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While it is true that the goal of plastic surgery is to improve the physical appearance and/or function of a specific body part, some people may become depressed or disappointed. Postoperative depression has the same characteristics as other forms of depression, but its onset is related to the surgical procedure.

The following factors could have an influence on postoperative depression:

  • Anesthesia
  • Postoperative pain medication
  • Physiological side effects from the surgery (pain, swelling, bleeding)
  • Lack of mobility or inability to leave the house
  • General lack of support for having chosen to have procedure
  • Being forced to depend on others to perform even the smallest tasks
  • Disappointment with the surgery results, ongoing dissatisfaction with a particular physical trait, or unrealistic expectations regarding the treatment

Note: Choosing a cosmetic procedure at an early age or based on others’ opinions both alters expectations and affects perception. This is a personal decision that must not be based on the opinions of others.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

Many patients are surprised when other people do not notice the changes made after the surgery. This happens because they did not detect the imperfection to begin with. The decision to undergo an operation is a personal one and should not be based on what others think of you. Changes that are too noticeable usually look very unnatural and should be avoided.

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines reconstructive surgery as a surgical specialization that treats body areas that have been affected, esthetically or functionally, by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infections, tumors, or disease. It is generally done to improve function and ability, but it may also help provide the affected area a more typical appearance.

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that enhance and reshape body structures to improve the patient’s appearance and self-confidence.

Before undergoing plastic surgery, the patient must make sure that the doctor performing the operation is a certified plastic surgeon.

There are a lot of options when it comes to plastic surgery, the first and most important of which is to choose a certified plastic surgeon you can trust.
Requirements for plastic surgeons:

  • Must have completed at least five years of surgical training with at least two years of training in plastic surgery
  •  Must be trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedures, including breasts, body, face, and reconstruction
  •  Must perform surgery in accredited medical facilities only
  • Must adhere to a strict code of ethics
  • Must meet the requirements for continuing medical education, including patient safety standards and innovations

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

At Eden Esthetics, we want to render an excellent professional service to all our customers. This is why we wish to advise you of our main institutional policies:

  • Underage clients will not receive an evaluation if unaccompanied or accompanied by somebody other than a parent or legal guardian.
  •  Please, do not bring children.
  • Only one companion per customer.
  • Complete Social Security number required. Please remember we are a medical office.
  • Please, do not eat or drink inside our facilities.
  • Please avoid using your cellphone while inside the facilities.

After the initial consultation, it is important to learn as much as possible about the procedure, and if you require additional information, you should speak with your surgeon again. Before going through with the procedure, you must take certain factors into account, such as costs, risks and side effects, your emotional stability, and the reasons behind your decision to undergo surgery.

Once you decide to proceed, you must call the Patient Coordinator to schedule your procedure and preoperative appointment. During the preoperative appointment, you will have a chance to ask additional questions about your procedure or anything else you might want to ask your surgeon or nursing staff.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

If we obtain the patient’s consent, we will take pictures before and after the procedure for comparison purposes.

Some before photos may be digitally altered (Vectra 3-D) to simulate a possible result. This photographic manipulation is for illustration purposes only and is never to be construed as a guarantee.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

The following list includes some of the steps you should follow before undergoing plastic surgery. This is not a comprehensive list and is provided only as reference:

  • If you suffer from a chronic condition, you must consult your primary care physician before undergoing any procedure.
  • You must have lab and/or medical tests done 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Take certain medications or modify the medications you are currently taking. Please avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, as these might increase the risk of hemorrhaging.
  • Stop smoking well in advance (preferably 3 months before the surgery).
  • Buy any medications and devices to be used after surgery beforehand, including food and entertainment (e.g. books and movies) for your first days of recovery.
  • Make any arrangements for postoperative recovery care beforehand.
  • You may drink water, but you cannot eat anything starting at 11pm the night before the surgery.
  • You must be fasting and arrive one hour prior to the procedure. You may drink water in small amounts.
  • You must have a designated driver to accompany you and take you home.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

  1. You must be at an ideal weight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI)* of 25 or less. Click here to calculate BMI.
  2. You CANNOT be a current cigarette smoker. At the very least, you should suspend the habit for at least 90 days before and after the surgery.
  3. You must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Follow a proper diet and exercise routine to maintain your weight.

*The Body Mass Index (BMI) number is calculated based on a person’s height and weight.

For additional information or to find out if you qualify for surgery, call us TODAY at 787-763-8585.

¿Cómo saber si es candidato(a) para una liposucción con el Dr. Corral?1. Debe estar en un peso ideal de 25 o menos según su IMC* (Indice de Masa Corporal).2. NO puede ser Fumador de Cigarillos o pasar por lo Menos 90 días sin fumar para cualificar para una cirugía.3. Debe llevar un estilo de vida saludable, manteniendo su salud y su peso con una dieta adecuada y un buen régimen de ejercicio.Llámanos HOY para más information o para hacer cita: 787-763-8585http://edenesthetics.com/liposuccion-de-cuerpo-y-extremidades/#Liposucción #CirugíaPlastica #EliminaGrasaCorporal

Posted by Eden Esthetics – Dr. Claudio Corral on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Calculate your Body Mass Index:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/spanish/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html

A scar is the result of the skin’s natural healing process after suffering wounds caused by accidents, illnesses, or surgeries. The larger and deeper the wound, the longer it takes to heal and the higher the chance it will be noticeable or unsightly. Scars are initially a bright pink color and very noticeable. As time goes by, they become lighter and more subdued. It can take up to 2 years for the scar to go through its transformation.

Plastic surgeons will attempt to conceal the incision under skin folds, or to make it in areas that are less visible or usually covered by clothing.
Factors that affect the healing process:

  • Age
  • Location on the body
  • Tobacco use
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetic predisposition

If you have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars, it is likely they may occur again, which is a risk you must assume.
We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

See more
https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/ency/patientinstructions/000741.htm

At Eden Esthetics we perform most of our surgical procedures under local anesthesia and conscious sedation. However, the use of general anesthesia is also an option for our patients.

  • General anesthesia is more expensive. It is recommended for procedures that last longer than four (4) hours, and it is administered at a hospital, under the direct supervision of an Anesthesiologist. The use of general anesthesia is also considered in cases requiring hospitalization due to medical conditions that require strict monitoring.
  • Local anesthesia is used to prevent pain in the area to be treated. Conscious sedation, a sedative to help you relax mixed with an anesthetic to block the pain, is administered via IV during medical or dental procedures. You will probably remain awake but may be unable to speak. Conscious sedation allows patients to recover quickly and get back to their daily lives in less time than if they had used general anesthesia.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

See more
https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/ency/article/007409.htm

Below are several steps to follow prior to a cosmetic/plastic surgery. This is not an exhaustive list and is only meant to serve as a reference.

  • Patients that suffer from a chronic condition need to see their primary care physician prior to any procedure to be deemed fit to proceed. Prior lab works may also be required.
  • A prospective patient must refrain from the following to ensure the best outcome and avoid associated complications, before and after surgery:a. Smoking
    b. All aspirin and aspirin-related drugs
    c. Vitamin E
  • All pre-op exams should be performed two (2) weeks in advance.
  • Medications and post-surgery devices must be purchased ahead of time, including food and entertainment (i.e. books and movies).
  • All aftercare arrangements should be made beforehand.
  •  Any health changes must be notified immediately (colds, virus or infections.)
  •  Fasting prior to the surgery is required starting at 11 p.m. on the eve of the surgery. Drinking water is acceptable.
  •  The patient should arrive one (1) hour before the procedure while still fasting.
  • A designated driver should be available for patient drop-off and pick- up.

The instructions listed here are for informative purposes only. The prospective patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

Most of these are outpatient procedures, so there is no need for a hospital stay.
The patient must make arrangements to have somebody drive them to and from the procedure.

Following your doctor’s instructions is key to a successful surgical intervention.

  • We will provide the patient with an instruction sheet regarding what to expect and do during the recovery process.
  • Make sure you have all your prescribed medications.
  • The first postoperative appointment will take place one to three days after the surgery.
  • Follow-up visits vary depending on the selected procedure.
  • Rest is crucial for the first few days after surgery.
  • The recovery process should be active, within certain limits. Your body will give you cues as to what you can and should not do.
  • Bruising and swelling are normal.
  • You should avoid sun exposure for three months.
  • The changes will happen gradually, and the body may take up to a year before showing final results.

Note: The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results may be expected, there are no guarantees. In some cases, it may not be possible to obtain optimal results after just one surgical procedure, and additional surgeries may be required.

We have listed a few surgical and cosmetic medicine options for illustrative purposes. The patient must be evaluated at the clinic in order to receive an appropriate recommendation.

Look AND feel your best!