July 2018 - Apollo Cosmetic Clinics
  • 5 tips to maintain Liposuction results

    Often, there is that little pocket of flesh or excess loose fat that does not respond to regular exercise or diet and refuses to give up its place. It is demotivating for someone who hopes to get positive results by changing his or her lifestyle but is instead suffers from this stubborn problem. In such cases, one may resort to liposuction – a procedure that suctions out excess fat and changes the body’s contour.


    The different techniques of liposuction are:

    • Tumescent liposuction: A solution is injected into the target area and the combination of medicines in it minimize blood loss by shrinking the capillaries and also numb the area. Then the fat is suctioned out through a tube connected to a vacuum.


    • Laser-assisted lipoplasty: Laser energy removes the fat cells out. It makes the healing process easier.


    • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: Ultrasound energy breaks the fatty tissues and loosens them which makes surgery faster and easier.


    • Power-assisted liposuction: A tool is used to cut through the fat, which makes it easier to remove.

    Liposuction procedure is only for those who have fatty bulges in localised areas and good skin elasticity. The patient should be at a near-normal weight, and physically and mentally healthy.

    The aftermath

    Like any surgical procedure, liposuction comes with some complications such as injury to the skin or inner tissues, changes in the skin tone, risk of infection and clot formation and toxicity. This is why it is important to consult with Experts in the field and educate yourself about the procedure beforehand. In addition to taking precautions to keep these complications at bay, it is also necessary to stay in good general health so that the entire process doesn’t go in vain. Here are five tips to follow if you want to maintain the results of liposuction for a considerable period of time – even for a lifetime.

    Tips to follow

    • Maintain a stable weight through regular exercise even after the fat removal. If you gain weight after the procedure, the body stores the fat in other places, changing the shape of the body.
    • Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water balances your body fluids and controls calories, keeping weight in check.
    • Follow a healthy diet and avoid fats and sugars. Eat more fruits and vegetables and less salt. Add starchy carbohydrates and lean proteins to the diet.  Never skip meals, because it increases fat storing enzymes and decreases metabolism.
    • Reduce stress, which can be a major factor in weight gain. Stress can lead to food cravings and binge eating, which leads to higher levels of insulin and increases fat storage. Stay positive and calm and avoid stressful situations.
    • Follow the cosmetic surgeon’s advice. After the procedure, it is compulsory to wear a compression garment that reduces swelling and helps the body adjust to its new shape. Also, do not strain your body after the procedure and give it enough time to heal.


    The key is to keep up the enthusiasm even after your body seems to be in perfect shape, following liposuction. For permanent results, continue having an active, healthy lifestyle as you did before the procedure. Health is not a one-time investment and consistent commitment can go a long way in maintaining the results of liposuction.

    For the safest liposuction procedures and for proper after-procedure care and guidance, book an appointment with the Experts at Apollo Cosmetic Clinic here.

  • Breast Reconstruction options after a Mastectomy

    A mastectomy is a surgery that removes one or both breasts of a woman who has been diagnosed with or runs a high risk of getting breast cancer. Apart from the trauma of the illness as well as the surgery, it can be extremely disturbing to entirely give up a part of one’s body. In such a case, breast reconstruction is an option to fall back on.

    What are the types of breast reconstruction surgeries?

    Breast reconstruction involves the creation of a breast shape using an artificial implant and/or a piece of tissue from another part of the body.

    Implant Reconstruction

    Breast implantation uses implants filled with silicone gel or saltwater to lend shape to the artificial breasts. It is done immediately after breast removal, or after some delay. It requires two or more operations, usually done by a plastic surgeon.

    What are the risks?

    The following conditions may accompany breast implantation and might require further surgery:

    • Asymmetry in the appearance of the breasts
    • Changes in breast sensation
    • Rupture or deflation of the implants
    • Poor healing of incisions sometimes leading to scar tissue that squeezes the implant
    • Pain, bleeding, and infection
    • A rare immune system cancer called ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma)

    Flap Reconstruction

    In this method, the shape of the breast is formed using a flap tissue. The surgeons usually take it from the belly, buttocks, thighs or the back. Unlike implants, this tissue flap lasts a lifetime. The flap can be completely detached from its original blood vessels and moved to the chest, or can remain attached to its blood vessels and simply moved under the skin. This, too, can be done immediately or delayed as required.

    What are the benefits and risks?

     Flap reconstructions help in tolerating radiation therapy better than artificial implants. In addition, the size of the flap reconstruction will increase or decrease according to changes in the body.

    However, like the implantation procedure, flap reconstruction also almost always requires later adjustments through surgery – whether for nipple reconstruction, reshaping or repositioning. Also, the healing process after surgery involves two to four body areas healing at the same time – the receptor sites and the donor sites.


    Breast reconstruction will not make the body look exactly as it was before, nor will it restore the sensation in the breasts. But it does a lot to improve body image and to help one deal with the aftermath of treatment.

    It is advisable an experienced surgeon before going ahead with the procedure. For instance, a surgeon tells you that it is easier to recover from a mastectomy and that delayed reconstruction also heals faster than immediate reconstruction.

    Visit your nearest Apollo Cosmetic Clinic for more information on breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

  • Natural remedies for a better Rhinoplasty recovery

    Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed on the nose to improve its function or change its shape.

    It is sometimes done for medical reasons, like correcting breathing problems related to the nose or to correct disfigurement resulting from birth defects or trauma.

    It is also done for cosmetic reasons, to change the nose’s appearance and shape.

    The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no need for an overnight stay. You will be administered a general or local anaesthesia. With a general anaesthesia, you’ll be able to sleep through the operation. With local anaesthesia, you will be sedated and the nose will be numbed so that you are completely relaxed and cannot feel the pain.

    After a Rhinoplasty, you will be required to wear a nasal splint for the first week. You can expect some bruising and swelling around the eyes after the procedure. This will slowly begin to fade away after the third day. The total period of recovery can last up to two weeks.

    The nose will swell a little, probably so minimally that most people won’t even notice. This swelling will reduce and eventually disappear over the next six months. The final, improved shape of the nose will be fully apparent after the healing process is completed.

    It is advised to avoid all strenuous activities for three to six weeks post-surgery. You can return to your regular social activities within two to three weeks after the surgery without any recognizable signs of the procedure.

    Here are some natural remedies, which will help with a smoother recovery process:

    1. Stay hydrated: Hydration promotes healthy circulation and boosts your immune system, thus accelerating the healing process.
    2. Cold compress: This process reduces swelling. Place bags of ice or frozen peas over your eyes or cheekbones, but not directly over the nose.
    3. Lifestyle: Choose a diet plan comprised of foods to reduce inflammation, such as; tomatoes, spinach, walnuts, berries, oranges and fatty fish. Also take regular walks, which helps in better circulation.
    4. Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps to reduce scarring. A light massage into the area of the incision is helpful. Vitamin E is found in several products, the most common of which is Calendula liquid.
    5. Listen to your body: Rest when you feel tired, do not strain your body too much. Your body knows what is best for you and will always send you signals.
    6. Smoking and alcohol: Avoid smoking and alcohol, for a considerable time, both before and after the surgery. Consult with your surgeon regarding how long you should abstain from them.

    Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure and is performed in two ways, Open Rhinoplasty or Closed Rhinoplasty. An Open Rhinoplasty is needed for more advanced procedures, where it is necessary for the surgeon to make an incision in the strip of skin between the nostrils. In a Closed Rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside the nose. The recovery time for a Closed Rhinoplasty is around a week, while in the case of an Open Rhinoplasty, you may have to wait over two weeks to completely get back to your regular routine.

    It is always advisable to consult with experienced specialists, which helps minimize risks and assists in a speedy, comfortable recovery. Reach out to some of the most experienced and trusted surgeons at an Apollo Cosmetic Clinic near you.