Inexpensive Tummy Tuck abroad

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your abdomen (stomach). It may involve removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. Sometimes the skin of the abdomen does not shrink back after pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight. You are most likely to benefit from an abdominoplasty if you are self-conscious about what your abdomen looks like. Abdominoplasty is not appropriate for people who are over weight or as an attempt to lose weight.

Your surgeon will carry out a detailed assessment before deciding if surgery is suitable for you.

  • Full abdominoplasty is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin. Your surgeon will make a curved cut from one hip to the other. They will remove any excess skin and fat. Your surgeon will then cut under the skin above your umbilicus (belly button), pulling it downwards and tightening it. Sometimes they will need to reconstruct your umbilicus and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
  • Mini abdominoplasty – is suitable if you only have a little excess skin. Your surgeon will only need to make a small cut just above the pubic area to remove the excess skin.
  • Endoscopic abdominoplasty – is suitable if you only need to have the muscles of your abdominal wall tightened. Your surgeon will make small cuts and use special surgical instruments to tighten the muscles.

The length of your hospital stay depends on which procedure is performed. With full abdominoplasty you should be able to go home after two to three days. You may have dressings and drains (plastic tubes) coming out of both sides of your abdomen. The drains area usually removed before you leave hospital. You will be given post operative pain killers.

Most patients are mobile from day one and return to normal activities within six weeks. However everyone heals differently. Be sure and discuss your return to work with your surgeon.

The results of an abdominoplasty improve gradually over the first six months. The best results for you will happen if you keep to a healthy weight and exercise regularly.

African rhinoplasty

African rhinoplasty

The goal of every African nose job is completely unique to each patient. Every patient and every nose will have different goals that will be defined during an in-depth consultation with the Dr. However, all of our African rhinoplasty share a common goal, creating a nose that best fits the face.

In general, patients want to achieve the following goals with their African rhinoplasty surgery:
  • Make the nostrils more narrow
  • Increase the size of the nose when looking at the profile
  • Improve definition of the tip
  • Fix the drooping tip
  • Create a natural nose to fit the face

The unique qualities of an African nose

It would be naive to say any quality is present in all African noses. There are certain characteristics that tend to be more common in African noses that should be identified by a rhinoplasty specialist. The Dr. examines the noses of all of his African patients for the following unique qualities:
  • Thickness of the nasal skin. African skin can be thicker, inelastic, and sebaceous. Thick skin can prevent definition of the nose.
  • Length of the nasal bone. African may have shorter nasal bones. Short nasal bones do not support the nose well. Additional supporting grafts must be placed into the nose to prevent collapse many years after the surgery.
  • Definition of the nasal tip. African nasal tip is commonly poorly defined and droops. The tip will require special maneuvers to achieve definition,although this may be limited due to thick skin.
  • Size of the nose. The African nose may be small when looking at the profile because it may not stick out far from the face. In this case, the nose actually may have to be made BIGGER so that it appears SMALLER. This point is often hard for the patient to understand, but the Dr. will explain this concept in further detail during a consultation.
  • Size of the nostrils. If the nostrils are wide and flared, then the nostrils may need to be narrowed with an alar base reduction procedure.
  • Support of the nose. The cartilage in the nose may be weak. Since the nose has to last a lifetime, the nasal structure must be strengthened so that the nose does not change over time.