Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to flatten and tone the abdomen. The procedure usually consists of:
* Removing excess skin and fatty tissues from the abdominal area.
* Reducing muscle flaccidity by joining the muscles of the abdomen.
* Relocation of the belly button, if necessary.

The result is a flat, smooth, toned and firm abdomen.

In addition, this procedure can be incorporated within other surgeries to enhance the results, such as mammoplasty, cruroplasty, brachioplasty, gluteoplasty and/or liposculpture.

Why Consider Tummy Tuck?

Excess skin and sagging caused by weight loss and after the pregnancy can be uncomfortable and causes problems in ones self-esteem. The abdominoplasty restores the firmness of the belly and eliminates excess skin, having the flat stomach you want.

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Cruroplasty: get your legs back, toned and smooth

Cruroplasty: get your legs back, toned and smooth

The laxity of the skin and the fat accumulated within the inner side of thigh happens to be one of the most annoying characteristics in the body, as it not only has aesthetic alterations, but also functional alterations such as walking discomfort, friction, sweating and irritation of the skin.

When exercise is not enough to tone your thighs, cruroplasty is a solution to regain smooth and firm legs. This procedure is also recognized as ‘Leg Lifting’ because it is a surgical technique that seeks to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing the fatty tissue and the excess skin on the inner side of the thighs.

So, who is a candidate for a thigh lift?
People who experience excessive sagging due to heavy weight loss and tissue deterioration overtime.
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What is a Mommy Makeover?

What is a Mommy Makeover?

👨‍⚕There have been some general concepts in the procedures of plastic surgery which have consisted in interventions that have been devised to recover the figure of a woman after her pregnancy.

In addition, the concept most brought up is specifically the
💁 ‘Mommy Makeover’.

This procedure consists of three surgeries that aim to regain shape and firmness of the breasts while also achieving a flat abdomen and the removal of the excess fat tissue from the thigh, hips and lower abdomen.

👀Let’s look at the procedures that are performed, which are the following:

📍Mammoplasty: indicated to lift the sagging breasts of women after pregnancy and lactation.

📍Abdominoplasty: The purpose is to restore the firmness and healthy appearance of the abdomen, eliminating all the excess tissue in the area.

📍Liposculpture: the fat is extracted and the body is molded to obtain harmonious proportions and a sculpted body.

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If you decide to do it, do it well

If you decide to do it, do it well

The recommendations that I give to you as a doctor for the immediate postoperative surgery are very important, so I want to publicly clarify that:

1. I do not agree that other professionals, other than my team, manipulate my patients in the immediate postoperative period. We are responsible for 20 days to give you the care that you deserve, everything has a medical reason and responsibility.
2. I do not order my patients more than one lymphatic drainage a day, do not waste your time and money believing that 2 or more massages will help you recover faster, this is a myth, it is not true.
3. Neither my work team nor the recovery house is authorized to prescribe any medications, only I, your treating doctor can prescribe them at the medical appointment.
4. In my protocol for lymphatic drainage the use of oils is not authorized, it is proven that it increases the risk of skin infections.
5. If you live outside of Colombia and in your control I advise you to stay because I believe that I should continue to accompany you in your post-surgery, please follow my recommendations.

Please follow strictly the recommendations of your doctor and not your friend, and / or team of other professionals, your treating doctor is me, Dr. Villalobos, and only I am in the capacity to resolve doubts. Do not be influenced and end up making bad decisions that compromise your health and results of surgery. We are here as a team to help you. Thank you for putting your trust in my team and myself.

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Cicatrization in plastic surgery

Cicatrization in plastic surgery

Any type of surgical practice which involves cutting the skin surface, will generate a process of replacement due to the loss of tissue called scarring. The human tissue replaced is not 100% accurate, there is still a loss for that reason, which is 70% tissue of similar characteristics called scar tissue.

The final appearance of a scar depends on the patient's intrinsic factors such as skin characteristics, color, texture, elasticity, hydration etc., in addition to the individual genetic predisposition that is developed during the healing process. Extrinsic factors also affect the outcome of a scar such as the location of the incision, the presence of previous lesions in the area, infections, degree of tension of the sutures, wound direction and last but certainly not least because of its importance is the unforeseen reactions of the skin to suture materials used.

The factors described above can be controlled, but there are others that knot and the result of a scar frequently do not depend on the surgeon, not even on the same patient.

This is what makes your honesty during the consultation and before the surgery so important, and that you respond with sincerity to the questions that your doctor makes because the surgeon gathers enough information that will helps us give you the best results during the procedure.

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Get rid of the armpit's fat

Get rid of the armpit's fat

When a person gains weight the whole body feels it, even the armpits. Despite exercise and diets, eliminating the chubbiness that is accumulated from the armpits is very difficult because of their location and also the genetics is sometimes stronger than any desire to change appearance.

However, I have good news: liposuction is a procedure that allows you to extract accumulated fatty tissue from a specific area, which means that, using the lipolaser technique, for example, you can get rid of these annoying rolls.

During your postoperative, you must change your eating habits and adapt a routine of exercises that help to conserve the results you have obtained and you'll begin to take notice that your health also benefits from these new changes.

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Lipolaser: a body definition technique

Lipolaser: a body definition technique

Liposuction has been one of the most acclaimed procedures due to its results and the improvement of the obvious appearance.

Due to the technological advances, the lipolaser has been proclaimed as one of the most requested techniques of the last times Why? It is a high precision procedure that, unlike liposuction that is based on destroying fat for your aspiration, but liquefies the fat by direct contact with the laser allowing the aspiration much easier.

However, this technique is indicated for small amounts of adipose tissue and reach the sites where the conventional liposuction instrument would not reach.

In this way, the results obtained are much more firm, body definition, reduction of cellulite, attenuation of flaccidity and with a minor trauma since it is minimally invasive.

As any surgical procedure requires postoperative care by the patient that influence the final results of the operation.

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Patient's question: Will I lose a cup size once swelling goes away after Breast Augmentation?

Patient's question: Will I lose a cup size once swelling goes away after Breast Augmentation?

Many of my patients are satisfied with the size of their breasts when their surgery has been recent and they wonder, with concern if when the swelling passes, will they lose the results that they have obtained.

However, because the recovery time after a breast augmentation varies from one patient to another, most of the swelling decreases between the third and sixth week. Once that time passes, it is very unlikely that if the surgery has been successful, you will lose such a volume in a cup size, which is a lot.

What is most expected is that the result is very close to what the patient can perceive once she has left her surgery. What does change is the position of the implants, since they tend to descend and locate correctly once the trauma has passed. I recommend a lot of patience and willingness to face the postoperative period to visualize the desired results.

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I invite you to get to know a little bit more about my professional career

I invite you to get to know a little bit more about my professional career

When I decided to specialize myself as a plastic surgeon, the most important thing for me was (and still is) the safety of my patients. This is the main reason my education has been based on being the vanguard, know the advances of the profession and master the latest techniques to provide the best results.

My academic training began at the Universidad Libre de Cali, where I graduated as a doctor and surgeon. Then, in 1993, I advanced to my specialization in General Surgery at the Post Graduation Carlos Chagas Institute in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and later I qualified as a reconstructive plastic surgeon and hand in the Fluminense Federal University in the same city in 2004.

I am currently an active member of the Colombian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a scientific medical entity that groups plastic surgeons duly trained and certified with academic programs endorsed by universities in Colombia or abroad.

I do what I am passionate about and wouldn’t change that for anything. I am properly trained to answer all your concerns and perform the procedures that you can inform yourself about on my website www.haroldvillalobos.co

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BBL - Preparation and Recovery

BBL - Preparation and Recovery

Enlargement and lifting of the buttocks is a popular procedure that seeks to improve the size and shape of the patient's gluteus. The most common procedure is referred to as the BBL, known for its acronym in English, which is an ideal option that targets to achieve a fuller and rounder derriere.

Preparation is key when it comes to achieving excellent and optimal results. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  1. Get all your medical checkups and exams.
  2. Do not smoke nor drink alcohol 5 to 7 weeks before the procedure because these substances can affect your healing process.
  3. Follow the indications regarding the consumption of medicines, some may be prohibited.
  4. Wear loose clothing and do not wear jewelry or anything of value on the day of your operation.

To achieve a speedy and healthy recovery, always keep these tips in mind:

  1. After surgery symptoms such as swelling, numbness, pain and bruising in the area of ​​the operation are normal. The swelling can take months to heal but the medications will help ease the pain.
  2. Most patients can walk again the next day.
  3. It is important to follow the indications promptly as to the times that you can remain seated, as this can affect newly transplanted fatty tissues.
  4. Patients are almost always given the type of compression garment they should wear, this will give them the time that will help them heal.
  5. You may be recommended to get a lymphatic massage.
  6. You can summarize or start physical activities after 6 to 8 weeks. Remember that a balanced diet and exercise can help you maintain results longer.

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Top 5 plastic surgeries performed by men

Top 5 plastic surgeries performed by men

Plastic surgery are a trend becoming very common amongst men. Here I show which are the most common plastic surgery that men undergo:

 

1. Liposuction: This surgery consists of suctioning the subcutaneous fat, inserting a cannula connected to a vacuum pump.

 

2. Reduction of breasts to treat gynecomastia: with this treatment the abnormal growth of the mammary gland can be determined and corrected in men. This is cause due to hormonal changes during adolescence or side effects to some drugs that may remain and cause discomfort in the adult age.

 

3. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery: is a procedure to remove the excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.

 

4. Rhinoplasty or nose surgery: a surgery to restore the nose, rhinoplasty is personalized and its design has an attractive and ideal shape, highlighting the other personal features of the patient’s face.

 

5. Otoplasty or ear surgery: otoplasty seeks to sculpt and artistically correct birth defects or trauma injuries.

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What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

When we talk about having a well maintained skin, soft and without wrinkles we must think in the hyaluronic acid. This protein that is found naturally in the human tissues which can be used in a safe way, is mostly used for the growth of soft tissue, to recover volume and give volume to the areas which is most needed. It has a great demand worldwide due to the fact that when years go by we loose a great deal of our facial volume that we have.

 

Due to its inicial low cost and the short recovery time, this fillings have become a first go to place when it comes to maintaining a younger look. The substance improves the hidration of the skin, estimulates the production of collagen and its a potent antioxidant that posseses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

 

It is used in greater measure to treat static, deep or superficial wrinkles, correct any asymmetry in the soft parts like cheekbones or cheeks. Apart from certain background with allergies or taking some medication in most cases there is no need for previuos medical exams.

 

The aplication is gentle and the patient may resume his/her daily activities with minor to no restrictions. This procedure has no common negative effects and if they come up are very minor. For all this reasons it is a great option that can garantee your safety and satisfaction in a very short time.

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What is maxillofacial surgery?

What is maxillofacial surgery?

There are certain illnesses of our oral health that require drastic interventions. This is when we talk about maxillofacial surgery, people who have injuries or defects in the mouth area may require this type of treatment.

 

This surgery may involve some of the following procedures: complex extractions, implants placement, and in some cases the reconstruction of parts of the jawbone for multiple reasons such as (accidents, malformations, or atrophies). The maxillofacial surgeon, although treats the same zones as a dentist, he/she speciallizes, as the name indicates in the surgery that goes from bone grafts or complex dental extractions.

 

There are cases in which there are restrictions and surgery may not be the best option, for example during some of the trimester of pregnancy and patients with cardiopathy. This last one, can be done with local anesthesia without major complications, but the surgeon must endure a constant monitoriing avoiding any complications.

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Say goodbye to the double chin

Say goodbye to the double chin

The double chin is one of the facial features that most annoy those who have it, as it not only affects overweight people, but may have thin people, but are genetically predisposed to generate fat accumulation in that area. If you have jowls and you want to say goodbye to her I recommend that you follow these recommendations:
- If you are overweight, start exercising daily and ensure that your diet is rich in water, fruits and vegetables. If your body loses fat your gill will also become smaller.
- Once or twice daily massage the area of ​​the chin with a cream rich in collagen. You should slide your chin fingers towards the neck and repeat the procedure for 5 minutes. This will help you redistribute the fat in the area and help your skin to become stressed thanks to the action of collagen.
- If you want to have quick results or have already tried to follow the above tips I recommend the lipolaser. For this procedure the laser technology is used to liquefy the fat present in the double chin. The laser stimulates the formation of collagen so that the skin is tense. It does not require hospitalization or general anesthesia, as it is an outpatient procedure.

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The day of your surgery in Cali is near. Have you bought your travel tickets?

The day of your surgery in Cali is near. Have you bought your travel tickets?

When you have the appointment for your surgery make sure you buy the travel tickets in advance. This will give you a better price and guarantee your arrival on the day indicated. You have to make sure that the arrival airport is the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón, because it's the place of access to my city if you travel by air.

Through this air terminal, more than 5,500,000 people are mobilized annually, because Cali is one of the main tourist destinations in Latin America. People from all over the world come to know this beautiful city, full of friendly and cheerful people. Cali is also known as the salsa capital of the world.

Thinking about the number of travelers, the international airport Alfonso Bonilla Aragón was remodeled and this work was inaugurated on March 8, 2017. If you have previously come to Cali you will find a completely renovated space, ready to satisfy travelers who are becoming more every day.

In addition to buying your travel tickets in advance and to the correct destination I recommend the following:

- If your surgery is corporal, avoid bringing backpacks. To take care at return with your surgery is better to carry a wheel case.

- Sleep well before or during the flight, so that when you arrive in Colombia you are very alert. If there is a rainy season it is normal the delay in the arrival of connecting flights and you should wait at another airport while connecting to Cali, in which case it is better to be awake.

- At the airport, you avoid talking to strangers and receiving food.

- Do not let anyone approach your luggage.

- Keep your personal documents and my handy information of the place where you will stay.

Finally, when you arrive at the airport, enjoy the wide commercial and gastronomic offer that you will find. Finally relax, if you have contracted hospedage trough us , we will be at airport wating for you .

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Surgery of eyelids for men

Surgery of eyelids for men

Today, both men and women want to look well and look younger.

Nevertheless, the age, the arduous days of work and to go to bed late along the life, it does that many men have bags in the low part of the eyes.

The eyes communicate about what the words keep silent, and nobody wants to transmit weariness of a permanent way across the eyes. 

It is because of it that I recommend to my patients this surgery that will make them seem and feel younger and awake.

If you are interested in improving your aspect do not doubt to request your valuation across the following link:

https://haroldvillalobos.co/en/ask-for-an-assessment

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What is the meaning of projection or profile of the silicon implants?

What is the meaning of projection or profile of the silicon implants?

The size and shape of the breasts after mastopexy is the main concern of my patients, so I consider necessary to talk about this theme, because this characteristic is decisive in the final results.

The profile is more determinant than the amount of cc that has the prosthesis, therefore, two prostheses of the same amount of cc and different projection will give two different results.

The silicone prostheses have a base size and a projection size. The projection is the measure forward, if the person are standing. The base, instead it is related to the width, if we look the bust in front.

If your natural breast is small, more projection you will need, if you expect noticeable results.In this case, many patients choose the prothesis of high projection. Many women who have a medium breast, choose the protheses of low or medium projection. Of course, there are always patients who want to have a notorious change and opt for high projection prostheses.

If you have slender breast, I recommend to you the protheses with narrow root that will adjust to your anatomy and will seem more natural. If you have breasts with wide root I recommend to you the protheses of broad base.

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How to prepare your body for a plastic surgery?

How to prepare your body for a plastic surgery?

The preparation of your body for a plastic surgery must initiate with minimum a month of anticipation, in order that your body will be healthy and in ideal conditions to the moment of the surgical intervention.

It is important that you keep in mind these tips that I have prepared for you. They will help to have a safe and quiet surgical procedure:

With a month in advance or more if you can, start to consume iron and vitamin C. These vitamin supplements will keep your body strong and your immune system in top condition. It is important that you avoid contact with people who have respiratory infections during that period.

Suspend for a minimum of one month the use of any other nutritional supplement and your hormonal method of family planning, such as pills and contraceptive injections. You can protect yourself from pregnancy by using barrier methods such as the condom or the diaphragm.

Avoid drinking liquor for at least 72 hours (3 days) before your surgery. The day of the surgery appear with non polish nail.

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Positive attitude for a big change in your life

Positive attitude for a big change in your life

If you have never had surgery, you should understand that this is a process that requires your complete preparation. If you can prepare yourself mentally you will be able to take on the challenge of this experience, because you will face in a better way the changes that will come. Consider the following tips for your mental preparation:

- Understand that surgery is a process of transformation chosen by yourself. Think of the post-operative now as a time of healing, not as a disease. This will facilitate the recovery.

- Think that the results of your surgery will not be immediate, even when returning to your place of origin you will have to wait to see them. The body takes six months to complete its healing process. Only then will you see the final result.

- Have the clarity to understand that the experience of other patients goes to not necessarily your experience. Each body has its own characteristics to receive surgery in its own way and too every person lives their surgery abroad in their own way. Your experience will be unique. Just keep a good attitude and you will see that everything will turn out well.

Follow these tips to have a happy experience. Likewise, remember that you will always have at your disposal a group of professionals interested for ensuring your well-being and tranquility.

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How should you choose the size of your breast implants?

How should you choose the size of your breast implants?

One of the decisions that must be made when performing an augmentation mammoplasty is the size of the implants, taking into account the proportion of the body and your tastes.

This process is not done by your self, you always have my advice, my opinion and my sincerity to obtain successful and safe results.

Here's what you should keep in mind when choosing your implants:
Your anatomy. You should think that prostheses should be proportional to your body, your weight, your height, the chest cavity, the shape of the chest and the natural volume of your breasts.
The knowledge of the surgeon. be as as honestly as possible about the expectations you have and your tastes. The most important thing is your health and your satisfaction.
This is a personal decision. The result of this process directly affect you, it is you who know and know what you want, relevant for you to feel happy with the results.

Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions. I will be happy to respond.

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