Question of the Week – Surgical Quote at Premium Care

 Surgical Quote - Premium Care Plastic Surgery Colombia

  • What does the surgical fee quote include?

It includes everything related to surgery itself such as: surgeon and anesthesiologist fee, follow up visits and controls, pre-anesthesia evaluation, operating rooms and a complications insurance. It also includes pick up service to the airport and transportation to your hotel. We also have packages available including hotel as well


  • What does the surgical fee quote does not include?

It does not include garments, medications or presurgical lab exams because all are individualized and of relatively low cost.


  • What are payment methods and when should I do it? Do you accept credit cards?

For payment of the procedure we accept cash, all credit/debit cards, and bank transfers.

In order to book the surgery and confirm operating rooms we need a USD $500 deposit. The remaining balance must be all paid for before the day of the procedure.


For more information contact us at 305 848 1909 in USA or 312 545 5569 in Colombia, or visit us at



Enjoy our liposuction Package in Cartagena, Colombia

Premium Care Plastic Surgery brings you an incredible Liposuction Package:

liposuction in Premium Care Plastic Surgery Cartagena, Colombia

3 areas Liposuction with Dr. Campbell or Dr. Restrepo
7 nights at 4 stars hotel  
Round trip Flight from Miami, New York, Toronto*

Why to choose a liposuction Procedure at Premium Care 

Recent advances have dramatically improved liposuction, making it easier and faster, more precise, and with a quicker recovery time.

Our patients know that no matter how much they worked out, and how closely they watched what they ate, their love handles just wouldn’t go away, and even if they managed to lose weight, they still had bulges sticking over the back of the jeans. Hundreds of thousands of women and men approached doctors with similar stories of stubborn fat, and the most popular solution for this liporeduction? More and more chose liposuction every day.

As with all cosmetic procedures, the initial consultation is key for optimal outcomes, as it’s imperative for the doctor and patient to be on the same page. This is the patient’s opportunity to communicate his or her goals, and for our Premium Care Plastic Surgeons to explain how he or she can achieve them and answer all questions.

The basics about Liposuction in Cartagena, Colombia

By definition, liposuction involves the removal of unwanted fat with suction, taking it from specific areas where it persists. It is a technique for contouring, rather than weight reduction. “ Dr. Campbell says Liposuction absolutely improves the proportions, contours and symmetry of the body.”

Although there are different approaches and different types of equipment, most liposuction performed today is “tumescent,” which means the area to be treated is infused with a solution that contains a mix of medications. The solution helps control bleeding, minimizes pain during and after the procedure, and makes liposuction easier for the doctor to perform. A cannula (a thin hollow tube that’s inserted under the skin) is used to introduce the solution to the area as well as suction out the fat. The new smaller cannulas allow our surgeons to use smaller incisions to achieve their patients’ body sculpting goals, and those are essentially undetectable once healed.

Dr. Restrepo explains that the ideal patient for liposuction has isolated, defined pockets of fat with a fairly minimal amount of fat in the surrounding areas, and is not a weight-loss procedure that can be extremely dangerous and lead to problems with irregular contours and loose skin later on.

The results 

The old myth that liposuction was an aggressive procedure is no longer true. Today, liposuction delivers dramatic results with nearly invisible scars, an easier recovery and minimal downtime. If you are thinking about having a liposuction, contact us at or give us a call at +1 305  848 1909 or +57 312  545  55 69.

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?

Skin Care in Premium Care Plastic Surgery, Cartagena, Colombia

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

Hands and feet care at premium care in Cartagena, Colombia

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!


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

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



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, 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

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.

Liposuction at Premium Care Plastic Surgery, Cartagena, Colombia

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


Meet Dr. Carolina Restrepo

Plasic Surgeon - Dr. Carolina Restrepo at Premium Care Cirugía Plástica, Cartagena, Colombia

What is your Philosophy?

I use my training and experience to approach each patient and their desires in a realistic, honest way. I customize a treatment plan and explain every detail in terms that the patient can understand. I want them to feel confident and trust that I can give them the best treatment and care possible.

What do you like most about your job?

Knowing that I´m improving someone´s life. I like that every single case is different and that the patient is able to feel gratification by looking in to the mirror and seeing what we have created.

What sets your practice apart?

We are proud to offer patients a complete, beautiful experience. From skin care to transformative surgery, we provide a high quality of care in a seamless environment, with a leading medical staff.

To know more about Dr. Carolina Restrepo visit