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Who is a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 6 December 2018

A tummy tuck is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

In general, you may be a good tummy tuck candidate if:

You are physically healthy and at a stable weight

You have realistic expectations

You are a nonsmoker

You are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen

What should I expect during my tummy tuck recovery?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 2 December 2018

During your tummy tuck recovery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery.

Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

How to care for the surgical site and drains

Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection

Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health

When to follow up

You will be given answers to the following specific Tummy Tuck questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:

Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?

What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?

Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?

When will the stitches be removed?

How will I bathe?

How long will I wear the pressure garment?

When can I resume normal activity and exercise?

When do I return for follow-up care?

Abdominoplasty: What are the alternatives to tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 24 November 2018

Although it’s not strictly an alternative, you might be able to have liposuction to reshape your abdomen. This is where I use a special machine to suck out excess fat from under your skin.

You can have it on its own instead of a tummy tuck, but it only removes fat, whereas a tummy tuck removes fat and skin. After liposuction, your skin will shrink back a little, if you’re younger and your skin is still quite elastic. But if you have loose skin or muscles before the operation, then liposuction alone won’t be effective.

Liposuction might be helpful if you’re not generally overweight, but have localised areas of fat that you want to get rid of. If you have excess skin, liposuction alone won’t be effective.

Liposuction may occasionally be an added part of a tummy tuck procedure. As with any medical procedure, liposuction can have side-effects and longer-term complications. Your surgeon will tell you about the potential risks and benefits of tummy tuck and any other treatment options available to you.

Abdominoplasty Dubai | End

A tummy tuck is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from your abdomen

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 16 November 2018

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from your abdomen (tummy) and to tighten your abdominal muscles. The results of a tummy tuck can be long lasting. You can help this by keeping to a healthy weight after your surgery. There are lots of reasons why people have this type of surgery, including having weaker abdominal muscles after pregnancy or having previously lost a lot of weight.

Why do some people have a tummy tuck? You might want to have a tummy tuck because:

you have loose skin after major weight loss

your abdominal skin and muscles might have become slack after pregnancy

you have abdominal scarring from earlier surgery or injury

it’s part of another operation that you need, such as hernia repair

Tummy tuck surgery removes excess fat and skin and can tighten your abdominal muscles to improve the shape of your abdomen. Some stretch marks from pregnancy may be removed and others made less noticeable. Tummy tuck surgery isn’t a treatment to help you lose or control your weight and won’t stop you from gaining weight in the future either.

 

A facelift operation can make you look younger by reducing sagging skin and wrinkles

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 14 November 2018

A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure that can improve the most visible signs of the ageing process by eliminating excess fat, tightening and elevating the muscles beneath the skin of the face, and by removing or repositioning sagging skin.

It is very common for this procedure to be performed in conjunction with Blepharoplasty, a Brow lift, or a Neck lift to balance and complement the newly rejuvenated face. A well-performed facelift should revitalise the face without distorting or changing ones facial features.

PRP Therapy For Hair Loss

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 13 November 2018

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an effective and proven treatment for hair loss. Blood is taken from a patient’s arm into a tube that contains a separation gel. The blood is placed in a centrifugal machine to separate the red blood cells from the plasma that contains the platelets.

The PRP containing a high concentration of platelets is then injected into areas of the scalp that show hair thinning. This stimulates hair growth by encouraging the rejuvenation of follicles and also extending the growth cycle of the hair.

Clinical data provides evidence that PRP also promotes healing by the release of cytokines and growth factors from the platelets into the areas being treated.

HAND REJUVENATION

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 10 November 2018

Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face, yet one of the most age-telling body features neglected are our hands. The skin on the back of the hands is extremely thin and loss of fat padding shows quickly. Take away this cushion and all the structures in the hand show up, the tendons, bones and the veins.

The natural fat cushion that we are born with begins to lessen in our late twenties and early 30′s. By the time most of us approach 50, we have hands that tell the truth about our age and often they can actually make us seem older than we are!

Hand rejuvenation can restore the volume on the back of the hands that has been lost due to the natural ageing process via a very simple and convenient procedure. The treatment is highly effective and non time-consuming. It also delivers long-lasting results. Hand rejuvenation is safe, effective and extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration.

Treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 5 November 2018

Excessive sweating is common and can affect the whole body or just certain areas. Sometimes it gets better with age but there are things you can do and treatments that can help.

What is excessive sweating?

It’s normal to sweat if you get hot or do exercise, but you may be sweating excessively if you’re sweating when your body doesn’t need to cool down. Excessive sweating can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of medication you’re taking.

Things you can do to help with excessive sweating

Do

wear loose-fitting clothes to minimise signs of sweating

wear socks that absorb moisture and change your socks at least twice a day if possible

wear leather shoes and try to wear different shoes day to day

Don’t

wear tight clothes or man-made fabrics – for example, nylon

wear enclosed boots or sports shoes that may cause your feet to sweat more

do things that might make your sweating worse – for example, drinking alcohol or eating spicy food

Treatment with botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the nerves that cause sweating. Your skin will be iced or anesthetized first. Each affected area of your body will need several injections. The effects last six to 12 months, and then the treatment needs to be repeated. This treatment can be painful, and some people experience temporary muscle weakness in the treated area.

 

 

After Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 29 October 2018

When your surgery is complete, you’ll be taken into a recovery area where you will be closely monitored. Although the time varies, most patients are discharged one to two hours after the procedure. 

Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra. You’ll receive detailed instructions for your post-surgical care, including drains if they’ve been used. In most cases, you’ll go home in just a few hours.

You will need a caregiver to drive you home and to stay with you for the first 24 hours to watch for signs of complications.

You will be walking that same day. Your chest will feel stiff and sore for the first few days, but you can be up and about in just a day or two. Dressings can be removed in a few days, after which time you’ll wear a support bra. You’ll be able to shower three to seven days after surgery, and stitches will be removed in about a week.

Your breasts may feel tight and sensitive to the touch at first, and your skin may feel warm or itchy. It may be difficult to raise your arms. You should not lift, push or pull anything, or engage in any strenuous activity or twisting of the upper body for the first two weeks. You’ll notice some discoloration and swelling at first, but this will subside quickly. Any additional swelling should disappear within a month.

It’s often possible to return to work within a few days to a week after your breast augmentation, depending on your type of job. You should be extremely gentle with your breasts, avoiding excessive force, abrasion or motion for at least the first month.

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains or an unusual heart rhythm during this time, seek medical attention immediately. It’s extremely important to follow your post-operative instructions.

 

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Dubai | 26 October 2018

What is a Male Breast Reduction?

A male breast reduction is the most effective known treatment for gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest.

Due to genetics, use of certain medications, or other unspecified reasons, some men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts. For example, it is estimated that up to 50% of men in the United States experience some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Gynecomastia can present at any age, and male breast reduction can be performed safely and successfully on teenagers and adult men alike.

Why have a Male Breast Reduction?

While losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breasts for some men, often times there is excess glandular tissue as well, causing even very lean patients to notice enlarged breasts. Currently, male breast reduction is the only consistently effective treatment for gynecomastia that has long lasting, if not permanent, results. Following this surgery, patients commonly say they feel comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years, and report an enhanced sense of self-confidence.

If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, male breast reduction is an option to consider. With the help of a qualified cosmetic surgeon, the procedure offers dramatic, near immediate improvements with minimal scarring.