Plastic surgery in Trinidad, Caribbean, is all about the individual client. The art of a board certified plastic surgeon is crafting individualized solutions and then carrying them out as technically perfect as possible. An individualized solutions begins with exploration of the individual client’s desires and expectations. These are usually not numbers or cup sizes, but looks and the effects of appearance on self image and environment.
It is entirely personal. The motivation to seek enhancement of physical appearance (e. g. shape) or rejuvenation (e. g. the reconstruction of a youthful shape) should come from within the individual person. The individual perceives some aspect of his/her shape, which in their totality makes up his or her appearance, as a problem in a […]
Despite its overwhelming media presence plastic surgery continues to be the most misunderstood surgical specialty. It is my contention that this is the case because plastic surgery does not claim any specific disease (e. g. coronary artery disease in case of cardiac surgery) as its own nor does it focus on any single organ system […]
A not infrequent request by male clients is the “six pack” stomach and if there is a cosmetic procedure to enhance/produce it. The look of a “six pack” stomach is created by a very well trained midline muscle group – two about 10cm wide muscles on each side of the midline running from the chest […]
Incisions in breast augmentation serve to get access to the plane under the breast gland or pectoralis major chest wall muscle where the pocket to hold the implant will be created. Factors such as patient preference, choice of implant, choice of plane and size and shape of the non augmented breast and areola influence the […]
The correlation between structure and appearance is most straightforward when the skeleton is involved. Today’s case involved a young women after a motor vehicle accident more than a decade ago. The forehead was uneven, the brows in unequal position, old hardware palpable over the roof of the eye socket and the nose was crooked and […]
All too often a difference is made between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, most often to elevate the status of reconstructive surgery and lower the one of cosmetic surgery. I am a cosmetic surgeon and I do complex reconstrucive surgery. So I never could understand how someone could come up with something so artificial, neither based […]
Understanding of the “ideal, beautiful, normal” is always the first step preceding any cosmetic breast enhancement surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lift or breast reduction in our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery, Trinidad and Tobago.
Electrical injuries comprise only a small fraction of burn injuries admitted to specialized centers. High voltage injuries may not be survivable. The flow of current through the body interferes with tissues conducting electricity on their own (nerves, heart) and expends its energy on tissues with highest resistance, the bones, causing high temperature damage from the […]
Breast cancer affects one out of eight women over their life time in the US. All current treatment strategies have a surgical component, which ranges from a lumpectomy to a modified radical mastectomy. As a consequence, different degrees of deformity arise, from mild asymmetry to complete absence of both breasts. The physical deformity has a […]