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Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Algarve

Cirurgia Plástica - Estética

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery 

Some of the most common areas of the body or dysfunctions covered by Reconstructive Plastic Surgery are:

Breast Reconstruction

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the breast has in recent years become an almost routine option in the treatment of women with breast cancer.
The main goal is to restore the original shape of one or both breasts, as well as their appearance and symmetry after a mastectomy or lumpectomy (removal of only one part of the breast).
In these circumstances breast reconstruction surgery can be carried out immediately or later during a second surgery. This is a decision that almost always depends on each women’s preference.
The reconstruction can be performed by autologous method (only with the patient's own tissues) or by heterologous or a mixture of both methods (using synthetic material, breast implants).
The patient will need to undergo an additional surgery for the reconstruction of the areola and the nipple

Burns and Scarring

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery plays a decisive role in all the stages and also in the evolution of burns. In this way, it provides essential techniques during the healing process, such as debridement of devitalized areas, skin grafts and surgical reconstruction as in the case of hypertrophic scars, bridles or keloids.

Skin Tumor

Treating this type of lesions implies not only the removal of the tumor, but at a later stage, specialized reconstruction of the affected areas using various techniques.

 

Plastic Cosmetic Surgery

Most Common Types of Plastic Surgery

Body Contouring

Vibroliposuction (N.I.L. Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction)
Is a liposuction technique that eliminates fat, is less invasive resulting in a quicker recovery;
This surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, not requiring hospital in-patient admission. By using a thin cannula which combines the vibration with rotation, this technique is less traumatic to tissue and facilitates the aspiration of fat;

Vibrolipoabdominoplasty (new technique of abdominoplasty)
This surgery improves the overall appearance of the body and the abdominal area, removes excess fat and increases the muscle tension  of the abdominal wall. Vibroliposuction is less invasive resulting in a more comfortable recovery for the patient with better results.

Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation 
The dream of many woman of having larger firmer breasts can now come true with silicone implant with a lifetime guarantee. This procedure performed under local anaesthesia providing a rapid recovery and immediate hospital discharge;
Breast Reduction 
Breast reduction solves health problems, such as alterations of the spinal column such as back pain, discomfort, among others;
Breast Lift
Raises fallen and sagging breasts, which have lost volume due to the passage of time or pregnancy, providing contour and consistency.

Surgery of the Face

Blepharoplasty
Corrects alterations of the eyelids resulting in a younger look;
Videoendoscopic Facelift
Aims to rejuvenate the face through the repositioning of tissue located deep in the face, providing effective, long-lasting natural results.  This technique is less invasive than the traditional facelift, does not require drastic incisions and provides a more comfortable postoperative and faster recovery period for the patient. This procedure improves facial expressions of sadness and fatigue, slowing down the aging process;
Rhinoplasty
This surgery correct the size and shape of the nose;
Otoplasty 
This surgery aims to correct size and shape of the outer ear;
Micrograft Hair Transplant
Is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from a ‘donor site’ to a bald or balding part of the head  known as the   ‘recipient site’.  It is a technique with a high success rate with very natural results due to the micro hair implant technique used.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Botox
Is one of the most non-surgical cosmetic procedures currently performed in both Plastic Surgery and aesthetic medicine. More and more men and women are submitted to Botox injections, aimed at doing away with wrinkle and resulting in a younger look;
Bioplasty (Fillers)
A facial modelling technique, aimed at redefining certain parts of the face by filling in small lines, correcting small imperfections of the nose, chin, cheeks and lips. It can also be used to reduce or eliminate small scars;
Peelings
Are used to renew the top layer of the skin, to lighten spots and surface irregularities such as wrinkles, some acne scars, etc.

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