Cosmetic Surgery Philippines Info Site

CosmeticSurgeryPH.wordpress.com is a site for information about common cosmetic surgery and related procedures in the Philippines. Effort has been made to write the contents in the simplest way for easy understanding by the general public, at the same time also providing those in the medical practice a vital source of data and knowledge.

Contributor:

Al Farabi L. Jaafar, MD

Fellow, Philippine Society for Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, Philippine Society for General Surgery

Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons

Member, Philippine Society for Liposuction Surgery

Member, The Asian Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

 

Dr. Jaafar is a practicing aesthetic/cosmetic surgeon at The Asian Tropics Aesthetic Center (Quezon City), and at

McGill Cosmetic Surgery (The Fort, BGC).

 

 

SITE CONTENTS:

ABOUT COSMETIC SURGERY

> What is Cosmetic Surgery?

> The Cosmetic or Aesthetic Surgeon

 

ABOUT BREAST ENHANCEMENT

> Facts about Breast Enlargement and Implants

 

ABOUT BOTOX®

> BOTOX® FAQ

> Common face wrinkles treated by BOTOX®

> BOTOX®  injection sites

> Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

> (BOTOX®) treatment of Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

> 3 things you need to know about hyperhidrosis treatment

 

ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

> 5 things you need to know about LIPOSUCTION

> Liposuction facts

 

ABOUT BLEPHAROPLASTY

> Upper Blepharoplasty FAQs

 

ABOUT NOSE LIFT (RHINOPLASTY)

> Noselift FAQs

> What to do after nose lift and nose trim (post-operative instructions)

> Noselift (Augmentation Rhinoplasty) and Alar Base Trimming (Alarplasty)

> Noselift using Goretex implant (ePTFE)

 

ABOUT VAGINOPLASTY

> Vaginal Repair or Vaginoplasty

Liposuction facts

LIPOSUCTION

(LIPOPLASTY)

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure for removing localized fat deposits in certain body parts using a cannula (tubular and hollow instrument inserted to the fat layer underneath the skin) attached to a vacuum.

This surgery may involve infiltration of a numbing solution (tumescent fluid) to the problem area/s then suctioning the fat mixture after several minutes. The tumescent fluid is important in several ways:

> It acts as a local anesthetic

> It helps dissolve the fat making it easier to suction

> Controls bleeding (mixture contains drug that constricts blood vessels)

These are reasons why “Dry-type liposuction” is a thing of the past.

Kinds of vacuum devise

1. Suction machine

2. Negative pressure applied by a syringe (Syringe liposuction)

Types of Liposuction

  1. Tumescent or Wet  Liposuction
  2. Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (ie Vaser)
  3. Laser-assisted Liposuction (ie Smart Lipo)
  4. Power-assisted Liposuction (ie PAL Liposculptor)
  5. Water Liposuction (Body Jet Lipo)
  6. Radiofrequency Liposuction (Body Tite)

Tumescent liposuction. The Gold standard for liposuction that involves infiltration of “tumescent fluid” then suctioning the fat mixture with a cannula connected to a syringe or vacuum machine. This is also a part (first process) of most types of liposuction enumerated below.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Involves insertion of an “ultrasonic probe” (the size of a cannula) as a pre-suction process that will “implode” then dissolve the fats in targeted areas making it easier for the surgeon to suction.

Laser-assisted liposuction. Involves insertion of a “laser tip probe” to liquefy the fats. The area where the probe was inserted may be suctioned immediately or left for the body to  metabolize and excrete for several weeks.

Power-assisted liposuction. Also uses a probe that vibrates back and forth and partially dissolves the fat before removing it.

Water Jet Liposuction. Uses a fine spray of water that comes out of the suction cannula to break up fatty deposits. The main benefit of this technique is that it requires less infiltration of fluid and allows for better assessment of the underlying fatty areas which are often masked by the large volume of fluid infiltrated.

Radiofrequency Liposuction. This treatment is usually added to standard liposuction to help tighten skin. It involves application of external RF probe to the skin after fats are suctioned.

 

Our clinics:

Neu Advanced Aesthetics Center (www.Neu-Aesthetics.com)

Suite 1723 Centuria Medical Makati

Century City, Kalayaan Avenue, Brgy Poblacion, Makati City

Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday to Friday 9am-3pm

Saturday 9am-12nn

+632 793 8747           +63918 985 3668

MAP 

 

 

The Asian Tropics Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center (www.AsianTropics.com)

Unit 1B Anonas Commercial Complex, Project 3

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday to Friday 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 2pm to 7pm

+632 434 1800            +63918 985 3668

MAP

 

 

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Dr. Al Farabi L. Jaafar FPSGS FPCS FPSCS

Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Fellow, Philippine Society for Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons

Section Head, Cosmetic Surgery, Centuria Medical Makati

+63918 985 3668

 

 

Click to read about the Surgeon:

https://cosmeticsurgeryph.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/dr-al-farabi-lee-jaafar-cosmetic-surgeon-philippines/

 

 

Read more POSTS by Dr. Jaafar:

SITE CONTENTS:

ABOUT COSMETIC SURGERY

> What is Cosmetic Surgery?

> The Cosmetic or Aesthetic Surgeon

ABOUT BREAST ENHANCEMENT

> Facts about Breast Enlargement and Implants

ABOUT BOTOX®

> BOTOX® FAQ

> Common face wrinkles treated by BOTOX®

> BOTOX® injection sites

> Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

> (BOTOX®) treatment of Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

> 3 things you need to know about hyperhidrosis treatment

ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

> 5 things you need to know about LIPOSUCTION

> Liposuction facts

ABOUT BLEPHAROPLASTY

> Upper Blepharoplasty FAQs

ABOUT NOSE LIFT (RHINOPLASTY)

> Noselift FAQs

> What to do after nose lift and nose trim (post-operative instructions)

> Noselift (Augmentation Rhinoplasty) and Alar Base Trimming (Alarplasty)

> Noselift using Goretex implant (ePTFE)

ABOUT VAGINOPLASTY

> Vaginal Repair or Vaginoplasty