FAQs

Q?

Does the plastic surgery leave scars?

A.

Whenever skin is cut a scar appear. The techniques used in plastic surgery suggest that the less visible scar is made by the extremely careful handling of the skin, thin and inert sutures, location of the incisions in the natural folds or along the lines of skin tension.

Despite this, the last word belongs to the biology of each patient, looking in some cases the thickening of the scar (keloid), darkening of the same (hyperpigmentation), or marking the stitches.

Q?

Could there be any complications in plastic surgery?

A.

As with any surgical act, however small it may seem, there is always the risk of complications. General, infections, bruising, bleeding, and individuals for each type of operation.

Q?

Is there pain in the plastic surgery?

A.

Pain is a subjective symptom, and as such may be linked to emotional states and idiosyncrasies of each patient, but in general, yes, there is pain, depending on the type of surgery in the vast majority of cases, but it is controlled by Common painkillers.

Q?

Are there risks in general anesthesia?

A.

There is no zero risk in medicine; Risks of anesthetic accident are minimized by taking precautions such as proper medical history and conducting blood tests, cardiovascular evaluations and considerations deriving from it by competent anesthetist.

Q?

Are there risks in local anesthesia?

A.

Same considerations that with general anesthesia. We add that if intravenous sedation is needed an anesthesiologist must intervene, enhancing the action of local anesthesia.

Q?

What is the difference between Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery?

A.

Plastic Surgery as a specialization encompasses a lot of procedures that seek to shape and mold the human body while improving or restoring function.
The basic classification cover two types of surgeries performed: Aesthetic and reconstructive.

Cosmetic or aesthetic Surgery: process by which it is intended that normal physical shape approaches to beauty parameters governing the specific patient. In other words seeking to "embellish" the patient.

Reconstructive Surgery: process by which it seeks to restore the altered form or the function toward normal parameters. These disturbances may be congenital or acquired.

Q?

Plastic surgery, vanity or health?

A.

Progress in both anesthetic and surgical techniques have allowed the modification with safety of the external configuration of the patients and adjusting them to the standards of beauty of each place. It has been found that when they are more comfortable with their body increases security in themselves, self-image is strengthened by allowing the individual adequate projection in its environment. These factors are so important that the World Health Organization (WHO) expanded the health definition to "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.

By opting for a cosmetic surgery you must deal with two aspects: On the one hand guilt generated by an ambivalent society that qualifies as emotionally unstable whom want to change their appearance and on the other hand requires from the person a great physical presence. Moreover, it is essential to clearly understand the possibilities for changing that can offer surgery and to have realistic expectations about the results as each individual body has limitations as provided by its configuration and metabolism.

It is essential discuss all these aspects with your plastic surgeon at the time of consultation.

Q?

What is silicone?

A.

It is a family of chemical compounds synthesized for the first time in 1938. It is derived from quartz rock and when heated in the presence of coal produces elemental silicon. Depending on subsequent chemical processes, the silicone can take a variety of physical forms including oil and solid gel.

Its versatility has been successfully used in many everyday products. Such is the case of hair sprays, lipsticks, sunscreens and moisturizers. Given its low reactivity has been widely used in the pharmaceutical industry in making capsules for ease of ingestion of some medications, antacids under the designation methicone. There are over 1000 medical products in which the silicone is a component. It is also a substance commonly used as a lubricant on the inner surface of the syringes and bottles for preserving blood derivatives, and intravenous medications. Pacemakers, heart valves and silicone coatings Norplant. There are also implantable devices such as silicone artificial breast or joints (knees, hips), catheters for chemotherapy or for hydrocephalus, drainage systems, and testicular implants.

Breast prostheses

There are a variety of commercially available prostheses. There are two aspects to consider in the prosthesis cover and padding.

The cover

All available prostheses are made of silicone. Its surface can be completely smooth (smooth prostheses) or a framework (textured prosthesis).

Topping up

As filler, prostheses have the possibility of silicone gel and saline. Among the first there are prosthetics that come with a fixed and completely sealed volume and variable volume or inflatable prosthesis.

There is also a combination of these two substances which are double lumen prosthesis as they bring a fixed volume of silicone and a reservoir of saline solution which by filling allows progressive changes in volume.