Monterrey, Mexico, April 26th, 2009
Plastic surgery is different from many other medical fields since US regulations do not require those practicing it to be licensed in this specialty. This has given shape to an industry with players ranging from doctors who are occasional plastic surgeons, to generalists in cosmetic and plastic surgery, and then even to the very specialized ones. What’s important to a patient considering affordable plastic surgery is to research properly when choosing within available options.
Although specializations in plastic surgery are usually all encompassing and within just a few years of theory and practice take a newly minted MD to the level of being a very good generalist in cosmetic and plastic surgery, it takes more than that to excel in specific areas. Since no young surgeon has the option of devoting years of limited and disciplined self-practice to only a few procedures when starting his/her career, the best Mexican plastic surgeons commonly achieve this by doing fellowships that provide practice alongside experienced American or European surgeons and which focus on certain techniques or areas of the body.
The same way that some of us are more inclined to like and distinguish ourselves in science rather than literature, professionals in the medical field also develop talent for traits that can make them better for certain plastic surgery sub-specialties. Take facial cosmetic and plastic surgery, for instance. A person’s face is without a doubt the most visible, noticeable, and important part of the body when it comes to physical presence. In order to change the look of an individual’s face to make it look younger while continue giving a very natural first impression, a surgeon must be extremely good with small and delicate details. Our specialist in this field is Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra MD, who is well known for the facelift, a procedure in which he has years of experience, and whose results in men and women of all ages speak highly of him.
In a similar fashion, excelling at body plastic surgeries is not as easy as it might seem. Performing a liposuction requires a lot of precision while operating a device held under the skin. Lifting and removing saggy skin from parts of the body which have suffered from the effects of age and other mishaps may not require the precision that a face would require, but more substantial work is needed in the muscles below. Placing implants under skin or muscle is also a very simplistic way of generalizing the hard work involved in making these items fit through minimally invasive openings in the skin and still attaching them well to underlying tissue. Specialists in body plastic surgeries are therefore well experienced in having the largest positive impact on large parts of the body, while leaving no trace behind. Travel For Care counts on Dr. Rodolfo Flores MD, an experienced plastic surgeon who devotes most of his practice to liposuctions, liposculpture, breast and buttocks augmentations.
After-Weight-Loss plastic surgery is another area worth mentioning. As a person loses large amounts of body mass in short periods of time, the body is not given enough time to normally absorb and hide the skin and flesh that typically remains over fat that was lost. As a consequence, patients looking to regain a trim shape, with a healthier waist, arms, thighs, and buttocks, may choose to recur to plastic surgery. Procedures like the tummy tuck, circumferential lipectomy, as well as the arm, thigh, and buttock lifts are those that intend to remove a person’s excess skin, while doing so in a way that underlying tissue supports well the new shape, and also that such large wounds are given all the necessary blood irrigation to heal quickly and leave the least scar tissue possible. In this area, Dr. Rodrigo Munro MD and Dr. Lionel Dignowity MD, two Mexican surgeons who work under the Perfecta Beauty Hospital brand, specialized for several years in the United States alongside some of this field’s pioneers.
To better exemplify the degree of specialization required for a surgeon to not only perform these surgeries, but also for their results to be high quality and enduring, a great facial plastic surgeon can be compared to a precision jeweler. Likewise, a body plastic surgeon can measure up to a fine tailor, and lastly, an after-weight-loss plastic surgeon may be associated to a car body shop specialist. As in these analogies, all three types of surgeons are able to perform across all areas, but there’s always one in which they are better at, and choosing wisely will render its benefits.
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