As you ply along EDSA, you can’t help but notice these adorable people with well chiseled bodies and youthful physique on billboards. Most of the time too, they have this youthful fresh look and just this perfect combination of different facial features. It usually results from combination of religious work out, healthy diet and a basically “clean” lifestyle. But some, if not most are unabashedly products of “modern science” or what is popularly known as cosmetic plastic surgery.
Beauty or youthful look is something that we often desire and aspire for, that’s why a lot of people or company offers products or procedures that enhances our physical appearance. Most Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons believe that improving our physical appearance, make us feel good about ourselves or enhance our emotional well being and social acceptance. For some lucky people they are physically born with it and have maintained it through the years. And for a significantly increasing part of the population, they have opted to undergo a cosmetic procedure, to say the least.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery has gone a long way locally and worldwide. Nowadays more and more people have thought of and accepted such procedures as Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery/Eye bag Removal), Rhytidectomy (Face Lift), Liposuction just to name a few.
As simple and easy as it may seem (according to your Plastic Surgeons), there are very important things that one has to keep in mind before plunging into that pool of youth and beauty. Everybody wants to have that extra boost of self esteem and confidence and achieve that timeless beauty through the best possible post operative results with the least of complication.
Plastic Surgeons are appropriately and completely termed Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons…, however they are now increasingly and popularly being called Plastic Cosmetic Surgeons. The surgeon can not call himself a plastic surgeon unless he can do both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Since the very root of almost all cosmetic/aesthetic procedures can be traced from early reconstructive procedure. Thus a surgeon whose main interest is aesthetic plastic surgery, must also have a firm foundation on the reconstructive surgery, to better grasp the basic principle and application of cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery is a prerequisite in training for all plastic surgeons. So plastic surgeons are both an aesthetic/cosmetic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon. At present, there are just a relatively limited number of certified Plastic Surgeon that one can go to. However, the so called run of the mill cosmetic surgeons without adequate formal training and experience abound and are alarmingly increasing.
There are no short cuts to being one (Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon). It takes 6 to 8 years to transform a doctor after medical school into a Certified Plastic Surgeon (or 16 to 18 years to include Premed Course, Medicine Proper, Medical Internship, General Surgery Residency and Plastic Surgery Residency). It is through these years of formal training that Plastic Surgeons are able to acquire and equip themselves of the knowledge and skills that is required in his private practice. Such as knowing all possible options for a patient inquiring for a cosmetic procedure, being able to predict end result and being able to evaluate if patients are good candidate for the cosmetic procedure they want. And most importantly knowing the complications for any cosmetic and reconstructive procedure and being able to address if any complication arises.
So, if you have concerns on your looks and planning to have aesthetic or cosmetic enhancement of any part of your body. Planning to have a cosmetic plastic procedure and choosing the right surgeon are the major decisions you have to make. Your Surgeon should aim to provide safe and guaranteed results in the procedure they would offer you.
New Life Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Center, Located in Managed Care Medical Clinic, Ground Floor, Summit Tower 1 Bldg., Shaw Blvd., is a place patient can strongly consider. There you will find a group of fully trained, certified Plastic Surgeons performing beauty enhancing procedures all year round. The group is composed of Dr. Gil Fernandez, Dr. Hector Santos, Dr. James Joaquino, Dr. Edwin Del Rosario, Dr. Rino Lorenzo VII, Dr. Edwin Paul Magallona, Dr. Mark Sison, and the only female in the group Dr. Cristina Librojo.
Dr. Rino Lorenzo VII a member of the group, shares some tips on your decision-making.
1. Cosmetic Surgery should be done only according to the highest standards by the most competent surgeons.
2. Take time and effort in knowing your doctor’s academic profile and formal training in the field of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
3. Determine if your surgeon has organizational affiliation and privileges in Plastic Surgery.
4. Take note if the outpatient facility is well equipped.
5. Don’t be encouraged to undergo the newest cosmetic product or procedure with out proven safety and result.
6. A good surgeon should be able to establish rapport with their patients, and is able to answer all your inquiries. And evaluate if all your questions or worries were answered adequately.
Dr. E Magallona adds that patients should not hesitate to ask anything and everything about their concerns. This is clearly not a good time to be shy. It may take several visits, if necessary, to fully understand what you are getting into but it would definitely be worth your time when you get the bigger and better picture of things. Also understand that you cannot just pick out from any magazine a physical feature that you like and have it copied. Prospective patients should be aware that cosmetic plastic surgery will enhance your natural beauty. A perfect result is never guaranteed. Patients and Surgeons are but humans, however in the hands of a certified plastic surgeon, one is better off and in the best position of having very good and satisfying result.
The New Life group has its eyes on being of service not only in the local market but in the international scene as well especially in the United States. Medical tourism in Asia in general is thriving very well and the group plans to provide its significant share in the Philippines.
Dr. James Joaquino says, “We are not claiming to be the best. We just want to educate the public regarding Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. I would say that Filipino Plastic Surgeons are internationally competitive when it comes to these procedures’’.
The New Life Plastic Surgeons are competent in performing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Procedures such as Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Alarplasty, Liposuction, Breast Enlargement and Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Face Lift, Brow Lift, Butt Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and many more.
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