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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: March 2010
    Rica because of its low cost and rehabilitation facilities Naturally the beauty of this small country cannot be discarded when it comes to making the decision of travelling abroad to get cosmetic surgery performed So everyone knows what breast augmentation surgery does and that it s amazingly popular But what does the procedure imply exactly If I want to get increase my breast size through surgery what do I need to consider Well to start off you need to be aware of the various options available since the surgery can be performed in various ways Additionally you need to be aware that there are two different kinds of implants many different shapes and textures from which to choose from Saline breast implants these have a silicone rubber shell filled with sterile saline liquid Saline implants are the most commonly used implants in the United States They differ in shell surface i e smooth or textured and thickness volume profile shape round or anatomical and can be expandable as well The majority of saline implants are single lumen and are filled at the time of surgery Silicone gel implants which have a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel In the 60 countries where silicone implants are available they are used in approximately 90 95 of implant operations These breast implants come pre filled meaning that there is no fill to be added when they are placed The only real downside to a pre filled implant is that the incision your Better Looks doctor makes will have to be a bit longer depending on the size of the implant to be inserted This is especially the case for textured silicone which is a somewhat firmer than smooth silicone due to the thickness of the shell Procedure A breast augmentation surgery generally takes one to two hours to complete The whole technique of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy as well as on your surgeon s suggestions Keep in mind that different doctors work with different types of incisions techniques therefore it s recommended you discuss these with your doctor thoroughly before making any decisions Technically the incisions available are Peri Areolar a semicircular incision around the lower half of the areola This is presently one of the most widely used incisions The incision is made just beyond the areola the darker area of skin surrounding the nipple Your surgeon makes the incision at the very edge of the areola where the dark tissue meets the lighter breast tissue aiding the scar when it comes to blending it in Infra Mammary a transverse incision following the line of the infra mammary fold Also known as the crease incision this is probably the most frequent incision currently used for breast augmentation The incision is made in the infra mammary fold commonly known as the crease If the incision is performed correctly the scar should not be visible except when being in a horizontal position Axillary an incision in the armpit with a tunnel made through to the breast This particular incision offers a scar less breast after the procedure The incision site is in the armpit in the natural folds of skin hiding it very well TUBA an incision at the rim of the navel the implant is rolled up subcutaneously behind the breast This is the most recent incision developed by plastic surgeons Due to this very few surgeons out there actually have training when it comes to making this incision The doctors at Better Looks will make every effort to assure that the incision made so resulting scars will be as unremarkable as possible Once the incision is made your surgeon will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket This can be located either directly behind the breast tissue submammary or subglandular placement or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall submuscular placement As we just mentioned there are several techniques used in the insertion of breast implants The choice of technique may depend on the surgeon s personal preferences as much as the patient s relevant anatomy Here s some information concerning each Sub Glandular sub glandular implants are placed in a pocket between the pectoralis major muscle and the breast tissue and subcutaneous fat A surgeon may select this technique in a patient with a moderate amount of pre existing breast tissue Sub Fascial in this technique the implant is placed into a pocket between the pectoralis major and its covering Sub Muscular with this technique the implant is placed entirely or partially beneath the pectoralis major muscle lying on the ribcage Once the implant is placed within this pocket and the desired look is obtained the incisions are closed using sutures A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with the healing In regards to your recovery period when the bandage is removed a surgical bra may be supplied by your surgeon and stitches may be removed approximately a week later Usually after the initial 7 days you may go back to your daily routine without any problems By the end of the first four weeks swelling will reduce 75 Additionally it may also take around this long for direct physical contact of the breasts to be permitted Keep in mind that scarring goes through various stages and may finish anywhere from a couple of months to a year after If you re interested in getting a breast augmentation performed don t hesitate to contact us now We ll help you get on track to achieving the amazing bustline you ve always dreamed of Labels breast augmentation breast implants implants top treatments posted by Better Looks SA 12 11 PM 0 Comments Hidrolipoclasy Want to get rid of that nasty cellulite Want to wear your swimsuits without worrying about how the skin of your thighs looks Have you always dreamed of having smooth unblemished skin Well Better Looks has the perfect treatment for you

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: April 2010
    related to more serious circulatory disorders Better Looks is asked on a regular basis concerning ways in which these kinds of irritating veins can be eliminated Luckily we have the right solution for our many worried clients sclerotherapy treatment This procedure consists in the injection of a sclerosing solution into the veins themselves irritating the veins and causing a thrombus blood clot this eventually heals and produces scar tissue which blocks the vein and makes it disappear When it comes to sclerotherapy you must keep in mind that the affected vein will vanish completely and it usually takes more than one session to reach the desired results Also this procedure only treats the veins which have come to the surface and does not prevent other untreated veins from becoming visible with time The best candidates for this treatment usually fall in the age range of 30 to 60 However these types of veins can become visible in women very early in their lives such as in their teenage years Spider veins aren t as common in men as in women but they sometimes do happen keep in mind that sclerotherapy has the same level of effectiveness in both females and males If the appearance of your legs causes you worries or makes you self conscious there is no need to be anxious any longer Visit the vein treatment section of our Better Looks website for more information and send us an email so we can set up an appointment for you Labels sclerotherapy top treatments veins posted by Better Looks SA 12 16 PM 0 Comments Thursday April 15 2010 Botox When it comes to eliminating wrinkles without the need for surgery Botox injections are the number one choice Frustrated clients write to us for a solution and always happily surprised to know their problem can be resolved without any need for surgery The application of Botox injections is completely safe and is an exceedingly simply procedure to perform since it requires no anesthetics The injections are basically made up of diluted botulinum toxin type A and are injected into the facial muscles This toxin weakens or paralyzes the muscles which form the wrinkles by blocking the transmission between their nerve endings This procedure eliminates crow s feet brow lines vertical lines between the eyebrows smile lines horizontal lines on the neck and any other irregularities on your facial skin Not only is Botox advantageous when it comes to changing the outlines of your face but research has proved that it helps to alleviate migraines muscles spasms eyes and neck and excessive sweating Candidates for this procedure usually fall within the age range of 18 to 65 Keep in mind that Botox injections cannot be administered to pregnant women But if you are in good physical health this method can be perfect for you The good thing about Botox injections is that it is a 10 minute non surgical procedure This means that your appointment will be over really quickly and you can fit in your sessions between your normal activities without the need to take the whole day off For further reading please visit the Spa Treatments section of our Better Looks website If you are interested in going ahead with your Botox treatment please do not hesitate to write to us so we can arrange everything for you Labels botox injections top treatments posted by Better Looks SA 10 11 AM 0 Comments Monday April 12 2010 Liposuction While exercise and dieting may be useful for ridding oneself of unwanted weight and fat some fat deposits simply do not respond to an individual s efforts Many have been the emails that Better Looks has received and continues to receive from clients in just this position Fortunately we can offer them just the right surgery to help them loose those excessive and frustrating fat deposits liposuction During the procedure also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy your doctor makes a tiny incision and inserts a hollow stainless steel tube called a cannula into the deep fat layer You must know that working on this layer is safer than working on the superficial fat layer because there is less risk of injuring the skin In a typical liposuction procedure your surgeon pushes and pulls the tube through the fat layer As the cannula moves it breaks up the localized fat cells while a vacuum pump or syringe removes the fat using suction Nonetheless you must keep in mind that liposuction is not a low effort alternative to exercise and diet It is a form of body contouring and not a weight loss method The amount of fat removed varies depending on your specialist the method used and the patient goals however the average amount is typically less than 10 pounds 5 kg There are several factors that limit the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one session Ultimately the operating physician and the patient make the decision There are negative aspects to removing too much fat Unusual lumpiness in the skin may appear in those patients that are over suctioned The contouring that is possible through liposuction may cause the appearance of weight loss to be greater than the actual amount of fat removed The procedure may be performed under general or local tumescent anesthesia The safety of the technique relates to the amount of tissue removed the choice of anesthetic and the patient s health in general Men and women of virtually any age have enjoyed cosmetic improvement through liposuction Ideal candidates are people in their normal weight range with one or several areas to reduce and shape An individual who is overweight but stable in his or her weight pattern with one or two areas to improve can also benefit from the procedure However it is especially important for this patient to have realistic expectations and look forward to contouring enhancement rather than weight reduction If you are interested in having a liposuction procedure performed

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: June 2010
    have long or hanging vaginal lips genetalia can benefit from a labia reduction Some women have always been this way whereas others develop the problem after childbirth or as they get older Simultaneously women who dislike the large size or shape of their labia which may cause inelegance or awkwardness with a sexual partner can also be candidates for this surgery Please feel free to get in contact with Better Looks if you wish to receive more information We d be more than happy to assist you Labels labiaplasty posted by Better Looks SA 4 44 PM 0 Comments Thursday June 17 2010 Permanent Eyeliner Permanent make up is perfect for active women who always need to look their best but cannot afford the time to apply make up throughout the day At the end of the day your make up looks as though it was just freshened You can select your color of make up from a wide selection of shades or a new shade can be created just for you Permanent eyeliner is possible through a procedure called micropigmentation This technique involves the embedding of an organic pigment beneath the skin to add permanent color The treatment involves the use of a hand held device that punctures the skin hundreds of times per minute with a very thin needle and pushes the pigment into the desired location In addition to defining the eyes micropigmentation is used to enhance eyebrows and lips creating a permanent look of blush and eye shadow The color of your permanent make up is applied by using an applicator designed especially for facial cosmetic tattooing This tool gives your specialist the highest degree of control for fine detailed work The whole procedure is performed while using sterile supplies If you are interested in this procedure feel free to browse the spa treatment section of our website You can also send us a message with any questions you may have or if you are interested in getting this procedure performed Labels permanent eyeliner posted by Better Looks SA 6 58 PM 0 Comments Tuesday June 15 2010 Laser Teeth Whitening The discoloration of the teeth enamel can have many different causes Factors such as aging chemical damage or discoloration can greatly affect its development Some of the more common causes of teeth discoloration are medications coffee tea or cigarettes At the same time people who drink significant amounts of cola soft drinks can experience similar staining During the procedure a translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and then laser light is applied The laser activates the crystals in the gel which absorb the energy and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth The extent of the whitening depends on the degree of discoloration of your teeth Generally one visit is all it takes to obtain a brighter smile Keep in mind though the sudden change in the color of your teeth will be noticed by those around you

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: July 2010
    stress or muscle activity The objective of this surgery is to remove or alter the muscles in your brow minimize your frown lines and raise the eyebrows slightly resulting in a smoother and fresher forehead This procedure will help you change your facial appearance and help you regain the confidence and assurance you need to relate to other people and change the way they see you A forehead lift brow lift is usually performed under local anesthesia however if you prefer general anesthesia so that you sleep through the whole process it can also be utilized There are basically two approaches to this procedure and they are explained as follows Classic forehead lift Your surgeon will proceed to perform an incision starts just above the ear and runs across the top of your forehead coronal incision made deep within the hairline so no visible scars are left In the case of bald patients or those who have thinning hair most doctors recommend a mid scalp incision so that the resulting scar is less visible Endoscopic brow lift The initial steps for this technique are the same are described above However in this variant 3 to 5 short scalp incisions will be made instead of 1 big incision A pencil like camera device connected to a monitor known as an endoscope is inserted through one of these openings This permits the doctor to clearly see the tissues and muscles beneath your forehead skin If you are interested in improving your facial appearance just visit the facial surgery section of our website for more information If a brow lift procedure sounds like what you re looking for please feel free to send us an email so we can help you achieve the look you ve always dreamed of Labels brow lift posted by Better Looks SA 6 08 PM 0 Comments Tuesday July 13 2010 Dental Bonding By utilizing composite resin and the most advanced dental tools cosmetic dentists today can fix broken or chipped teeth fill in gaps and modify the color shape of your teeth for a more natural and pleasant smile This procedure will cover any flaws in your teeth such as stains and minor gaps using a thin coating of bonding material which can sculpted to enhance the appearance of your smile For some clients the bonding will last for 10 to 15 years while other patients may suffer from staining in the margins only a few years afterwards and will require some touch up sessions However if you take good care of your teeth and have a good oral hygiene your bonding will last many long years This dental procedure is usually performed with no anesthetics since it quite simply and painless However if you feel any discomfort your dentist will be able to apply local anesthesia It is usually a one visit process and takes up from 1 to 2 hours to be performed If you are interested in more information please visit the cosmetic dentistry

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: August 2010
    results can be obtained during the first session After this initial application the skin of the treated area becomes visibly smoother the quality of the tissue improves and the zone loses volume slightly The treatment usually takes around 12 to 15 sessions each application taking around 30 to 40 minutes Sessions can be done twice a week If you have any questions or an interested in getting an appointment please don t hesitate to get in touch with Better Looks Labels Carboxytherapy cellulite posted by Better Looks SA 9 06 PM 0 Comments Tuesday August 10 2010 Corneal Transplant A corneal transplant also known as a corneal graft or keratoplasty involves the removal of the central portion called a button of a diseased cornea and replacing it with a matched donor button of cornea The cornea is the clear part of eye in front of the iris and pupil This procedure is performed on patients whose vision is impaired due to damaged or scarred corneas as a result of disease or trauma This surgery is procedure is performed by ophthalmologists medical doctors who specialize in eyes and are often done on an outpatient basis A number of factors must be considered in deciding when to do a keratoplasty it usually isn t an easy decision to make One of the most important aspects that must be taken into consideration is the patient s functional vision If the best acuity with their contact lenses prevents them from doing their job or carrying out their normal activities a transplant must be considered A corneal transplant can be performed as a solution to the following conditions Optical problems this surgery can be performed to improve visual acuity by replacing the opaque host tissue by clear healthy donor tissue The most common conditions in this group are pseudophakic bullous keratopathy followed by keratoconus corneal degeneration keratoglobus and dystrophy as well as scarring due to keratitis and trauma Tectonic reconstructive reasons keratoplasty can be performed to preserve corneal anatomy and integrity in patients with stromal thinning and descemetoceles It can also reconstruct the anatomy of the eye for example after corneal perforation Therapeutic reasons this procedure can be undertaken to remove inflamed corneal tissue unresponsive to antibiotic or anti viral treatment Cosmetic reason keratoplasty can be performed to improve the appearance of patients with corneal scars that have given a whitish or opaque hue to the cornea After a keratoplasty patients should expect very gradual recovery of vision You should keep in mind that the recovery process following transplant is long and it can often take a year or longer If have any questions concerning this procedure please feel free to send us an email Better Looks will be glad to assist you when it comes to making the decision of going ahead with surgery Labels Corneal Transplant posted by Better Looks SA 12 37 PM 0 Comments Tuesday August 3 2010 Chemical Peel Alpha Hydroxy Acids AHA are exfoliants derived from fruit and milk

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: November 2011
    of the blood flow diminishing the accumulation of liquids between cells and disintegrating the fat located the hipo dermis Additionally the treatment stimulates local metabolism in a total natural way by augmenting micro circulation eliminating toxins and activating the destruction of fatty tissue Before any type of procedure is performed patients at Better Looks are required to have a detailed discussion with their doctor By doing so both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client s level of satisfaction People of all ages can receive a Carboxytherapy treatment the procedure is effective equally in women as in men However patients who submit themselves to this treatment most be in good health and have localized fat deposits The results of this procedure can be permanent if the patient maintains a healthy diet and an appropriate lifestyle This is one of the core values we have here at Better Looks we want ourclients to be completely satisfied with the results of their treatment and to heighten their self assurance Carboxytherapy is a simple procedure that consists in the injection of pure CO2 within the subcutaneous layer of the skin using a very fine needle Due to the great diffusive quality of liquid CO2 once it has penetrated the fatty tissue it easily spreads to adjacent tissues Once there it exerts its positive effect on the blood flow and rapidly stimulates de local metabolism The experts on this treatment state that tangible results can be obtained during the first session After this initial application the skin of the treated area becomes visibly smoother the quality of the tissue improves and the zone loses volume slightly The therapy usually takes around 12 to 15 sessions each application taking around 30 to 40 minutes Sessions can be done twice a week Unlike other treatments like reductive massages creams and gels the results of carboxy therapy are long lasting These are maintained for 5 to 6 months during which you only need to repeat sessions 3 to 5 times The results become completely evident after the fifth session you will notice your skin looking shinier and smoother Between the eighth and tenth session you will feel your subcutaneous tissue getting firmer and slimmer Read more about Carboxytherapy posted by Moony 4 Ever 9 26 AM 0 Comments Thursday November 3 2011 The MACS Face Lift Surgery The MACS lift Minimal Access Cranial Suspension is an uncomplicated and effective facelift surgery that is projected to lift the lower two thirds of the face in a relatively simple manner with the smallest nuisance for the patient Only a limited amount of excess skin needs to be removed thusly there will be nothing but an inconspicuous scar in the crease in the front of the ear and in the hairline above the ear after the whole procedure is done The MACS lift implies less undermining of the skin than the traditional facelift and does not entail the exposure of the facial

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: LASIK Eye Surgery
    refractive procedure a flap is cut through the top of the cornea a laser removes some corneal tissue and then the flap is dropped back into place After this surgery the majority of patients experience improved vision immediately Even so you must remember that complete LASIK surgery recovery can take up to six months as vision takes some time to stabilize following the procedure If you re interested in more information please visit the eye surgery section of our website You re only one step away from obtaining the perfect vision you ve always desired Labels lasik eye surgery posted by Better Looks SA 11 20 AM 1 Comments At February 27 2014 at 2 00 AM Diego William said This is my first time i visit here I found a multitude of entertaining stuff as part of your blog especially its discourse From the tons of comments on the posts I guess I am not the only one having most of the enjoyment the following Keep in the excellent job contact lenses the woodlands Post a Comment Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Home Contributors Better Looks SA Moony 4 Ever Subscribe to Posts Atom BLOG FEEDS Previous Posts Brow Lift Dental Bonding Otoplasty Ear Surgery Dental Crowns Aspirative Hidrolipoclasy Reductive Massages Dermabrasion Labiaplasty Permanent Eyeliner Laser Teeth Whitening ABOUT SURGERY HAIR SURGERY Hair Transplant Hair Restoration Eyebrow Restoration Eyelash Restoration FACIAL SURGERY Facelift Rhytidectomy Facial Implants Chin Surgery Jaw Surgery Forehead Brow Lift Nose Job Rhinoplasty Ear Surgery Otoplasty EYE SURGERY Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Laser Eye surgery Cataract Surgery Cornea Transplant BODY CONTOURING Liposuction Vibroliposuction Liposculpture Tummy Tuck Tumescent Technique Bariatric Surgery Butt Lift The Paris Butt Lift Buttocks Augmentation Butt Implant Surgery BREAST SURGERY Breast Implants Breast Lift Mastopexy Breast Reconstruction Breast Reduction MALE SURGERY Costa Rica vs

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  • Plastic Surgery News @ Better Looks in Costa Rica: Brow Lift
    to this procedure and they are explained as follows Classic forehead lift Your surgeon will proceed to perform an incision starts just above the ear and runs across the top of your forehead coronal incision made deep within the hairline so no visible scars are left In the case of bald patients or those who have thinning hair most doctors recommend a mid scalp incision so that the resulting scar is less visible Endoscopic brow lift The initial steps for this technique are the same are described above However in this variant 3 to 5 short scalp incisions will be made instead of 1 big incision A pencil like camera device connected to a monitor known as an endoscope is inserted through one of these openings This permits the doctor to clearly see the tissues and muscles beneath your forehead skin If you are interested in improving your facial appearance just visit the facial surgery section of our website for more information If a brow lift procedure sounds like what you re looking for please feel free to send us an email so we can help you achieve the look you ve always dreamed of Labels brow lift posted by Better Looks SA 6 08 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Home Contributors Better Looks SA Moony 4 Ever Subscribe to Posts Atom BLOG FEEDS Previous Posts Dental Bonding Otoplasty Ear Surgery Dental Crowns Aspirative Hidrolipoclasy Reductive Massages Dermabrasion Labiaplasty Permanent Eyeliner Laser Teeth Whitening IPL Treatment ABOUT SURGERY HAIR SURGERY Hair Transplant Hair Restoration Eyebrow Restoration Eyelash Restoration FACIAL SURGERY Facelift Rhytidectomy Facial Implants Chin Surgery Jaw Surgery Forehead Brow Lift Nose Job Rhinoplasty Ear Surgery Otoplasty EYE SURGERY Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Laser Eye surgery Cataract Surgery Cornea Transplant BODY CONTOURING Liposuction Vibroliposuction Liposculpture

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