Face and Neck Rejuvenation in Cartagena, Colombia

Skin of the face and neck and underlying muscles lose elasticity and tone with time. This is magnified through sun exposure, weight gain or loss, gravity and stress. These factors may act together and accentuate the appearance of wrinkles, creating a tired and old look.

A facelift-necklift helps improve the visible signs of aging through removal and redistributing excess fatty deposits, tightening underlying muscles and removing sagging skin.

Procedure choice and type of facelift depends on your needs and must be discussed with your surgeon. Surgeons have recognized the three dimensional nature of the facial structures and often complemented this procedure with others to restore volume and address cosmetic issues throughout the facial-neck structures.

Often other facial procedures are performed at the same time including forehead lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), chin and cheek implants, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposculpture, lipotransfer, chemical peel and laser resurfacing.

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Who can be a candidate?

  • Men and women with saggy skin in the face and neck
  • Men and women with jowl formation (the lower cheeks and jaw line are saggy).
  • Men and women with a poorly defined jaw line.
  • Men and women with wrinkled saggy and fatty neck.

Procedure

  • Facelifts are usually performed in an outpatient surgical facility or in the hospital.
  • They may be performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.
  • The surgeon usually makes incisions in front and behind the ear.
  • Sutures and/or staples are used for closure followed by placement of a dressing around the face and neck.

Results

  • Less tired look with more youthful appearance
  • A sharper and better defined jaw line.
  • Improved neck and chin angle.
  • This does not treat the fine lines around the mouth and will not improve skin surface defects and discoloration.

Recovery 

  • A compression garment may be worn around the lower face and neck for approximately one week.
  • Bruising and swelling are normal and may take several weeks to resolve.
  • Stiffness in the neck and some soreness with swallowing and eating is common.
  • Sutures and staples are removed within one to two weeks.
  • Drains, if used are usually removed 1-3 days after the procedure.
  • Make-up can be applied over the skin immediately but not over the incisions for 2-3 weeks.

Other treatments for face and neck rejuvenation 

  • Chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion
  • Botox and fillers
  • Lipotransfer and implant insertion
  • Eyelid and forehead rejuvenation
  • Rhinoplasty

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with your plastic surgeon at Premium Care Plastic Surgery. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome may occur. Major complications are rare.

For more information:

Visit our website www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com

Contact us at info@premiumcareps.com 

Call us at +1 305 848 1909 (USA) or +57 312 545 5569 (Colombia)

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Protect your Skin

When it comes to sun exposure and sun protection, there are a lot of questions to answer. How much sun-basking is too much? Are there benefits to not wearing sunscreen sometimes? What kind of protection does sunscreen provide? How do I choose the safest and most effective brand? And what ingredients should I avoid?

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What are the pros and cons of sun exposure? 

Pro: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential hormone for healthy bones, immune function and blood cell formation. Luckily, your body produces vitamin D every time you step into the sunlight. Easy, right? Just keep in mind that you don’t need much unprotected sun exposure to meet your needs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 5-15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure a few times a week is all that’s required to maintain healthy vitamin D levels.

Cons: Skin Damage & Skin Cancer

Ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) are the two types of sun rays that travel through the earth’s atmosphere and shine directly on your  skin. We just learned that a little unprotected fun in the sun is good for you, but what about longer stretches of time? UVA and UVB rays are responsible for the golden tan so many people try to attain each year. You might think that this sun-kissed tone is healthy. Think again. When your skin darkens, it’s actually a warning sign that your body is trying to prevent further DNA damage. This is just one example of the ways UVA and UVB impact your health.

UVA rays penetrate beneath the top layer of your skin. They’re mostly to blame for wrinkles, leathery skin, sagging and sun spots. These can bust through clouds on a gloomy day, seep through your car windows, and they can even sneak through some clothing. Although UVA rays are less likely to give you a sunburn, they’re still linked to increasing your risk of skin cancer because they can damage your basal and squamous skin cells.

UVB rays impact the top layer of your skin. They’re the main contributor to skin cancer and your worst enemy when it comes to sunburns. UVB rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm, especially during the summer months. Clearly UVA and UVB rays are nothing to take lightly.

How well does sunscreen protect your skin?

If you’re relying on the sunscreen to protect you from all the risks of sun exposure, you’re not seeing the big picture. Sun protection is two-fold. Safe sunscreen plus safe sun habits.  It’s still very important, but slathering some on once a day doesn’t give you a free pass.

What do the letters and numbers mean on sunscreen bottles? 

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

SPF only protects you from sunburn (UVB rays). When you see the SPF number on a bottle, think of it as a measure of time.  If your skin would typically burn after 10 minutes in the sun, a sunscreen with SPF 15 should allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer (150 minutes) before your skin would start to burn. But that number doesn’t take your activities into account. Sweating, swimming and other physical exercise can lower the effectiveness of your sunscreen’s SPF, which means you may need to apply it more often.

UVA & UVB Protection

Your sunscreen may be protecting you from sunburn by blocking UVB rays (if you’re re-applying it often enough and using a sufficient amount), but you’re still vulnerable to skin damage if you’re not protected from UVA rays as well.

 How to select a safer sunscreen

When choosing any personal care product, be your own health advocate. There are chemicals in the products on your drugstore’s shelves that have been linked with cancer, birth defects and a variety of other health issues. Sunscreen is not exempt.

Here are a few red flags to look out for when scanning sunscreen labels:

• Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate or “retinol”): Linked to increased cancer cell growth.

• Oxybenzone: Hormone disrupter—experts caution against using it on children.

• Powder or spray mineral-based sunscreens (usually on ingredient label as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide): These ingredients are typically safe in lotion form, but can cause internal damage if inhaled.

Hydration for Hands and Feet

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The hands and feet are body parts, which often we do not give enough importance. We usually tend to remember the feet when they hurt, when we see them very dry or only when we show them in hot weather. From the hands we try to take care of our nails, but usually we never give them as much care as the rest of the body.

You do makeup in the face, go to the hair saloon for your hair, but the hands are the direct witness, not only of the age, but also the kind of life that you have.

Hands cannot be hidden in a moment, but if there are not always treated well, will leave us permanently exposed. They can show a tired, old, misaligned aspect if they are not protected from everyday wear and tear.

Feet tend to get dry too much, because of the weight that they consistently support and the pressure of our shoes. Of course, it is always important that we try to keep them soft and hydrated, a very important factor to keep in mind when you are intimate with your partner and the feet begin to make contact with their body, and that would be awkward to have them hard and scratchy!

BEAUTY AND HYDRATION FOR HANDS AND FEET WITH PARAFFIN

Paraffin looks like a soft wax and is used to form a protective film and moisturizer on the hands and feet, precisely because of it’s moisturizing properties, the paraffin is very suitable for dry skin with hydration problems, lack of elasticity and cracks or flakes.

To check this treatment you have to visit a professional in esthetic, who is going to put each hand, several times, in a container with hot paraffin. This will leave a layer of paraffin over the hands. Then the hand will be wrapped with thermal gloves and wait a few minutes while it has its effect.

When you remove paraffin globes, you will see how your hands are soft and the nails shiny. This moisturized feeling and smoothness is maintained for at least three days. It is an ideal treatment for people with dry hands or rough feet.

If you want more information about hands and feet care, contact us calling at +1 305 848 1909 and +57 312 545 5569 or visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com

Deep Facial Cleansing at Premium Care, Cartagena

Facial skin is constantly exposed to environmental dirt, pollutants and makeup residue, which is why you often see blackheads and pimples.  Without proper facial cleansing this problem tends to get worse and become very noticeable.
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Deep facial cleansing is essential to have great skin, free of blemishes, much more youthful, bright and smooth. This procedure is performed by our skilled professional, to avoid problems later by a bad procedure, because the face is very delicate and requires the correct application of products according to skin type and needs, as well as equipment required and good use to obtain the expected results, a face clean, bright and hydrated.

Recommendations for after a Deep Cleansing Facial:

  • Where possible leave the skin free of makeup that day.
  • Do not sunbathe because the pores are open and the skin is sensitive and delicate.
  • Continue the habit of using sun block daily before makeup.
  • Maintain daily skin care with special products for every skin type.

With this procedure once a month at Premium Care Plastic Surgery, you will enjoy a face that is more clean, moisturized and shiny.

Schedule your appointment by calling +57 5 6 43 1751 or +57 312 545 5569 or visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com

Do You Want a Curvy Body?

What makes a body look curvy and voluptuos is having the right amount of shape in all the right places. The waistline is always a big area of focus. To streamline and trim it down, cardio is essential since it will help whittle away any extra fat. You will also want to work on the butt a lot – building muscle will help to give a more defined, curvier look.

If you want to add curves, you still need to be careful of what you eat because you don´t want to add o too much fat. Stick to foods that are high in protein that helps build muscle.

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The Solution 

If you are thin, you need to add definition with a protein-rich diet with muscle sculpting work out.

If you are heavy, you will need to lose the right amount of weight so you retain your curves. Large breast can make the body look heavy, so a breast reduction and liposuction can be done to create better proportions.

If you are experiencing signs of aging, and you have excess skin a procedure like a tummy tuck, body lift or even a breast lift  can help

If you are lean and toned, try to practice workouts that build shape. Augmentation procedures are another way to accomplish this.

The Procedure 

Create a waist: Curves are created by building up or reducing a feature. Liposuction streamlines the lower body and helps to create a good breast-waist -butt ratio. Focusing in the overall shape is how a curvy figure is achieved. To decrease the fat in the lower body sometimes the only solution is liposuction that streamlines the waist by removing the fat.

To learn more about your possibilities visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com

Take Down the Puffiness

You may think that a lack of sleep and the stresses of life are the reasons for puffy-looking eyes, but it really comes from changes in the underlying structure and genetic tendencies

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Puffiness

Under-eye puffiness and bags may be genetic or can be caused by loss or redistribution of fat. With time the fat pads under the eyes can start to protrude, secondary to a change in the overlying tissue support in front of the fat, that starts to come through as bags, which make the under-eyes puffy.

The Solution

In some patients, a little bit of Hyaluronic acid filler injected bellow the puffy areas helps to improve the area by adding volume. The result last 8 to 12 months

If the herniation of fat is the issue, the fat can be  removed or redraped with Blefaroplasty to permanently get rid of the problem and always look well rested and rejuvenated

Hollows

Hollows, which are deep grooves under the eye where the orbital rim and cheek area meet, may start to appear as well. With the time the bone and the position of the fat in the malar area start to change making the hollows more prominent.

The Solution

The tear trough area can be injected with Juvederm or Fat to rebuild the orbital rim, prevent shadowing and plump up the area. Fat is more permanent and Fillers can last for 12 months

To learn more about your options, visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com

Do you want a Dancer´s Body?

Long, lean and toned in all the right places, the dancer´s body is low in fat yet maintains the perfect amount of muscle definition because the small muscle groups are targeted.

A strong toned body is part of the dancer´s look and certain exercises need to be incorporated into your workout to build strength and long, lean muscle. Toning exercises that are designed to target specific body parts are the starting point. Yoga and pilates are two ways to really build up the core so you get the right amount of definition in the stomach.

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Transform your Body 

If you are thin, you need to add definition through a protein-rich diet with muscle sculpting exercises

if you are heavy, you may need a breast reduction so your breast better match your body. Liposuction is great for sculpting the arms and the upper torso.

If you are lean and toned, you may want to add lengthening and strengthening exercises like yoga and pilates into the workout routine.

If you are experiencing signs of aging or after weight loss, you may want to consider a procedure that help you with the slack skin.

Contour your Shape

Liposuction wont´t magically turn a heavy body into a long and lean body, but it can improve your shape. Removing fat allows the contours to become more pronounced, especially in the waistline, obliques and stomach.

To know more about how to get the figure you want visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com