March 2016 - Apollo Cosmetic Clinics
  • Take Control Of Your Aging Skin

    Aging affects us all – the way we act, the way we feel, and definitely the way we look. But with advancements in skin care, you can have a say in the way aging affects your skin – and maybe even get back to the way you looked not so long ago. Thermage is a proven, unique radiofrequency treatment that can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker and younger look and feel. Thermage works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. It’s you, just younger looking and more confident.

    Thermage is effective on:

    1. The Eyes – hooding, fine lines and even our brow line can make us look worn-down. Thermage treats the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more youthful and rested.
    2. The Face – as we age, phrases like “turkey neck”, loose jowls, sagging skin and “what happened to my jawline?” creep in. Thermage smooth’s lines and wrinkles and remodels collagen for the overall health of the skin.
    3. The Body – aging doesn’t just affect the skin on our faces, our bodies see the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples. Thermage is a non-invasive way to smooth the skin on our bodies and even temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite.

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  • All About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery

    Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is used to remove excess fat or skin from the abdomen area. Also known as tummy tuck, this procedure involves the removal of fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscles of the abdomen wall.

    “Abdominoplasty is the removal of fat from the middle and lower abdomen to tighten the abdomen wall muscles”

    Abdominoplasty is performed if regular exercise and diet have no effect in reducing the fat deposited in that area. It is usually preferred by pregnant women whose tummies become loose after delivery and also by both men and women who have suddenly shed a lot of weight. If one is considering on having more children, has to stabilise their weight or has some form of illness, they should reconsider getting abdominoplasty done. Visit Apollo Cosmetic Clinics to meet abdominoplasty experts who perform these surgeries.

    A tummy tuck is done under general anaesthesia and takes up to four-five hours. Usually performed as an outpatient procedure, abdominoplasty is divided into different categories depending on the extent of the surgery.

    • Complete abdominoplasty: Here, an incision is made from hip to hip. The skin is removed from the abdominal wall to disclose the muscles that need to be tightened. The muscle wall is tightened with sutures.
    • Partial abdominoplasty: A small incision is made and only a limited amount of skin and fat is removed from the muscle. The skin is then stretched downwards and excess skin removed. The flap is stitched back into place after the excess fat is removed.
    • Circumferential abdominoplasty: This surgery combines abdominoplasty with a butt lift. The surgery is also called a body lift with the scar running around the body. This surgery is typically performed on those who have lost a lot of weight suddenly.
    • Extended abdominoplasty: This is a complete abdominoplasty as well as a thigh lift. The scar runs from the posterior axillary line.

    Side-effects: Like in any surgery, there will be pain and some swelling soon after the completion of the surgery. Soreness will last for at least a few weeks as well as numbness and tiredness. Some of the other side-effects include:

    • Bleeding
    • Loss of skin
    • Blood clots
    • Change in skin colour
    • Swelling
    • Accumulation of fluids
    • Poor wound healing
    • Numbness
    • Wound separation
    • Nerve damage
    • Death of fatty tissue

    After the surgery, care must be taken till the sutures heal. The patients are usually given juices and soft foods the same day of the surgery. Pain relief medication and antibiotics are administered for at least a week after the surgery. The patient is advised to refrain from playing sports and other rigorous activities for at least eight weeks after the surgery. It is advised for the patient to come with someone in order to drive them home after the surgery. Those interested in getting abdominoplasty done must remember to consult their doctor before going for the surgery.

  • Who is Eligible for Liposuction Surgery?

    Liposuction literally means suctioning out the fat. However, one needs to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, nor is it an alternative to diet or exercise. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery, wherein fat is removed from certain parts of the body.

    “Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, nor is it an alternative to diet or exercise”

    Who is it for?
    Not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction. A good candidate must fulfil the following conditions:

    • Must be over the age of 18
    • Must have good general health
    • Have an on-going diet and exercise regimen
    • Have localised fatty pockets of tissue available in certain body areas

    *Problems such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and other illnesses limit the suitability of a person for liposuction.

    There are different types of liposuction surgeries available in many hospitals today. Some of these are:

    Suction-assisted Liposuction

    • In this conventional method, fine metal hollow tubes and high vacuum are used to easily suck out fat from certain areas.
    • However, if skin quality is poor, more looseness of skin is likely to result.

    Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction

    • Ultrasound energy at a specific frequency is used with solid thin ultrasound probes so that it specifically liquefies fat and then sucks it out.
    • Claims to remove fat more efficiently with less blood loss, more smoothly and with more skin tightening than suction-assisted liposuction.
    • Also efficiently removes fat from areas where it is tough, such as back, upper abdomen and outer thighs and areas where liposuction has been performed earlier.
    • High definition probes have been devised to sculpt areas better.

    Laser-assisted Liposuction

    • Performed using a laser fibre to liquefy the fat and then suck it out with cannulas. This is only effective when used for small areas, as it takes much longer to liquefy fat.

    Power-assisted Liposuction

    • Uses a specialised mechanical cannula with a reciprocating 1-2 mm movement to help the surgeon move it efficiently; rest of the procedure being same as in suction-assisted liposuction.

    Preparing For A Liposuction

    • No anticoagulants or blood thinners should be taken at least two weeks prior to surgery. Almost all herbal supplements cause some amount of blood thinning.
    • Smoking should be discontinued at least two months before surgery.

    Associated Surgeries

    Small amounts of liposuction can be combined with open surgeries such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). To avoid complications, it is not advisable to combine liposuction procedures with large surgeries. Liposuction is successfully done at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics by our team of experienced doctors. To know more about liposuction and if you should get it done, visit your nearest hospital.