES – Group of muscles in the forehead that, when contracted, produce vertical “frown lines” between the eyebrows.


    COSMETIC CONTOURING – Reshaping the teeth with a slowly rotating grinding stone.


    COSMETIC DENTISTRY – A range of dental procedures that enhance the teeth’s appearance without necessarily improving their function.


    COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY – Procedures designed to enhance one’s appearance.


    CROW’S FEET – A series of horizontal lines at the outer corners of the eyes that usually appear only when a person smiles; also know as “laugh lines.”


    CYST – A non-cancerous lump that can form in the skin or any other bodily organ or tissue.

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    DERMABRASION – Facial sanding, or the use of an abrasive material to buff the top layers of skin, removing fine facial wrinkles and/or acne scars.


    DERMATOLOGIST – A medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin.


    DERMIS – The innermost layers of skin.


    DYNAMIC WRINKLES – Lines or creases in the skin that are only visible when the face is animated.

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    ECTROPION – Basset-hound appearance in which the lower eyelids are pulled down as a result of an eyelid-lift, laser peel, aging, or scarring.


    ELASTIN – Microscopic fibers in the skin that control the skin’s elasticity.


    ELECTROCOAGULATION – Controlling bleeding during surgery by heat-sealing blood vessels with a high-frequency electrical current.


    ENDOSCOPE – Tube-shaped probe fitted with a miniature video camera and tiny fiber-optic light source.


    ENDOSCOPY – Surgical technique that allows the surgeon to operate remotely through small incisions with the aid of a camera.


    EPIDERMIS – Outermost layers of skin.


    EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA – Spinal block that numbs the lower half of the body.


    EPINEPHRINE – Adrenaline.


    EXCISE – To surgically cut away tissue from the body.


    EXERCISE STRESS TEST – Diagnostic procedure that measures the heart’s activity during exercise and can detect heart disease.


    EXFOLIATE – To remove the outermost layer of skin cells.


    EYELID-LIFT – Surgery to tighten sagging, wrinkled, or hooded eyelids; also known as blepharoplasty.

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    FACE-LIFT – Operation that removes excess skin and tightens the lower half of the face.


    FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY – A specialist whose practice is limited to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, head and neck.


    FACIAL TUCK – A procedure performed after a facelift to provide additional tightening of facial tissues.


    FELLOWSHIP DOCTOR (Fellow) – A licensed physician who is participating in the highest level of training, after completion of an accredited residency.


    FIBREL – Wrinkle-filling substance derived from pig collagen.


    FLEXZAN – A sophisticated biomembrane that retains moisture, decreases pain, and hastens healing of surgical wounds.


    FOREHEAD-LIFT – A facial rejuvenation procedure that smoothes forehead furrows, lifts sagging eyebrows, and minimizes frown lines between the eyebrows.

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    GENERAL ANESTHESIA – The patient is put to sleep by an anesthetist or an anesthesiologist who monitors and controls vital signs (breathing, blood pressure, etc.).


    GLYCOLIC ACID – The most popular of the alpha-hydroxy acids; an ingredient in many skin-care products, glycolic acid is also used for ultralight chemical peels, also known as “lunch-time peels,” to rejuvenate facial skin.


    GRAFT – Living tissue that is transplanted from one part of the body to another, from one person to another person, or from an animal to a human.


    GYNECOMASTIA – An often transient condition in which one or both male breasts swell, usually due to a hormonal imbalance.

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    HAIR TRANSPLANTATION – Surgical transfer of hair bearing grafts to areas of baldness.HEMATOMA – Localized bleeding or blood clot under the skin.


    HERPES – One of various conditions that produce small, often painful skin blisters.


    HIGH LATERAL TENSION ABDOMINOPLASTY – Tummy tuck done through an incision across the lower belly angling sharply upward at the sides.


    HYDROQUINONES – A class of chemicals used in skin bleaches.


    HYPERTROPHIC SCAR – A thick, wide scar.

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    INJECTABLE FILLERS – Material that is implanted or injected beneath the skin’s surface to plump up lines, wrinkles, creases, and depressions, or to make the lips fuller.


    IMPONDERABLE – An unforeseen event.

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    JOWLS – Loose skin and excess fat that hang off the sides of the lower jaw.

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    KELOID – An enlarged scar that extends beyond the boundaries of the original injury or incision site.


    LASER PEEL – A facial rejuvenation technique that uses a pulsed carbon dioxide laser to vaporize outer skin layers and tighten the underlying collagen.


    LASER SURGERY – The use of an intensified beam of light to vaporize tissue.


    LIDOCAINE – The most commonly used local anesthetic.


    LIP AUGMENTATION – An autologous fat transplant or implant into the lips to make them more plump.


    LIPOSUCTION – A procedure that removes excess fat by suctioning it out of the body; also know as “lipectomy,” “liposculpture” and “lipoplasty.”


    LIQUID SILICONE – An injectable filling agent that was used in the past but is now illegal due to serious safety concerns.


    LOCAL ANESTHESIA – Anesthetic agents administered into or onto the tissues to be operated to numb them.

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    MALAR BONES – Cheekbones.


    MAMMOGRAPHY – A low-dose x-ray of the breasts designed to detect breast cancer.


    MAMMOPLASTY – Altering the size and shape of the breast.


    MASTECTOMY – Surgery to remove all the breast tissue.


    MASTOPLEXY – The breast lift operation.


    MELANIN – A pigment in the skin that protects the body from ultraviolet light.


    MELANOCYTE – A melanin-producing skin cell.


    MELANOMA – A potentially fatal form of skin cancer.


    MENTOPLASTY – Otherwise known as chin augmentation, this procedure involves building up the chin, often using an implant or the patient’s own bone.


    MICROABRASION – Removal of superficial stains from tooth enamel using a low-speed polishing tool.


    MICROPIGMENTATION – Cosmetic tattooing, such as permanent eyeliner.


    MILIA – Tiny whiteheads on the skin caused by clogged pores.


    MOLE – A non-cancerous tumor of the pigment-producing cells of skin; also known as nevus.

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    NASOLABIAL FOLDS – Deep vertical creases that run between the nostrils and the corners of the mouth. Also called “nasal-labial folds.”


    NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS – A class of drugs including ibuprofen, diflunisal, fenoprofen, and meclofenamate, which kills pain and reduces inflammation.OPHTHALMOLOGIST – A medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the eye.


    ORBITAL SEPTUM – A membrane within the eye socket that holds in place a series of protective fat pads.


    OTOLARYNGOLOGY – A field of medicine and surgery that deals with conditions of the nose, ears, head and neck, including plastic and reconstructive surgery.


    OTOPLASTY – Reshaping the cartilage of protruding ears.


    OUTPATIENT SURGERY – Any operation that allows the patient to go home in twenty-three hours or less; also known as “day surgery” and “ambulatory surgery.”

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    PARROT BEAK – A deformity in which abnormal fullness forms above the tip of the nose; also known as “polly beak.”


    PECTORALIS MUSCLE – A chest muscle responsible for moving the arm forward and inward.


    PERIORAL – The area around the mouth.


    PERIOSTEUM – A thin but strong layer of tissue that covers the bones.


    PHENOL PEEL – A deep chemical skin peel using carbolic acid.


    PHOTOAGING – Accelerated skin aging that results from the cumulative effects of unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.


    PLASTIC SURGEON – A specialist who practices plastic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body (face, breasts, abdomen, and so on).


    PLASTIC SURGERY – A field of surgery comprised of both cosmetic (aesthetic) and reconstructive procedures designed to enhance, restore and/or reconstruct body parts.


    PLATYSMAPLASTY – A surgical repair of the neck muscles that involves sewing the two ends of the muscles together, creating one continuous muscle instead of a pair of prominent cords (“turkey-gobbler neck”).


    PORCELAIN VENEERS – Custom-made porcelain shells that are attached to the front of teeth to make the smile whiter and more uniform.


    POWER BLEACHING – A strong tooth-whitening technique that combines home and office bleaching applications.

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    RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY – Procedures designed to restore the body to a “normal” state.


    RECTUS MUSCLES – The straight, vertically oriented abdominal muscles.


    REDUCTION MAMMOPLASTY – Reducing the size of the breast by removing excessive tissue.


    RESTRICTIVE GARMENT – A tight girdle that is worn after certain kinds of surgery to reduce swelling and bruising.


    RHINOPLASTY – A procedure used to change the width, size and/or shape of the nose (often combined with a septoplasty to improve breathing).


    RHYTIDECTOMY (the facelift operation) – The removal of excess skin and the tightening of sagging muscles and connective tissue in the face and neck.

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    SALINE BREAST IMPLANT – Silicone-rubber bag filled with salt-water used to enlarge the breasts; currently the only legal breast implant in the United States.


    SCALP FLAPS – A repositioning of large portions of hair-bearing skin to areas of baldness.


    SCLERODERMA – A rare autoimmune disease that can attack the skin and internal organs. Symptoms include ultrasensitivity to cold and hardening of the tissues.


    SCRUB NURSE – An operating room nurse who is cleansed and dressed appropriately to work within a sterile operating field.


    SEPTAL RECONSTRUCTION – A surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum severe enough to cause breathing problems.


    SEPTUM – The wall made of cartilage that separates the nostril chambers; when it is off the midline, it is called a “deviated septum.”


    SHINGLES – A skin infection that affects the nerves that supply specific areas of the skin. Also known as herpes zoster, shingles stems from the same virus that causes chickenpox.


    SKIN NECROSIS – A post-surgical complication in which skin cells die because they were robbed of their blood supply.


    SKIN RESURFACING – Any procedure that removes old skin to allow new, younger-looking skin to grow back in its place.


    SLIDING GENIOPLASTY – Surgical correction of a severely undersized chin by cutting the chin bone and moving it forward, backward, up, or down with metal plates and titanium screws.


    SPF (sun-protection factor) – A number that indicates the strength of a sunscreen or sun block; the higher a product’s number, the more protection it provides from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.


    STATIC WRINKLES – Lines or creases in the skin that are visible when the facial muscles are relaxed.


    SUBMALAR IMPLANTS – Pieces of solid silicone placed just under the cheekbones to plump up hollow cheeks.


    SUBPERIOSTEAL FACE-LIFT – A face-lifting technique that undermines the skin and all underlying tissues clear to the level of bone.


    SUBMENTAL LIPECTOMY – Surgery designed to eliminate a double chin.


    SUCTION LEPECTOMY – Reshaping the cartilage of protruding ears.


    SURGICAL REJUVENATION – Cosmetic surgery that makes people look like they did when they were younger.


    SURGICENTER – A freestanding medical facility where outpatient surgery is performed.

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    THIGH-LIFT – A surgical procedure that tightens sagging skin on the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both.


    TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL EYELID-LIFT – Lower eyelid-lift done through an incision inside the lid.


    TRICHLORACETIC ACID – A chemical used for light face peels; also known as TCA.


    TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION – A liposuction technique in which an epinephrine-containing anesthetic solution is first injected under the skin.


    TUMMY TUCK – An operation to flatten the protruding belly by removing excess skin and fat and, if necessary, sewing the abdominal muscles together to create an “inner girdle”; also known as abdominoplasty.


    TWILIGHT ANESTHESIA – The patient is heavily sedated during surgery and local anesthetics are used to eliminate pain in the operative sites.

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    ULTRAPULSED LASER – A specialized laser that delivers high energy light in tiny bursts.


    ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION (UAL) – A fat-suctioning technique in which ultrasonic waves are used to emulsify fat before it is vacuumed away.


    UNDERMINE – Lifting one layer of tissue from an underlying layer of tissue or bone.


    VASOCONSTRICTOR – Any drug whose main effect or side effect narrows blood vessels.


    ZOVIRAX – An antiviral drug used in the treatment and prevention of herpes breakouts.

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    The 411 On The Breast Augmentation (Boob Job) Procedure

    Breast augmentation to enlarge breasts has been the most popular cosmetic procedure every year since 2006. While there are women who request a breast reduction procedure each year, far more request a breast enlargement. Informally known as a boob job, here is some information about breast augmentation to help you with your decision on whether or not to have this procedure done.


    Saline vs. Silicone Gel Implants


    These are the two types of implants that are currently approved for breast augmentation. There is no perfect breast implant. You just have to decide what works best for you. You must be at least 22 years of age to request breast implant surgery which is thought to be due to the fact that by this age, the breasts should have fully grown.


    Silicone gel implants are usually the most popular breast implants used.


    1. Saline Implants


    These feature silicone rubber outer shells that are filled with saline (sterile salt water). Some consider saline implants to be just water balloons and feel like them too.


    Advantages of Saline Breast Implants


    Firstly, only a small incision is needed in order to insert the implant and then inflate it with saline. Secondly, if the implant raptures, this is much easier for a plastic surgeon to deal with than a gel implant.


    Disadvantages of Saline Breast Implants


    Saline implants feel less natural and the wrinkling of the implant is much more visible with saline than with a gel implant.


    2. Silicone Gel Implants          


    These feature silicone rubber outer shells that are filled with plastic gel. The gel and shell are made using variants of the same chemical.


    Advantages of Silicone Gel Breast Implants


    The advantages of this type of implant is that gel implants feel more natural than saline and there is less wrinkling of the gel implant.


    Disadvantages of Silicone Gel Breast Implants


    When the implant raptures, the gel will spread and the effects are still debatable compared to saline implant rapture which allows the body to easily absorb the salt water. Another disadvantage is that it requires a longer incision than the saline implant.


    Both saline and silicone gel implants can be created with textured or smooth surfaces. The implants can also be round or shaped although round implants are preferred by most cosmetic surgeons. Silicone is also a safe material to use and is used in various aspects of everyday life.


    Over or Under the Pectoralis Muscle


    The pectoralis muscle is the thick muscle found in the chest. Breasts grow over this muscle. For a breast implant cosmetic procedure, the implant can either be placed over the muscle or under the muscle by the plastic surgeon. However, for saline implants, it may be better to place it under the muscle since placing it over the muscle may lead to more wrinkles of the implant especially if it is a textured implant.


    Placing it under this muscle also allows for the blood supply to the nipple to be preserved since the nipple is connected to the blood vessels that penetrate this muscle. This will also allow for a possible future breast life to be much easier to perform than if the implant was placed on front of this muscle.


    However, the disadvantage of placing it under the muscle is that the implant may be able to bulge high up in the chest which gives off an unnatural breast look. Also, if the muscle contracts, it can cause the breasts to look flat which can be embarrassing.


    In order to place the implant, a pocket will be created for the implant under or over this pectoralis muscle.


    The plastic surgeon can create the incision for the implant anywhere such as around the breast area, under the armpit, on the abdomen, etc. Many plastic surgeons prefer making the incision along the breast crease so that the resulting scar is not very obvious as it would be with an incision made around the areola, the armpit, abdomen, etc.


    Before the procedure, a mammogram should be performed since having implants can affect mammogram results so a before mammogram is necessary upon which to base the results of later mammograms after the augmentation. A second mammogram may also be performed just before the surgical procedure.


    Aspirin should be stopped about a week before the procedure. Any birth control used should also be stopped about a month prior to the surgery to decrease the risk of blood clots.


    Before the surgery, the plastic surgeon will place a mark to show where he or she will place the pocket for the breast implant.


    After the breast augmentation procedure, a bra that is restrictive will be used to hold the sterile gauze in place. The plastic surgeon will then remove the stitches about a week after the procedure.


    The patient may return to work after two to seven days following the boob job. There will be severe pain for up to four days if the implant is placed under the pectoralis muscle. If the implant was placed over the muscle, there will be less pain.


    Exercise will be prohibited for up to three weeks post surgery to reduce the risk of bleeding. Upper body exercises can be resumed only after about six weeks post surgery.


    Boob Job Risks and Complications


    1. As with any procedure, there is always a risk of infection as well as bleeding after the breast augmentation.


    2. Blood clots may develop although many plastic surgeons try to minimize this risk.


    3. As with most procedures, there is always the risk of death.


    4. Breast augmentation specific risks include scarring around the implant. Since the implant will be considered a foreign object by the brain, the scarring around the implant is its attempt to isolate the implant from the rest of the body.


    5. This scarring will cause the implant to harden in about 15 percent of breast augmentation procedures causing deformed looking breasts in about 5 percent of these cases. Painful breasts can also result from this scarring in about 2 percent of these cases.


    6. The implants will wrinkle which is quite common especially if you use textured saline implants.


    7. Deflation of the implant may occur especially of you get very large implants.


    8. If worried about breast augmentation and breast feeding, do be aware that this is still possible after surgery. There may be some issues if the incision is made around the areola or if infection results.


    9. Bad implant positioning may become obvious after breast augmentation. Some implants may drift to the center or to the sides of the chest.


    10. While nipple sensation should remain normal after a boob job, there is always a risk that the nipples may have no sensation, decreased sensation or become overly sensitive.


    11. All breast implants block mammograms so an MRI is recommended for women with implants as an MRI will pick up the implant as well as other breast tissue. However, MRIs are ten times more expensive than mammograms and are usually not covered by insurance.


    Boob job price will vary from one plastic surgeon to another but the average cost for a breast augmentation is about $3,600 with about $1,000 extra for the saline implants and a bit more for silicone gel implants. Although how much the surgeon charges is important, it should really not be a determinant. Just because a surgeon charges $1,000 for breast implant surgery does not mean you should choose him or her because such a suspiciously low price will only result in more problems later.


    Breast Implant Removal


    Many women at a later time may decide to have the implants removed. Do be aware that the breast will not revert back to the original. Since skin stretches to accommodate the implant, when the implant is removed, the breast will be droopier and may have more stretch marks. A lot of the scar tissue that surrounded the implant will be removed by the surgeon but the surgical scars will still remain. The average price to remove breast implants is about $2,500.


    The 411 On Penis Enlargement Plastic Surgery

    When contemplating how to make your penis bigger, some men have turned to penis enlargement plastic surgery for this. This is a purely cosmetic procedure that is still controversial and is performed by some plastic surgeons or urologic surgeons. No matter how controversial, there is always a surgeon that is willing to perform any procedure including penis enlargement surgeries.


    There are many techniques that may be used by the plastic surgeon but the most common is to sever some of the ligaments that connect the underside of the pelvic bone to the penis. It is believed that about half to one-third of the penis is “hidden” inside your body so by doing away with some of these ligaments through cutting, much of your penis will be revealed which will give you the additional length you desire.


    Risks of Penis Enlargement Surgery


    Research stats show that penis enlargement plastic surgery has about a 70 percent dissatisfaction rate. Some of the drawbacks of this surgery besides bleeding and infection which is a risk factor with all surgical procedures, include the following which have led to many lawsuits against plastic surgeons from dissatisfied patients.



    1. Erectile dysfunction or complete loss of being able to have an erection.
    2. The ability to have an erect upward angle of the penis may be lost but this may not be such a huge concern for patients if they get the additional length they desire.
    3. Bad scarring including keloid scars that are common to all races but in particular to black and Asian people. Scarring can lead to a shorter penis when the scar tissue contracts over time.
    4. Fibrosis which is the thickening of the superficial vein of the penis which can affect the blood flow which is important for an erection amongst many things.
    5. Nerve injury may occur which can result in a decrease of penis sensation as well as penis activity.
    6. Another of the drawbacks that can occur with penis enlargement plastic surgery is edema which represents the temporary swelling of the skin.
    7. Seroma can also occur which represents a collection of serum underneath the skin.
    8. Sexual dysfunction is another drawback as well as further shortening of the penis that may result from complications of this penile surgery.

    Other drawbacks include bruising, the separation of the skin incisions, etc. This surgery as mentioned is still controversial and you need to think long and hard (no pun intended) before opting for this procedure since a lot of the techniques used are still experimental. In fact, according to the American Urological Association, many of the techniques and procedures used in penis enhancement surgery have not been conclusively proven through research studies to be completely safe and effective.


    The cost of penile enhancement surgery varies from about $3,000 to $10,000. The penis enlargement price is rather high when you consider the drawbacks and the fact that about 70 percent of patients are unhappy with their results as mentioned above.


    Other Information Regarding this Surgical Procedure



    • About 5 percent of men who undergo this procedure do not end up with any increased length whether erect or flaccid.
    • In most cases, the penis is not really lengthened but just pulled further out of the body and additional length will vary based on the patient’s anatomy. Results range from about ½” to 2” but it is not possible to determine how much additional length you will have once your penis is “pulled out” of your body prior to the surgery.

    With all these drawbacks as well as the mere thought and expense associated with penis enlargement plastic surgery, many men are looking to other methods especially natural methods to increase penis size. One such safe and effective method is the penis enhancement exercise program found in the Penis Advantage manual. The exercises actually encourage new cells to grow in the penis corpora cavernosa, which will cause your penis to lengthen and thicken permanently.  All this while being a safe and natural method to enlarge your member. For more information on this effective method, click here.



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    The 411 On Male Breast Reduction Surgery

    Informally known as“moobs”, man breasts are an embarrassment for many men who have large breasts who usually ensure that they remain covered up even on the beach. The growth of breasts is quite common in men. It is just not talked about as much because of the embarrassment associated with this condition which causes men with this issue to hide it. If you are embarrassed as a man for having breasts and wish to correct this issue, here is some helpful information on male breast reduction surgery, male breast reduction costs, etc.


    Men Breast Reduction


    It is normal for women to have the male hormone testosterone and it is also common for men to have the female hormone estrogen. Breast growth in men which is known as gynecomastia happens at puberty in about half of the male population. Male breast growth occurs because of an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen.


    These breasts that grow in men may go away on their own as the man gets older but they can also start growing again especially as testosterone starts to decline as the aging process begins. Breast growth in men can also be the result of certain drugs that mess up the hormones. Certain conditions may also cause breast growth such as AIDS, alcohol abuse, thyroid disease, etc.


    When the large breasts remain for about two years which may mean that the breasts are permanent, men breast reduction surgery may be necessary. After surgery, it can be a great relief to the man as the embarrassment and shyness concerning his body and having breasts is done away with.


    Male Breast Reduction Surgery Risks and Complications


    1. The risk of bleeding is greater with this cosmetic procedure due to the operation occurring over an active muscle. This risk is always present for up to three weeks after the male breast reduction surgery.


    2. The need for a touch up procedure after the surgery is increased with this procedure either to remove more breast tissue or to create a much smoother result.


    3. Inverted nipples could result or loss of the nipple or blistering of the nipple.


    Male Breast Reduction Cost


    The men breast reduction cost is on average about $3,500 but can be as much as $7,000. Male breast reduction cost will vary from one surgeon to another but the cost should never be a determining factor when choosing a surgeon. The skill level of the surgeon is one of the most important factors.


    Before the breast reduction for men surgery is scheduled, the breast tissue will be evaluated to ensure that no disease is causing the male breast growth.


    Liposuction is currently used to treat gynecomastia through an incision or incisions made on the areola. If the man has very large breasts, the incision is made outside the areola which results in larger and more visible scars.


    After liposuction, the breast tissue is then also removed. If there is any excess skin, a second procedure may be required to remove the excess skin. However, the skin usually shrinks after the male breast reduction surgery.


    After the surgery, a dressing is placed over the area and a tight fitting vest is used. After being taken to the recovery room where the man will remain for about two or three hours, he will be sent home. This vest will be worn for a month or so.


    After a week, the stitches will be removed. Swelling and bruising will last about two weeks but the man can return to work after a week.


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    The 411 On Anti-Aging Food

    Many people especially women are concerned about aging and the wrinkles that come along with that. There are many ways to slow the process of aging and prevent premature aging without turning to cosmetic surgery. The following are some of the anti aging foods that will help your if this is a concern for you.


    Using anti aging food is one of the best ways to age gracefully without turning to surgery (not that there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery if done properly – hello Jane Fonda!).


    Two Main Aging Accelerants


    Premature aging is mainly caused by the following two processes;


    1. Inflammation resulting from the immune system’s defense against body threatening agents that enter the body from food you eat, what you drink, air you breathe, etc. When the immune system is engaged in fighting these toxins, it creates inflammation which causes swelling, redness and heat. Inflammation while helping to fight off these damaging agents also causes damage of its own such as wrinkles and scarring.


    The more toxins you allow into your body the more inflammation you will have to deal with leading to premature aging.


    2. Oxidation is another part of the toxins you allow into your body from food, drink, pollution, etc. Fighting off these toxins by the immune system creates free radicals. Free radicals are cell and tissue damaging highly reactive and unstable molecules that speed up the process of aging as they try to frantically stabilize themselves. As free radicals try to stabilize themselves, they will take electrons from healthy cells and tissues which damages the healthy cells and creates more free radicals.


    There are many ways to fight off inflammation and oxidation and halt premature aging. One of the best ways is with the use of anti aging food.


    #1 Anti-Aging Food – Antioxidants


    In order to halt the destructive processes caused by free radicals and also reduce or eliminate inflammation, nature created antioxidants which are commonly found in food and can prevent the harm caused by free radicals. This can help stop premature aging and create healthy cells and tissues which is important as we age.


    Top 3 Antioxidants


    While the body produces some of its own antioxidants, they are nothing compared to the free radical fighting power of antioxidants found in food. The top 3 choices for antioxidants that you need to start including in your diet include;


    1. Beta Carotene


    Foods that are excellent sources of beta carotene include dark green vegetables and bright orange fruits and vegetables. These include carrots, kale, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, mustard greens, etc.


    2. Vitamin C


    Great sources of vitamin C include grapefruit, papaya, oranges, chile peppers, cantaloupe, green bell pepper, etc.


    3. Vitamin E


    Vitamin E may be a little more difficult to obtain and add to your diet compared to beta carotene and vitamin C, mainly because a lot of vitamin E is found in foods with high fat content that we should be trying to avoid. Good sources of vitamin E include sunflower seeds, almonds, wheat germ, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc.


    The best source of the antioxidants is by eating the actual foods. While you can use supplements, you may not benefit as much especially if you consume too much of a particular antioxidant which can cause it to stop the effectiveness of other antioxidants. Antioxidant containing foods contain the proper amounts and mix of antioxidants to benefit you the most.


    If you do decide to incorporate the above anti aging food into your diet, you should also ensure that you try to limit or eliminate alcohol, smoking, access to chemical pollutants, processed foods, sunlight without using sunscreen, etc. While there is nothing wrong with cosmetic surgery, you can still try to halt premature aging by adopting various habits and behaviors first and postponing for as long as possible the need for plastic surgery.


    Click Here To Discover The 101 Foods That Fight Aging


    Steps On How To Remove A Keloid Scar


    Scarring is a normal part of life since scars are the way the body responds to any sort of injury to the body. Any form of healing leaves behind scars and while most people heal with good quality scars which are not a bother, for some people scarring can be very troublesome including the development of keloids. If keloids are a problem for you, here are some tips on how to remove a keloid scar.


    What are keloids?


    Keloids represent an error in the normal healing process which results in thick raised scars in the place where the injury occurred. These tumors of the scar tissue result from the production of excessive amounts of connective tissue (collagen), a thickened top layer of the skin as well as a great deal of blood vessels in this area.


    Keloids can have smooth edges or clawlike fingers that extend beyond the edges of the injury site. They can be oval, round, oblong, etc.


    Although keloids can affect anyone, they are most common in people with dark skin and frequently occur in those younger than 30 years of age. While the causes of keloids are not fully understood, scarring in this way is thought to be inherited so if you have a tendency to develop of keloids, it is generally recommended to avoid unnecessary procedures such as piercings, cosmetic procedures, etc.


    Keloids are usually simply a cosmetic issue. They are not a medical issue although having plenty of them all over the body or face can be disfiguring. Some can also be painful or itch. There are some methods on how to remove a keloid scar that can work including the following;


    Keloid removal surgery can be used to cut out the keloid but it is important to remember that this will not prevent another keloid scar from developing. But a surgeon can reduce the risk of another keloid developing after keloid surgery by injecting the area with cortisteroids or interferon, radiation therapy, etc.


    Keloid removal surgery can include the use of a laser to shrink the blood vessels in the area which helps to thin the scar, reduce redness and alter the texture of the skin to a softer and more pliable texture.


    Keloid surgery may also involve the use of cryosurgery (cryo means cold) which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the keloid scar, destroy the skin cells and reduce the scar. This is one of the most effective surgical procedures on how to remove a keloid scar.


    There are many other surgical procedures that can be used to reduce a keloid scar besides the above.


    2. Specialized dressings


    If you are not ready for keloid removal surgery, you may opt for the use of specialized dressings made of silicone or nonsilicone sheets that are used to cover the keloid after applying a silicone cream, vitamin E, a steroid, etc. This dressing helps to keep the keloid scar moist and the application of pressure through the use of the dressing may help reduce the scar and prevent the formation of new scars. The pressure also makes it more difficult for the collagen fibers in the scar to bind together which can help to thin the scar out.


    These are just a few of the procedures on how to remove a keloid scar that may work for you. As always, prevention is better than treatment so if you are predisposed to keloid scarring, avoid all unnecessary procedures that lead to scarring.


    For effective home remedies for keloids that may also work for you, you may want to get your hands on The Scar Solution which is a guide on natural scar removal methods without the need for expensive doctor visits. Find out more about this bestselling holistic guide on the natural removal of various scars including keloids by clicking here.


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    Should I Get Breast Implants?

    While the breast augmentation procedure with breast implants has been the most popular cosmetic procedure for several years now and most women who get this procedure report being happier, more confident, etc, it is still important to ask yourself if you are considering this procedure “Should I get breast implants?” There are many questions you should ask yourself and things to keep in mind before you go through with this procedure including;



    1. Why do you want this procedure? Are you doing this for yourself or someone else? Do you think that your life will change because of this procedure? There are many right and wrong reasons to have this procedure and hopefully you want to get breast implants for the right reasons.
    2. How shall you pay for the boob job procedure? This is an expensive procedure. While you can certainly get this financed if you don’t have the money, going into debt for breast implants is something you have to seriously think about. Another aspect of money is that you simply don’t want to choose a surgeon simply because he or she quoted you a cheap price for the procedure. While you don’t want to spend too much on the procedure, you also don’t want the price to be the only factor when selecting a surgeon.
    3. Another thing to consider if you are asking yourself “Should I get breast implants?” is that if you are not prepared for needing a second or third breast job, you should not get breast implants. After recovering from the first procedure once the breast implants have been given time to settle, you will be better able to tell whether you will need more procedures. Needing further surgery is not unusual and it is not just for those who had a botched boob job.
    4. In addition, due to normal wear and tear and the type of implants used, you will probably require surgery to remove the old implants and put in new ones a decade or so after your initial boob job procedure which is something to keep in mind.
    5. If you are unwilling to accept risks such as a loss of breast or nipple sensation, you should not get breast implants.
    6. Do not have unrealistic expectations. If your current breasts are widely spaced, even after breast implants especially if they are placed underneath the breast muscle, you will still have widely spaced breasts.
    7. You will be required to get a mammogram before the procedure and soon after the procedure because having breast implants makes it difficult to test for breast cancer and these mammograms before and after the procedure help to set benchmarks for future exams.
    8. If you have a family history of breast cancer which means that your risk of breast cancer will be high, you may want to opt for breast implants placed underneath the breast muscle which provides less interference with the mammogram than implants placed over the muscle.
    9. It is important to remember that you will not be able to exercise for a month or so after the procedure.
    10. Lifelong follow-up after the procedure will be required so make sure you find out from your surgeon whether he or she charges for these follow-up visits and how often you need to follow-up.
    11. Breast implants will take some getting used to. They will initially feel strange or too big so be patient with yourself and your new breasts.

    These are just a few points to consider if you are asking yourself “Should I get breast implants?” Even if you get implants and end up being unhappy with them, you can always change your mind. Breast implant removal surgery is another procedure that many women opt for each year so getting breast implants does not have to be permanent.



    Plastic Surgery Risks And Complications

    While plastic surgery has the potential to improve your appearance and help get rid of your low self esteem regarding your appearance if there is a particular feature that bothers you, it is still subject to many risks and complications. The following are some of the risks and complications associated with cosmetic surgery.


    Plastic Surgery Risks and Complications You Need To Be Aware Of


    1. The risk of death is always presents with ANY surgical procedure. Depending on the type of procedure, this risk is either increased or decreased. For instance the risk of death is much greater with liposuction then the risk during a cosmetic surgical procedure like ear reshaping. Also the risk is increased or decreased depending on whether you use a board certified plastic surgeon or other medical professionals like dermatologists, etc.


    2. For any surgical procedure there is always the risk the viruses, bacteria and fungi can lead to patient infection, although the surgeon should do all he can to limit this risk through procedures to eliminate germs and so forth.


    3. There is always a risk of excessive bleeding especially after the surgical procedure that can create a medical emergency. Some bleeding is normal during the surgery and some procedures like rhinoplasty may have some normal oozing after the procedure that should decipate after a day or two.


    4. Blood clots may develop in the legs during the surgical procedure and travel to the lungs increasing the risk that may be fatal of pulmonary embolism.


    5. The risk of scars is also present. The surgeon may do all he can to minimize the resulting scars but it all depends on a patient’s genes. If you have keloid skin for instance, despite the surgeon’s best efforts, you will probably develop the raised scars that are common with keloids that can grow to any size.


    6. Nausea and vomiting may result.


    How To Reduce the Risk of Complications


    While the surgeon should definitely perform various tasks to reduce the risk of complications from the plastic surgery, some things you can do include;


    * Taking steps to improve your health prior to surgery


    * Stop smoking and/or excessive alcohol consumption.


    * Get a thorough physical exam prior to the procedure.


    * Try to avoid using a surgeon who only operates in his office especially if the blood loss expected is more than a pint. Being in a hospital will be a better setting to address any complications should they arise.


    See How To Select A Plastic Surgeon for more information