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Thursday, September 24 2020

The demand for both procedures has been increasing recently. The trend for a slim face with a very marked profile has become the desire of young and adult women and men. The search for alternatives is constant and the offer is also varied, for this reason, many doubts have arisen as to whether the procedure is the most effective and beneficial when looking to reduce cheeks.
Next, we show you a comparison between liposuction and bichectomy. You will learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each one and depending on this, which is the one that best suits your needs.

PROCEDURE
In the case of bichectomy, the surgical wound can often become durable, which implies that there is a greater probability of alterations in the skin of the incision. In both procedures, local anesthesia is usually applied and its duration is approximately 1 hour.

RECOVERY
The 2 procedures require a maximum of 3 to 4 days of recovery, in the case of bichectomy, it is required to be more careful with activities that involve a lot of physical effort. In cheek liposuction it will only be necessary to use a special garment for the face.

RESULTS
Facial refinement with laser liposuction brings more accurate aesthetic results compared to bichectomy. This is because it will be done at different points on the cheeks in addition to the double chin and neck. On the other hand, the bichectomy has an immediate result by the extraction of the Bichat bags where the fat accumulates, therefore, the result will be more drastic and noticeable.
On the other hand, liposuction brings permanent results that should not be affected unless there is a very drastic increase in weight. For its part, bichectomy can bring premature aging due to the lack of support that will be in the face due to the absence of these accumulations of fat, and it can be reflected in the sagging of the skin and an extremely thinned face.

Always remember that results may vary, and to maintain the indicated care to the extreme so that recovery brings the least amount of sequelae possible.

Thursday, September 10 2020

The appearance of the abs is an aesthetic issue that matters both men and women as it is a very difficult area to define no matter the diet and exercise. The defined abs has become a reflection of health and harmony, people are in the constant search to achieve the goal, hence the success of the procedures that help eliminate abdominal fat. Abdominoplasty like liposuction are 2 of the most requested plastic surgery treatments by people.

According to a report by the American Society for Plastic Surgery, abdominoplasty intervention has increased by 107% since 2000 while the demand for liposuction continues to grow.

Liposuction allows us to define our silhouette by eliminating localized fat deposits, reducing and shaping the area to be treated. The procedure consists of minimal incisions through which a hollow tube or cannula is inserted through which the fat accumulations will be aspirated. There are many other areas where liposuction can be performed such as hips, back, buttocks, double chin and legs, etc.

On the other hand, the abdominoplasty is performed through a long incision from one end of the hip to the other, just above the pubis and below the navel, the result of removing all the lower abdominal skin. A second incision is made around the navel, to be able to transpose it to its proper position. The surgery leaves a permanent scar in the lower abdomen that, depending on the amount of excess skin, may be long or short but is hidden by the edge of the underwear.

If the weight loss has not been too much and there is no skin excess or stretch marks and the abdominal walls are not distended, liposuction will be enough to locally correct the excess fat and shape the figure.

If there is excess skin and stretch marks, a tummy tuck will be the most indicated to remove the skin between the navel and the pubis in the amount that is required. With the help of the surgery, the muscles that, over the years and weight changes, have become distended, forming a kind of inner corset joining the muscles from above the navel to the pubis, thus obtaining a tighter and flatter abdomen.

Do you think any of these procedures can be useful for you? Go to an evaluation consult to choose the right procedure, at Baja Plastic Surgery, our consultations are free. Visit us!

Thursday, September 3 2020

Plastic surgery on teenagers can cause controversy. There are no specific laws in Mexico or the US that prohibit adolescents from undergoing cosmetic surgery; however, parental consent is required for patients under 18 years of age. Cosmetic surgery may be appropriate for some teens and can be done safely. The most requested procedures seek that, at an early age, the person can make physical changes that favor their appearance and self-esteem.

Among the most requested procedures are:

Breast augmentation: the recommended age for the breast augmentation procedure is when the breast is fully developed, which usually occurs between 18 and 24 years.

Rhinoplasty: This is the most in-demand plastic surgery procedure among teens. It can be carried out once the nose has completed 90% of its growth, this occurs between 13 or 14 years in girls and 15 to 16 years in boys. They can also opt for a less invasive procedure using fillers or thread lifts where tensioning threads and fillers are applied.
Breast reduction: Often, this surgery is performed in girls with a large volume in the chest area and consequently have back and shoulder pain, this can limit physical activity.

Breast reduction is usually delayed until the breasts have reached their full development. In some children, excessive breast development (gynecomastia) can be a major problem. In those cases, the excess tissue can be removed.

Otoplasty: This surgery is recommended for children when they have almost completed full development of the ears, at five or six years of age.

Bluelight: This procedure is indicated for young people with severe acne. It is recommended to complement conventional treatments and the mission of minimizing inflammatory lesions and reducing the population of bacteria. In addition to being a minimally invasive treatment, its results are effective in the vast majority of cases.

Obtain more and detailed information on a consult with a surgeon about the appropriate procedures according to age, remember that at Baja Plastic Surgery, our consultations are free!

Thursday, August 20 2020

Let us guess… you are on the constant quest to keep your skin young, clean and smooth, but for now you don’t want something as extreme as a peel that will keep at home for days. Well, we have a very good option for you, which will allow you to return to your daily activities immediately, it will help you eliminate scars, reduce wrinkles among other benefits, we present you the microdermabrasion.

This and other treatments that consist of exfoliating the skin remove dead cells and impurities, reduce scars and other superficial injuries by eliminating the outer layers of cells in the skin. The elimination of these cells promotes cell regeneration with the increase of collagen production and with this elasticity.

This technique was developed several years ago using diamond tips and thanks to the subtlety of the procedure it turns out to be painless, giving immediate results of smoothness and a feeling of uniformity by softening the black and whiteheads so that their extraction would be simple.

It is recommended to do it 1 to 2 times a month and taking into consideration the skin condition of the person, an average of 6 sessions is indicated.

Among the various benefits are:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and expression lines
  • Increased circulation reflecting healthier skin
  • Reduction of hyperpigmentation in addition to closing pores
  • In combination with retinoid creams an improvement in stretch marks can be achieved
  • Reduction of surface damage caused by UVB rays and aging

Subsequently, the use of sunscreen is indicated to avoid any discomfort due to skin sensitivity.

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Wednesday, August 12 2020

Summer will be a good time to take advantage of the offers of many clinics regarding their most summer demanded procedure, the BBL (Brazilian butt lift) and then we will tell you more details about what it consists of. This is the one where the patient fat is used to augment the butt volume and provides natural results, it can be done in areas like breast, hips, calves and buttocks.

This technique consists of two steps: first the surgeon perform a liposuction to remove the fat localized in areas such the abdomen, waist, hips or thighs. Then the fat is subjected to an optimization process to purify it and then the surgeon redistributes into the buttocks through injections, achieving the desired volume.
The BBL is ideal for those people who have unwanted fat located in different areas and wish to redistribute it to improve their silhouette, being this the most regarding change, the Improvement of your shape. When fat is obtained from unwanted places in the body through liposuction and then applied to the buttocks, the figure is molded, achieving two objectives in a single intervention.

Also, the BBL is an outpatient procedure so when the patient recovers from the anesthesia, can go home. It’s very important to follow medical recommendations all the time for a successful recovery.
Another plus is that this procedure avoids foreign material, implants and fillers injections carries a risk of rejection by the patient’s body, in the case of the BBL, the use of own fat deposits makes the process completely safe and accepted by the body. You can also repeat the process without any problem if you want to increase more the volume of the buttocks.
Compared with other buttock augmentation procedures, the BBL is more affordable, although the price may vary depending on the areas that you wish to treat with liposuction.

Book a free consultation with us, our doctor will attend all your doubts and provide you all the answers you may need to make a decision, visit us!

 

Friday, June 26 2020

On the puberty occur many changes, in the case of men it seems that every day something changes, these changes are reflected in the growth of some parts of the body such as facial hair, height and sometimes the chest area, this last the most difficult to assume. Although it does not occur in all men and in some cases, it is only temporary, that is why is necessary to pay particular attention.

Male breast augmentation is more common than you might think, this condition affects 40% of the male population, this can bring insecurities, psychological problems, or diseases such as cancer. In this condition, a young man can develop breast tissue and it will be due to the hormonal changes that occur during puberty due to a high production of estrogens, although this is its most common cause, sometimes it can be a side effect from the use of certain medications or predisposition to fat accumulation in this area.

Those who suffer from gynecomastia often seek alternatives and a definitive solution, if a weight reduction has not given the expected results, an evaluation will be necessary to rule out any serious disease, a medical history is usually requested to assess growth and a physical examination in the one that the doctor through the palpation of the breasts will establish a diagnosis, once it is ensured that the increase is not caused by any pathology, the doctor will show the alternatives to reduce the volume of this area.

The following surgeries can correct the volume of this area:

Liposuction: mostly requested for cases in which there is only fat accumulation, local anesthesia is used, its recovery is quick and there is no bleeding

Removal with surgery: when liposuction is not an option to reduce volume, it is possible to remove the mammary gland, it does not affect the patient’s daily life if it is removed since the gland does not fulfill any function in men.

Mammoplasty: it is recommended in severe cases where in addition to extracting fat and gland, it is also necessary to reduce the skin excess.

It is necessary to go to a specialist always before making the decision to perform a surgical procedure. At Baja Plastic Surgery we offer you the advice of our specialist plastic surgeons who will solve all your doubts. Visit us!

Monday, June 8 2020

There are a wide variety of procedures that can be performed in a single intervention. Once the appropriate assessment and exams are done, depending on your health status and the procedures you want to undergo.

Very often, patients want to have more than one procedure performed at the same time, so their have doubt as to whether their bodies could withstand the interventions. A patient who is in good health and does not suffer from serious diseases can perform several procedures in a single surgical act, such as combining a pexia and a breast augmentation, an abdominal liposuction and in turn a lipoinjection into the buttocks with the same fat. Previously, a thorough assessment of the state of health is carried out, through pre-surgical examinations and the assessment of the anesthesiologist, which will allow the procedures to be carried out safely and achieve a satisfactory recovery by complying with the indications and due rest to reach the desired results.

The surgeries that are commonly performed in the same intervention are:

  • Breast Augmentation – Liposculpture and Lipoinjection of Buttocks
  • Blepharoplasty – Tensor threads on the face
  • Pexia – Breast Augmentation
  • Liposculpture – Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty – Rhinoplasty

Many patients seek to improve certain areas of their body, but they must also consider that at the same time they must include other areas that will make the change more complete and that their results are perceived better, for example, liposuction in the abdominal area may be considered to shape our figure, but it is necessary to include other areas such as back, waist and arms. The combination of procedures minimizes exposure to pain relievers for several days and recovery periods, as well as reducing the recovery time between one procedure and another and not having to suspend daily or work activities repeatedly.

Do you have in mind having more than one of these surgeries?
Consult with our doctor the possibility of carrying it out, remember that in Baja Plastic Surgery consultations are free!

Friday, May 29 2020

It is a fact, people are complex and our mood varies according to the day, depending on many factors such as environment, circumstances, weather, physical, emotional and diet. Due to the current situation, it seems that there are not many factors that could influence (the days in confinement seem the same) but with greater reason it is necessary to be alert to a perpetual negative state of mind.

It is predicted that by 2020, depression will be the illness that most people suffer from.
We understand that there are factors that we cannot control, such as climatic or genetic conditions, but there are other factors that are the same or more influential in our state of mind that we can control, such as diet. There are components in food that help a lot to improve mood, such is the case of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is synthesized through tryptophan, without it, there is no production of it. Serotonin deficiency can lead to an increased risk of depression, sadness, distress, irritability, or anxiety. Its presence in the system acts as a natural antidepressant, its presence in the body is linked to a greater feeling of happiness. And equally do not forget that tryptophan is essential for a proper functioning, then, what foods will help us in the search for the ‘’happiness hormone’’?

Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt contain generous amounts of vitamin D and tryptophan, which not only promote sleep, but also help increase serotonin levels.
Eggs in addition to being a very complete and healthy food, improve mood, while treasuring a good amount of tryptophan, in addition to high-quality proteins, vitamins and minerals. Fish also provide omega 3, the polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary for the synthesis of tryptophan. Salmon, tuna, sardines, grouper and cod are some of the species with the highest proportion of this compound.

Almonds, walnuts and cashews are the richest nuts in magnesium, a mineral that intervenes in the production of tryptophan, on the other hand pineapple and banana promote the production of serotonin generating a feeling of optimism and vitality also contain great servings of vitamin B6, another precursor to serotonin, help relax the nervous system and promote a more relaxed mood.

Chocolate causes the body to be more receptive to absorbing tryptophan by increasing the level of serotonin in the brain, and legumes have been shown to be rich in zinc and magnesium, two minerals involved in the synthesis of tryptophan and, therefore, in the serotonin production.
Remember that a good diet is essential to better handle these difficult times. Check our blog every week for more health tips.

Monday, May 18 2020


Isolation can intensify leisure, which is completely contrary to all recommendations that promote health and well-being, immobility makes sedentary behaviors that are more difficult to adopt modify over time.
It is particularly important to keep in mind that physical activity is considerably limited. Activities that have minimal movement, such as moving to the workplace, have been eliminated, in addition to the closure of sports spaces such as parks, gyms and courts, therefore, it is necessary to carry out cape activities that compensate for this absence of movement, for well-being and health.

Physical exercises favor the immune system and metabolism, if you have a good condition it is of utmost importance to prevent the backward movement of the same because already on the 5th day of not practicing sport you can have losses in the physical work curves.
It is recommended to adapt spaces in the home or get exercise machines such as treadmills, bicycles, climbers, etc. Leaning on audiovisual material like the one you can find on the internet for exercise routines from 15 minutes to 1 hour can make a difference, it is also important to maintain a regular schedule to do them, for example, 4 days a week from 10 a.m. the morning. Adding the space with music and a screen to follow routines is the most recommended, we must bear in mind that, if at any time it is not considered to make this investment, now is a good time to adapt a place because we don’t know when we can return where we used to practice physical activities.
To start, here are some exercise suggestions that will help a lot to resume your physical condition. To contribute to its effectiveness, you should perform between 10 and 12 repetitions per exercise and reach about four sets completing a routine of approximately 20 minutes of duration.

  • Development of triceps to exercise the back of the arms and shoulders:
    1. Sit on the floor with your knees slightly bent.
    2. Place your hands behind the body with your fingers facing it.
    3. Peel the glutes off the ground so that the arms and feet support the body.
    4. Bend the arms from the elbow until the buttocks touch the ground and go up to the starting position.
    + For more intensity + raise the left leg and touch it with the right arm and vice versa while pushing up.
  • Push-ups are a classic that exercises the whole body:
    1. Face down on the floor with the palms down near the shoulders.
    2. The toes touching the ground and the feet slightly apart.
    3. The body is raised with the arms, making a straight line from the head to the heels and the abdominals are contracted to prevent the hips from sinking.
    4. Lower your chest to the floor by bending your elbows for one second and return to the starting position.
  • Balance of hands and knees, to work abs and balance:
    1. With all four limbs flat on the floor (hands below shoulders and knees below hips), lift one arm forward and the opposite leg back, keeping your back straight.
    2. Knee to the chest at the same time as the elbow, to reach the knees.
    3. 10 times per leg.

Source: https://www.efe.com/efe/espana/practicodeporte/hacer-ejercicio-durante-la-cuarentena-una-ayuda-para-cuerpo-y-mente/50000944-4203321

Tuesday, May 12 2020

The average life expectancy has world level increased in a range of 5 years standing at 72 years average, which has a meaning a record taking as reference the lapse from the second decade according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With this, the desire to have a fresher and younger appearance has also been increasing in adults, although the doubt always posed to the surgeon goes hand in hand: At my age, is it okay to do this?

Since then, a professional doctor will always carry out the corresponding analyzes and tests to determine the safety of the patient, since it is well kept in mind that the main fear is that, at an older age, greater risk, although it must be said that a significant number of those who come to face rejuvenation procedures already has 65 years old or more. In 2015 the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recorded more than 40,000 eyelid surgeries and more than 37,000 facelifts, and most of these claimed it was their first surgical procedure.

Although many procedures are used to applaud the signs of aging, it is also recommended that when making the decision of someone who has cosmetic surgery in these areas that they have a considerable effect where sagging or wrinkles are very noticeable.

The recommended procedures to decrease the signs of aging are:

• Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty is a corrective surgery that repairs the droopy eyelid by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat.

• Rhytidectomy (face lift)

It involves separating the skin from the fat and the underlying muscle, then tightening the muscle and the underlying membrane, pulling on the skin and removing excess, securing the layers of tissue and closing the incisions.

• Lifting with threads

Thread lifting is capable of naturally forming support tissue by producing collagen and fibroblasts around the inserted thread that tighten and redensify the skin.

• Fillers in dark circles, cheekbones, lips and hands.

The most widely used method is filling with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that acts like a sponge in the body by attracting water molecules.

Making the decision to undergo a procedure requires complete attention and research, remember that at Baja Plastic Surgery we offer free advice, as well as a complete budget where the doctor will indicate in detail what he recommends for a better result. Visit us and discover how you can make a complete change!