Rhinoplasty is corrective surgery of the nose. Depending on the type of nose and the patient’s wishes, it is either only surgery involving the soft tissue or also one involving the bone of the nose. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes one to two hours, depending on the given case. A small cast is worn on the nose for 2 weeks after surgery.
Protruding earlobes are a frequent aesthetic problem. Surgery is the only method that can address the nature of the problem and reduce the angle between the earlobe and the head. The procedure is best performed in small children, aged from 6 to 10 years. If you have not been operated on as a child and you still wish to undergo surgery, it is not a problem, as it is never too late. The objective of the surgery is to achieve symmetrical ears and reduce the angle that they form with the head. The best results are achieved in children as a child’s cartilage is finer and more pliable than an adult’s. But attractive results can also be achieved at a more mature age. The main thing is that you get your self-esteem and satisfaction back.
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in men. This enlargement is caused by an increased estrogen level during normal physiological development. Breast glands may also enlarge due to the use of anabolic steroids or antihypertensive medication – medication for treating high blood pressure. Sometimes, it is caused by an enlargement of fat tissue – pseudo-gynecomastia.
A facelift refers to plastic surgery of the face. The procedure will take many years off your looks. It must be noted that a 100% reduction of wrinkles and skin tension lines is not possible. The skin’s elasticity is reduced with age and line formation is a natural process that cannot be halted completely. The lower third of the face is lifted in a facelift. If required, the procedure can be supplemented by eyelid surgery and the application of botox to smoothen lines on the forehead.
Eyelids are very prominent components of the face. The process of biological ageing is quite visible on the eyelids. The aesthetic problems are due to excess skin and lines, which give the face a tired look. The condition can trouble even young people if they have a predisposition for it. Another cause of a tired look may be fat cell deposits in the area of the lids.
Breast enlargement is a very popular procedure suitable for patients with a smaller bosom. This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. During this procedure, breasts are enlarged using silicone implants. The patient consults the size and resulting shape that she wishes to achieve with a physician. Excessive breast size may put strain the spine, which is why the physician has a say in the decision making process regarding implant size - the decision is not the patient’s own to make.
Liposuction is the removal of excess fat. Tumescent liposuction is performed in patients who only require local anaesthesia. The procedure takes longer than traditional liposuction, but no more than 3 hours. Because the fluid that is used in such procedures contains, in addition to a normal saline solution and adrenaline (that causes blood vessels to contract), a certain amount of an anaesthetic substance (usually lidocaine), no further anaesthesia is required.
Due to the effects of growth and sex hormones during puberty, excessively large or asymmetrical inner labia can develop in certain women. The labia are exposed to chronic mechanical irritation and excessive drying. The presence of numerous erosions and tears on the inner labia is often combined with infection, most frequently of bacterial or fungal origin, which results in repeated inflammation, pain and overall discomfort. However, this is often not the only reason why women are willing to undergo surgical correction of the inner labia – a labiaplasty. They also seek out plastic surgeons for aesthetic reasons, which are not visible in every-day life but may pose a problem in the bedroom.
Abdominoplasty is surgery of the abdominal wall. It is a procedure whereby excess skin and fat is removed from the abdominal areas. If necessary, abdominal wall muscles can also be tightened. This plastic surgery is sought out especially by female patients after several pregnancies and also by people who have lost a lot of weight and whose tissue has become flabby or has lost its elasticity after slimming. You should understand that abdominoplasty is not a treatment for obesity.
We are all the authors of our own bodies
And we could also say ‘we are all the authors of our own fat’. I am not being ironic; we know very well that this is an undisputed fact.