A recent survey has shown that plastic surgery is the top medical procedure for both tourists and foreigners living in Thailand.
The reasons are many, but notably the affordable costs and the high quality of Thai surgeons like Dr. Dulayanat Aranyapala, Plastic Surgeon at Phyathai Sriracha Hospital.
Dr. Dulayanat specializes in newly advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and has spent the last year fine tuning his skills at the Image Plastic Surgery Center in Seoul, S. Korea. Minimally invasive means virtually no or minimal cutting than regular plastic surgery like the endoscopic forehead lift. This technique utilizes several smaller incisions in the scalp to tunnel beneath the forehead and releases the brows. The sagging brows along with the skin of the forehead are then lifted upward and re suspended in a more youthful look as no skin is removed! Other minimal invasive techniques he specializes in include facelifts, eyelids, breast surgery, body contouring and facial fracture repair.
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
For decades, endoscopic surgery has been widely practiced in numerous medical procedures. However, it has recently been incorporated in plastic surgery operations and its early use has been promising for plastic surgeons. Essentially, an endoscopic breast augmentation refers to breast augmentation surgery that utilizes an endoscope. An endoscope is basically an instrument that incorporates special viewing technology that enables a surgeon to view images of the patient’s internal body structure through small incisions.
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation utilizes an endoscope, which is an instrument that contains two basic parts:
A tubular probe that contains a tiny camera and bright light. This is inserted through a small incision.
A viewing screen, which magnifies the transmitted images of the body’s internal structures to a screen that the surgeon views during the treatment.
During an endoscopic breast augmentation, the plastic surgeon is able to work easier in positioning breast implants within the patient’s chest wall. Utilizing the same basic techniques incorporated in a regular breast augmentation, the patient benefits from an endoscopic breast augmentation by having fewer scars.
This is because endoscopic surgeries tend to leave much smaller scars that are more likely to be hidden as only a few small incisions are required to insert the endoscope probe into the patient. These incisions are less than one inch long and the small size of these incisions help to minimize some of the after effects of the surgery. Additionally, in some cases of endoscopic surgeries, the patient’s recovery time was much shorter in treatments that were performed as open procedures.
Within an endoscopic breast augmentation, the plastic surgeon will make a small incision in either the patient’s underarm or navel. This allows the surgeon a number of benefits in their treatment of patients. For example, endoscopy breast augmentation enables plastic surgeons to correct capsular contracture (a phenomenon in which scar tissue forms around an implant causing it to feel firm) and also allows the surgeon to evaluate any existing implants in the patient.
What is an Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen flatter and firmer. Excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen area in order to tighten the muscles and tissues of the abdominal area.
There are two types of tummy tuck. The one you have will depend on how much skin and fat you have removed. Your surgeon will explain which type is most suitable for you.
Full abdominoplasty – required when patient has excessive fat deposit plus a drop in the underlying muscle and skin layer.
Modified (mini) abdominoplasty – required when patient has good muscle tone, but there is too much skin and the stomach appears crinkly.
It is becoming more common that an abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat and leave you with a slimmer contour and there are a number of variations on the procedure which your surgeon will discuss with you during your consultation.
To make an appointment to see Dr. Dulayanat or for more information on plastic surgery procedures available then contact Phyathai Sriracha Hospital on telephone (English) 089-7500293 Email: [email protected] www.phyathai-sriracha.com