Caribbean Plastic Surgery Information – Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the frequently asked questions at our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery. Most can be answered by referring to the plastic surgery information on this website.

  1. I am looking for plastic surgery information about XYZ ? Refer to XYZ on our Caribbean plastic surgery website, search for plastic surgery information using the search function on the website, post your question to the forum, read about recovery from surgery, learn how to prepare for your procedure
  2. How much does XYZ cost / I just want to know what XYZ costs / What does plastic surgery cost ? Please refer to the cosmetic surgery price list; otherwise, a personal consultation is needed, see here. Aside from those two, neither our administrative staff nor surgeons or anesthesiologists can or will provide any cost estimates without a consultation with one of our surgeons (see below).
  3. Who are the surgeons  ? See here.
  4. What is a board certified plastic surgeon ? Completed training in plastic surgery (not dentistry or general surgery or some other specialty) in a recognized training program, passed the exam by a respected recognized specialty board (Europe, USA, Canada) and holds a board certificate / certificate of completion of specialty training in plastic surgery (it is not sufficient to be fellow of the XYZ college of ABC, member of the society / association of such and such etc.).
  5. Who does plastic, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery procedures ? Only board certified plastic surgeons.
  6. Where do you perform your procedures ? We operate at Westshore Medical Center in Port-of-Spain.
  7. Do you accept insurances ? We do not deal with insurances directly. All cosmetic procedures are excluded by all known insurance carriers. Reconstructive procedures (hand surgery, burn surgery, craniofacial surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, breast reconstruction) are often covered by your insurance plan.
  8. Where are you located ? We have clinics in Port-of-Spain at Westshore Medical Center.
  9. How do I make an appointment ? Exclusively through the patient coordinator at our main office. Appointments cannot be made and will not be honored by any other ways and means. We strictly and without exception see patients by appointment only. We do not accept any walk-ins.
  10. How can I talk to a surgeon to get more plastic surgery information about XYZ ? By making an appointment for personal consultation, skype or phone consultation or our closed, private teleconference system with our patient coordinator at our main office. A consultation fee applies independent of modality.

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   1.  A Cleft Pastiche
   2.  A Cure for Migraine Headaches: Botox, Nerve Decompression, Brow Lifting and Septoplasty
   3.  Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck
   4.  Abdominoplasty Surgery – Structure is Beauty
   5.  Acne Scars on Dark Skin: What works and what doesn’t
   6.  Aesthetic Craniomaxillofacial Surgery of the Midface
   7.  Allison’s (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad) Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   8.  Asian Rhinoplasty
   9.  Autologous Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
   10.  Black Rhinoplasty
   11.  Blepharoplasty Trinidad – Eyelid Reshaping and Eyelid Tightening
   12.  Body Contouring, Body Sculpting – Art, Body, Aesthetics
   13.  Botox in Aesthetic Medicine
   14.  Brazilian butt lift before and after, buttock augmentation before and after
   15.  Breast Augmentation and Enhancement – Breast Implants
   16.  Breast Augmentation Before and After
   17.  Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting and External Expansion
   18.  Breast Enlargement, Breast Implants Size
   19.  Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation and Enhancement: Teardrops, Gummy Bears, Furry Brazilians and the Baywatch
   20.  Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
   21.  Breast Reconstruction
   22.  Breast Reduction – Techniques and Indications
   23.  Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures
   24.  Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures – Various Techniques
   25.  Breast Reduction Trinidad – the Treatment for Enlarged Breasts
   26.  Buttock implants, gluteal augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift
   27.  Candidate Selection for Abdominal Wall Contouring
   28.  Caribbean Plastic Surgery Services
   29.  Caribbean Rhinoplasty in Trinidad
   30.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
   31.  CEO Announcement: Aesthetic Medicine and Skin Therapy
   32.  CEO Announcement: New Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery Forum at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   33.  CEO Announcement: Telemedicine and Virtual Consultations at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   34.  Cleft Lip and Palate – Yardsticks for Perfection
   35.  Correcting Crooked Noses and Faces
   36.  Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Abroad for the Medical Tourist
   37.  Cosmetic Breast Surgery – Breast Enhancement
   38.  Craniofacial Surgery
   39.  Denise’s (Bridgetown/Barbados) Experience at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   40.  Difficult Wrists
   41.  Electrical Injuries – The “Great Masquerader” in Burn Surgery
   42.  Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Nose Job in Diverse Ethnicities
   43.  Ethnic Rhinoplasty, a Nose Job for Diversity – Building the Bridge
   44.  Facelift – Rhytidectomy – Rhytidoplasty
   45.  Facelift in Real Life – Lifting the Neck and Jowls
   46.  Fronto-orbital advancement for correction of craniosynostosis
   47.  Gunshot Injuries of the Hand
   48.  Gynecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement) and its Therapy, Treatment and Operations
   49.  Gynecomastia before and after, male breast reduction before and after
   50.  Hand Fractures
   51.  Healthgrades
   52.  Incisions for Breast Augmentation
   53.  Indian Rhinoplasty
   54.  Kayla’s (Georgetown/Guyana) Experience at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   55.  Kim’s butt augmentation
   56.  Laser skin rejuvenation in dark skin types
   57.  Laser Tattoo Removal in Dark Skin Types
   58.  Lip Enlargement, Lip Enhancement
   59.  Lipoabdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck for the 21st Century
   60.  Liposuction – Lipoplasty – Liposculpture
   61.  Liposuction before and after, body contouring / liposculpture before and after
   62.  Malar Bags and Festoons
   63.  Maria’s (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad) Experience at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   64.  Midface Lift
   65.  Migraine Headaches Treatment with Botox Injections
   66.  Mini Abdominoplasty, Mini Tummy Tuck
   67.  Mini incision distributed intervention (MIDI) blepharoplasty
   68.  Nose Job Before and After Pictures: Myth and Reality in Rhinoplasty
   69.  Nose job before and after, rhinoplasty before and after
   70.  Nose Job Cost: Value Beats Price – Every Time
   71.  Options in Breast Reconstruction
   72.  PIP Implants – Removal or Exchange after Breast Augmentation
   73.  Plastic Surgery – A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective
   74.  Revision Rhinoplasty
   75.  SAFELipo Liposuction Pioneered in Caribbean by Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   76.  Scaphoid Fracture, Scaphoid Fracture Treatment
   77.  Scar Revisions in Facial Injuries
   78.  Short Scar Breast Reduction in Trinidad
   79.  Short Scar Vertical Breast Reduction Surgery in Trinidad
   80.  Simone’s (Bridgetown, Barbados) Experience at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   81.  Six Packs and the Male Abdominal Wall
   82.  Skin therapist Areana Emmanuel featured
   83.  Skin Therapy and Aesthetic Medicine Service Menu September 2010
   84.  Smoothing the Wrinkles – Wrinkle Treatment
   85.  Specialist Treatment of Burn Injuries
   86.  Tendon Injuries in Hand and Fingers
   87.  Tendon Problems in the Fingers and Hand – Trigger Finger, Trigger Thumb and de Quervain’s Disease
   88.  The Art of Reducing Excessive Sweating
   89.  The Culture of Aesthetic Surgery
   90.  The SAFELipo Liposuction Technique – Best Lipo Ever !
   91.  The Smarter, Slimmer Lipo – Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery Laser Liposuction
   92.  Thumb Arthritis – Thumb Basal Joint Arthroplasty
   93.  Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery Featured in Caribbean Belle Magazine
   94.  Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery Featured in World of Plastic Surgery
   95.  Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery in Caribbean Beat Magazine
   96.  Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery made Number One !
   97.  Tummy tuck before and after, abdominoplasty before and after
   98.  Verdine’s (Miami/FL) Experience at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery
   99.  What is cosmetic surgery, what is reconstructive surgery, what is everything in between ?
   100.  What is the cost of … ? And why are there consultations ?
   101.  Writing for the gallery

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