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  • Cornea Transplant - Eye Surgery in Costa Rica - Corneal Transplant
    have given a whitish or opaque hue to the cornea TOP You will be given a brief physical examination by the surgical team before going into surgery In the operating room you will lie down on the table and will be given general or local anaesthesia depending on your preferences After this your Better Looks surgeon will prepare the eyes for the procedure your eyelids are carefully washed and covered with a sterile plastic drape An eyelid speculum is placed to keep the lids open and some lubrication will be to prevent the eye from drying A metal ring is then stitched to the sclera which will provide a base for a trephine a circular cookie cutter like instrument The entire procedure is done under a microscope A trephine is then placed over the cornea and is used by the surgeon to cut the host cornea The trephine is then removed and the surgeon cuts a button circular graft from the donor cornea Once this is done the surgeon returns to the patient s eye and removes the host cornea The donor cornea is then brought into the surgical field and manoeuvred into place with forceps Once it is fitted the surgeon will attach the cornea to the eye with a running stitch or multiple interrupted stitches The surgeon finishes up by restructuring the anterior chamber with a sterile solution injected by a canula Afterwards it is tested to see if it s watertight by placing a dye on the wound exterior With the metal ring removed and antibiotic eye drops placed the eye is patched and you will be taken to a recovery area while the effects of the anaesthesia wear off The patient typically goes home following this and sees the doctor the following day for the first post operative appointment TOP 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 Right after the procedure you should rest the remainder of the day Post surgical pain varies from patient to patient Usually there is either no pain or only slight soreness for a few days this can be relieved by prescribed painkillers from your Better Looks physician The operated eye is patched until the top layer of the cornea is heals they usually takes from 1 to 4 days Do not remove the patch Your doctor will see you the day after surgery and will remove the patch to determine if it needs to be worn longer You will also receive detailed instructions during this visit You must make sure you really understand the instructions and do not hesitate to ask questions if something is unclear Eye drops will be extremely important and you must be sure you know exactly when you should use them Make your next appointment usually in three to seven days Be sure you know how to contact the doctor

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  • Eye Surgery Costa Rica - Retinal Detachment - Retina Implants
    can also lead to retinal detachment There are three types of retinal detachment Rhegmatogen ous retinal detachment A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment happens due to a hole tear or break in the retina that allows fluid to pass into the subretinal space between the sensory retina and the retinal pigment epithelium Exudative serous or secondary retinal detachment An this type of detachment happens due to inflammation injury or vascular abnormalities that results in fluid accumulating underneath the retina without the presence of a hole tear or break Tractional retinal detachment this type happens when fibrovascular tissue caused by an injury inflammation or neovascularization pulls the sensory retina from the retinal pigment epithelium Retinal detachment is actually painless but visual symptoms almost always appear before it occurs The following are some of the warning signs of this disorder Sudden flashes of light in one or both eyes Shadows or curtains over a portion of your visual field The sudden appearance of many floaters small bits of debris in your field of vision that look like spots hairs or strings and seem to float before your eyes Sudden blurs in your vision By traveling to Costa Rica and contacting Better Looks you can have this surgery performed by some of the best trained experts in eye surgery for incredibly economic prices Versión Español Desprendimiento de la Retina Eye Surgeries Average Price Cost USA Costa Rica Eyelid Surgery Price 1 200 Laser Eye Surgery Price 1 200 1 800 Cataract surgery Price n a Cornea Transplant Price n a Retinal Detachment Surgery Price n a n a LASIK Eye Surgery Price 1 600 Source in United States TOP A vitrectomy not only treats retinal detachment but it can also help greatly if you happen to suffer from any of the following disorders Vitreous floaters deposits of various size shape consistency refractive index and motility within the eye s normally transparent vitreous humour which can obstruct vision Macular pucker formation of a patch of unhealthy tissue in the central retina the macula distorting vision Macular holes the normal shrinking of the vitreous with aging can occasionally tear the central retina causing a macular hole with a blind spot blocking sight Diabetic retinopathy diabetic retinopathy may damage sight by forming unhealthy freely bleeding blood vessels within the eye and or causing thick scar tissue to grow on the retina detaching it Often diabetic retinopathy is treated in early stages with laser in the physician s office to prevent these problems When bleeding or retinal detachment occur vitrectomy is employed to clear the blood Vitreous hemorrhage bleeding in the eye from injuries retinal tears or blocked blood vessels Once blood is removed photocoagulation with a laser can shrink unhealthy blood vessels or seal retinal holes TOP A vitrectomy procedure is usually completed under general anesthesia however it can also be performed under local anesthesia in certain circumstances if the patient choses Your Better Looks ophthalmologist creates three tiny incisions in the eye for the three separate instruments

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  • LASIK Costa Rica - Laser Eye Surgery - Lasik Procedure
    front to back This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on its surface This condition can run in families and usually appears during childhood This vision problem may stabilize at a certain point although sometimes it worsens with age Myopia may be corrected with glasses contact lenses or refractive surgery The doctors at Better Looks are experts when it comes to refractive surgery and are some of the best eye surgeons in Costa Rica This procedure can reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses or contacts The most common procedures are performed with an excimer laser In laser assisted in situ keratomileusis LASIK the most common 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 Versión Español Miopia LASIK Eye Surgeries Average Price Cost USA Costa Rica Eyelid Surgery Price 1 200 Laser Eye Surgery Price 1 200 1 800 Cataract surgery Price n a Cornea Transplant Price n a Retinal Detachment Surgery Price n a n a LASIK Eye Surgery Price 1 600 Price changes and updates are not shown on the website inmediately If you wish to obtain more information regarding the current costs of a procedure please contact us here Source in United States TOP When it comes to laser refractive surgery people who suffer from the following make poor candidates for the procedure A refraction out of the recommended correction range Active inflammation of the external eye iritis Cataracts or retinal holes or tears Dry eye Chronic punctate keratitis meibomitis and blepharitis TOP Before your LASIK procedure can start anesthetic drops will be placed in each of your eyes to numb them These drops help to ease any discomfort during the procedure You ll be asked to lie down on a table which has the laser equipment mounted above it Your Better Looks ophthalmologist will ask you to look up at a small blinking light try to keep looking directly at this light During the procedure a special instrument holds your eye open as your surgeon performs the operation Your other eye the one not being treated at that moment is protected by a shield Next your Better Looks doctor will use a special tool called a microkeratome this is used to make a small incision in the cornea s outer layer and to create a small corneal flap When this hinged flap is pulled back a small area of your cornea is exposed The excimer laser beam is applied to this exposed corneal area While you continue to watch the blinking light your Better Looks surgeon will apply very small and very rapid billionths of a second bursts of the excimer laser to your cornea to reshape it This way areas that are too flat may be made steeper or more rounded areas that are too curved may be smoothed out This reshaping the core of

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  • Hyperopia Surgery (farsightedness) - Laser Eye Surgery - Lasik Procedure
    causing an inability to focus on objects at any distance As an object moves towards the eye the eye must increase its power to keep the image on the retina If the power of the cornea and lens is insufficient like it happens in hyperopia the image will appear blurred Depending upon the degree of hyperopia symptoms can range from none to clear distance vision but blurry near vision to blurry distance and near vision Headaches and eyestrain are also frequent especially when doing near tasks An eye turned in esotropia may be a result of hyperopia particularly in the case of children Nonetheless because a turned eye may be a result of more serious causes it is very important to have it checked as soon as possible by your Better Looks doctor LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea the clear covering of the front of the eye using an excimer laser It is one of the most effective methods when it comes to treating hyperopia and Better Looks is proud to be able to provide this service in Costa Rica to its clients Versión Español Cirugía de Hiperopía Eye Surgeries Average Price Cost USA Costa Rica Eyelid Surgery Price 1 200 Laser Eye Surgery Price 1 200 1 800 Cataract surgery Price n a Cornea Transplant Price n a Retinal Detachment Surgery Price n a n a LASIK Eye Surgery Price 1 600 Price changes and updates are not shown on the website inmediately If you wish to obtain more information regarding the current costs of a procedure please contact us here Source in United States The following are essential conditions for you to be an adequate candidate Stable hyperopia under 6 diopters hyperopia usually stabilizes when a person turns 16 or around that age Absence of glaucoma and other eye conditions your Better Looks ophthalmologist will evaluate you during your initial consultation Adequate corneal thickness this measurement should always be performed using a pachimeter You must keep in mind that this procedure is not recommended when it comes to pregnant women TOP During the surgery you will be resting on an operating bed specially designed for the excimer laser Your Better Looks doctor will use an operating microscope all the time since this is an integral component of the system the microscope will be in front of you at all times and will continuously generate a bright light Your face will be covered with sterile drapes and oxygen will be provided under them Make sure you don t touch these drapes since they have been especially sterilized for the procedure A small device will be used to hold your eyelids open As your surgeon proceeds with the initial cut using the microkeratome you will feel some pressure in your eye This is due to the suction ring needed to hold the device in place As the microkeratome creates the flap it must pass directly

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  • LASIK Astigmatism Costa Rica - Laser Eye Surgery - Lasik Procedure
    Lasik para Astigmatismo Eye Surgeries Average Price Cost USA Costa Rica Eyelid Surgery Price 1 200 Laser Eye Surgery Price 1 200 1 800 Cataract surgery Price n a Cornea Transplant Price n a Retinal Detachment Surgery Price n a n a LASIK Eye Surgery Price 1 600 Price changes and updates are not shown on the website inmediately If you wish to obtain more information regarding the current costs of a procedure please contact us here Source in United States TOP If your quality of vision detracts from your enjoyment of activities or interferes with your ability to perform everyday tasks it is recommended for you to see your Better Looks ophthalmologist He she will be able to determine the degree of your astigmatism and advise you of your options to correct your vision If you re a healthy adult and have your eyes examined about every two to four years until age 65 you re an excellent candidate for this kind of procedure After age 65 it is recommended for you to have them checked every one to two years for signs of eye disease or problems TOP During the procedure you will be resting on an operating bed specially designed for the excimer laser Your Better Looks ophthalmologist will use an operating microscope all the time since this is an integral component of the system the microscope will be in front of you at all times and will continuously generate a bright light Your face will be covered with sterile drapes and oxygen will be provided under them Make sure you don t touch these drapes since they have been especially sterilized for the procedure A small device will be used to hold your eyelids open As your surgeon proceeds with the initial cut using the microkeratome you will feel some pressure in your eye This is due to the suction ring needed to hold the device in place As the microkeratome creates the flap it must pass directly in front of your eye For this reason you will not see the light during this step of the procedure At this point your Better Looks ophthalmologist will ask you to look at a blinking light inside the laser You must keep in mind that better results are obtained if you hold your head and eye completely still during the laser ablation Finally your Better Looks surgeon will put back into place the superficial layers of the cornea and the procedure will be completed Throughout the whole surgery you may occasionally feel cold water over your eye that may even go down your cheek This is the solution needed to keep your eye properly hydrated TOP Subsequent to your LASIK procedure drops are placed in the eye to facilitate the healing process After your treatment you will go home and rest Sleep is very helpful to the eyes and ensures faster healing following the surgery In most cases your Better Looks doctor will prescribe eye drops for five

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  • Liposuction Prices Costa Rica ~ Lipoplasty Cost ~ Tumescent Lipo Surgery Costa Rica
    hollow tubes attached to a suction device But their dry liposuction technique had many risks most notably severe blood loss and postoperative complications such as skin dents A French surgeon Yves Gerard Illouz later devised the safer wet technique in which he injected a salt solution into the surgical area to reduce blood loss and ease removal of fat tissue In 1987 a California dermatologist Jeffrey Klein came up with the tumescent technique adding the anesthetic lidocaine into the injected solution This remains the most popular liposuction technique used today TOP Better Looks is getting a lot of request of what the differences are with Tumescent versus Liposuction So here we explain a little bit about the history and what tumescent liposuction is Developed by dermatological surgeons in the 1980s a major advancement called tumescent liposuction completely revolutionized the procedure This breakthrough approach refers to swelling the skin with local anesthetic The use of tumescent liposuction allows doctors to safely and effectively remove deep and superficial layers of fat under local anesthesia with relatively very little discomfort rare complications and very improved cosmetic results Tumescent liposuction can be performed in the surgeon s office facility in an outpatient surgical suite or in a hospital This method enables the surgeon to remove fat more uniformly with fewer skin irregularities and less bleeding and bruising TOP Men and women of virtually any age have enjoyed cosmetic improvement from 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 Cost of this procedure also plays a great factor in choosing and benefiting having it one in Costa Rica being very cheap compared to the United State this surgery may cost from 1500 3000 depending on the site that you need treated TOP Before the liposuction surgery a complete medical history is taken and a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your condition During the consultation your surgeon describes the procedure and what results might realistically be expected Your doctor also will review alternative treatment options and explain the possible risks and complications that may occur Photographs are frequently taken before and after surgery to help evaluate the amount of improvement Immediately before surgery the plastic surgeon marks the skin to indicate from which area s the fat will be removed As with most types of surgery liposuction requires anesthesia But the type of anesthesia depends upon how much of the body is being worked on For small areas doctors can use local anesthesia which numbs only the area involved Usually the doctor administers a sedative either orally or via injection along with the local anesthesia to relax the patient Alternately the doctor may give

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  • Vibrolipo Surgery Costa Rica ~ Dr. Christian Rivera Paniaqau ~ Vibroliposuction Costa Rica
    contouring treatments is the only Plastic Surgeon who offers vibroliposuction surgery in the Costa Rica Its innovative technology uses compressed air to assist the aspiration of emulsified fat and provides a less traumatic experience for the patient and thus causes fewer haematomas less swelling and a much quicker recovery Versión Español Vibroliposucción If you can see this your browser doesn t understand IFRAME However we ll still link you to the file Price changes and updates are not shown on the website inmediately If you wish to obtain more information regarding the current costs of a procedure please contact us here TOP Vibroliposuction the state of the art in techniques of liposuction liposculpture was invented in Belgium and presented for the first time in October 1997 on the market for the last 6 years This vibroliposuction system uses cannulas between 3 and 5 mm wide and of different lengths The passage of the air through the vibroliposuction machine originally from Euromi Belgium induces movements that permit lysis of the adipose tissue and aspiration of the emulsified fat tissues TOP This plastic surgery can be applied to both men and women and it can reduce fat deposits in those areas which do not respond well to diet and exercise Vibroliposuction is a contouring surgery designed specifically to deal with resistant fatty bulges Some of the most commonly treated areas with this treatment are the hips the outer thighs and the abdomen However it can also be applied to areas which require greater precision such as the face neck calves ankles and arms Individuals who have large areas of excess fat on other parts of the body may also be good candidates for vibroliposuction TOP Liposuction is surgical procedure where negative pressure is applied to remove fat tissue from certain areas of the body Hydroliposuction is a technique where prior to the suction liquid is injected inside the fat tissue to break it into small pieces Vibroliposuction is actually an extra step taken in this whole treatment where a vibration of 10 Hz per second is added to the whole process Due to this the injection of the liquid is spread more evenly and the suction itself much more effective and causes less damage and bruises In the process of usual liposuction surgery the plastic surgeon makes movements with the cannulas to help absorb the fat The Vibroliposuction Machine achieves these movements mechanically and since it acts in a more standardized way it presents the most regular results thus the results of the technique are faster and it becomes a much easier way of performing liposuction reducing the time of surgery Some of the advantages of this procedure are Fast smaller anesthetic time Less pain Decreases the probability of hematomes echymoses No lumps Better and fast recovery Better aspect of the skin Shortens post operative treatments TOP As it s usually the case with normal liposuction many patients have fluid drainage from the affected site when vibroliposuction is applied Sometimes doctors need

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  • Liposculpture Surgery Costa Rica ~ Tumescent Liposculpture Surgeon
    done in Costa Rica Liposculpture is a very modern aesthetic technique used in plastic surgery also known as surgery without a scalpel that has practically no complications This intervention takes anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours to be completed It is indicated primarily for young people that have an apparently normal weight and are not able to eliminate localized fat on their body with exercise or diets and it attempts to harmoniously even out the ratio between the waist hips and bust It can also be used on elderly men or women or overweight patients but it is not recommended for people with abundant fat or hanging skin if the skin is very much deteriorated this treatment may not be the correct one for you Versión Español Lipoescultura If you can see this your browser doesn t understand IFRAME However we ll still link you to the file Price changes and updates are not shown on the website inmediately If you wish to obtain more information regarding the current costs of a procedure please contact us here TOP Am I an adequate candidate to have Liposculpture done If a person possesses fat deposits that disharmonize the contours of their body or face and is of normal weight with relatively elastic skin then he or she is an ideal candidate for liposculpture Obviously this resource is looked at if the areas that are bothersome have not disappeared besides doing exercise or having a low calorie diet What areas can be modified through Liposculpture With this procedure you may modify face neck arms back chest abdomen buttocks thighs and calves TOP How is this procedure done in Costa Rica This revolutionary aesthetic technique allows unwanted body fat to be taken out while at the same time holding the specific area that is being treated It replaces the regular Liposuction machine and the vacuum that is used in this surgery with syringes and cannulas that are much thinner the end result is a very artistic job and much less traumatic then similar procedures This method has become more and more popular in Costa Rica and is highly recommended by the staff at BetterLooks What is primarily important about this procedure is that it does not depend on the results of a machine but on the capability and professional qualifications of the specialist who performs it This medical treatment will be preformed in a sterilized secure operation room with all the necessary precautions to attend in case of an eventuality Local anesthesia will be given through a low temperature adrenaline injection which besides being extremely effective reduces the risk of bleeding and results in a better extraction of the fat desired TOP Advantages and Characteristics 1 Molds the specific body part in a very artistic manner sculpting the body 2 Uses local anesthesia complemented with cold to treat the wanted area 3 Has a very short postoperative period with hardly any consequences 4 It is preformed on specific areas depending

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