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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty regarding beauty and aesthetics in all the sense of the word. It can be divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic.

Reconstructive surgery is the branch of the plastic surgery which allows patients to find their beauty again after an event or a disease that had repercutions in their corporal images.
Cosmetic surgery is the branch that improves the appearance of a part of the body with which a patient is not fully satisfied with. Both of these techniques are used throughout the world to help people.

Patients can now find their true beauty in Colombia, through cosmetic or reconstructive surgery at lower prices than in the United States.

Traveling patients can save 20 to 70% in comparison to local prices. Whether you need to improve some aspect of your anatomy or reconstruct a part of the body damaged by some unfortunate event or illness, in Colombia you’ll find the best service.

Now you can choose any of the procedures we offer and start a big change in your appearance and in your life saving money in the process.

Abdominoplasty

What is it?

Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”, is a procedure to reduce and firm the abdomen that is usually made in patients after pregnancy or major weight loss.

The excess skin and fat is removed and the abdominal wall muscles are stretch and reposition. Our professionals will let you know if you need to combined this procedure with with liposuction for better results.

Duration: between 2 to 4 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: It depends on the duration of surgery.
Side effects: Pain and temporary swelling, purple spots on the skin. Temporary sensitivity decrease.
Recovery: Return to normal activities: 1 to 2 weeks.
Exercise: Depends on every particular case.
Fading of scars: 6 months to 1 year.

Augmentation Mammoplasty

What is it?

Augmentation mammoplasty or breast augmentation, is a procedure to increase the size of the breast using implants, which are placed usually behind the pectoral muscle through a small incision in the areola for to achive a better shape or improve breast asymmetry.

Is a procedure that can also restore breast volumen after pregnacy or major weight loss.

Duration: 1-2 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Usually ambulatory.
Side Effects: Temporary pain or swelling. There may be a transiently decreased sensation in the nipples.
Mammography requires a particular technique but it can be done for anual screening without problem.
Recovery: 1 week.
Exercise: Depends the type of activity. This will be discussed in your consultation.
Physical contact: 1 month.

Bichectomy

What is it?

Also known as buccal fat removal, is a small surgical procedure that allows a better appearance of the aesthetics of the face by slimmering the cheeks by the resection of a structure of the facial anatomy known as Bichat fat bags.

The procedure helps highlighting the cheekbones and the jaw.

Duration: from 30 to 45 minutes.
Anesthesia: Local.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory. A soft diet and cold liquids are recommended during the first postoperative day.
SideEffects: Minimal. Sometimes swelling of the cheeks the first 48 hours after the procedure.
Recovery: 24 to 48 hours.
Physical contact: Two weeks.

Blepharoplasty

What is it?

Also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that allows to improve the apparence of the eyelid by removing fat bags and excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids, eliminating the onset of fatigue. It is used to improve the appearaence or to solve functional problems.

Duration: 1-2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local or general, depending on the patient.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side Effects: Swelling and minor bruising. Excessive tearing and sensitivity to light during the first week.
Recovery: 7-10 days.
Contact lenses: Two weeks or more.
Exercise: 3 weeks.
The disappearance of bruising and swelling: 1-2 weeks

Brachioplasty

What is it?

Arm lift or brachioplasty is an operation to treat flaccidity and excess skin and fat that droops downward on the inner side of the arms.

This procedure tightens the underlying supportive tissue that define the shape of the arm.
Due to fluctations in weight and growing older, this part of the arm can have sagging appearence and when this is pronounced, there is no treatment that is effective except surgery.

Duration: 2-3 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side Effects: Pain the first 48 hours and swelling of the operated part.
Recovery: 7 days.
Exercise: 1 month after the procedure.
Fading of scars: 6 months to 1 year.

Breast Reconstruction

What is it?

Reconstructive surgery is not just one procedure but is a set surgical techniques that helps women who have undergone a mastectomy (total or partial) to recover the appearance of the breasts and, that way, improve life quality.

There are many techniques to achieve this goal and the decision of which to use is made by you and one of our profesional after the consultation.

Duration: Depends on the technique used.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: It depends on each case.
Side effects: Depends on the technique used.
Recovery: Return to normal activities: 7-14 days.
Exercise: 2 to 3 months.

Cruroplasty

What is it?

Also know as surgery of the thighs, is the surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and fat of the inner portion of the thighs to improve the shape and texture of the legs. The goal of this surgery is to get firm thighs, without laxity cutaneous and well shaped.

The procedure is usually performed in patients with sagging thighs or after major weight loss.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: 1 day.
Side Effects: Sensation of pressure and swelling.
Recovery: 3 weeks.
Exercise: 2 months.

Facial Lift

What is it?

Rhytidectomy or facelift, is the surgical procedure used to improve visible signs of aging.

The surgery is performed through a small incision on the hairline and behind the hairline slightly above the temple.

Duration: 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local or general.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side Effects: Bruising and swelling.
Recovery: 2 weeks.

Gluteoplasty

What is it?

The gluteoplasty is a procedure that improves the size and shape of the gluteal area. Many different techniques are use depending of the case.

Procedures include buttock implants, liposuction or lipoinjection or a combination.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side Effects: Discomfort the first 48 hours.
Recovery: 2 weeks.
Exercise: Depends of the technique.

Liposuction

What is it?

Is a procedure that removes specific deposits of fat by the use of a suction technique. Fat obtained can be injected into places that need volume increased like buttocks, chin and lips. Sometimes is used in combination with other surgical procedures.

This procedure is done in patients with a stable body weight that have too much body fat in specific areas of the body.

Duration: 2 to 4 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: This procedure is ambulatory, but when used in combination with other techniques, may require 1 or 2 days of hospitalization.
Side effects: Pain the first week after the procedure.
Recovery: 10 days to 2 weeks.
Exercise: 4 to 6 weeks.
Total recovery: 4 to 6 months.

Mastopexy

What is it?

Also known as breast lift, is a procedure for that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tighting the surrounded tissue achieving an harmonic shape and conture. Sometimes is combine with breast implants for a better result.

This procedure usually reshape also the form and size of the areola.

Mastopexy is recommended in women that have loss skin elasticity as a result of breastfeeding, aging, pregnancy and major weight loss.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory but depends of the case.
Side Effects: Pain and temporarily decreased sensation in the nipples.
Recovery: 1 week.
Exercise: 6 weeks.
Fading of scars: 6 months to 1 year.

Mentoplasty

What is it?

Chin surgery or mentoplasty, is a procedure to reshape the chin increasing or decreasing its projection level, improving the shape and harmony of the face. Sometimes the use of an implant helps to achieve this goal.

The surgery is performed through a small incision in the mouth and moves to cut the bone.

Duration: 1 hour.
Anesthesia: Local or general.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side effects: Discomfort and swelling.
Recovery: 1 week.

Otoplasty

What is it?

Also known as ear surgery, is a procedure that improves the shape, position or proportion of the ears.

Duration: 2-3 hours.
Anesthesia: Local or general.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side Effects: Swelling is the usual sympton. This procedure is not very painful.
Recovery: 5 days.

Reduction Mammoplasty

What is it?

Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is the procedure that removes breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to correct breast fall further reducing the size of the mammary gland.

This procedure is performed in women with physical and emotional discomfort associated with excessively large breasts (macromastia).

Duration: 3 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side effects: Pain and swelling the first 5 days after the procedure. Temporary sensitivity decrease.
Recovery: 7 days.
Exercise: 4 to 6 weeks.

Rhinoplasty

What is it?

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, is a procedure used to improve the proportions of the nose by reducing or increasing its size or reshaping some specific area in order to achieve facial harmony.

Duration: 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: General.
Hospitalization: Ambulatory.
Side effects: Swelling and sometimes bruising around the eyes and nose.
Recovery: 1 week.
Exercise: 2 to 3 weeks.