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. http://premiumcareplasticsurgery.com/resources/financing/

 

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

 

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Rhinoplasty in Colombia

Throughout history and across cultures, noses have incited derision or admiration as the case may be. Decidedly the most prominent facial feature, altering its size and shape can have a tremendous impact on one’s appearance. So it’s no surprise that is one of the most popular procedures performed at Premium Care.

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TO START

Rhinoplasty, is reshaping of the nose, either aesthetically as requested by the patient or for reconstructive purposes after trauma or a birth defect of the nose. Consultation before rhinoplasty is paramount, at Premium Care we welcome the patient in an atmosphere of trust and listen to them, so they can explain their trouble and express their desires. Then we analyse the face, take photos to measure, compare and propose a plan to understand what is in the patient’s mind, to then draw the final project together and agree for the possible future result

RHINOPLASTY AT PREMIUM CARE

Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthesia. The patient usually arrives early in the morning and goes home the same day.

TECHNIQUE

Depending on the surgery, the surgeon may operate using incisions inside the nostrils which is known as ‘closed Rhinoplasty’ or just under the nose which is known as ‘open Rhinoplasty.’ The procedure may involve reshaping cartilage in the nose and/or breaking the bones of the bridge of the nose and reshaping them. A splint or cast is applied and will be worn for approximately seven days. After cast removal, the new shape will be immediately visible however the definitive result requires 6 to 12 months.

TIME

Depends on type of procedure, between 30 minutes to two hours

PAIN FACTOR

Pain is minimal and can be controlled by pain killers. Downtime will take between three to five days for face swelling, 10 days for bruises.

RESULTS

There will be bruises and swelling of the nose and face for approximately 7 days and final result is visible after six months to one year.

If you want more information regarding your nose surgery visit us at www.premiumcareplasticsurgery.com or call us at +1 305 848 1909 and +57 312 545 5569

 

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)

Enjoy our liposuction Package in Cartagena, Colombia

Premium Care Plastic Surgery brings you an incredible Liposuction Package:

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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 info@premiumcareps.com 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!

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