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Say Hello to That Beach Body

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 30 November 2019

Those with stomach fat know more than anyone -stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen are the hardest to get rid of and are unsightly. Whether it’s caused by genetics, aging, hormonal changes, or pregnancy, a pooching stomach is impervious to all sorts of diet and exercise. It’s why so many people turn to the powerful tummy tuck, a procedure that not only removes the extra fat and skin that causes it, but actually creates a flatter stomach. Want to learn more about the top benefits of a tummy tuck?

Say Hello to That Beach Body

More than ever, it’s desirable to have a flat abdomen. Pop culture and fashion have made washboard abs and a tiny waistline the most desirable physical qualities to have, because they connote fitness and health. Unfortunately, stubborn fat can hide the fact you might have a powerful core or can do about a million crunches. Even pregnancy can loosen the abdominal muscles, distending the belly and making it impossible to achieve anything resembling a six-pack. Thankfully, a tummy tuck can tighten the abdominal muscles, giving your stomach the look it deserves.

Long Lasting

A tummy tuck can last for years, so that you can enjoy your tummy tuck results for as long as possible.

Get Rid of That Excess Skin

Like the tummy tuck, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. However, unlike liposuction, the tummy tuck can actually address loose, excess skin. While liposuction is extremely versatile, its main function is as a fat reduction procedure, and in reality, the perfect liposuction candidate has great skin elasticity.

It’s Your Secret

The scar left by the tummy tuck is usually found above the pubic region from hipbone to hipbone, making it incredibly easy to hide with your underwear.

Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks!

Because a tummy tuck excises the loose skin below your belly button, a tummy tuck can actually remove those pesky stretch marks that are the hallmark of pregnancy and childbirth. Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin that overwhelms the elasticity and growth of the skin, causing tears that turn into horizontal lines in the skin. Although there are hundreds of creams and lotions that claim to reduce stretch marks, their efficacy is doubtful—that’s why the removal of skin by the tummy tuck is considered the most effective treatment.

The Advantages of Natural Body Shaping

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 24 November 2019

Many patients prefer to increase the volume of breasts and buttocks and reshape the body using their own fat tissue rather than synthetic implants. This choice is dictated by the desire to avoid risks and discomfort associated to surgery and the use of implants (contraindicated in some cases) and the desire to achieve natural results using the fat that is itself a physical component intended to confer volume and form. In body reshaping, unlike the artificial implants, the ADSC (adipose derived stem cells) together with a scaffold of autologous fat, provide greater flexibility making the intervention personalized and allowing any subsequent corrections such as in case of asymmetries.

How is Liposkill plus performed?

Liposkill plus consists in an implant of mesenchymal stem cells obtained from autologous fat, suspended inside a scaffold made of autologous fat. The procedure requires two different removal of adipose tissue for different purpose:

The first removal (circa 30-50 ml) is performed 10/12 days before the treatment and is used to obtain stem cells

The second one is performed the same day of the shaping body session to obtain fat tissue to use as scaffold for the stem cells. Therefore, Liposkill plus is a particularly suitable treatment for the volume increase of soft tissues (breast and buttocks) which determines at the same time a reduction of adipose tissue in the body districts from where is taken. Starting from an initial volume of adipose tissue between 30 and 50 ml, within 10 days you can get a variable number of cells, from 300 to 600 million.

What are the results to expect?

Liposkill plus restores the volume of soft tissues (as breast or buttocks) ensuring a natural appearance, through a treatment based on the implant of autologous adipose tissue added of expanded stem cells (body shaping). Individual results may vary depending on several factors, including the amount of available adipose tissue and the amount of volume that the patient desires to increase.

How long will the results endure?

The duration of the results in these kind of treatments is an essential parameter. Some studies have shown that the volume increase of soft tissues obtained through the implant of only fat is defeated with the loss of 86% of the mass after only 4 months from surgery. The reduction of the volume, in the same period, is however only 19% if the adipose tissue is enriched with stem cells, strengthening the greater stability that these latter have when take root in the implanted tissue.

What are the advantages?

Liposkill plus reduces the risks associated to invasive surgical procedures, limiting scarring and allowing a rapid return to normal daily activities. The results obtained through the implant of scaffold made of autologous adipose tissue enriched with stem cells are instantaneous, durable and personalized, because it has a greater flexibility in shaping the tissues, giving the contours and shaping exactly as requested by the patient.

In addition, the permanent implants require, usually, surgery under general anesthesia conditions, associated with other physicians and intra-operative risks. Liposkill plus instead avoid these complications being a procedure performed under sedation and local anesthesia.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPPER EYELID SURGERY?

Blepharoplasty Dubai | 23 November 2019

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a common procedure that lifts droopy skin around the eyelids. Performed as an outpatient procedure, blepharoplasty is known to be beneficial for cosmetic and vision reasons and have long-lasting results:

Rejuvenated Appearance

Your face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. Droopy upper eyelids are just one of those signs and can have a significant impact on the way you look. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, including skin around your eyes. Droopy eyelids can make you look older, sad or tired. Blepharoplasty lifts the droopy skin, giving you a perkier appearance.

Improved Vision

Cosmetic improvement is not the only benefit of blepharoplasty. If the droopy eyelids have significant sagging, then your side vision may be affected. Blepharoplasty will lift the excess skin to correct the vision impairment.

Some of the first and most visible signs of aging often occur in the areas of the upper eyelids. As the skin of these areas becomes susceptible to fat deposits and the muscles begin to weaken, a look of anger, sadness, or exhaustion can set in – even when you are not feeling those emotions. In fact, the skin of the upper eyelids can become so heavy that it droops over the eyes and, in some cases, obstructs vision. Fortunately, upper eyelid surgery (also known as upper eyelid lift) can address these concerns and create a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Upper eyelid surgery offers a variety of both aesthetic and functional benefits, including:

Removal of excess skin along the upper eyelids

Firming and tightening of inelastic skin and lax muscles

Removal of fat bulges over the eyes

Lifting of heavy, drooping skin for improved vision

Eyelid surgery is a very popular procedure and has helped both men and women enhance their appearance and eliminate visual obstruction caused by excess skin among the upper eyelids.

The Unexpected Benefits of an Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 22 November 2019

A tummy tuck can be a transformative procedure for contouring the midsection by tightening weakened abdominal muscles and removing excess skin. However, many people are surprised to learn that when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck offers additional benefits not normally associated with the surgery. In addition to helping people change their shape after pregnancy or losing significant amounts or weight, a tummy tuck can also do the following:

Reduce Back Pain

When your core muscles are weak, your other muscles must compensate to help you keep your posture, and this compensation can lead to back pain. Additionally, strong core muscles stabilize and keep your pelvis and spine in a neutral position, which aids in a healthy back. Tummy tuck surgery tightens your abdominal muscles, which effectively strengthens your core, improves your posture, and can help to reduce back pain.

Reduce Urinary Incontinence

Countless women suffer from a weak bladder caused by childbirth or natural aging. If you leak when you sneeze, cough, jump, or laugh, your tummy tuck procedure can improve your bladder control. During the procedure, your surgeon can create a slight obstruction using the soft tissues that support the pelvic floor, bladder, and urethra. This causes tension and pressure along the path from the bladder to the urethra, preventing leakage.

Correct Ventral Hernias

A ventral hernia is a bulge of tissues that protrudes through an opening in your abdominal wall muscles. It can cause pain and complications with other organs, like the intestines, and pregnancy is a risk factor for developing these types of hernias. Women exploring abdominoplasty who also have a ventral hernia are often pleased to learn that a tummy tuck and hernia repair can be combined into one surgery, requiring just one recovery period. Additionally, by tightening the muscles, a tummy tuck also reduces the likelihood of hernia reoccurrence.

Increase Exercise Tolerance

Removing excess skin and strengthening the abdominal muscles can make exercise easier. Not only will the removal of excess skin make exercise physically less taxing, but it will also boost your confidence at the gym. Often when patients undergo a body contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck, they are more motivated to stick to an exercise regimen.

CAN STEM CELLS HELP WITH AGING?

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 20 November 2019

Aging is a natural, complex process; the cumulative effect of genetics, environmental impacts, and normal wear and tear on our bodies eventually take their toll in a myriad of different ways. It is this consequence of living your life that can simply bring unavoidable health problems. Over time, the cells of the body become progressively damaged and die. Dead cells are replaced too slowly to compensate for this loss. The signs of aging begin to appear along with health issues like impaired hearing and vision; loss of muscle strength and bone mass; decreased immunity and cognition, and inefficient metabolism. Aging cells contribute to disease. If aging in cells can be prevented, slowed down, or even reversed, many diseases could be controlled or cured. Stem cell research and related regenerative medicine therapies are being looked at for providing solutions to many of life’s problems.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the essential building blocks of our bodies. They are unique in that they have the ability to change, evolve, duplicate, and adapt into other types of cells – the essence of body regeneration. Stem cells have the potential to develop into many cell types in the body. They lie dormant in bone marrow and fat stores. Once damage occurs, cytokines (proteins in our immune system), send signals that trigger them. Stem cells scout out damaged areas and then differentiate into the specific form of cell required to help heal.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell therapies are the ultimate anti-aging treatment. They are unique because they use a patient’s own stem cells and can be transplanted where they are needed. Treatments replenish the body with a fresh supply of concentrated stem cells to allow the repair and rejuvenation process in all organs, including skin. This is where the most obvious effects can be seen. Unlike plastic surgery that addresses surface looks alone and not the cause, stem cells replace, regrow, repair and rejuvenate on a cellular level that goes far beyond appearances. They restore more youthful levels of energy and resolve age-related damage to face, body, and organs. Anti-aging therapy improves the overall health, strength, and function of organs and cells, making them younger, stronger, and robust. They allow you to be more active and feel youthful again. Impressive results have been seen in all age groups, regardless of gender and ethnicity.

Personalized anti aging skin care

This process allows you to create your own personal supply of collagen-producing Adipose Derived Cells to correct fine wrinkles, folds and ageing signs. It is a natural treatment that does not rely on injecting artificial components into the skin

The Aging Process

Fibroblasts are skin cells that produce collagen and elastin. Their function is essential for maintaining elasticity and firmness of your skin. As we age, our fibroblasts reduce in number and the collagen matrix that makes up most of the dermis breaks down. This creates an imbalance that causes the dermis to become less stretchable, less resilient, more lax and prone to wrinkling.

Results

The new implanted Adipose Derived Cells produce collagen and elastin and make the skin smoother and healthier. Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and superficial imperfections as damaged skin cells are quickly outnumbered by the proliferation of healthy cells. A boost in collagen and elastin, helps to restore the skin’s smoothness and elasticity.

The cells will make new collagen and they will require time to form that new matrix. The younger are the skin cells the quicker are the results; the average time from injection to when you see the changes is usually only a few months and you will see continued gradual improvements for 6 months to a year.

Can I Stop The Ageing Process Of My Skin And Prevent Imperfections?

Preserve your ADCells today and put a stop to skin-ageing. Thanks to the innovative cell culture processes, you can now obtain millions of new cells from cryopreserved ADC that will be used to restore the conditions of young skin and replace aged cells .

Mommy Makeover. It’s Time to Do It. For You.‎

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 18 November 2019

The mommy makeover is one of today’s most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, designed specifically to address common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding. The surgical technique has found its way into mainstream media with it becoming the procedure of choice among Hollywood elite. “Mommy makeover” is a catch-all phrase that refers to a specialized combination of body contouring procedures, performed together to improve the physical changes that linger long after pregnancy. One reason for its popularity is that the mommy makeover has no set components; each procedure is custom-tailored to fit the individual patient’s unique needs. However, the surgical approach generally starts with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, then adding additional elements as needed.

The components of a mommy makeover

As the breasts and abdomen are the primary areas of change with motherhood, a mommy makeover will often center around a breast and abdomen procedure. During pregnancy and breast-feeding, the breasts will also enlarge, increasing as much as a full cup size or more. However, returning back to ‘normal’ can mean a significant loss in breast volume and noticeable sagging. Throughout a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles, skin and tissues stretch to safely accommodate the growing baby. Unfortunately, after childbirth, these layers may not bounce back to their taut, pre-baby shape.

Your mommy makeover may include:

Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

Liposuction

Breast implants can restore fullness and lost volume, while a breast lift helps to lift sagging skin for improving shape. Today’s breast augmentation is safer and more effective than ever before. For those with disproportionately large, uncomfortable breasts, a breast reduction surgery can create a smaller, more ideal appearance.

To further improve the figure, commonly added techniques can include the abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck, a circumferential abdominoplasty and liposuction. However, women do not have to stop here; a mommy makeover can also include a thigh lift, arm lift or a Brazilian butt lift. Depending on the recommended set of procedures, a mommy makeover can be performed during one single operation, or for safety reasons, may be spread out over multiple surgical sessions.

Tummy tuck benefits and expectations

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 16 November 2019

A tummy tuck can help you to address what you don’t like about your abdominal area and correct these issues in creating a firmer, more toned stomach region. Women who have been pregnant tend to opt for this procedure as they feel as though their abdominal muscles have never regained the strength and tone they once had. They often also feel self-conscious about their tummy skin, which, after having a baby, has not returned to its once taught appearance.  However, the decision for this surgery is a personal one, and there are a variety of reasons why people have it done. Many people have explored other avenues such as dieting and exercise and found that they are unable to achieve a tighter and more toned tummy. The issue often lies in the bathroom scale showing weight has been lost, but the abdominal skin still appears stretched and saggy.

Should you get an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)? 

The following is a list of reasons that can contribute to you being an ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty:

Pregnancy, weight loss and aging have resulted with excess skin on your abdomen and/or the muscles being weakened.

You are a non-smoker. Smoking can slow down the healing process and result in complications during and after surgery. If you do smoke, your surgeon will advise you to stop at least six weeks prior to surgery.

You are happy with your weight and it does not fluctuate. If you are slim but carry extra skin around the abdominal region, you are a good candidate for an abdominoplasty. Obese people are recommended against the surgery as it will not be as beneficial until they achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI).

If you carry excess amounts of fat around your abdominal organs your surgeon will suggest you lose weight before the surgery as extra fatty tissue can result in risks and complications during and after surgery.

You are in good physical health and shape.

You are past child-bearing age or do not plan to have any more children. There are specific abdominal muscles that can be tightened and repaired during the surgery, which can be undone during a pregnancy as your muscles move to accommodate the growing foetus.

You have stretch marks and flab that are not seeing improvement through diet and exercise.

You feel as though your belly sticks out and is unattractive.

Your stomach contour (shape) has resulted in your self-confidence taking a knock.

What are the considerations of a tummy tuck?

There are pros and cons to weigh up if you are considering having a tummy tuck, these are however dependent on your own reasons for having the procedure done. Your plastic surgeon is most likely to outline these for you during your first consultation. These are:

Pros

An abdominoplasty is able to restore a flabby abdominal area to a flat tummy.

You will feel and look better in swimming costumes and clothes.

Your body contour will be more youthful.

Cons

You will have a scar on your lower abdominal/pubic area.

Should you fall pregnant after the surgery, it may reverse the effects of the surgery.

Weight gain after the surgery will have negative effects on the results

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for a more youthful appearance

Blepharoplasty Dubai | 14 November 2019

Droopy eyelids are a major reason why some people consider eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin for a more alert, youthful appearance. Sometimes blepharoplasty also can improve your vision by providing a less obstructed field of view, once droopy eyelids are improved. Blepharoplasty can remove excess skin, muscle and sometimes fat from the upper or lower eyelids. In some cases, you might need only skin removed but not muscle — or you might need the procedure done on both upper and lower eyelids. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty (sometimes called an “eye lift”) should not be confused with upper eyelid ptosis surgery, which is a procedure to raise the position of the upper eyelid margin by tightening the muscle and tendon that normally elevate it. Blepharoplasty surgery sometimes can elevate an upper eyelid margin slightly if the heaviness of the excessive skin actually is “weighing down” the upper eyelid, causing it to droop.

What Is Cosmetic Blepharoplasty?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that is not medically necessary and is performed solely to improve your appearance. Unfortunately, your upper and sometimes lower eyelids may become droopy or baggy as part of the aging process. Your eyebrows also may sag or droop as a part of the same process. The eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat pockets become more prominent as they bulge. This may be a hereditary condition that runs in your family. Cosmetically, such conditions may detract from the overall attractiveness of your eyes and face and cause a tired or older appearance.

When Is Functional Blepharoplasty Needed?

A functional blepharoplasty (in contrast to a cosmetic blepharoplasty) is eyelid surgery performed for medical reasons. In most cases, a functional eye lift is performed to remove loose skin from the upper eyelid if it droops low enough to impair your vision for driving or other visual tasks. Another functional problem is difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses, whether from baggy upper or lower eyelids. Other medical conditions that may require functional eyelid surgery include:

Irritation from excess folds of eyelid skin rubbing together.

Forehead discomfort from overused muscles that strain to lift sagging skin in the eyelid area.

As with cosmetic blepharoplasty, functional blepharoplasty most often is performed by ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons.

Ptosis and Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid — a condition that may affect one or both eyes. Ptosis that is present since birth is called congenital ptosis. Droopy eyelids in general occur when the edge of the upper eyelid (eyelid margin) falls from its normal position. When the edge of the eyelid falls too low and covers part of the pupil, it can block the upper part of your vision. In most cases, a drooping upper eyelid results from aging of previously normal structures. Typically, the tendon of the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid stretches and the eyelid falls. Surgical correction of a drooping upper eyelid involves repairing the stretched tendon. It is not uncommon for a person to develop a droopy upper eyelid following cataract surgery or other eye surgeries because manipulation of the eyelid during a procedure can cause weakening of the muscle that holds the eye open. Stroke and trauma also can cause ptosis.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?

If you don’t have a medical reason for a blepharoplasty procedure, you can discuss with your eye doctor any concerns or interest you might have regarding cosmetic eyelid surgery. You might consider blepharoplasty if you have excessive drooping and sagging of skin around eyes, which often is due to normal aging. Sagging skin also can be exaggerated when you have other conditions such as puffy eyes caused by eye allergies or edema.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Hair Loss

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 8 November 2019

Hair loss is a common issue among both men and women and can often be a very distressing and embarrassing experience. Luckily, we provide a whole host of complex treatments to reverse the process. Discover the right treatment for you here. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a highly-effective, reliable and proven treatment for hair loss. Working excellently for both males and females. By taking your own platelet-rich blood, and injecting this into the scalp stimulates hair growth. It does this by encouraging the rejuvenation of follicles and also extending the growth cycle of the hair.

How Does PRP Hair Therapy Work?

During this incredible treatment, we’ll take blood from your arm and process this to separate the red blood cells from the plasma containing the platelets. Once this is done, we’ll then re-inject this platelet-rich plasma into your scalp in the areas where you’re experiencing thinning or hair loss. This produces excellent results by refreshing the follicles, encouraging positive hair growth.

Is Mesotherapy painful?

No – We use topical numbing to help ease any discomfort

Is there any down time?

Zero downtime when we are working with hairloss! You can go back to your day to day business straight after treatment

How long is the treatment?

Treatment times varies from 60 – 90 minutes

How often is the treatment?

Treatments are every 2-4 weeks depending on your treatment plan

More than just a cosmetic procedure – A ‘tummy tuck’ reduces back pain and incontinence

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 5 November 2019

In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’) surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a new study in “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.

Although abdominoplasty is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it also improves two of the most common physical complaints experienced by women after labor and delivery. According to the new research “Abdominoplasty has a proven functional benefit as well as a cosmetic benefit,” comments lead author D. Alastair Taylor, FRACS, of The CAPS Clinic in Deakin, Australia.

The study included 214 women undergoing abdominoplasty with repair of the abdominal muscles at nine Australian plastic surgery centers. Many women seek tummy tuck surgery to restore the shape and appearance of the abdomen after childbearing. The women’s average age was about 42 years, with an average of 2.5 deliveries.

Before and after surgery, the women completed questionnaires rating their disability from back pain and urinary incontinence: two very common problems after childbearing. In the preoperative questionnaires, about 51 percent of women had moderate to severe disability from back pain, while urinary incontinence was a “significant concern” for 42.5 percent.

On follow-up questionnaires at six weeks and six months, scores for both problems showed major improvement. At six months, only nine percent of patients still had moderate disability from back pain. Urinary incontinence remained a significant problem for less than two percent of women.

Scores for back pain continued to improve from six weeks to six months after abdominoplasty, while urinary incontinence improved no further after six weeks. The women underwent several different types of abdominoplasty surgery; the improvements in back pain and incontinence were similar regardless of the technique used.

Nearly 128,000 abdominoplasty procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, according to ASPS statistics. Tummy tuck is sometimes performed as part of “mommy makeovers” to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing.

The new findings — including before-and-after measurements in a large group of plastic surgery patients — are consistent with previous case reports of improvement in back pain and urinary incontinence after abdominoplasty. These functional improvements may result from restoring strength and stability in the abdominal and pelvic region as the operation incorporates repair of the abdominal muscle separation (rectus diastasis) that can occur after pregnancy.

“By reducing the problems of back pain and incontinence, abdominoplasty with rectus repair leads to a better life for women after childbearing,” Dr. Taylor comments. He believes that health insurance plans should recognize that abdominoplasty has functional benefits, beyond the cosmetic improvement offered.

“The results demonstrate that tummy tucks do have functional benefits, as well as cosmetic ones, particularly in the postpartum population,” comments Editor-in-Chief Rod J. Rohrich, MD, in a featured video on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website. “If you are done having children, and still suffering from back pain or incontinence, you may consider an abdominoplasty as a surgical solution.”