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Dermal Fillers for Wrinkles: What You Need To Know | Dr. Matteo Vigo

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 31 January 2021

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill hollows, lines, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear. Wrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, chins, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands. The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. And sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The colour change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects. Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a plastic surgeon with ongoing, special training like myself.

Understanding Facelift Surgery | Dr. Matteo Vigo

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 27 January 2021

You don’t have to leave your youthful good looks behind as you age. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, you can counteract the effects of time and gravity and restore the naturally vibrant appearance you remember from years ago, or even address the early signs of aging before they take hold.

What is Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works to “turn back the clock,” helping a patient look like a younger version of him or herself. By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, a facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply “better.”

Why Have a Facelift?

As we age, skin begins to lose elasticity, and facial tissues lose volume. Eventually, this results in “jowls” on the lower face, deep wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck. While this is a natural part of growing older, patients who are bothered by these signs of aging may find a facelift to be a good solution. If any of the following describe you, a facelift is an option to consider:

You feel self-conscious about the way your face & neck look due to sagging skin

You wear turtlenecks and scarves not because you want to, but because you want to hide your aging neck

When you see your reflection, you feel that your face makes you look much older than you feel

You feel that an aging appearance is negatively affecting your career or personal relationships

Following a facelift, patients frequently experience an upsurge in self-confidence, as their appearance better portrays their healthy, energetic vibe.

Types of Facelifts

Facelift surgery is individualized to a patient’s needs, and a cosmetic surgeon will tailor his or her techniques accordingly.

Mini-Facelift

Patients who exhibit a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini-facelift. This is a less invasive technique that allows a cosmetic surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. Through these incisions, structural tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to correct jowling, refine the jawline, and rejuvenate a “tired” appearance.

Depending on the case, a mini-facelift may be performed using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia; your cosmetic surgeon will recommend the best option for your individual needs. A mini-facelift can help you address unwelcome signs of aging before they become too pronounced, postponing the need for more extensive surgery for many years.

Standard Facelift

A standard or “traditional” facelift will more fully address moderate to advanced aging around the mid-face and neck. While the surgery is more extensive than those for a mini-facelift, and thus more recovery time is required, the results are more dramatic. Through incisions located just behind the hairline, starting near the temples, and around the front of the ear, hidden in the natural folds, a cosmetic surgeon can reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin and remove excess skin to smooth creases, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin, and restore a naturally youthful contour to the face and neck.

Advantages of fat dissolving injections | Dr. Matteo Vigo

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 23 January 2021

Want to get rid of some stubborn fat in some area of your body or the face? Now the solution is just a step away with our fat dissolving injection which can guarantee you a result in few sessions. Pain free treatments with amazing result for those who don’t want to have surgeries or more invasive procedures.

With few injections you can target the area you want to reduce, such as the double chin, small area of the abdomen, flanks, hips or knees. A minimal redness and swelling after the procedure for a couple of days is considered normal and it means that the product is active and working. The results appear after 2-3 weeks and a minimal series of 3 treatment is able to guarantee the desired result. There is enough scientific data proving the effectiveness of adipocytolytic injections to reduce unwanted fat depots. These treatments are safe, with minimum side effects and almost no interference with our patients’ daily activities.

FAT DISSOLVING INJECTION TREATMENT

Fat dissolving injections can help you to achieve a slimmer, more contoured body shape, with long-lasting results of between two and four years. The results are even longer if you maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise!.  Like with all new treatments though, it’s important to understand exactly what is involved before rushing in. Here’s all you need to know about fat dissolving injections:

THEY ARE SAFE

Chin sculpting injections contain a synthesised deoxycholic acid that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. General fat dissolving injections contain a substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC). Again, this is a natural compound derived from soybean. Both are safe to use and are naturally broken down by the body over time.

SIDE EFFECTS ARE RARE

Side effects of fat dissolving injections are rare. You may experience swelling, bruising, itching, pain, sensitivity to pressure and excessive warmth at the injection site however, this is usually resolved within three to five days.

PAIN IS MINIMAL

As with all treatments that involve needles, the injections may sting for a few seconds, but generally, pain is minimal with our chin sculpting and fat dissolving treatments. Dr. Vigo offers the option of applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to minimise discomfort.

THERE IS DOWNTIME

The biggest thing to note with fat dissolving injections and chin sculpting injections is they do require a bit of downtime. Both treatments recommend taking it easy for three to five days.

WHAT IS AQUALYX?

Aqualyx is made up from a number of different plant based compounds that have been refined in a lab environment. Aqualyx dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area. The fat cells become unstable and break open. The fatty acids contained within the cell are then eliminated by macrophages (part of the body’s immune system) and the liver.

IS AQUALYX SUITABLE FOR ME?

If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight, but have isolated stubborn areas of fat then Aqualyx might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs, cankles and abdomen – including defining a six pack. If you have significant weight then Aqualyx is not suitable for you, but other body contouring treatments we offer maybe. If you have recently lost significant weight then the area concerning you may be loose skin which we can improve with skin tightening treatments. A consultation with Dr. Vigo will determine the correct treatment plan for you.

ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells – the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent. However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas of your body where fat cells remain.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY?

Immediately after treatment you may appear red and swollen with some bruising on the treated area. Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for 3-5 days. Therefore, if you intend to have a facial treatment, e.g. double chin where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements. You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth for a maximum of 20 minutes each day.

Hand Rejuvenation Treatments

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 21 January 2021

The skin of young hands is clear, has an even even tone, is ‘plump’ and elastic. Veins are only just visible as are the tendons over the back of the hands and fingers. With aging and sun damage, the skin becomes dry with loss of elasticity and volume. Pigmentation appears (age spots) as well as scaly lesions such as actinic keratoses being possible precursors of skin cancer. Loss of fat in the hand and atrophy or wasting of the muscles leads to thinning of the fingers, prominence of the knuckles, veins and tendons.

With Dr. Vigo, the goals of hand rejuvenation are to restore a more youthful appearance of your hands, by restoring the loss of volume and reducing the appearance of prominent veins on the backs of the hands.

Hand rejuvenation treatments can include fat transfer or fillers to restore volume, such as Ellanse; Laser 360 treatments for skin rejuvenation and skin tightening; steam vein removal to remove unsightly veins. We can also offer the removal of unsightly hand veins

Dr. Vigo is very aware that your results must be first and foremost natural. The goal is to restore a more youthful appearance of your hands to compliment your face. Using a combination of state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments and procedures ensure that you achieve natural hand rejuvenation. The results of your hand program will last from 6 to 12 months. Maintenance treatments are recommended at 3 to 6 monthly intervals.

Dermal Fillers – WHAT TO DO BEFORE & AFTER

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 15 January 2021

Although no one likes the thought of aging, we can be thankful that we are living in this modern age when there are more facial cosmetic procedures than ever before to aid in the battle against time. Injectable fillers are not only effective, they are a completely safe method of rejuvenating the face.

Even in the past 10 years, there have been advancements in the science of fillers, and my clinic offers several different approved brands. The most popular are Juvéderm, Profhilo, Restylane, Radiesse, Teosyal and Neauvia.  The area of the face that requires filling determines the type of filler that he chooses. Some fillers have a thicker consistency than others and are more suited to areas where more substance is needed to achieve the desired lift. It is possible to fill nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), cheekbones, noses, chins, tear troughs, jowls, and lips.

CONTOURING AND REFINING FEATURES

When injected by an experienced professional, fillers also have the ability to contour and refine features. Lips can be augmented to reduce the lines that appear with aging, and small noses can be enlarged so that they balance nicely with other facial features. A flat chin can be injected with filler to provide a symmetrical profile. Fillers can provide a straighter nose for people who have a hump in the middle. Cheek bones can be injected to provide a natural-looking lift to the face. Although amazing results can be achieved with injectable fillers, it is the artist in control of the needle who determines the final outcome. It takes artistry, not just a licence, to sculpt the face in perfect harmony and proportions.

Not only can fillers be injected in a short period of time, but there is also little discomfort for the patient. Local anaesthetic is administered prior to the injections, and some brands even have the anaesthetic combined with the filler. Slight swelling or redness at the injection site may be experienced, but this is minimal, eliminating the need to take a few days off of work to heal. Another major benefit of injectable fillers is that they are affordable. Great results can be accomplished without breaking your pocket book.

THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING DERMAL FILLERS

Whether you are considering getting dermal fillers to smooth out wrinkles or enhance facial contours, a quick look at some criteria and facts will help you know you have come to the right place for your treatment.

Dermal fillers should be injected only by an experienced and qualified medical doctor. This procedure requires qualifications, experience, and an artistic edge, because 90% of the success of cosmetic procedures depends on who is doing them. For example, a bad haircut would indicate the level of experience of the stylist, not the scissors that were used. This is why it is extremely important to inquire about the credentials of your practitioner and ask to see before and after pictures. Getting a consultation first is advisable, as you would get a chance to see my facility and raise your questions or concerns with me.

YOUR EXPECTATIONS

Bringing a picture of your younger self to your appointment is helpful. However, bringing a picture of your favorite celebrity is not conducive. While you may see one aspect or feature of your face, it is important to know that a face has to be analysed in whole and not in part. The aim of the injectable procedure is to look naturally enhanced. It is also important to understand that each face has its own asymmetry. A good doctor can help bring more symmetry while keeping the overall aesthetics of the face visually pleasing. So make the most of your consultation by being open to recommendations. Your doctor sees in three dimensions, and you would benefit from exploring all your options.

THE ACTUAL PRODUCT

There are many types of dermal fillers on the market. But the most common of them are hyaluronic acid (HA) products. They have proven to produce natural and lasting results while maintaining fluidity to move with facial expressions. This line of dermal fillers also incorporates antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins to deliver further treatment benefits while filling and contouring the face.

HOW LONG THE RESULTS WILL LAST

Hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers also naturally occurs in the body and therefore gets metabolized eventually. Depending on the dermal filler chosen and whether or not this is the first time you are having a filler injected, you can expect results to last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the results, which is very rare, HA fillers are also dissolvable at your request by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER THE INJECTION

It is always best to schedule your injectable appointments a couple of days to a week prior to any major event. With dermal filler injections, you will also need to take bruising and swelling into account. You can reduce this likelihood by stopping any supplements that can act like blood thinners such as fish oil and also some pain killers such as Aspirin, Aleve, Advil, etc., 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

After your dermal fillers treatment, follow the post-care instructions given, which include applying cold compresses, avoiding extremely cold or hot drinks, sun exposure, extreme temperatures, excess facial mimicry, and vigorous exercises. Being gentle is key.

Considering cosmetic surgery | Dr. Matteo Vigo

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 11 January 2021

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that enhance and reshape structures of the body to improve appearance and confidence. Healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations are appropriate candidates for cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should be done for yourself, not to meet someone else’s expectations or to try to fit an ideal image

ABDOMINOPLASTY

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Aging

Heredity

Pregnancy

Prior surgery

Significant fluctuations in weight

ARM LIFT

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms. During an arm lift — also known as brachioplasty — excess skin and fat are removed from between the armpit and elbow. The remaining skin is placed back over the newly repositioned contours to create a more toned look.

BLEPHAROPLASTY OR COSMETIC EYELID SURGERY

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

BODY LIFT

A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. Excess sagging skin and fat are removed and the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface.

BODY CONTOURING

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. But after any substantial amount of weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.

BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job” by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.

BREAST LIFT

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY

Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast after removal of the breast or part of the breast. The aim is to make a breast of similar size and shape to your original breast. But they won’t be identical. The main ways of making a new breast include:

removing the whole breast and skin, and using an implant underneath the remaining skin

removing the whole breast, leaving skin behind, and using an implant (skin sparing mastectomy)

using tissue taken from another part of your body

using your own tissue and an implant

After reconstruction surgery you might consider more surgery to:

create a new nipple

change the shape of your other breast to match

BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts (macromastia).

BROW LIFT

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:

Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes

Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows

Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids

Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position

BUTTOCK ENHANCEMENT

Buttock augmentation, or gluteal augmentation, is used to improve the contour, size and/or shape of the buttocks. This is done through the use of buttock implants, fat grafting or sometimes a combination of the two. Buttock implants are silicone-filled devices that are surgically placed deep within the tissues of the buttock. Buttock augmentation through the use of fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body into the tissues of the buttocks. This technique is sometimes referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift.

EAR SURGERY

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. A defect in the ear structure that is present at birth or that becomes apparent with development can be corrected by otoplasty. This procedure can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Otoplasty creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.

EYELID SURGERY

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

FACE LIFT

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging

Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth

Fat that has fallen or has disappeared

Jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw

Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”

The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress.

FAT TRANSFER BREAST AUGMENTATION

Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.

GYNAECOMASTIA SURGERY

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.

LASER SKIN RESURFACING

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization and lasabrasion, can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your plastic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.

LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.

MOMMY MAKEOVER

The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure.

NECK LIFT

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. What neck lift surgery can treat:

Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls

Excess fatty deposits under the chin

Loose neck skin

Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours

OTOPLASTY

Ootoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. A defect in the ear structure that is present at birth or that becomes apparent with development can be corrected by otoplasty. This procedure can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Otoplasty creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.

PINNAPLASTY

Ear correction surgery is cosmetic surgery to alter the size or shape of the ears, or pin them back if they stick out. Pinning back the ears is known as an otoplasty, or pinnaplasty. It’s usually carried out on children and young teenagers, although adults may wish to have it done, too. An otoplasty isn’t suitable for children younger than five as their ears will still be growing and developing.

Most people are happy with the results of an otoplasty, and generally it’s a safe procedure. But it can be expensive and there are still risks to consider.

THIGH LIFT

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. If fitness and weight control efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.

TUMMY TUCK

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Aging

Heredity

Pregnancy

Prior surgery

Significant fluctuations in weight

Botox: Anti Wrinkle Treatments

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 7 January 2021

Overactive facial muscles, especially between the eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes can often contribute to the formation of active facial lines and wrinkles. With the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin with aging, or as a result of sun damage, these lines become increasingly apparent and permanent. The use of a Botulinum toxin (BOTOX or Xeomin) to relax the underlying muscles is an effective method to improve these lines and wrinkles. In some individuals, the use of dermal filler injections in combination with botulinum toxin treatments will be necessary to achieve the optimum rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation programmes using products and lasers are also available enhance overall improvements.

What is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

Botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the specific treated muscle(s) and therefore induces relaxation of the muscle in a dose dependent manner. Botulinum toxin also blocks nerve impulses to sweat glands and can subsequently be used to treat excessive sweating – Hyperhidrosis of the underarms (axilla), face, hands and feet. Because receptors that are blocked by the botulinum toxin are continually being replaced, the effects are never permanent, but typically last 3–4 months in muscles and 6–12 months in sweat glands.

Am I suitable for Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

If you are particularly concerned about the appearance of facial lines or wrinkles in areas with over-active muscles, such as the frown lines or crow’s feet, then treatment with botulinum toxin to the underlying muscles will have a beneficial effect on these concerns. It should be noted that deep lines may not disappear with muscle relaxing injections alone, but may require an injectable dermal filler product, such as Belotero or Ellanse, in order to further soften these areas. Botulinum toxin treatments should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

How is the treatment performed?

An initial consultation will be carried out to determine the goals for your treatment, make note of any associated asymmetries/abnormalities, and a treatment plan will be determined in order to achieve the ideal result for each individual. Photos will be taken before your treatment in order to document your concerns efficiently. The treatment is carried out in an outpatient setting, taking approximately 15-20 minutes. Facial mapping will be completed, and a cold pack applied to the treatment areas. Botulinum toxin will then be injected with a fine needle into each specific treatment area, with only minor discomfort experienced.

Will the treatment be painful/cause bruising?

The use of skin cooling with a cold pack or, occasionally, a topical local anaesthetic cream will ensure minimal discomfort during the treatment. Very minimal to no bruising should occur due to the careful, experienced techniques and fine needles used; however, please be aware that any breach of the skin may result in small bruises.

 

 

When to Consider Tummy Tuck Surgery | Dr. Matteo Vigo

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 1 January 2021

After pregnancy or weight loss, excess skin and fat can distort the appearance of the abdomen. In particular, many women find that after their second child or after bearing twins, their muscles and skin do not return to their original appearance secondary to repeated stretch of the abdomen. The abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” procedure, creates a flatter, firmer abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the abdominal muscles. You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are at a stable weight and are physically healthy, you have realistic expectations, and you do not smoke.

Anatomy of the Abdomen

The abdominal wall consists of skin, fat, and muscle. The rectus abdominis muscles, whichform the “six pack” of muscles on the abdomen, are covered by a firm sheath called the rectus fascia. This fascial layer frequently weakens and stretches out with pregnancy and weight gain. As a result, once a patient loses weight or has her children, she may be left with laxity of the abdominal wall. During surgery , the fascial layer over the rectus abdominis muscles is tightened, and the excess skin and fat are removed.

 Tummy Tuck steps

The abdominoplasty procedure is performed with a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen within the bikini line. In patients who have undergone a prior C-section, the incision can be made in the same location and extended to the sides. The rectus abdominis muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the excess skin and fat are trimmed and redraped. Most abdominoplasty surgeries require repositioning of the umbilicus, or navel through a second incision. In the “mini” abdominoplasty procedure, lower abdominal muscle tightening with fat and skin removal are performed through a limited horizontal bikini incision only, without repositioning of the navel. The resulting scar is usually low on the abdomen, and therefore can be concealed within most bathing suits and clothing. Small drain tubes are placed with both techniques.

Do you feel your breasts are too small, uneven, or do not have the shape you desire?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 30 December 2020

Do you feel your breasts are too small, uneven, or do not have the shape you desire? If so, you may have considered breast augmentation. If your breasts never developed, if they shrank as a result of weight loss or pregnancy, or if your breasts just do not have the size or shape you desire–you may benefit from breast augmentation. Beyond improving your appearance, many women report additional benefits in terms of improved self-esteem and social or professional opportunities.

Appearance Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The primary benefit of breast augmentation is an improved appearance of your breasts. Although most people think of breast augmentation as “breast enlargement,” the appearance benefits can go far beyond merely making breasts larger. Breast enlargement can improve:

Breasts that are too small

Breasts that are uneven

Breasts that lack fullness

Poor cleavage

Lack of projection

Imbalanced appearance or lack of proportion

Additional Benefits of Breast Augmentations

As a result of breast augmentation, many women experience additional benefits that come from an improved appearance. These benefits can include:

Improved self-esteem

Improved job opportunities

Improved social opportunities

Ability to wear new or different clothes

Feeling more youthful

These are just a few examples of some of the emotional benefits that women experience following breast augmentation.

WHAT WILL MY TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE ENTAIL?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 25 December 2020

Dr. Vigo will evaluate your natural body type and discuss the best options to achieve your tummy tuck goals.

TRADITIONAL (FULL) TUMMY TUCK

This technique addresses the entire abdominal area by making a horizontal incision along the bikini line and a second incision around the belly button.

PARTIAL (MINI) TUMMY TUCK

Only the lower abdomen is addressed using this technique. A shorter incision is made below the bikini line.

LATERAL TENSION TUMMY TUCK

For the lateral tension approach, skin laxity can be corrected in the abdomen and thighs. Abdominal muscles are sutured laterally using a single curved incision.

REVERSE TUMMY TUCK

In the reverse method, the upper abdomen is addressed using a chevron incision just below the breasts.

MODIFIED TUMMY TUCK

Modified tummy tuck surgery addresses specific needs and goals and is fully customized for each patient. A minimal incision technique is used. Your treatment may include:

Reconfiguring the navel to the appropriate location and contour

Stimulating postoperative weight loss

Strengthening the torso

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